Friday, May 29, 2009

Leftovers Are Yummy

Two days ago, I made Bisquick Chicken Fingers and they were soooooo good. The best I've ever made them I think.

I had a whole plate of left over chicken fingers yesterday, so I decided to make a nice green cold chicken salad. I wasn't really into cooking much, so I made this.
All I did was chop up the left-over chicken into marble size pieces and toss with a green salad. I did add a large chopped up green pepper, two diced tomatoes, some bacon bits (can't have a salad without bacon bits), and a touch of dressing. I don't really like a lot of dressing on my salads, as I feel it is too over-powering of a taste, so what I do is squeeze a bunch of dressing in and toss all the ingredients together to lightly coat the salad fixings.

The kids loved it, I loved it, and we ate it all. Well, the 3 year old didn't eat it, even though she loved the cold chicken (I gave her a taste while I was preparing), but the rest of us did.

I swear, those chicken fingers are so much better the second day! I love cold chicken, so I sneaked a few strips this afternoon before I put the rest away for dinner. I told my husband that when we go to Portland this summer on our day trip, I'll be packing cold chicken fingers for our picnic instead of hoagies. I could eat them all day, they were that good.

When I bought the chicken, I paid about $7 for a 3lb bag of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I was able to get two whole meals out of it, plus a few strips for me as snacks, so I am really happy with it cost wise. Normally I purchase pre-cut chicken tenders, and then just bread them myself, but this worked just fine. I just thawed the breasts and then just sliced them myself.

Who else likes cold chicken?

1 comment:

Rina the Mama Bear said...

Me! I love cold chicken salads, and your salad sounds great! There's an awesome Chicken Caesar salad recipe in the ChangeOne book for it and both Papa Bear and I love it.

Your dinner sounds like it was a hit! I'm checking out the Chicken Fingers recipe now.