52 Uses for a Rotisserie Chicken


Keep Scrolling down.  Recipes and links for all the dishes are below... But First...

I am so confused...  $5.49 for a fully cooked, fully seasoned Oven Roasted, Rotisserie Chicken.  Yet shop in the raw meat department and most raw chickens are at best $8 each and usually far closer to $10.  Anyone have an answer???


Me either.

So, I can either rail against the machine, or learn to embrace the beauty that is the $5 chicken!

Below are recipes I have made, and recommend.  MORE than 52 (I just can't stop)... a use for the chicken for every playing card in a standard poker deck... Or, for every week in a year.

In fact, if I counted the chicken stock that I make from the bones and bits of pieces hanging off the carcass, I would guess that half of these posts would and could be soups.  So, let's make a deal, I will add soups, stews, risotto, rice, things like that that can be made from the stock as a sort of appendix.  But with the exception of making a stock as one of the uses, I will not add any soups (unless they actually have the meat from the birds as an ingredient).

If you are just looking for a leftover weeknight dish to make... Or something special, these ideas can be easily adapted for your needs.  All have actually been made by me, and the photos you see are the photos I took of the dish.  Real food, made by a real person AND YOU CAN MAKE THEM TOO!

Here's my first and MOST important..

A Chicken in Every Pot- Chicken Stock
With the price of store bought chicken stock (and comparing the taste to the cubes), this gets a free chicken and is almost no effort at all.

I started this project a year ago and it has taken on a life of it's own... Lots of folks have looked over the list, several have made suggestions (keep those coming, email me at Contact@eRecipeCards.com if you have a link to a post you would like for me to try.

And of course, if anyone tries one of these, drop me a line and let me know how it comes out.



OK, in no particular order (except for #1)...

#1 A Chicken in Every Pot
Chicken Stock!

I use Chicken Stock in LOTS of dishes.  From Rice and Risotto, Soup and even in a few of my mashed potato recipes.  By using fresh made (but easily frozen) chicken stock made from the bones, I easily add $3-$4 value in that $5 bird!




#2

So FILLED with garlic I named it twice... Includes a recipe for copy cat "Red Lobster Cheesy Garlic Rolls" that I use as dumplings, A delicious on it's own garlic chicken vegetable soup made double good with the addition of the garlic cheese dumplings!  My new favorite recipe... maybe of all time!



#3

A hearty stew, Cajun roots, memories of New Orleans and just about the tastiest Gumbo you have ever had.  Perfect as the weather turns colder!

#4

Served over a bed of the almost Fried Rice (see recipe #19), this is a wonderful adaptation of the classic Chinese (but really NYC) dish.  Crispy, seasoned and spicy... All done in about 20 minutes!


#5

My favorite salad of all time!  Loaded with colors for presentation, but full of mixtures of texture and tastes... Mandarin oranges, Water Chestnuts, Honey Cashews and a sweet TERIYAKI Dressing!


#6

This ain't your standard take out, but it all comes together in about 15 minutes.  The  DELICIOUS  layers of flavors come through in a spectacular way as the sweet pineapple combines with the sour Rice Vinegar all made in just ONE PAN!  A Favorite


#7

INSANELY GOOD... Pound for pound, dollar for dollar this one pot meal, easy to make and FAST to make from ingredients already in most cooks' pantries, this dish is as good as it gets for a week night meal.




#8

A HUGE Millage of flavors.
A fast and easy 30 minute 2 pot meal.  Loaded with great flavors and a beautiful presentation.


#9

YES, there is indeed chicken added to the egg goop!  Along with some amazing spices and GARLIC!  These little gems disappear, perfect for a party or pot luck event!


#10

How could I have not made this sooner?  Absolutely one of my favorite meals, from an authentic recipe fresh from a visit to New Orleans.  LOADED with spicy sausage and chicken... Seasoned vegetables and rice!  One pot meal, ready in less than an hour and better the next day (make plenty for leftovers)!


#11

A MILLION dollar recipe with a two MILLION dollar presentation.  LOTS of vegetables soaked in a creamy rich Alfredo sauce with a BEAUTIFUL presentation of flaky buttermilk biscuits!


#12

It started as a copy cat recipe for the Chili's Restaurant classic, evolved into... Well, better is in the taste buds of the beholder, but I LOVED this.  Real taste of a Tex Mex Enchilada in a soup... Stew!

#13

Makes a terrific lunch.  Made almost completely with left overs, this is WONDERFUL!  Every time I make a savory bread pudding I wonder why I don;t make more.  And with the addition of the Red Lobster biscuits... WONDERFUL!


#14

Sigh... Such an ugly dish.  Brown food with a brown sauce.
BUT home made Chinese Fast Food is so much better than the take out dish.  LOADED with nuts and everything comes together in less time than it takes to make  the rice!  Ugly BUT delicious!
#15

Two recipes in this post and this is my FAVORITE of the Chinese copy cat take out restaurant dishes.  The HOT pineapple is what makes this dish amazing.  Love the colors and it does not get any easier than this!
#16

A few exotic yet easy to find  ingredients makes this soup not only accessible but  WONDERFULLY delicious.  Hints of Asian cuisine with sweet and mildly spicy flavors.  Loaded with vegetables and chicken.  LOVE IT!



#17

It's a pretty simple pasta topped with chicken recipe.  But the Ricotta sauce adds a little extra tang, sweetness and creaminess to make this a special sauce!  There is even a spinach pesto added to really zing it up!
The recipe is a bit of a cheat as I used some grilled chicken breasts in place of rotisserie chicken, but easily adapted to the cheap birds!

#18

Oh Boy... Bar Snacks!  And expensive bar snacks to boot, but costing pennies... My favorite type of recipe.
Fast easy and you make these with just the dribs and drabs cut from the chicken carcass.  Once again stretching that $5 bird into an extra recipe!


 #19

This is my FAVORITE chicken salad recipe.  Tart Apples, Sweet Grapes, Savory Onions and Louisiana Spices... It's the best!
#20

Is it a salad, Appetizer, Bar Snack or Main Course???
Whichever, it is the best nachos you have ever had!
Loaded with Bacon, Tomatoes and jalapenos, and a spicy cheese sets this apart from the rest!

#21

An expensive gourmet pizza made at home for dimes on the dollar!
The recipe includes my "GO-TO" Pizza Dough recipe!  Once you master that, there is just no stopping you from your own weekly at home pizzeria!

#22

It;s a little time consuming as you make a delicious Spanish Rice (recipe link included), and a tropical Pineapple Pico de Gallo (recipe included  and top everything with a spicy creamy cheese sauce (yeap, that recipe is included too!), But this may actually be my very favorite use for the beloved rotisserie bird!  Worth all of the effort.


Oh BOY did this come together easy and fast.  I used refrigerator canned biscuits baked on top of the creamy vegetable laced filling for a "fake" Pot Pie.  The sauce is a thick creamy mushroom and about every vegetable I had in the freezer!  All less than 30 minutes!





#24

Made with stuff that is usually in your pantry (and in amounts that can be made from leftovers from another recipe).  These creamy cheesy delights come together in minutes!


#25

It started out as a quick lunch because the potatoes were on sale.  The dish ended up to become a highlight on my "side dish" list.  Loved the combination of tastes with the vinaigrette recipe in the post.

#26

It's a sloppy Joe, made of Chicken and made just a touch more healthy with the beans in the mix.  I also made this in a slow cooker.  So all the work in the morning and ready at my convenience!  Oh, and spicy and DELICIOUS!

# 27

A ZIPPY alternative to the standard chicken/pasta and red sauce.  It's actually a very tasty, VERY easy Macaroni and CHEESE!  A new Favorite!

#28

I have seen BIG versions of this around as a pull apart appetizer for a party.  i wanted to use a hamburger bun, make a single serve sandwich to zip up a leftover soup.  WORKED GREAT, delicious sandwich, stunning presentation and no one card about the leftovers!

#29

An adapted Taste from the Island Mon!  The distinctive taste of Jamaican Jerk Chicken, combined with lots of vegetables to make a delicious stew!

#30
Chicken, Mushroom, and wild Rice/Rosemary Soup

A Grown up savory delicious soup, thick and creamy and Earthy tasting with Italian seasonings, Mushroom based Roux and made hearty with the Rotisserie Chicken!

#31
Secret Ingredient Sausage and Chicken and Sweet Potato Creamy Tomato Soup

This was unexpected. I started making something different and ended up with a creamy tomato soup just LOADED up with vegetables and a nice Kielbasa added to the Rotisserie Chicken. I added Cream Cheese to make it even more delicious! A New FAVORITE!

#32

Easy as could be.  I made a Cream of Mushroom base, cooked everything in a crock pot (including the rice!) and warm comforting food.  LOTS and LOTS of cheese... YUM!

#33

I made this and served it as the sandwich half of a Soup and Sandwich to brighten up a bowl of leftover soup.  BUT, what an amazing breakfast this would make!  Made especially easy with a tube of refrigerator biscuits, but it is the taste that will make you want to make again and again.  May be the PERFECT use for a rotisserie Chicken!

Now this is a REAL MAN sized quiche, made in a cake form, tall and loaded with flavors.  I finish the breakfast idea (although I usually make these for dinner)  by replacing the usual pastry crust with a fresh made Hash Brown and Onion Crust!

#35

A great freezable dish, make and serve one today, freeze one for a rainy (or snowy) wintry day!  I added a Mashed Potato recipe made with bacon and apples fried in the bacon drippings!  Loaded with vegetables, sitting in their own gravy.  Delicious Casserole.

#36
"Whatever I have in my fridge Sunday morning rotisserie chicken eggs Benedict inspired open faced sandwich with a quicky easy blender Hollandaise sauce recipe".

A long title, and I could have just said, "Rotisserie  Chicken Eggs Benedict", but with the easy fast never fail  Hollandaise Sauce recipe and using garlic toast in place of an English Muffin, I just thought the idea of "whatever I have in the fridge" Eggs Benedict made more sense for a title.


#37

This is a BIG SALAD!
Half a head of Romaine Lettuce, topped with Bacon, Peppers, Onions, Egg, of course Chicken, Cheese and even has a recipe for fresh made ZINGY Mustard Vinaigrette dressing!

#38

Nothing like a big hearty bowl of stick to your ribs cheesy  CHOWDER on a cold Fall day!  Creamy , cheesy, filled with vegetables and meat, hints of heat and warming to the core!

#39

Has nothing to do with the cooking school. Not even French and really not a classic at all (invented in 1967). But with just a bit of leftovers it makes a delicious snack and a great use of a Rotisserie Chicken!!!

#40

A terrific use of just about any chicken salad recipe.  I like to use cream cheese for these in place of Mayo.
This is especially fun (and fast to make) when you need a snack or an appetizer for a party.  PLUS, there is a link for a very flavorful Cajun/Garlic spiced Aioli.


#41

A DELICIOUS recipe inspired from The Chew TV show, thanks to Carla Hall.  I made a few changes just to make it more pantry friendly (cheap), but love the extra citrus flavor to a deconstructed Pot pie meal!


OK, yesterday i posted MY FAVORITE... Today I am posting my wife's favorite... Thick and creamy and cheesy and LOADED with seasonal root vegetables (and a frozen one)!
Stick to your ribs soup!

#43

Like being hit in the head with an apple, I feel like I discovered gravity with this AMAZING collection of sauted vegetables, spices and flavors add to a Fluffy Chicken Omelette (and come back for tomorrows recipe for Crock pot Chicken Chili that will have those same ingredients... see, PRE-LeftOvers!

#44

It's going to be one of those days... Perfect for that cook as you multi-task with a crock pot... "Cause if it ain't ready by 6 AM, We are not eating tonight".  Delicious blending of vegetables and seasonings!


#45

Open faced sandwich, but WHAT A SANDWICH!  I made a breakfast dish with French Toast, topped by chicken, fried tomatoes, bacon and an easy to make cheese sauce.  Stick to your ribs breakfast perfect for cold weather.




#46

I made these for breakfast, but they would make an incredible appetizer.  Mini muffin, single bite serving and simply delicious with a buttermilk popover batter and savory chicken and blue cheese... INCREDIBLE!

#47

A new ingredient from the Rotisserie Bird makes this THE BEST recipe for a white milk gravy I have ever tasted... simply amazing deep rich taste send simple fried potatoes over the top!




#48

 Fall is in the air!  Here's a wonderful silky smooth pureed Butternut Squash soup, LOADED with Sweet Potatoes, Kale and Chicken.  Seasoned and served hot for those shockingly cold snaps coming!

#49

Well, not really a chicken wing... But I use the dark meat from the rotisserie bird, and my favorite sauces when I make chicken wings... Served open face for an appetizer or makes a terrific sandwich!

#50

This was so easy and fast I even added a Fast and easy Blue Cheese Tomato Soup.  But made as a lower calorie lettuce wrap or  a low calorie Whole Wheat Tortilla Wrap, these are a winner for one of those days you want to cut back.

#51

A WONDERFUL appetizer, made easy, fast and very inexpensive.  Unique oriental taste.  Or think of it as an unusual pizza!

#52

Cooks all day, ready when you walk in the door, turns onto a pulled chicken dish, filled with vegetables and the Asian flavors of a home made Teriyaki Soup.
PLUS, a Breakfast Idea...  Waffles and teriyaki Chicken.  you will LOVE This!


Keep reading... 

I finished the 52 series in
NOVEMBER of 2012...
Since then I have added dozen (soon to be dozens)
of new recipe ideas... I just can't stop!

Well,  we did it...
52 recipes, all different, all delicious and all made fast, easy and cheap by the use of the beloved
Store bought, pre-cooked, pre-seasoned
ROTISSERIE CHICKEN!
Don't leave your market without one!!!

But WAIT, there's more...



#53

Start thinking now about the morning after Thanksgiving (or Christmas) as this is about the most PERFECT morning after meal you can imagine!  Savory and made naturally sweet with APPLES in the hash!

#54

Well sure I could just call this Chicken with Feta Creamed Spinach, but really that doesn't do this dish justice. OK, stay with me... For a second, let your imagination run wild... Return to those maddeningly stressful first few months of married life when your spouse would make a last minute phone call letting you know that your new Mother-in-Law was coming for dinner. Sure, after years of marriage you have either fallen in love with her, learned to tolerate her or moved cross country so those phone calls don;t matter any more. But those first few months you cooked to impress like the rest of your married life rested on your skills.  This EASY FAST dish would impress.

#55

I go step by step with photo instructions on how to make a gravy that stands up to any drippings gravy!  Plus a few tips on how a store bought rotisserie chicken can help you save Thanksgiving disasters... Plan for success, but be ready to recover from a disaster (like running out of gravy).

#56
Asian Chicken and Noodle Soup

A fun soup, made special with sriracha sauce and made fun with a BIRD's NEST of glass noodles that cook as you serve the soup.  Easy and FAST and exotic enough to impress!



#57
Chicken Mole made with Guinness Stout
(Chicken and Waffles)


Moles always sound complicated with their seemingly endless ingredient lists (and they are a little).  But this packs all the flavor punch with a bit smaller list.  And who wouldn't love this Guinness and chocolate treat over fresh made waffles!

#58

Well, not my Mom's, but a great recipe for a flavorful chicken salad.  Cream cheese is the secret to making this a notch above!  Add some pecans for texture and they'll all be thanking Mom!






#59

I wanted to dress up breakfast today.
The salty  pre-seasoned rotisserie chicken, combined with the sweetness of maple syrup dress up a Sunday morning breakfast nicely.  Uses the meat from just one chicken thigh and adds a lot to the taste!




#60

Open faced for presentation serving or close it up for a delicious sandwich, this is a very special take on the quicky chicken sandwich.  Included in the post is my recipe for a walnut Sun Dried tomato pesto you can make in advance.




#61

A terrific side dish or even a great lunch from leftovers.  Me, I make mine with Long Grain Brown rice, so I avoid the extra step of frying (drys out the rice), but this works great fresh from the sauce pan loaded with extras (and chicken!).




#62

Almost vegetarian, but add some of the delicious pre-cooked, pre-seasoned  Rotisserie Chicken meat and you are set for a simple and spectacular Italian feast! 
And Shhh  -  I have a secret ingredient that makes this unique and extra YUMMY!

#63
Caramelized Onion and BBQ Chicken Pizza Bites

Quick and easy to make and a perfect little bite for a New year's Eve party (or any other type of party).  Puff pastry makes these little beauties look fabulous and taste great.  There is one small easy trick, explained with photos so anyone can make these!

#64
Chicken, Sausage and Peppers with Gravy
(Pollo, Salsicce e Peperoni con Sugo)

FAST (30 Minutes), EASY (One Pot Meal), PRETTY (look at the Green Peppers, Red Tomatoes, White Chicken), but most of all... TASTY!  Chicken and Sausage, Onions and Peppers, all resting in a shallow pool of gravy, seasoned with Italian herbs ... TASTY INDEED, LICK THE PLATE TASTY!



#65


This is my wife's FAVORITE sandwich.  Made easy with a Rotisserie Chicken and canned refrigerator biscuits.  Cream cheese makes it extra CREAMY and filled with mushrooms,onions, spices and CHICKEN!!! Recipe serves 2 people, easily doubled





#66

WOW was this GOOD... I mean REALLY REALLY GOOD!  All the tastes of a buffalo Chicken Wing (Even Blue Cheese), made easy with the meat from a  Rotisserie Chicken, three different cheese and spiced with Tabasco Sauce!!! DELICIOUS

#67

Almost embarrassing how easy this recipe is.  AND CHEAP, REALLY CHEAP, a delicious lunch made easy with the meat from a rotisserie chicken, dressed up with toppings of your choice (that are already in your pantry).  Under a $1 a serving.  Fast food dollar menu at home!

#68

Forget meatballs, use the meat from a store bought, pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken, simply slice breast meat, add to the sauce and the pasta to the sauce and you have a DELICIOUS easy fast weeknight dinner for 2!

#69

My favorite breakfast, an Italian omelette with a bot of Greek touches.  I made this from the meat of 2 Chicken Wings from a Rotisserie Chicken. Sweet creamy eggs are seasoned perfectly and DELICIOUS with these fixins!




#70

Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks... These are fantastic!
Sharp Cheddar Cheese, onions, peppers, even a secret ingredient that makes normally dry muffins amazingly sweet, moist and tender.  Sweet and savory, LOADED with veggies and chicken and delicious... LOVE These!


#71

Pizzeria Pizza at home!  With a French Twist as the classic tastes of the classic recipe are transferred to a PIZZA... Chicken, Ham, Mustard and Swiss Cheese  Make this a new favorite.  Includes recipes for sauce, dough and tips and techniques to get PIZZERIA QUALITY AT HOME!

#72

WHO KNEW???  There is no standard definition or difference between broth and stock.  So I weigh in with my definition and formula for making broth in a crock pot.  I fall under the use category and let my past define my terms.



#73

Here's a FAST FOOD recipe... Even Better, A Fast Food DOLLAR MENU item.  It costs next to nothing to make but filled with flavors.  This is the Italian version of an Asia Egg Drop Soup with one special ingredient that adds nutty freshness to the soup!

#74

Calzone... A sort of stuffed pizza, made by folding over half the dough to create a... pocket... a HOT POCKET of you will.
A Reuben Sandwich... well, change corned beef to seasoned chicken
Mix em together, forgive the corned beef/chicken substitution and you have a WONDERFULLY EASY deliciously unique combination.

#75
Rotisserie Buffalo Chicken Risotto for 2

What's better than turning Last night's savory side dish into a spicy hearty warming HEALTHY Lunch or main course for 2?  This has the flavors of a classic Buffalo Chicken Wing added to a rich creamy Spring Vegetable RISOTTO!

#76
Chicken Alfredo Pizza... Chicken With a Mornay Sauce Actually

This is a White Pizza, Creamy Cheesy Mornay sauce (Easy to make, lots of photo instructions)is the base, with garlic and pepper flakes, topped with Rotisserie Chicken, tomatoes and Arugula... ONE OF MY FAVORITE PIZZAS!

#77
Buffalo Rotisserie Chicken Wings

Works as good or BETTER than any bar serving Chicken Wings.  I did double up and used 4 wings from 2 Rotisserie Chickens.  Add a little butter, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and you have a FANTASTIC lunch, snack or appetizer from the pieces most people throw away.  BAR SNACKS AT HOME!  Spicy and DELICIOUS!

#78
Italian Chicken Salad

Parsley, Red Peppers and white meat Chicken turn the colors of the Italian Flag into this tasty delicious uniquely flavored chicken salad.  PLUS, if you are looking for a mayonnaise less salad, this is for you!  NO MAYO!

#79
Poblano Rotisserie Chicken Vegetable Soup

A new twist on a creamy vegetable soup with HOT SAUCE added an crunchy Poblano Pepper strips to make this a step above the ordinary.  Made easy in a crock pot.  Wonderfully spicy and delicious!

#80
Chicken Alfredo Biscuit Pot Pie

This SPECTACULAR presentation hides a rich thick cheesy al Fredo Sauce with PLENTY of vegetables, Corn, Peas, Onions and Peppers (add more if you like), plenty of chicken all topped with an EASY Buttery Parmesan pull apart Biscuit top.  All the goodness of a pot pie, NON of the work.  Only a few minutes of hands on work and you have a SPECTACULAR MEAL!

#81
Beer Chicken Chili

This is LOADED with flavors.  Rich thick fresh made tomato gravy (yes, fresh tomatoes, but can used canned if you must).  Cajun and Chili Spices heat up the mix along with beans, corn and LOTS AND LOTS of Chicken.  BEST I have EVER EATEN

#82
Summer BBQ Chicken Risotto
With Photo HOW TO DIY Tips


This is GOOD... Really GOOD.  All the summer BBQ tastes you love, BBQ seasoned Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Onions and a BEER, all molded into a sweet creamy AMAZING Italian treat. Included are LOTS of PHOTO DIY Tips insuring success.  I MEAN REALLY GOOD!  best Risotto I have ever made.

#83
BBQ Chicken Soup

HEARTY FILLING AND ALL THE FLAVORS OF A SUMMER BBQ... Made easy with a store bought fully cooked fully seasoned Rotisserie Chicken.  It's the BBQ Sauced Broth that really sends this over the top.  EASY, FAST and just right for a COLD NIGHT!!!

#84
Chicken Enchiladas - Cheesy,Spicy FREEZABLE CASSEROLE

And FAST... 30 minute meal.  With Freezing instructions (I like to make two, one for today and one for a month from now).  The recipe uses lots of time saving ingredients (like using a spicy cheese dip).  With a KILLER Tex-Mex Brown Sauce that will make this a monthly MUST MAKE AGAIN DISH!!!

#85

A classic stir fry... Made fast (once all the ingredients are trimmed, diced and the noodle broken up, this really is a ten minute recipe. really, start to finish, on your plate in about 15 total minutes, including prep time.  But of course, the dish must be tasty and this sure is. LOTS of Asian flavors, LOTS of veggie goodness and filling from the Ramen Noodles. And of course, partly made easy with one of those store bought, pre cooked, pre seasoned Rotisserie Chickens!
#86
Ramen Noodle Tex-Mex Stuffed Peppers

Upgrade Ramen Noodles to a filling weeknight worthy casserole filled with Poblano Peppers, Broken noodles (replacing rice), Chicken, Taco mix and More.  All the flavors you need for this filling DELICIOUS Ramen Exotic meal!  Partly made easy with a store bought pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken!

#87
Cajun Cheesy Chicken and Pasta
(Freezable Mac and Cheese Casserole)


Macaroni and Cheese is on every buffet table.  Often many versions.  This one WILL STAND OUT!  Chicken filling, plenty of creamy cheese and the spices that make this stick to your ribs!  Made easy with Rotisserie chicken and delicious with the Spices!  Make extra to freeze for a second meal in a month!

#88
Ramen Noodle Chicken Soup for the Sick Soul

I'm sick.. Cough Cough Moan...
Achy, Fever, head so full I think it will explode. So Sick and tired of Winter... sigh...
But this helped... And ready on just about 5 minutes.
And very very Tasty.
Cough Cough Moan

#89
Waldorf Rotisserie Chicken Salad

It's the sweet Honey Mustard Mayonnaise that is the base to this salad that separates this from the rest.  I especially LOVE the crunch texture of the apples, the sweet grapes and savory celery makes this legendary salad EASY and a HUGE HIT!

All made easy with a pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken!

#90
South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
on a Rotisserie Chicken Quarter


NOTHING COULD BE EASIER.  The recipe for the sauce is a simple, "Add Ingredients in a Jar and Shake like Heck" sauce.  No cooking but BIG in payoff.  Turns a simple Store Bought Pre-Cooked Bird into a Special Occasion Dinner!

#91
Artisan Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

This is one LOADED Salad. Low in Mayo, but Creamy with hints of sweetness. But it is all of the fruit and veggie goodness added. Apples, Grapes, Celery, Sweet Onion and then the crunch of the nuts. This is the fancy Artisan Salad served up at them fancy Bistros... ENJOY!


#92
Tex Mex Spinach Mac and Cheese (Freezable)

I LOVE this casserole! Cheesey as any good macaroni and cheese should be, but with that extra kick from Green Chile seasoned tomatoes, a little extra spices and all made EASY with pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken. THIS IS NOT A BORING OLD PASTA and CHICKEN RECIPE!

#92
EASY Mango BBQ Sauce for an EASY Rotisserie Chicken Upgrade

Pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken. Simply separate the leg/thigh quarter from the bird, drizzle the Mango BBQ sauce (see recipe in Pin) and bake.  But the secret is in the sauce. Not just tropical Mango but also hints of Ginger, Oranges and the key secret ingredient that adds EXTRA Caribbean tastes.


#93
EASY DIY Kansas City Style Sweet/Heat BBQ Sauce for an Easy Rotisserie Chicken Upgrade

NOTHING could be easier.  Pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken.  But the secret is in the sauce. For most of America,when you think BBQ sauce you think of a thick tomato based combination of sweet taste and the POW of Pepper Spices. Here is a simple to DIY recipe for you to get bragging rights at home!

#94
Ranch Chicken Salad... Salad in a Pita Pocket

Not duplicate word, it is indeed a Chicken Salad (and a very good one). But add the spinach and fixins for a salad (BACON, Tomatoes and Ranch Dressing) and you have a Chicken Salad that is also a Salad!

And it works GREAT as a sandwich!

#95
Creamy Chicken Salad (Cream Cheese Creamy)

What??? Cream Cheese in a Chicken Salad???  OF COURSE and it comes out a little sweeter, a lot creamier and delicious!

And it works GREAT as a sandwich!  Or especially works great for a Lettuce wrap with a broad leaf of Romaine Lettuce.  One of my favorite Chicken Salad Recipes ever!


#96
Chicken Gravy from the
Goo in the Bottom of a Store Bought Rotisserie Chicken


This is very easy and is perfect for an upgrade of that simple Store Bought Rotisserie Chicken.  Best of all, if you make the Stock from the bones of a Rotisserie Chicken, almost the entire sauce is made from parts that many toss...A simple DIY Upgrade that costs almost nothing!!!  And is perfect with Mashed Potatoes!

#97
Parmesan Crusted Chicken (Rotisserie Chicken Upgrade)!

I bet you have seen this recipe on TV... A Mayo company advertised this with uncooked Chicken Breasts. Well, this is a slight adaptation using a pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken. I like to use the breast meat for salads and the leg/thigh quarters for an UPGRADE like this. SIMPLE, 4 ingredients, EASY just slather and re-heat, and FAST... About the time it takes to make some mashed potatoes!


#98
Salad with Chicken, Peaches, Crunchy Ramen Noodles and a
fresh made Peach Vinaigrette


SIMPLE EASY AND FAST... And BEAUTIFUL AND DELICIOUS!

An easy upgrade for a Rotisserie Chicken and An easy upgrade for a package of Ramen Noodles.  And the fresh made Peach Vinaigrette is THE BEST! Crunchy, Sweet, Fruit and Chicken... A Fantastic lunch!

#99
Peppered Alabama White Sauce Rotisserie Chicken Upgrade

Like most sauces, this has dozens of varieties... To taste as they say. This day I was tasting as I was making the sauce and it just got better and better tasting as I added more and more pepper. And liked it more and more.  VERY VERY EASY to make. Just add the ingredients into a Mason Jar, Shake like hell and in no time... Sauce


#100

OH BOY CHILI!!!  Rich Thick Gravy... All made EASY AND FAST (to put together, I make mine in a Crock Pot, Hours of no work cooking after minutes of can opening).  Everything made easy with Rotisserie Chicken, a few cans of beans and Some diced vegetables. This is a real winner for an alternative to the red burger chili. One of my most popular recipes! Great for a Chili Feed!






And here's a new Rotisserie Chicken challenge... Single Chicken, how many, how varied the menu and how cost effective.  PLUS, all the recipes serve two people (two servings).  this series is perfect for young couples, old empty nesters and singles.  Some of the recipes are from the list above... sometimes I make new recipes, but all meet these goals...

  1. Eat Well... Make something that tastes good.
  2. Recipes for 2 people. One of the great things about a rotisserie chicken is the versatility fr a quick meal for small dinners (breakfast and lunch). Save the BIG cooking for another day, let's have something for just my wife and myself (and young couples, empty nest couples and singles)
  3. Versatility... Just how many rotisserie chicken recipes are out there???
  4. Keep Track of the costs... Life on a budget, need I explain more?
  5. Go beyond the basic recipes and add some tips and extra photos appropriate for less experienced cooks so that indeed...ANYONE CAN COOK THIS!



Week Number 1... A SINGLE CHICKEN!   #1

This is just a bit of a cheat as I have already listed the dish.  I changed this to a perfect little breakfast dish for two people.  I also added LOTS of basic info helping a novice cook and PLENTY of photos guaranteeing success for an inexperienced cook.
This is such a winning recipe.  Crunchy, cheesy, savory, lots of onions and eggy custardly delicious!!!

Week Number 1... A SINGLE CHICKEN!     #2
Chicken Salad Roll-Ups for 2 

This is my wife's FAVORITE sandwich.  Made easy with a Rotisserie Chicken and canned refrigerator biscuits.  Cream cheese makes it extra CREAMY and filled with mushrooms,onions, spices and CHICKEN!!! Recipe serves 2 people, easily doubled

Week Number 1... A SINGLE CHICKEN!     #3
Buffalo Mac and Cheese for 2

WOW was this GOOD... I mean REALLY REALLY GOOD!  All the tastes of a buffalo Chicken Wing (Even Blue Cheese), made easy with the meat from a  Rotisserie Chicken, three different cheese and spiced with Tabasco Sauce!!! DELICIOUS

Week Number 1... A SINGLE CHICKEN!     #4
Fast Food Smashed Potato and Chicken for 2

Almost embarrassing how easy this recipe is.  AND CHEAP, REALLY CHEAP, a delicious lunch made easy with the meat from a rotisserie chicken, dressed up with toppings of your choice (that are already in your pantry).  Under a $1 a serving.  Fast food dollar menu at home!

Week Number 1... A SINGLE CHICKEN!     #5
Chicken and Pasta with an Herb Tomato Sauce for 2

Forget meatballs, use the meat from a store bought, pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken, simply slice breast meat, add to the sauce and the pasta to the sauce and you have a DELICIOUS easy fast weeknight dinner for 2!

Week Number 1... A SINGLE CHICKEN!     #6
Chicken, Spinach and Feta Frittata for 2

My favorite breakfast, an Italian omelette with a bot of Greek touches.  I made this from the meat of 2 Chicken Wings from a Rotisserie Chicken. Sweet creamy eggs are seasoned perfectly and DELICIOUS with these fixins!

Week Number 1... A SINGLE CHICKEN!     #7
Chicken Stock made in a Crock Pot
From a Rotisserie Chicken


Like Nike says... JUST DO IT!!!

It;s free money, free way to make take your cooking abilities to the next level.  When you get free Chicken stock, suddenly you have wonderfully superior rice, risotto and most importantly SOUP!!!  Made easy in a Crock Pot slow cooker!


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Week Number 2.... A Single Chicken     #1
Garlic Garlic Chicken and Dumplings

So FILLED with garlic I named it twice... Includes a recipe for copy cat "Red Lobster Cheesy Garlic Rolls" that I use as dumplings, A delicious on it's own garlic chicken vegetable soup made double good with the addition of the garlic cheese dumplings!  My favorite soup recipe... maybe of all time!



WEEK Number 2... A Single Chicken     #2
Quick Cheesy Chicken Sweet Corn Muffins

Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks... These are fantastic!
Sharp Cheddar Cheese, onions, peppers, even a secret ingredient that makes normally dry muffins amazingly sweet, moist and tender.  Sweet and savory, LOADED with veggies and chicken and delicious... LOVE These!


WEEK Number 2... A Single Chicken     #3
 Rotisserie Chicken Cottage/Shepard's Pie 

This is a favorite of mine... Turning leftovers into GOLD!  And this is always gold, part fresh vegetables, part frozen veggies, silky creamy base with Dijon mustard adding extra flavor and topped by last night's Mashed Potatoes!  DELICIOUS and COST EFFECTIVE (I MEAN CHEAP, REALLY CHEAP!



WEEK Number 2... A Single Chicken     #4

Pizzeria Pizza at home!  With a French Twist as the classic tastes of the classic recipe are transferred to a PIZZA... Chicken, Ham, Mustard and Swiss Cheese  Make this a new favorite.  Includes recipes for sauce, dough and tips and techniques to get PIZZERIA QUALITY AT HOME!


WEEK Number 2... A Single Chicken     #5
Rotisserie Chicken and Waffles

This may be the easiest recipe ever, but honestly is one of the tastiest.  Salty and sweet, Savory and filled with flavor.  Adds a simple cost effective addition to your breakfast menu.  Dollar menu fast food at home!  Made simple with just a single thigh from a Rotisserie Chicken


Week Number 2... A Single Chicken     #6
Rotisserie Chicken Faux Giblet Gravy

I LOVE Gravy.  I think it is one of those lost arts that our Mothers and Grandmothers have not passed down to enough of us.  BUT, thanks to a store bought pre-cooked, pre-seasoned rotisserie chicken now I can get this comfort food treat FREE from the parts most people throw away.
Great for any old Wednesday, not just Thanksgiving


Week Number 2... A Single Chicken      #7


WHO KNEW???  There is no standard definition or difference between broth and stock.  So I weigh in with my definition and formula for making broth in a crock pot.  I fall under the use category and let my past define my terms.


Week Number 2... A Single Chicken      #8


Here's a FAST FOOD recipe... Even Better, A Fast Food DOLLAR MENU item.  It costs next to nothing to make but filled with flavors.  This is the Italian version of an Asia Egg Drop Soup with one special ingredient that adds nutty freshness to the soup!

How about that... EIGHT Recipes all from one $4.78 Bird!!!


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Week Number 3... A Single Chicken     #1


Calzone... A sort of stuffed pizza, made by folding over half the dough to create a... pocket... a HOT POCKET of you will.
A Reuben Sandwich... well, change corned beef to seasoned chicken
Mix em together, forgive the corned beef/chicken substitution and you have a WONDERFULLY EASY deliciously unique combination.



Week Number 3... A Single Chicken     #2

What's better than turning Last night's savory side dish into a spicy hearty warming HEALTHY Lunch or main course for 2?  This has the flavors of a classic Buffalo Chicken Wing added to a rich creamy Spring Vegetable RISOTTO!


Week Number 3... A Single Chicken     #3

This is a White Pizza, Creamy Cheesy Mornay sauce (Easy to make, lots of photo instructions)is the base, with garlic and pepper flakes, topped with Rotisserie Chicken, tomatoes and Arugula... ONE OF MY FAVORITE PIZZAS!




Week Number 3... A Single Chicken     #5

Parsley, Red Peppers and white meat Chicken turn the colors of the Italian Flag into this tasty delicious uniquely flavored chicken salad.  PLUS, if you are looking for a mayonnaise less salad, this is for you... NO MAYO!!!





Week Number 3... A Single Chicken      #5

Works as good or BETTER than any bar serving Chicken Wings.  I did double up and used 4 wings from 2 Rotisserie Chickens.  Add a little butter, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and you have a FANTASTIC lunch, snack or appetizer from the pieces most people throw away... BAR SNACKS AT HOME, Spicy and Delicious




Week Number 3... A Single Chicken      #6


A new twist on a creamy vegetable soup with HOT SAUCE added an crunchy Poblano Pepper strips to make this a step above the ordinary.  Made easy in a crock pot.  Wonderfully spicy and delicious!







And thus ends Chicken #3... But I just bought another!

MORE TO BE ADDED SOON

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Enjoy, let me know if you cook anything from here
 and invite me over for some Chicken!!!





My favorite Chicken Salad

Recipe by Dave Scott
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 Cups Diced Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Sweet Onion
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Grapes (same size as onion)
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Granny Smith Apple (same size as onion)
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Sweet Gherkin Pickles (same size as onion)
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 TSP Minced Cilantro
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix well and serve!

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