"Fried" Chicken

"Fried" Chicken

I absolutely love using my Air Fryer. It really, truly makes things tastes fried, even though there is no oil in the fryer. Craziness. I have always liked fried chicken… I used to love this one fried chicken Kid Cuisine freezer dinner as a kid. My parents would get us those whenever we had a babysitter. This is a lot healthier though, haha. But it tastes JUST as good, if not better. The Old Bay makes this chicken super tasty. And then your partner can make “old bae” jokes. So fun.

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Chicken Patty

Chicken Patty

Sometimes, you just want something comforting like a chicken patty. But often, the ones you buy at the store are so processed and laden with additional ingredients. They are super simple to make at home - you can make a huge batch of these and freeze them. You can eat them on a whole wheat bun, or a lettuce wrap, or even just plain! I really like these chicken patties for easy meal prep. Try subbing out almond flour for the all-purpose flour to make these keto!

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Instant Pot Chicken Salad

Instant Pot Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a great clean eating recipe to meal prep for lunches! I make a big batch of it and my husband and I will eat it for lunch (or snacks!) all week long. I love the surprise sweetness of the dried cranberries in it. I also love the versatility of chicken salad - you can put it in a lettuce wrap, make it into a sandwich, top a salad with a scoop, or even just eat it straight out of the bowl. This is my third (I think?) recipe where I’ve made shredded chicken using my Instant Pot and, if you couldn’t tell, I’m in love. It’s an effortless way to make moist, delicious shredded chicken! (Sorry if you hate the word “moist”!)

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Instant Pot Chicken Curry

Instant Pot Chicken Curry

My last name is Kerr and I love making puns, so I of course had to do a chicken “Kerr-y” recipe! Hahaha. Bad pun, I know. This recipe is based on a shrimp curry recipe I found this past summer and loved. We’ve been having really busy weeks lately getting ready for the school musical (I am the director and my husband Sawyer is the set designer), so I’ve been meal prepping lunches AND dinners. I’m trying to keep these make-ahead meals interesting, so I pulled out that old shrimp curry recipe and modified it to be made with chicken, so it’ll keep & reheat better, and using my Instant Pot, to save on meal prep time. I love the turmeric in this dish, not only for the color, but for the many health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory properties, pain relief, improved digestion, and improved liver function! I recently listened to a podcast on The Model Health Show all about how important the liver is to your body’s functionality. It was a really fascinating episode - listen to it while you make this meal!

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

I’ve been nomming this Greek salad all of holiday break because I’ve kept a bunch of the ingredients meal prepped in my fridge. It’s easy to just scoop out the combined toppings over some fresh spinach. Then I just microwave frozen chicken (#lazygirl), sprinkle on some feta cheese, and whisk together a quick lemon-oil vinaigrette. Super simple way for me to get a few veggies in for the day, when my Christmas diet has otherwise been entirely candy canes. Feel free to add other things you might have lying around your kitchen, like chick peas and red onion. Make sure to add them to your container count!

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