Actually it might be your very best friend if you are mom, or a helpless cook, or are super lazy. I happen to be a little bit of all three. Brining home a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store is like a God send, because it means food for a couple days. Seriously, I tear off all the meat as soon as I get home and throw it in a tupperware. Next time you are in food rut, pick up a chicken and make it stretch a few days with one of these delicious fool proof recipes.
Chicken Caesar Wraps
Extra lazy? Grab a bag of salad mix. We do this just about every Sunday.
Its yummy and we never tire of these filling wraps.
BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
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Ya'll I am obsessed. I eat this probably twice a week for lunch. And since I have the palate of a 4 year old, I guarantee this would be a hit with your little ones as well. This is as simple as mixing a little BBQ sauce into your chicken and throwing it on a tortilla with corn, black beans and cheese. SO good.
|via Fork Knife Swoon|
People are always intimidated about making enchiladas. They are as hard as easy as you want them to be. Sometimes the extra work for Avocado-cream-sauce-enchiladas is worth it, but sometimes it is NOT. I throw all my chicken in a bowl with chopped green chills, a few spoonfuls of sour cream and a little salsa. Wrap it all up in tortillas, cover in enchilada sauce and cheese and bake. Done.
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Another super simple lunch idea you might be able to get me or your little ones to eat if you take out the crunchy celery. No, seriously, chicken salad is so versatile. Sub Greek yogurt for the mayo to pack it with protein. Add grapes or cranberries if you want a sweet bite, or relish if you prefer. Easy peasy.
And before you throw away all those bones and skin, wait! Throw it all in a crock pot! Cover with water, add a clove of garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and a bay leaf and cook on low for 8 hours (or overnight like I do). You will have the most delicious chicken broth and can freeze it for when the need arises! Double awesome!
These are a few of my favorite things to do with Rotisserie chicken. But the possibilities are endless! Whats your favorite way to use rotisserie chicken?