Busy Week? Try these EASY Chicken Recipes

We have VBS this week…

I’m guessing you know what that means!


For me (& probably you 😍) it means:

  • Busy schedules (be ready to leave at 6:20 each eve!)

  • Excited children (& tired! esp. after the first night)

  • Naps must not be neglected

  • Extra loads of laundry

  • Lots of food at ALL times of day

  • Oh yes, did I mention lots of FOOD?😏

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All this in addition to the daily chores already scheduled!  How will I survive?😲

For me, the first key is to realize & acknowledge that it will be crazy, & the second key is to act/react accordingly…

Believe it or not… I often have one big thing that I forget to allow time for &... it’s usually the FOOD…

Nobody in my family understands how I could forget something so important but it’s the truth...🙈

Anyone else??


So this morning, I was coming up with a plan & decided to share it with you all, as I’m fairly certain someone else is in the same situation! :)

Sooo… our VBS serves a substantial snack every eve BUT no good mama sends her children to VBS with hungry/empty tummies…😊

In other words, my children always want a little something before they go & not only that… most times they are HUNGRY when we come home!  ...How does that work anyway??😏

Here’s my plan:   

  1. Have a sandwich, tortilla wrap, etc. before going to VBS

    • Roast beef sandwiches

    • Chicken quesadillas

    • Steak wraps

    • Chicken wraps

    • Taco salad

  2. Have healthy snacks available when we get home

  • Cheese & crackers

  • Chocolate Milk

  • Smoothies

  • Greek Yogurt

  • Carrots

  • Snack sticks


We have leftover steak meat from our Sunday lunch; so that will work perfectly for the wraps!!  I love, love having leftover beef steak, ham roast, or chicken!!


I need to put a whole chicken into the crock pot & debone it. Then it’s ready for our quesadillas + our wraps!!  YAY!! Whenever I can do 2 meals in one, I’m excited!!

I’m sharing my chicken recipes here to make your life easier as well! 🤗


And then to make sure I have the snack ingred. easily assessable in the fridge…. Ummm, excuse me while I go & clean out the fridge…

Here’s to a well-planned VBS week!😉

-Arlene

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Mouth-Watering Whole Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1 -  (3 - 4 lb.) Borntrager Dairy's whole chicken

  • 2 c. water

  • 1/2 c. raw apple cider vinegar

Chicken Rub:

  • 1/3 cup Borntrager Dairy's butter, softened

  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 Tbsp each - real salt, dried rosemary & dried parsley

Steps:

1. In a small bowl, mix the rub ingredients.

2. Loosen the skin on the chicken by taking a serving spoon & gently pushing it between the meat & skin.

3. Gently scoop spoonfuls of the raw butter mixture between the meat & skin.

 4. Place meat in a 6-quart crock pot.

5. Add the vinegar & water. Place lid on crockpot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

6. After done cooking, place on a meat platter, slice, & drizzle with honey! Yummy!

Chicken Quesadillas

This is a great way to use up your leftover chicken; you're family will love these!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups, deboned Borntrager Dairy chicken

  • 1 cup Borntrager Dairy marble cheese, shredded

  • 1/4 cup chopped onions; optional

  • 1/4 cup chopped green peppers; optional

  • 8 tortillas

Steps:

1. Take each tortilla & fold it in half.

2. Place 1/4 cup chicken in each tortilla.

3. Add 2 Tbsp. shredded cheese to each one.

4. Sprinkle peppers & onions evenly on top of the cheese.

5. Place on preheated electric skillet. Turn to medium low heat.

6. Brown on one side, flip over & brown the other side.

7. Serve! Can be eaten with your favorite salsa.

Chicken Wraps or Salad

So simple AND yummy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups deboned Borntrager Dairy's chicken (leftovers work great)

  • 16 oz. fresh lettuce or spinach, rinsed & torn into small pieces

  • 1 lb. Borntrager Dairy  cheese, shredded

  • grape tomatoes

  • 1/2 lb. Borntrager Dairy's fresh side bacon, cooked & chopped in bits

  • Ranch dressing (or your favorite)

  • 8 tortillas

Steps:

For salad:

1. Toss spinach,  tomatoes & cheese in a pretty salad bowl.

2. Top with chicken & bacon.

3. Serve with your favorite dressing.

For wraps:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Place salad mixture evenly in your tortillas.

Enjoy!!

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