You can laugh if you must, but I’ve been known to leave Costco with a cart filled with rotisserie chickens. I will buy 4-5 at a crack. To say I am obsessed with this fantastic cooking short-cut would be an understatement.
Using the chickens I buy during one shopping session, I will shred and bag the rotisserie chicken into enough 2-cup portions to stock our freezer. Then I know at any given moment, I’m already one big step towards having a family dinner on the table.
While a rotisserie chicken can make a yummy dinner just on its own with your favorite side dishes, I love using the seasoned and tender meat as a base for everything from casseroles to soups. When you can catch one on sale, it often offers you a larger portion of meat than you would have gotten for the same price raw and you save the time in having to cook it yourself.
Saving time AND money? SOLD.
Our family’s favorite rotisserie chicken recipes include everything from comfort food classics like Pot Pie to spicy “make your own takeout” dishes like Fried Rice. We turn to these ideas again and again. I hope you find one that your family loves, too!
10 ways to use a rotisserie chicken:
- Short-cut Chicken Enchiladas
- Lighter Chicken pot pie
- Chicken Fried Rice
- Tuscan Chicken Soup
- Chicken Tetrazzini
- Delicious Chicken Chili (No beans!)
- Chicken Spaghetti
- Chicken Alfredo Rice Casserole
- Cheesy Bubble-up Chicken Pot Pie Bake (COMING SOON!)
- Chicken Ranch Roll-ups
BONUS: or try this awesome spin on the same flavors with the yummy Cheesy Ranch Bacon Biscuit Casserole (COMING SOON!)
Meet Tiffany Dahle
Tiffany believes strong families start with strong and happy mothers. Too often as women we put everyone’s needs before our own. At Peanut Blossom, she encourages you to develop everyday possibilities for stretching your creativity while doing what you do to keep that household running! She strives to help mothers and teach her own children that having kids does not mean the end of your own personal growth and learning.
A key to surviving any time of year, but especially the holidays, is planning ahead! Here are a few more ideas for quick and easy dinner ideas that you’re sure to love: