Today's post was inspired by a comment left by one of our reader's Kate, who shared a bunch of ideas for how she preps her kitchen for a successful week, including this nugget, " ...Costco roasted chickens --- these little babies are worth their weight in GOLD! I buy two every Sunday, and break them down into 3 ounce portions. I use the meat in chicken salads and recipes, and the rest gets turned into stock, which I de-fat and use to make soups."
She got me thinking about all the easy delicious things you can do with rotisserie chicken. So, last Sunday after yoga, I stopped by Costco and grabbed me one to play with this week.
Sunday we had roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and a mixed green salad.
On Monday, I made a delicious chicken and wild rice salad and served it on a bed of greens and sliced strawberries.
Last night it was a quick and easy chicken pot pie.
With cooked chicken in the fridge, getting dinner pulled together seemed a whole lot easier this week. There are so many ways you can use rotisserie chicken.
Is Rotisserie Chicken 0 Points on Weight Watchers?
Rotisserie chicken breast without the skin is zero points on the myWW blue and purple plans.
Favorite Easy, Healthy Delicious Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken
Rotisserie Chicken & Wild Rice Salad
Simple and delicious, this chicken and wild rice salad is a new favorite at our house. The only thing that has to be cooked is the wild rice blend. (I like either Uncle Ben's or Far East brands.)
I used half light mayonnaise and half plain non-fat Greek yogurt, but all of one or the other would be fine. This yummy chicken and wild rice salad can be amended a multitude of ways to suit your tastes.
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15 More Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes for Rotisserie Chicken
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries - a longtime favorite with family and readers.
Asian Chicken Salad - an easy, healthy, tasty lunch you can toss together in minutes.
Easy Edamame Chicken Salad - an easy healthy chicken salad featuring edamame and a flavorful Japanese wasabi dressing.
Chicken White Bean Salsa Soup -I got the idea for this simple chicken white bean salsa soup from a Weight Watchers friend. While chatting one day, I mentioned that I needed an idea for how to use up the remains of a recently purchased rotisserie chicken.
Spicy Chicken & Quinoa Soup Mug - Perfect for a chilly day, this 5-ingredient chicken soup can be ready in about 15 minutes using common ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and refrigerator.
Chicken Fried Rice (just substitute chicken for the ham) - When you mostly are cooking for two, it's important to learn how to creatively use leftovers. Whatever I make seems to result in enough leftovers for another meal or two. Fried rice is a great way to use up odds and ends you have lurking in the fridge.
Easy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole - substitute leftover rotisserie chicken for the canned chicken call for in this easy, peasy comfort food casserole.
Skinny Chicken & Broccoli Casserole (Chicken Divan) - This skinny chicken broccoli casserole is a lightened up version of my Mom's yummy creamy cheesy chicken broccoli casserole from childhood. I enjoy it as much now as I did then.
Bisquick Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie Made Lighter - A longtime lover of pot pie, I can’t believe I’ve never tried Bisquick’s Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie until now. It’s the ultimate comfort food made easy. This classic family favorite comes together quickly with just 5 ingredients.
English Muffin Chicken Pesto Pizza for One - Craving this delicious pie, I decided to make my own version and base it around the humble English muffin. I mean who doesn’t love perfectly portion-controlled English muffin pizza? My mom has been serving them up since I was a kid.
Chicken & Veggies with Pasta
Toss together your cooked chicken with assorted chopped cooked (roasted, grilled, steamed) vegetables and your favorite pesto or pasta sauce. I like roasted cherry tomatoes, chopped artichoke hearts and pesto thinned with some of the pasta cooking water.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Toss shredded chicken with shredded carrots, cabbage and your favorite light Asian dressing or Hoisin sauce. Wrap in large lettuce leaves.
Italian Chicken Salad Sandwich
Toss chopped or shredded chicken with chopped roasted red peppers, reduced-fat pesto sauce and nonfat plain Greek yogurt. Serve on light bread, a sandwich thin or in a wrap with lettuce and tomatoes.
Cheesy Chicken Nachos
Top baked low-fat tortilla chips with shredded chicken breast, salsa, chopped scallions and shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese. Bake until heated through and cheese melts.
Quick & Easy Chicken Teriyaki Skillet
Combine sliced chicken breast and steamed frozen mixed Asian vegetables in nonstick skillet. Add 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce and heat; spoon over cooked brown rice or cauliflower rice.
BBQ Chicken Tortilla Pizza
Top a small tortilla with BBQ sauce, chopped chicken, shredded reduced fat cheese and chopped veggies such as broccoli, red bell pepper, mushrooms. Bake until heated through and cheese melts.
Chicken Burrito Bowl
Combine in a bowl chopped chicken, black beans, rice, tomatoes, salsa, cheese and avocado.
3-Ingredient Chicken and Zoodles Marinara Skillet
Combine chopped chicken, zucchini noodles and marinara in a nonstick. Heat until bubbly.
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