On the list of random, but very important, pieces of cooking advice I have for you, very near the top is this:
Always cook extra chicken.
Leftover chicken is practically what makes my world go 'round. If I have cooked chicken in my fridge, then I think everything is going to be ok. I can make a meal in 5 minutes or less.
This was my lunch today: a super simple and lightning fast pesto chicken salad. This is one leftover chicken breast, cut in cubes and mixed with a heaping tablespoon of mayonnaise and a heaping tablespoon of pesto (the big container from Costco). That is all. Just mixed well together and laid on top of some shredded lettuce. Packed with a few cherry tomatoes and a cute little pack of fresh mozzarella cheese (also from Costco) on the side, and I had a lunch packed in less than 5 minutes that was making my mouth water.