7 Ways With Rotisserie Chicken
When time (or the lack of it) is the problem, rotisserie chicken is the solution. And because of its versatility, you'll never get bored.
Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Will Dickey, MyRecipes.com
Quick Chicken Dinners
Tonight's main dish can be on the table in minutes when you pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way home. Chopped, pulled, or shredded, the tender meat is perfect for pastas, pizzas, salads, and more. Plus, you're almost guaranteed to have leftovers for tomorrow's lunch.
Biscuit-Topped Chicken PotpieDelight your family with a home-style chicken potpie without spending hours in the kitchen. The quick-fix ingredients include rotisserie chicken, refrigerated diced potatoes, and a packaged baking mix.
Mango, Chicken, and Chorizo QuesadillasRoasted chicken and spicy smoked sausage plus sweet mango equals phenomenal flavor in these hearty, easy-to-make quesadillas.
Rosemary Chicken Salad SandwichesEnhance the flavor of shortcut chicken salad by stirring in smoked almonds and savory rosemary. The salad's so good you might decide you don't need the bread.
Asparagus and Chicken CarbonaraEvaporated fat-free milk and egg substitute take the place of raw eggs and whipping cream in this lightened-up pasta carbonara. It becomes main-dish worthy with the addition of chopped chicken and fresh asparagus.
Ratatouille Pizza with ChickenDon't forget pizza when you're thinking of ways to use rotisserie chicken. Top a ready-made crust with ratatouille (a Provencal dish of eggplant tomatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic) and chopped roasted chicken for a pizza that delivers big flavor.
Quick Chicken-Corn ChowderSpoon into a steaming bowl of chowder that's packed full of chunky chicken, corn, celery, and onions. The best part is that you can have this creamy soup on the table in under 30 minutes.
Chicken and Strawberries Over Mixed GreensWhen fast and fresh is the goal, go for the greens. Toss roasted chicken, onion, strawberries, celery, and raisins with a sesame seed vinaigrette, then serve over mixed salad greens. It's the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
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