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10 Things to Do with a Rotisserie Chicken

December 16th, 2010 2 Comments

— Nutritionista

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Chicken salad. Rachel Wilkerson has a fab recipe I highly recommend.
  4. Asian chicken coleslaw. This recipe would work well!
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Whatever Real Simple says. I have a mild love affair with the mag/website, so I’m going to do what they tell me.
  10. Chicken potpie empanadas. This recipe deserved its own bullet, trust.
  • Bob

    I discovered our oven has a rotisserie feature and I did one myself. Chicken never tasted so good

    • Look at you being all domestic Pinch! I don’t remember you pulling that move in Playa. Haha. Although you do know how to man a grill!