Chicken Two Ways

Saturday Michael and were lazy bums. We spent pretty much the entire day watching Season 1 of Damages. I felt like a sloth but it was needed. I’ve been feeling run down and exhausted the last few days.

Dinner was simple on Saturday night. I used my new rice cooker to make rice while I made Michael a salad and steamed carrots for me.

His salad was baby spinach leaves, tomato, chopped celery and green onions.

I topped my carrots with some Goddess Dressing. I had picked up a Rotisserie Chicken from the store.

It was a good, filling dinner that took less than 10 minutes to make. Protein, carb, veggies, fat. The perfect dinner.ย  The rotisserie chicken wasn’t as savory as it has been in the past (a little on the dry side) but most of the time it’s great.

I also had ulterior motives for getting a chicken from the store. I wanted to have leftover chicken for Sunday night’s dinner.

Sunday night Michael and I had some friends over for dinner. I made my new favorite recipe: West African Cashew Soup. You can find the recipe and directions here.

Our friends brought a loaf of Roasted Garlic French Bread to go with the soup.

Michael’s old roommate Shoe gave us a bottle of champagne last year for Christmas and we decided it was time to enjoy it!

The soup was a hit! I am so glad it turned out just as delicious as the first time I made it since we had guests over. The champagne was really nice too. We each had a glass and the bottle was finished.

Michael was really sweet and said that this recipe was by far the winner of 2010. ๐Ÿ™‚

It was a nice dinner and I’m glad we were able to hang out with our friends. They brought their baby (who is now 6 months old or so) and she’s the perfect baby: very content and happy.

QUESTION: What are your favorite ways to use leftover chicken?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

8 thoughts on “Chicken Two Ways”

  1. I don’t eat chicken anymore, but I used to love those rotisserie ones! They are (usually) so juicy and so versatile. one of my favorite things to do with it before was to pull it apart and add BBQ sauce and make sandwiches, salads, and wraps with it. So good!

  2. I made this soup tonight! Yumm! Had a doozy of a time finding cashew butter though! It was different than I expected…I guess it’s just so unique, that even though I have a pretty varied cuisine, I was surprised by the flavors! Thanks for the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. maybe it’s cause I live in the south…people don’t cook as varied things as much. I did find it at Earth Fare (and they had a couple choices), but the 2 major grocery stores didn’t have it. Oh well….it’s delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

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