Day 71 – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Day 71 – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Disregarding my KFC Chicken Dinner last weekend, my chicken of choice is actually a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club. The already-cooked chickens weigh 3-pounds and cost only $4.99.

I was thinking about posting some rotisserie chicken ideas tonight when ironically a Food Network show I was watching talked about rotisserie chicken dishes. I guess you could say this post was meant to be.

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We purchase a rotisserie chicken almost every week. I love the fact they are already cooked and ready to eat. In addition, rotisserie chicken is absolutely delicious. A few years ago I bought a electric rotisserie at a garage sale with high hopes of making my own. I never did and it is going in my garage sale this year. Really, why would I cook my own when I can buy a chicken for only $4.99? Not to mention that I can eat it as soon as I get home?

We like the thighs, legs and wings and always enjoy the first meal the same day we buy one. My dear hubby, Mark, takes the time to remove all of the white meat from the bones and stores it in an airtight container in the fridge for our next meals. For two people, we always get at least two more meals (if not more) out of the white meat.

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My favorite ways to enjoy rotisserie chicken
  • Chicken Summer Salad – pieces of rotisserie chicken over romaine lettuce or mixed salad greens, topped with sliced hard boiled egg, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, feta cheese, a few croutons and raspberry or strawberry vinegeratte dressing.
  • Chicken Fajitas – In a small amount of oil, I saute onion, green pepper, red pepper, yellow pepper, mushrooms, then I add pieces of the rotisserie chicken and a tablespoon or two of my no salt Fajita Seasoning Mix. Warm some tortillas, top with sour cream and shredded cheddar and dinner is done.

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  • Chicken Soup – I never make chicken soup the same way twice. I start out with chicken broth and after adding pieces of the rotisserie chicken, I add any combination of the following:
    • Black beans or corn
    • Taco or Fajita Seasoning Mix
    • Extra Fine Noodles
    • Rice
    • Diced carrots or onion
    • Assorted seasonings and spices
  • Rotisserie chicken is great for Chicken Alfredo. I will share the recipe but while it is NOT low sodium, it is the best I’ve ever had.
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Chicken Salad – recipe of your choice

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Day 71 – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

These days, most grocery stores have pre-cooked rotisserie chickens. If you haven’t given them a try, I highly recommend you do. If the meat is removed from the bone the same day as purchased (as mentioned above) and sealed in a container, the leftover chicken will keep in the fridge for up to a week. If you are going to freeze any leftover chicken, I would do it the first day.

You can click on Rotisserie Chicken Recipes for my Fajita Seasoning mix and the Chicken Alfredo Recipe.

As far as I am concerned, Everyone is a Winner when they buy a pre-cooked Rotisserie Chicken for Dinner.

Facing MY FAT,

Vickie

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