Can I be honest here? (Of course I can, it’s my blog.) I really do not like to cook. I love to eat though. I am trying to eat healthier foods and avoid processed foods. One way I have been able to do that is by buying the precooked rotisserie chicken’s from Walmart and my local grocery stores. They are usually around $4.99 to $7.99 depending on the store. I personally think the one’s from Lowe’s Foods taste the best, they are usually bigger too. I can buy one of those and eat off of it like a buzzard on roadkill for 4-5 days. (That’s probably not the most pleasant analogy I have ever expressed.) Instead of just eating chicken plain, I like to use the precooked rotisserie chickens to make additional recipes with a few simple ingredients.
First I take the skin off, I do not eat that (it has a lot more fat too.) Then I will pull the meat off and shred the chicken up. I will store it in one of my Tupperware Vent n Serve’s so it stays fresh for several days.
Here are a few recipes I make with rotisserie chicken:
Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry -For this you need brown Rice, broccoli & onions (sometimes I will add mushrooms & green peppers) & a little teriyake sauce. I use my Microwave Rice Cooker for the rice and SmartSteamer for the veggies in my Microwave. (I am seriously a lazy cook).
Chicken Fajitas – This one is very simple as you just need a tortilla or spinach wrap, some fresh avocado & salsa like my Caribbean Sweet & Spicy Salsa.
Chicken & Rice Soup – For a yummy, quick & easy soup just use 4 cups of chicken broth, some pre-cooked brown rice, can also add in some fresh steamed veggies.
Chicken Salad – I try to not eat mayonnaise so I use avocado instead, some chopped walnuts and either grapes and apples or dried cranberries, makes a delicious chicken salad to serve on a lettuce wrap or tortilla wrap.
Chicken Pizza – I don’t eat much bread or flour so I will buy the gluten free wraps then toast them in the oven. Then I will add veggies and spaghetti sauce (I do try to buy organic sauce whenever possible). You could also add some hot sauce and ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing & mozzarella cheese and make Buffalo Chicken Pizza.
Mini Chicken Pot Pies – I am sure you have seen this recipe on the internet but it is really so simple! You will use crescent rolls or canned biscuits & a can of cream of chicken soup, just line a muffin tin with the bread, then fill with the chicken, soup & veggies, add a layer of the roll or bread on top & bake until they are golden brown.
Chicken Stuffing Casserole – this is one of my mom’s recipes: you just need a bag of stuffing mix, a can of cream of mushroom and a can of cream of chicken, mix with the rotisserie chicken and place in a baking dish then bake for 30 minutes.
If you are a lazy cook like me or just do not have a lot of time to prepare meals this should give you some delicious and easy recipe ideas. Plus they are all very affordable too! If you liked this post I would love if you would leave a comment and share it! Thanks so much!
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