Grab a rotisserie chicken during your next shopping trip and be set for the week with great meals that are filling, healthy and nutritious!
I love, love, love reader questions. A few weeks ago, a question came in about ways to motivate yourself to eat better. And I got to thinking, one major change I made was meal prepping and from there, keeping key ingredients in the house for quick, healthy meals. The struggle to eat healthy or even put a meal on the table is real. I remember being single and not wanting to cook for myself and now, at 36 weeks pregnant, I have zero interest in cooking after work.
Enter the rotisserie chicken.
Once I put a cooked chicken in the weekly shop rotation, life became a lot easier. With a lean protein source on hand, you can easily whip-up lunch and dinner in no time. Use it to top a salad, add to soups for extra protein or make a whole dish.
Today, I am sharing my favorite ways to use a rotisserie chicken all week long.
TEX MEX CAULI RICE
I am starting with my favorite new dish! Pull out your skillet, drop in your ingredients that are easy to keep in the freezer and pantry and you’re good to go!
While I agree, salads can taste better when someone else makes them, one way to whip up a killer salad is with good ingredients. Think of a salad you love to grab when you’re out and stock up on the toppings and ingredients. It will wake-up your mid-day meal!
CHEATER CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS
Maybe my favorite recipe for all of the genius short-cuts that result in a home cooked meal. Perfect for the upcoming cooler months!
Get creative! Add chicken into a wrap with fun ingredients to go Greek, cajun, or mix with Greek yogurt and grapes for a chicken salad. You can make a different salad, wrap or lettuce wrap every day of the week!
CHICKEN AND KALE CASSEROLE
With a few ingredients, this one-dish wonder gives you a healthy dose of protein, nutrients and filling goodness.
BBQ CHICKEN TACOS
Who doesn’t love Taco Tuesday? Dig in even sooner with the help of shredded chicken!
CHICKEN POT PIE
Simple and satisfying. This recipe comes together in minutes and has major payoff.