Does anyone else lack the patience, time, or energy to put together a meal after work? Or feel inspired by all the #mealprep pictures you see on social media but can’t find the motivation to throw it together? I see you and am glad I’m not alone! This shredded chicken is made with minimal effort in a slow cooker and can be stored up to five days in the refrigerator. It’s lightly seasoned and can be eaten alone or used in recipes, making it oh-so-versatile. You only need 4 ingredients which also makes it super easy! I started making this every Sunday at the end of last year, and it has made all the difference for me on lunch breaks and at dinner time!
Bryan and I ordered Chinese food this weekend and the restaurant had chicken lettuce wraps on the menu. That got me thinking about different alternatives that might also be tasty. Frank’s Redhot Sauce makes everything yummy in my opinion, so I utilized it here to make a buffalo style version. I bought what ingredients that I could already made or prepped to save time (long day at work!), including the blue cheese dressing and shredded carrots. From the time I opened the chicken package to the time I sat down with my plate, only 25 minutes had passed! I’ll take it.
Alright, here we are with the first post centered around eating. Eating happens to be one of my favorite activities, so naturally it has it’s own dedicated space on this site. Just so you know what to expect: I don’t like making meals that have 20 ingredients, dirty up more dishes than I can fit in the sink, or have me eating dinner when I would rather be falling asleep due to a lengthy preparation process. I was searching around on Pinterest for some sort of “bowl” to make and couldn’t really find anything that fit what I wanted. I needed something easy, but didn’t want all of my ingredients mixed together in the crockpot (I can’t stand my food mixed up before I get it on my plate–I’m a weirdo). It needed to be something that could be built by each individual diner to fit their taste preferences. The recipe below is what I came up with.