Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chicken Leftovers

i am happy to report i ate all 4 servings of my veggies yesterday. the only problem? at the end of the day, i realized i only ate 1 serving of fruit. boo:( so, my revised plan is 3 veggies and 3 fruits daily. i'm doing well so far today, had 1 fruit, 1 veggie in my green monster this am for breakfast. for lunch i had chicken tacos (recipe below) and an orange for another fruit and veggie. 2/3 the way there!

so, about my chicken tacos. this has been a family staple for as long as i can remember. a family friend gave us the recipe and growing up we all loved it. it's great for kids because you can "sneak" vegetables into their diet. the only bad thing about the recipe is the sauce called for 3 tbs of mayo. i cleaned it up but using greek yogurt instead and it still tastes great.

seriously, you have to try this recipe it is so good and so easy. it's a perfect use for leftover chicken and great for lunch too. you can also omit the tortilla and eat it like a chicken salad.

Chicken Tacos with Spike Dressing
(serves 4)

4 whole wheat tortillas
4 romaine lettuce leaves (or 2 c spring mix)
2 c chicken, chopped (i use rotisserie but any kind of cooked chicken is fine)
2 c broccoli, cooked or raw
1/2 c shredded cheese
1/2 c tomatoes, chopped
spike dressing (see recipe below)

warm up chicken and broccoli together in the microwave. assemble tortillas or take everything to the table and let everyone assemble their own. this is how i assemble mine:

place lettuce in the middle of the tortilla.

put 1/2 c of chicken mix on top of the lettuce

1/2 c of broccoli on top of chicken

chopped tomatoes on top of broccoli

shredded cheese on top of tomatoes

2 tbs spike dressing on top.
roll up and enjoy!

Spike Dressing

1/8 c extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs dried basil
1 tbs spike (seasoning found usually in the organic spice section)
few drops of low sodium sauce
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 tbs lemon juice
3 tbs plain greek yogurt

whisk together in a bowl. drizzle on top of chicken tacos, salad, or sandwiches. can also be used a dip for veggies.

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