Easy Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
Pick up a rotisserie chicken, and you're halfway done with these quick, healthy recipes.
3. Get it home safely. To make sure chicken juices don't leak out of
the container and onto other food in your shopping cart or grocery bag, bag
your bird in a plastic bag (or two). If the chicken comes in a plastic carrier,
make sure the lid is positioned properly on the base and that it is snapped
Once you get your chicken home, if it's too hot to touch, keep the top off
the container and give it about 10 minutes to cool down. Then take off your
rings, wash your hands well, and shred the chicken from the bones (you can also
chop it if you want bigger pieces for your recipe). Store the shredded chicken
immediately in a covered container in the refrigerator until needed.
If you don't want to shred it just yet, let your chicken cool uncovered for
10-15 minutes, then cover it and place it in the refrigerator for shredding at
a more convenient time.
If you aren't going to shred it right away, let the chicken
cool, then put it immediately in the refrigerator to avoid keeping it at
room temperature too long.
You can buy your rotisserie chicken on the weekend, then shred
and freeze it for use later in the week. Just pop the container of frozen
shredded chicken into your refrigerator in the morning when you leave for work.
It should be mostly thawed by the time you get home.
6. You can use
shredded rotisserie chicken in all sorts of
recipes. It works as filling for soft tacos, enchiladas, or quesadillas. It
can also be a featured ingredient in a pasta or rice dish, a casserole, or in a
dinner salad, soup, or sandwich.
Cool and Easy Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
Here are recipes for some of my favorite ways to serve chicken in the
summer. I've used just the breast to keep the calorie count as low as possible,
but you could choose to use the dark meat as well.
Chicken Cobb Salad
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 2 cups side salad green + 1
serving lean meat without added fat + 1 tsp oil