Well hey there mamas! After a busy day, the last thing I want to do is spend forever cooking food. I have a few hacks for saving time in that arena, but one of my favorites is Rotisserie Chickens. It's the quickest way to have cooked chicken on hand, and I love to make all kinds of stuff with it! Rotisserie chickens are available at lots of grocery stores these days in the deli area, or at your local SAMs club (that's where I like to go!)
So what can you make with a rotisserie? Well, read on for some of my favorite recipes!
Poppy seed chicken is the ultimate in comfort food around here, and even my pickiest eater laps it right up! To be honest, I've made this so often I kind of eyeball the ingredient amounts at this point, so feel free to adjust these to your level.
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
4 cups shredded chicken
1/ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2 Tbsp. Poppy seeds
2 sleeves of Ritz crackers, crushed
Mix casserole ingredients together and pour into a 9 x13 dish sprayed with cooking spray. Mix crushed crackers, poppyseed, and melted butter together and sprinkle over the top of the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees or until hot and bubbly.
Ranch Chicken Tacos
Tacos are usually a winner with everyone! This easy chicken recipe will make taco night a breeze!
4 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 envelope ranch seasoning
1/2 cup of water
Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer until some of the liquid has cooked down. Serve on tortillas with shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa-whatever toppings you desire!
It's called that because it's like crack. Seriously, you can't stop eating this stuff. It's great on buns as a sandwich, over rice, or on baked potatoes. Quick, easy, tasty-all the things I'm looking for in a meal.
4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
8 oz block cream cheese
1 packet ranch seasoning
1 4 oz packet real bacon pieces
Put all ingredients together over medium to low heat in a saucepan, stirring constantly to allow cream cheese to melt with out burning (or you can MICROWAVE in intervals) Heat until cheese is completely melted and dish is heated through. Serve atop rice or noodles, baked potatoes, or on buns. You can even make nachos! This stuff is the best.
So yeah, rotisserie is pretty much the BOMB when it comes to quick meats. Hope these recipes help you get dinner on the table fast, so you have more time to do what you wanna do with your life.
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