NWR: what to make out of rotisserie chicken
Sometimes, when I go grocery shopping, I end up being so hungry that I want to buy everything in sight. (wait, come to think of it, I always seem to go when I'm hungry!). I live by myself, but FI is usually here 4-5 days out of the week anyway. Sometimes, I've had such a long day from work that I don't want to cook or too starving to cook so I end up buying a rotisserie chicken from the hot deli section (or Costco if I make it there.. I love how HUGE that chicken is), fixings for salad, etc for a quick dinner meal.
Oftentimes, if it's both of us, we only end up eating just one of the breasts, a leg and a wing. If we're lazy, then we'll just save it to eat it again the next day, but sometimes, we don't want to eat the same things two days in a row. This is where I try to get creative. Usually, I also make a list of grocery items if I plan on buying a chicken so that I can make other things out of it.
Here's what I've made so far:
-fajitas (onions, mushrooms, bell peppers)
-chicken noodle soup (using remaining breast meat, chopped)
-shredded thigh meat (I don't really like thigh meat but in this it is goooood!): made into hoisin chicken buns (this is my friend's bento site. it's super cute! her website also has tons of great recipes too on www.cookingcute.com)
-chicken tortilla soup
-I sometimes chop up breast meat and mix with chunky salsa and cheese to eat with tortilla chips too because I'm weird.
-chop the chicken breast up and put it in a salad.. I really like spinach salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing, cucumbers and dried cranberries
-my friend has made chicken enchiladas using rotisserie chicken too
I tend to make a lot and freeze the soups and chicken buns in the freezer. Sometimes I don't get a chance to do that since FI inhales most everything I make anyway.
I'll come back later to post some of the recipes on here too! I'm one of those people who alters recipes all the time so remember to taste it first! hehe.
If you have other suggestions, please share! :)