Rotisserie Chicken…The best way to eat it
Do you ever walk by the rotisserie chickens at the grocery store and think to yourself, “Gosh, it would be so nice to just pick one of those up and have dinner DONE for the night.”
Yeah, me too. But what if that single rotisserie chicken made MORE than just dinner tonight. What if it also made dinner tomorrow night?
And better yet – what if it made dinner the night after THAT too?
A rotisserie chicken is an easy way to feed your family multiple meals for less! Check out these 30+ meals to make with extra chicken!
WHY YOU BUY ROTISSERIE CHICKEN-
I’m going to explain how you can stretch that one rotisserie chicken into several meals in just a moment.
HOW TO COOK A WHOLE CHICKEN
Ok, I’ve told you WHY you should make your own rotisserie chicken. Now let’s talk about how you can pull it off, and you have 5 main options:
1. COOK A WHOLE CHICKEN IN A SLOW COOKER.
Slow cooker chicken is by far the easiest way to cook a whole chicken. Cook it while you’re at work and come home to a cooked chicken.
I have this 6 quart slow cooker and can get two birds in at the same time. Doesn’t the idea of having dinner done for over a week sound good to you? Yeah, me too.
2. ROAST A WHOLE CHICKEN IN THE OVEN.
It’s hard to beat the crispy skin of a traditional oven-roasted chicken, but I admit that it’s more time-consuming that than the slow cooker method. Still, of all the methods, this one is my favorite.
3. SPATCHCOCK A WHOLE CHICKEN.
When you spatchcock a chicken before you cook it, you cut the cooking time down to less than an hour. You get crispy skin too, so this is a good compromise if you’re short on time and can’t pull off the traditional oven-roasted chicken.
4. MAKE A WHOLE CHICKEN IN THE INSTANT POT.
A whole chicken in the Instant Pot is a extremely delicious. It comes out tender like a roasted chicken in the oven (sans the crispy skin). It’s easy to cook and all set up for Instant Pot chicken stock when dinner is done.
5. ROTISSERIE A WHOLE CHICKEN.
We used to have this rotisserie attachment for our grill in California, and we LOVED having homemade rotisserie chicken. If you have the attachment and aren’t in a rush, definitely try this method. You can also “set it and forget it” with this rotisserie gadget, if you have the slush funds.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
30 MEALS YOU CAN MAKE WITH A ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Savory Pasta with Onions, Bacon, and Greens
Greek Pasta Salad
There are so many great meals you can make with a rotisserie chicken. Check out this list of 38 meals from scratch!
Spinach and Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken Jalapeno Popper Casserole
Easy Creamy Squash Pasta Bake
Spinach Artichoke Chicken
Chicken Pot Pie
Mexican Chicken Quinoa Casserole
Keep dinner interesting with these 30+ rotisserie chicken meals. You’re family won’t complain about chicken again with these fabulous feasts!
Kung Pao Chicken
30 Minute Cashew Chicken
Simple Autumn Rice Pilaf
Shrimp, Sausage, and Chicken Creole
Vegetable Fried Rice
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Have you learned to stretch your rotisserie chicken into several meals? Look at these great ideas to make your meat last!
Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Homemade Hot Pockets
One Pan Buffalo Chicken Potatoes
California Chicken Wraps
BBQ Chicken Sweet Potato Pizza
Meat can be expensive. But you can stretch it out to make multiple meals. Use one rotisserie chicken to make several of these delicious dishes!
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