Buffalo Chicken and Easy Fried Rice

One of my 2015 goals is to keep cooking, so I’m definitely starting off the year right.

On Sunday I pulled out my new Crock Pot to make buffalo chicken. I love ordering buffalo chicken in restaurants, but it hadn’t occurred to me to try and make it myself. Then, I found this buffalo chicken slow cooker recipe that only required three ingredients so I decided to give it a shot!

It was perfect to have the chicken cooking for a few hours on Sunday afternoon while I cleaned, worked out, and got my apartment back together after the holidays.

I was so excited hungry that I failed to take a picture of the chicken before taking it out of the Crock Pot, but this gives you an idea.

buffalo chicken

I put the chicken in a wrap with carrots, green onion and blue cheese. Delicious!

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On Monday night, I used the chicken for lettuce wraps.

lettuce wrap

I plan to get a lot of use out of the Crock Pot this year!

I had extra chicken breasts after making the buffalo chicken, so I baked a couple in the oven which was perfect to have around to go with one of my favorite go-to recipes: Easy Fried Rice. I may have shared a link to this recipe before, but I’ll share it again. It really is easy, and even better it’s from Weight Watchers. It’s a great light option when you’re craving some Chinese food.

Cook up some rice. I like using brown rice. Cook some carrots and green onions in a skillet for a few minutes. I just spray the pan with cooking spray – you don’t even need oil.

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Then put the cooked rice, some peas, and soy sauce in the same skillet. Stir everything together and let it heat through for a minute.

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That’s it! It’s really that easy to have fried rice in about 15 minutes.

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What are your favorite slow cooker recipes? What are your go-to recipes?

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