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3 Easy no-cook chicken recipes

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Quick, light recipes for your new year

Take the stress out of healthy meal planning by recreating one of these easy, no-cook chicken recipes. Made from one rotisserie chicken, these three recipes are not only quick to make, but very budget friendly too!

Who said chicken had to be boring? Each of these recipes is filled with unique spices, healthy vegetables and great sauces, so your family will never get bored. Plus, the no-cook takes time out of meal prep, giving you more to spend with your kids, husband or watching Lifetime.

Quick, light recipes for your new year

Thai chicken noodle salad with peanut dressing

Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the salad: 

  • 8 ounces rice noodles, fully cooked
  • 2/3 cup broccoli slaw
  • 1/3 cup bean sprouts
  • About 3/4 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

For the peanut dressing: 

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper jelly
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. To make the salad, mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. To prepare the dressing, add the peanut butter, soy sauce, jelly, cayenne pepper, lime juice and pepper to a food processor. Pulse on low until mixture is beginning to smooth. Gradually add the water to thin out the sauce.
  3. Dress the salad and mix well. Serve immediately!
Quick, light recipes for your new year

Buffalo chicken pasta salad

Recipe inspired by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Serves 4

Ingredients: 

  • 8 ounces cooked noodles (we used elbows)
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • About 1-1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese (or blue cheese)

Directions: 

  1. Mix the buffalo sauce, lemon juice and salt and pepper together with a whisk until fully combined.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the chicken, celery, carrots and pasta. Pour the buffalo sauce over the mixture and mix well to cover. Serve with shredded cheese and enjoy!
Quick, light recipes for your new year

Curried chicken salad wrap

Recipe adapted from All You

Yields about four 3-inch wraps

Ingredients: 

  • 2 pieces of flatbread, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix the yogurt, chicken, curry powder, celery, red pepper and salt and pepper together until mixed.
  2. Put about 3-4 heaping tablespoons on to each flatbread and roll up.

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