Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes - One Chick, So Many Meals
Save Time and Money Using These Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
The simple leftover rotisserie chicken recipes, which I will be sharing in this article, will help you to put dinner on the table in a jiffy, and save you money at the same time.
I am going to share with you how I feed three adults, with these leftover rotisserie chicken recipes, all from one large bird (one I recently purchased, weighed just under five pounds). My local Costco store sells these delicious, seasoned poultry delights for $4.99. I particularly like the flavor of their chicks; plus, they have no added hormones or steroids. When shopping, I purchase the largest one available, because I plan to make many leftover rotisserie chicken recipes, from these planned leftovers, from this purchase. I will be saving money, too: 2 meals, average cost - $2.50 a meal, or 3 meals, average cost - $1.66 a meal (for the meat for the meal). I will be saving time, too, by not having to prepare the meat, cook it, and by not having the cleanup necessary if I were handling raw poultry. This is a win-win deal for me, and you, too, can enjoy these savings.
Following are some of my favorite simple leftover rotisserie chicken recipes.
Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes – First Meal
This is the meal I typically serve the day of purchase – this is a really quick dinner for after work or shopping. Cut off the legs, wings, one thigh, and two thick slices off the breast. Slice the meat off the legs and thigh, off the wings, and place the slices of breast on top of the other meat, in a small sauté pan. Add about 1/3 cup of water and some of the jellied broth from the bottom of the package. Cover the pan with a tight fitting lid, and place on low heat to heat thoroughly, about 15 minutes. We enjoy it heated this way, and use the broth from the pan served over mashed potatoes or rice. Fix your favorite sides, and dinner is ready in a hurry.
You have just enjoyed one of the leftover rotisserie chicken recipes; so next, plan how you will use the remainder of the meat, and the drippings left in the container. After dinner, or the next day, cut the rest of the meat off the bone to use for dinner the next night. While cutting up the meat, place the skin, about one cup of meat, and any drippings into another container.
Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes – Second Meal
When planning your second meal, think of dishes that will offer a different taste experience from the dinner you enjoyed the night before. Use it to make your favorite casserole, a stroganoff recipe, a cacciatore recipe, enchilada casserole, or use it to make chili. Want something lighter? Use it to top a salad. Or, perhaps, make a delicious salad spread for brown bag lunches.
Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes – Third Meal
Now, let’s use the last of the leftovers from that other container: the skin, pieces of meat, and the drippings. Empty these into a saucepan, add enough water to cover, and bring to a slow boil, in a covered saucepan. Simmer about 20 minutes, and use this as a stock to make noodle soup or a stew. There is nothing better than a pot of homemade soup. Or, this could be cooled, and frozen, until you need stock to make your favorite soup.
Use the suggestions in this article, and your family will not realize that they are eating the same meat that they had the night before. Instead, they will enjoy a tasty meal, and you will have more time to spend with the family. Save time and money by using these planned leftover rotisserie chicken recipes.