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Jun 10, 2007 04:13 PM

Cooked Chicken Breast (what to do with 'em?)

I had 3 boneless, free range chicken breasts in the fridge that had to be cooked today or else they would have gone bad. I'm short on time & energy, so I pan sauteed them in some olive oil to get them done. They will be chilled and used for meals after work this week, usually as part of a salad. If you have any other ideas, I would love to hear them -

Thanks, y'all!

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  1. Chicken burritos or tacos.

    Shred your chicken breasts. Make a sauce out of onion, garlic, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, dried and fresh chilis, cumin, salt, pepper and cilantro. Put the chicken into it and serve with beans, cheese and sour cream in tortillas.

    1. I agree with QueenB...something Mexican!!!...if you've never had pickled red onions (I never had til I tried this dish)...then please consider this dish from epicurious....and I used canned salsa verde (Herdez brand):

      OR you can try Alton Brown's Mexican casserole, also excellent...but those pickled red onions are just over the top!

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      1. re: Val

        Yes, Herdez is where its at. I make a similar dish that I learned from my abuelita, except I blend cilantro in with the salsa verde and use Oaxacan string cheese instead of Queso Chihuahua. And the red pickled onions really make the dish pop visually.

      2. Chicken-mango sandwiches: slice chicken, find some good bread, and put it together with chipotle mayo, mango, red onion and maybe a lettuce leaf.

        I think I got this from a Gourmet Everyday recipe.

        1. You can make Chinese cold noodle salad with chicken and cucumber in peanut sauce. Just julienne the chicken breast and cucumber and mix it with some peanut sauce (should be available in most grocery store ethnic ingredient section). Serve with your choice of cold noodle - traditionally it is chinese thick noodle but you can certainly do it with cold udon or even pasta like penne - with some extra peanut sauce if you want. Very refreshing for the summer!

          1. all of these ideas sound easy and delicious - i'm looking forward to trying the pickled onions. thanks again!