If you're looking for a healthy protein that will keep you feeling full longer, chicken is the way to go! This lean protein builds muscle, strengthens the bones and promotes a healthy heart. It also contains nutrients that boost the mood and brain function. The best part about chicken is that it's highly versatile! You can add it to soups, salads, sandwiches and more - even when you're on the go! No matter how you spend your days, here are some of the best chicken dish options that can be eaten on the go. You'll save money from skipping the drive thru and nourish your body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to be healthy and strong!


Meal Prepping is Key

When preparing meals for on the go, it's important to plan ahead. It's much harder to cook meals when it's last minute. So, our best advice is to cook your chicken ahead of time. Find recipes that you can whip together quickly during the week such as chicken fajitas or chicken tacos. That way, all you have to do is cut up the veggies and you have a full nutritious meal to put on the table! If you're not sure what you're going to make for the week, that's fine too! We recommend cooking plain chicken and then shredding it for salads and soups or cutting it up for pastas and fajitas. You can also line a baking sheet and create sections for different types of chicken - plain, spicy, seasoned, etc. This way, the chicken will be well-seasoned and ready for meal prepping!


Chicken Ideas for On the Go

Not sure what to cook for your family on soccer practice nights? Here are some of our favorite make-ahead chicken recipes for on-the-go families.

  • Chicken salad. Add mayo, celery, green onion, salt, pepper and dijon mustard to cooked, shredded chicken. Eat the chicken salad with a slice of Hawaiian bread or pack it into a container with crackers.
  • Chicken and hummus. Make a copycat Starbucks chicken and hummus bistro box. Use thinly sliced grilled chicken and pair it with cucumbers, grape tomatoes and pita shells. It's healthy, low fat and perfect for eating in the car.
  • Greek chicken rice bowls. Another great plan-ahead meal, layer pieces of chicken on a bowl of rice along with sliced cucumbers, bell peppers, grape tomatoes, feta cheese and kalamata olives. Drizzle with olive oil for added flavor.
  • Buffalo chicken pinwheels. Mix together shredded chicken with cream cheese, ranch dressing, sour cream, buffalo wing sauce, cheese and green onions. Add the mixture to tortillas, wrap them up and cut them into bite sized pieces. It's the perfect finger food!


When You're in a Bind, Stop into La Rosa Chicken and Grill

Everyone has days when they're not up for cooking or meal prep. No problem! If you pass La Rosa Chicken and Grill on your way home, be sure to stop in and enjoy a freshly cooked meal from our chefs. All food is prepared fresh in our kitchens using the highest quality ingredients, including fresh vegetables and preservative-free chicken. We're here for you and are following all Covid precautions. Ask about our take out, delivery, curbside pickup and contactless pay options today.

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