Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Why buy deli meat??

Ok, so Matt and I used to love turkey/chicken sandwiches made from turkey at the deli, until we tried this.  The average turkey/chicken breast meat at the deli costs $5.00/lb.  The chicken breasts we buy at Walmart cost $1.88/lb... Chicken breasts are way cheaper, they aren't processed, and this recipe is a SINCH!  Who doesn't love left over Thanksgiving Turkey sandwiches??  This is kind of the same thing, but better!
See??  :)  Now imagine that on a sandwich...
Wait!  You won't have to :)
You can also use the chicken for chicken quesadillas!

Recipe for the Chicken 
Chicken Breasts (You can bake as many chicken breasts as you would like)
Olive Oil
Cracked Pepper
Misc. Chicken Seasoning (optional - I use a Garlic and Herb Chicken Seasoning)
Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place tin foil over a cookie sheet
3. Place defrosted chicken breasts on the cookie sheet
4. Drizzle olive oil and lemon juice (if desired) over the meat
5. Sprinkle with salt, cracked pepper, and seasoning (if desired)
6. Bake for 25 - 35 minutes (I find that 30 minutes is usually just right in my oven - careful not to over bake!)
7. Let stand for a few minutes and then shred
8. Store in the fridge and use for chicken sandwiches or chicken quesadillas

Here are the toppings we like on the Chicken Sandwiches: Chicken, Mayo, Mustard, Lettuce, Tomato (I do anyway :)), Cheese, with Chips and a Pickle on the side.

For the Chicken Quesadillas we use: Tortillas, Chicken, Black Beans, Cheese, and dip them in our favorite salsa or taco bell sauce.


Mateers said...

Such a good idea and sounds absolutely lush!!! Sounds as though your loving it out in ND

My boy and I said...

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Laura Burtis said...

Oh wow! That looks absolutely delish!! I'm totally impressed!

So glad you found my blog! Now we can keep in touch with FB & Blog! Hope you and your hubby are doing well and enjoying your new place!