Easy Meals: Rotisserie Chicken

8 Sep

Chuck and I have weird schedules.

On top of having the wonky schedule of a reporter, Chuck and I both work at a tutoring center that provides most of its hours after school. So, there are days that either Chuck or I don’t come home until after 8.

When we know a day like this is on the agenda, one of us will pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. The cost for one of these small-already-cooked-birds is about $5 to $6. Sometimes we get them on sale for less.

You can do pretty much anything with this chicken, but we enjoy making chicken salads.

I prep a salad with lettuce, tomato, onions, cucumber and feta cheese and top with carved chicken. Chuck likes to add buffalo sauce and blue cheese, while I go for Greek dressing or oil and vinegar. Dinner is ready in about 10 to 15 minutes.

If you want to cut down your time even more, pick up bagged salad that’s already mixed with the stuff you like. It will be a little more expensive than making it yourself, but you’ve cut the prep work in half.

You can also pair your chicken with minute rice or cous-cous, which cooks in five minutes. Frozen vegetables can be steamed in the microwave in minutes, completing your meal.

If you’re extra tired, just cut up some chicken, put between two slices of bread, add your favorite condiments and make yourself a sandwich.

One small chicken is good for two people and most likely, you’ll have plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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