In the last few years, most major supermarkets and the larger warehouse stores have begun to carry whole rotisserie chickens in their deli areas. These cooked birds offer home chefs many wonderful opportunities for super-quick and healthy meals. Try the different flavors available to find your favorite. Just remember to discard the skin and eat mostly white meat. Think of this ultra-convenient precooked poultry any time a recipe calls for cooked chicken breast and cut your cooking time down to zero!
Here are a few super-quick ideas for a variety of healthful dinners using rotisserie chicken:
Meal No. 1: Traditional Chicken Dinner
Meal No. 2: Blue Cheese Chicken Salad
Meal No. 3: Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Meal No. 4: Chicken Caesar Salad
Meal No. 5: Honey Mustard/Avocado Chicken Hoagie
There you have it! Five quick and healthy meals using a fully cooked chicken you can pick up any night of the week. (Make sure the chicken hasn't been sitting out too long at the store and make sure it is nice and hot when you purchase it.)
Remember, the key to healthy, quick cooking is to identify convenience foods that can be used for very quick, healthful dinner preparations.
Rotisserie chickens are one of these great modern conveniences. See what else you can come up with using this easy, nutritious main ingredient!