Pick up a couple whole chickens and roast them. Serve one for dinner and use the other to prepare your lunches for the week. Boom! You’ve just prepared yourself for several meals for the week.
I whipped up a whole chicken for dinner and Jeff & I wound up not being as hungry as I thought so I packed majority of the chicken in a storage container and came back to it the next day for lunch.
I pulled the chicken breast pieces off the chicken carcass, shredded them and added them to a bowl. Then got to work adding the onion, bell pepper and seasonings I had on hand. I bulked up this salad by adding the leftover broccoli slaw I had from making a salad the day before.
You can prepare a whole chicken or just roast (or pan fry) chicken breast a day or two ahead of time.
I mentioned making more than one whole chicken at a time. Just know that the cook time will change a bit if your oven is housing more than one bird. :)
With cooked chicken available, you can prepare several quick meals without having to wait for your main ingredient to cook. This paleo chicken salad is only one option you can prepare from the leftover roasted whole chicken. Chicken soup is another quick throw together meal you can make with cooked chicken on hand.
Great For Travel
You can easily prepare this for a picnic or during the week on your lunch hour.
If you prepare the chopped vegetables ahead of time and bring a whole avocado and a knife with you, keeping everything separate you can save on freshness by preparing everything right before you’re about to eat it.
The paleo mayo and avocado combine for extra creaminess and if you don’t have turmeric at the very least be sure to have sea salt on hand and you’ll be good to go!