A-One and Done Protein

Sometimes it can take all day to decide what you want to make for dinner this week. The answer usually involves chicken, as poultry is the most consumed meat in the U.S. Picking up a rotisserie chicken from the deli counter may be your answer to your weeknight dinner struggles. They are juicy, versatile, affordable, and already cooked! 

Save Time and Energy by Skipping the Cooking

As we inch closer to the Fall, now is the time when your schedule starts to fill up with projects, trips, and other life events. As a result, meal prep probably gets scooted to the back burner. Cooking the protein for a meal is the most labor-intensive and time-consuming part. So, if you find yourself struggling with finding the time to cook, a rotisserie chicken is a great protein option and stops you from needing to go out to eat. 

Keep Dinner Exciting

The chicken is typically only seasoned with salt and pepper. It is versatile and can be used in multiple recipes, so you aren’t eating the same meal every day. Whether you cook simply, or you like to jazz up your dinner with herbs and spices, you can make so many meals with just one chicken. 

Turn one Chicken into Dinner for the Whole Week

The different parts of the chicken can be used in different ways. Rather than making the same dinner 5 nights in a row, watch how we can make 5 different meals with a rotisserie chicken.

  1. Chicken and Broccoli Crescent Braid 

2. Greek Mason Jar Salad

3. Mediterranean Chicken Panini 

4. Skillet Chicken Pot Pie 

5. Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas 

You’re not done yet! Save the bones and make a stock for chicken soup!

6. Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul

chicken noodle soup

Explore our recipes database for even more ways to use a rotisserie chicken!

 

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