Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Put that rotisserie chicken to work for you

I don't usually like to buy rotisserie chickens from the supermarket - they're six bucks, tiny and a bit too greasy for my taste - but sometimes they are a lifesaver. When you are really pressed for time, a rotisserie can be the building block of a nutritious family meal. The first night, pair it with brown rice and some steamed veggies and you have a healthy dinner. Put the leftovers in the fridge and take them out the next day and put the chicken pieces in quesadillas or chicken wraps. Wraps are a wonderful cath-all for leftovers. Take the remaining chicken carcass and put it in a pot for chicken stock. I will share my mother-in-law's chicken noodle soup recipe soon. If you don't have time to cook the stock right away, freeze the carcass until you are ready. Three or four meals from one rotisserie - not bad for six bucks.

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