5 Easiest Ways to Prepare a Rotisserie Chicken Dinner

So I have to let you know that I love chicken, but cannot cook it to save my life.  I’m always afraid of under cooking and it always comes out rubbery no matter what I do.  This has led me to the precooked Rotisserie Chicken at Costco.   My refrigerator will have one of these in it every single week and I am lost without it.

Now any precooked chicken is fine, but you get a real bang for your buck at Costco.  I mean its $5 for a pretty good sized chicken that will feed my family for 2 nights.  You really can’t go wrong, they are cooking it for you and it’s cheap.

The key word here is Easy with a capital E.  You can’t get convenience this healthy anywhere. You can literally do anything you want.  I love to cut it up as soon as I get it home, because it is much easier when it is warm, and have it all ready to heat up with my sides during my busy weeknights.  I use half of the chicken for each recipe, but you can use the whole thing if you have a bigger family or bigger eaters.

Here are 5 of my faves!

Chicken with Brown Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 -1 rotisserie chicken
  • 1 bag steamable green beans
  • 1 bag steamable brown rice
  • I package of Campbells Chicken Marsala Skillet Sauce

I steam the bags for 1/2 the required time and then empty the bags into  a casserole dish.  Throw that chicken on top along with the Skillet Sauce and put in the oven for 15 mins.  Delicious and easy!

Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken shredded or cut in pieces
  • 1 bag mixed veggies or veggie of choice
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of biscuits or pie crust

Mix your soup with water as instructed and everything goes in a casserole dish.  I heat it for 10 minutes or so at 350 degrees and then put the biscuits or pie crust right on top for 15 mins. or so according to the instructions.

This is so easy and my family loves it.  It makes me feel like I’m cooking a Southern meal and worked all day on it.

Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 or 1 Rotisserie Chicken cut up
  • 1 bag cauliflower rice – I get the steamable bags at Costco
  • 1 steamable bag of broccoli or corn
  • Ranch dressing of choice

Prepare your cauliflower rice with salt, pepper to taste and 1 tablespoon of butter and fluff with a fork or mash.  I sometimes just add ranch to it and mix. The rest just heat up, steam and serve with a side of ranch.  Easy peesy!

Pulled Chicken and Cole Slaw

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken shredded – I shred by rubbing the chicken with my fingers, more like crumbling
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • I bag of your favorite rolls or buns
  • 1 bag of shredded cole slaw
  • 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonaisse

Add the bbq sauce to the shredded chicken and heat in a frying pan til hot and add to bun.

Add vinegar, salt and pepper to taste and mayo to cole slaw.  I like to work in the mayo with a fork.  If you like a lot of mayo, you can add as you see fit.  You can even add the cole slaw to the sandwich.

Nothing says barbeque more than this meal.  Some corn on the cob and pickles, perfection!

Rotisserie Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken shredded or cut in pieces
  • 1/2 box or 1 full box of elbow or your favorite noodles
  • 1 bag of mixed veggies
  • 2 cartons of chicken stock

Throw all of the ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.  Turn down to a simmer for 20 minutes until veggies are tender.   I like to boil the noodles separately so they don’t get too mushy.

Perfect for a cold, damp day!

 

 

 

 

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