Time-Saver of the Week!April 6, 2010
It’s time for a new, non-regularly occurring feature here at the Mouse House Kitchen – the Time-Saver of the Week (which will most likely NOT occur every week).
A super easy, economical and tasty dinner option is the supermarket rotisserie chicken. I can’t say it any plainer than that. They usually run between $6 and $8, and when served with a salad and maybe some authentic California sourdough bread, you’ve got a full meal for the whole family at a relatively low cost. I’ve seen versions that are plain, seasoned, and even Italian-seasoned. They’re always cooked fresh that day, but they keep well in the fridge for several days, or you can freeze them for quite a while. Even after reheating, they come out juicy and delicious. And the options are endless; just carve it up and eat it with your fingers; make chicken sandwiches; shred the thigh and leg meat for tacos or soup; chop the breasts to top a salad or a pasta dish, etc. It’s a versatile product that allows you to be spontaneous and creative, with little cooking effort.
Now it’s true – skin-on chicken is much less healthy than skinless. But I’m not recommending always buying the rotisserie instead of the boneless, skinless varieties; if you are planning the week’s dinners and have a specific recipe in mind, use the healthier option. But when you know you want chicken but have no idea what to do with it, the rotisserie option is a great fallback.
This message paid for by the Supermarket Rotisserie Chicken Association of America (I wish!) Enjoy.