I am always on the lookout for meals that are easy and quick and that the whole family can enjoy. My latest find is the rotisserie chicken. I know they’ve been around forever, but I never actually stopped to buy until recently and now I am hooked!
I usually buy one rotisserie chicken a week and use it as a base for different meals. I slice it up and eat it hot out of the oven, chopped over salad or pasta or rolled up in a whole wheat tortilla with low-fat cheese and veggies. It always tastes great, the whole family loves it and it’s all precooked and ready to serve so there’s no prep work for me!
Plus at about $7.50 per chicken, it’s an affordable meal that easily feeds my whole family of five and sometimes even leaves me with leftovers.
Three ounces of skinless, white meat chicken (about the size of a deck of cards), provides 105 calories, 21 grams of protein and 1 gram of saturated fat. Compare that to three ounces of beef which contains roughly 165 – 225 calories and 2 – 4 grams of saturated fat, depending on cut.
So if you’re looking for an easy, inexpensive and tasty way to add chicken to your diet, stop by your grocer’s deli counter and check out the rotisserie chickens!
Here are 5 mouth-watering recipes to help you “dress up” your store-bought chicken: