What about Rotisserie Chickens?

Who doesn’t love a rotisserie chicken? It’s so easy to pick one up for a quick week night meal.  Especially when you buy at the warehouse stores you can get these chickens for $5.  They are big, juciy and delicious.

It really is a great buy! I picked one up at the store yesterday and it makes for a no fuss meal.  There are so many things you can do with a rotisserie chicken.  You can serve as your main protein for your dinner.  Add a couple of sides or a salad and you have a complete meal in no time.

You may hear about rotisserie chickens being bad for you or unhealthy.  I’m not saying it’s a perfectly healthy meal.  Obviously the skin is high in fat and the chicken itself is rather high in sodium.  I personally feel it’s ok in moderation just like anything.  To keep it slightly healthier I just remove the chicken skin when I eat mine.  This isn’t something I’d eat on the daily, but it’s a good go to and quick dinner option.

I use the rotisserie chicken for a lot of dishes as well.  You can do so many other recipes with the chickens.  I’ve made everything from chicken salad to chicken chili.  Here are a few ideas of what you can do with your next rotisserie chicken.  Look for recipes in the future for how I use my leftovers.

Chicken chili
Chicken salad
Buffalo chicken dip
Chicken wraps
Chicken enchiladas
Chicken soup (enchilada, chicken with rice, chicken noodle)
Chicken potpie
Chicken pasta

I’ll be back soon with some recipes for rotisserie chickens.


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My name is Julie. I'm 36 years old and living in Chicago! I'm am east coaster at heart. I love to cook and create new dishes. Check out my blog!

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