Rotisserie Chicken – Make the Most of It

Being able to pick up a delicious rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or Walmart is wonderful!  When you’ve had a hectic day and do not feel like cooking, it’s so easy to pick up one from the deli and then when you get home just open a bagged salad and cook one veggie.  That’s an easy “home-cooked” tasting meal.

My husband and I can usually have four meals off one rotisserie chicken.  This is what I did a couple of weeks ago:

  • Meal #1 – had rotisserie chicken with salad and a veggie
  • Meal #2 – used meat from the chicken to make chicken tacos using whole grain taco shells
  • Meal # 3 – liked the tacos so much we had them again the next night
  • Meal #4 – made chicken soup:  Took what was left of the chicken (the carcass), bones and all.  Placed in a large pot, covered with water, brought to a boil and simmered for 30 minutes-1 hour.  Let cool and removed chicken and bones from the pan.  Took the chicken off the bones.  Skimmed most of the fat off the remaining broth.   Then using the chicken stock as the soup base, added the chicken back in, plus chopped onion,  frozen veggies, and favorite spices.  Brought it to a boil and let it simmer for 30 more minutes.

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