If you’ve got a hectic schedule and often struggle to get a healthy and delicious dinner on the table, rotisserie chicken is your secret weapon. You can purchase a whole or cut chicken from your local grocery, already seasoned with herbs and spices, and cooked to perfection. All you have to do is add a few of your favorite ingredients to turn this main dish into a meal.
Here are five quick recipes you can make with rotisserie chicken.
Quinoa is a healthy and interesting alternative to rice. You can top the quinoa with chicken, roasted pumpkin seeds, crushed tortilla chips, and avocado crema for a delicious and nutrient-rich dinner that takes just minutes to make.
Pulled Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
For this quick and tasty dinner, shred the chicken, add your favorite barbecue sauce, onion, powder, garlic powder, Worchestershire sauce, and a pinch of brown sugar. Place the shredded chicken on hamburger buns and top with sliced onions or coleslaw. You can finish this meal with potato salad, traditional French fries, or sweet potato fries.
Individual Chicken Pot Pies
If you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, you can easily prepare individual pot pies for a filling dinner. Combine chopped chicken with chicken broth, peas and carrots, chopped potatoes, heavy cream, and the seasonings of your choice. Sautee the filling on medium heat for about 15 minutes. You can purchase individual pie crusts, fill them with the chicken mixture, and bake until the crust is golden brown.
Make Taco Tuesday a little more interesting with chicken enchiladas. Chop the rotisserie chicken and sauté with taco seasonings, red taco sauce, chopped onions, and garlic. You can also add black beans or spinach for added protein and antioxidants. Fill corn tortillas with the chicken mixture and roll the tortillas so they’ll fit snugly in a casserole dish. Top the tortillas with enchilada sauce and shredded cheese and bake until the cheese is melted. When the enchiladas are ready, you can top them with sour cream, salsa, and avocado.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you’re looking for a tasty appetizer to enjoy while you’re watching your favorite team or having a family game night, use rotisserie chicken to make a buffalo-style dip. Sautee chopped chicken with onion, garlic, melted butter and hot sauce. Mix in some cream cheese to make the dip thicker and top with a generous helping of blue cheese. Broil the dip so the cheese is slightly brown and serve this savory treat with tortilla chips.
These quick and easy recipes make mealtime a breeze and can help you explore your culinary creativity.
Originally published to jasonsheasby.net.