Three Easy Tyson Chicken Lunches you can prep ahead for the week.

 

 

In case you did not know… We have a big family! Lots of kids. Six to be exact. Plus, me and my very husky, muscle man. And you know what that translates too? A LOT of food and a lot of energy to keep up with!


When I say a lot, I mean we HAVE to have a meal plan with the fridge and freezer stocked! Going out to eat with our big family costs way too much to do it more than a couple times a month. 

Not eating out for lunches is a another way we save on our food budget as well as, fueling ourselves to keep up with our big, crazy family.

One of the best habits my husband and I have to help us stick to our grocery budget is to meal prep lunches for the week.

Both my husband and I feel so much better during the week if our lunches are full of protein. It’s amazing how having a better for you lunch can make such a big difference in your day.

I like meal prepping three different lunches for us each week. The other two days we take leftovers for lunch. 

We go to Sam’s Club at least once a month and stock up on essentials like Jimmy Dean Delights® for breakfast and Tyson® Frozen Chicken Breast for easy lunches and dinners. Sam’s Club shopping is a necessity for my big family!

I love the Tyson® Frozen Chicken Breasts! Since they are individually frozen you can pull out as many as you need AND you can cook them frozen. No thawing necessary!

Either Saturday or Sunday, I pull out 405 chicken breasts and get them cooking in a pan on the stove while I chop veggies and pull out ingredients and containers for our lunches for the week.

You can season your chicken breasts with a “universal” seasoning of salt, pepper, and garlic powered while cooking. This makes the chicken really flavorful and moist. After the chicken is cooked and sliced I can then season each portion for each dish. 

Tip: If you need to cut even more prep time out buy a bag of Tyson Grilled and Ready® Chicken for these recipes and more!

Italian Chicken Salad with Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette

Layer the following ingredients in a “To-Go” container.

  • Romaine Lettuce (Lettuce at the bottom.)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Banana Peppers
  • Olives (black or green)
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Cucumbers
  • Sliced Salami
  • 1 cooked Tyson® Chicken Breast, sliced

Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette:

Use small, well0sealing containers for vinaigrette. Shake well before pouring over salad just before eating.

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Honey or Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese

Curry Apple & Chicken Salad with Crackers and Veggies

Serve this chicken salad with crackers and veggies (i.e. carrots, cucumbers, celery)

  • 1 cooked Tyson® Chicken Breast, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 2 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/4 cup Apple, diced (any firm variety of apple will do)
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and store in sealed containers.

Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta Salad

  • 6 oz. Elbow Noodles, cooked & drained
  • 1 cooked Tyson ® Chicken Breast, diced
  • 2 tbsp Pest0
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Mayo
  • 1/2 cup Olives (black or greek)
  • 1/2 cup fresh Mozzarella, cubed
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and portion into lunch containers.

And within an hours time… I have 6 delicious, better-for-us lunches ready for the busy week ahead!

I cannot tell you how much a little meal planning and a few Tyson® Chicken Breasts have done to save my sanity and improve my week.

If I could encourage you to make one change next weekend, it would be to do a little meal prep and check out the advantages of having a good protein in your daily diet!

4 thoughts on “Three Easy Tyson Chicken Lunches you can prep ahead for the week.

  • March 19, 2018 at 5:56 pm
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    Tyson’s Chicken makes meal prep so easy! I love that it can be used for such a variety of meals as well.

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  • March 19, 2018 at 10:51 pm
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    Those salads sound amazing! I love how easy it is to get my protein in with Tyson’s Chicken.

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  • March 20, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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    Those look like light and healthy lunches! I love that you can prepare a whole week in advance – no more slaving at midnight for the next days sandwiches.

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