My boyfriend and I were at Sam’s Club the other night, and we wanted something easy we could eat for dinner. Enter the $5 (actually, less than that!) rotisserie chicken. Not only is it delicious, it’s also super versatile. Don’t believe me? Well, here are 10 things to make with a rotisserie chicken — one will feed two people for at least 3-4 meals!
- Soup. Remove the breast meat and throw the rest in a soup pot. Fill the pot up with water so it barely covers the chicken. Add carrots, onions, parsnips, dill — whatever you like. Season with salt and pepper, then cook for a couple hours (or until the veggies are cooked through). You can add in the breast meat later, or save it for another dish.
- Tacos/tostadas/fajitas. Shred the chicken and prepare your toppings of choice (cheese, salsa, guac, etc.). Serve in a tortilla or just eat everything over a bed of lettuce (totally my pick).
- Chicken salad. Rachel Wilkerson has a fab recipe I highly recommend.
- Asian chicken coleslaw. This recipe would work well!
- BBQ chicken pizza. I mean, chicken and BBQ on a pizza… What’s not to completely adore about that?! You can really go nuts with this concept as long as you have BBQ sauce and chicken, but if you’re more of a recipe person — here you go.
- Thai curry. Combine chicken with chopped bell peppers, onions, and coconut milk. Simmer on medium heat and add curry powder to taste. Such a delicious dish that’s perfect for these chilly winter months!
- Chicken burgers. Blend chicken with carrot, celery, onion and Italian seasoning. Add olive oil and an egg. Form into patties and saute until golden brown.
- Casserole. Combine the chicken with your favorite “Cream of ____” soup (just watch the ingredient list!), a couple chopped potatoes, and your favorite dark leafy green (kale holds up well), then bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes. Sort of like a stew, mighty delicious.
- Whatever Real Simple says. I have a mild love affair with the mag/website, so I’m going to do what they tell me.
- Chicken potpie empanadas. This recipe deserved its own bullet, trust.