Five quick, easy, and absolutely delicious single serving meals made from 1 rotisserie chicken. Perfect for meal planning!
You can easily make 5 meals out of one rotisserie chicken from the store. A rotisserie chicken is perfect for meal planning and I think you'll love that these meals come together quickly too.
Since these rotisserie chicken recipes are single serving recipes, you might wonder what to do with any leftover ingredients. Well, we actually list other recipes and ways to use up leftover ingredients so there’s no waste. You can find that information in each of the recipe links below.
What Is Rotisserie Chicken?
Rotisserie cooking is a form of roasting, meaning that the food is cooked uncovered in an oven or grill.
Rotisserie chicken is a popular convenience food often found in the deli section of many grocery stores. It's versatile, budget-friendly, and a great source of protein.
Why These Recipes Work
- Easy to make: Each of these meals come together quickly and are made with ingredients you may likely already have on hand.
- No waste: I can easily get 5 single serving meals from 1 rotisserie chicken and using one is an economical way to meal plan.
- Delicious meals: Each of these meals are so incredibly delicious. They're each made from scratch and filled with flavor.
- Cooking for two? These are all single serving recipes but if you're cooking for two, each of the recipes can be doubled to serve two people. You might even consider adding a side dish to any of the dishes too.
Preparing the chicken: Remove the meat from the chicken and I think it’s helpful to portion out about a cup of meat and put it in several zip bags. That way it is easier to grab when you want to make one of these recipes.
Storing leftover rotisserie chicken: Cooked chicken can stay good for up to 4 days in the refrigerator stored in an airtight container or for up to 4 months in the freezer.
Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
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So there you have it, five single serving recipes using one rotisserie chicken. In each of the recipes above you can see ways to use up any leftover ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to cook a whole chicken instead of buying a rotisserie chicken from the store, use our Juicy Roasted Chicken Recipe.
After you've removed all the chicken from the bones, don't toss it just yet! Use the bones to make homemade chicken stock. It's easy to make and perfect for soups, stews, or any recipes calling for broth or stock.
Here's how to make it:
1. Place the chicken bones, skin, and any gelatin that's collected in the bottom of the container into a large pot or dutch oven.
2. Cover with cold water.
3. Add 2 bay leaves, 10 whole peppercorns, ½ teaspoon of dried rosemary, and ½ tablespoon of dried thyme.
4. Rough chop 2 medium carrots, 2 medium celery, 1 onion, and 2 garlic cloves and add them to the pot.
5. Bring to a boil over medium heat, skimming off any foam that rises to the top. Reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer on low for at least 2 hours, or up to 8 hours for an even richer flavor.
6. Strain the stock through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding bones, vegetables, and seasonings so you are left with a clear, smooth stock.
7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Crockpot or slow cooker version:
1. Add everything to the base of your slow cooker. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.
2. Strain the stock through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding bones, vegetables, and seasonings so you are left with a clear, smooth stock.
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