3 Homemade Dinners Made Easy With Rotisserie Chicken

Posted on: 12 October 2016

Many two-income families are simply too tired or busy by the end of the day to make a nutritious dinner. They often resort to ordering takeout, which can be expensive, or fast food, which isn't healthy. A rotisserie chicken from your local deli is the perfect solution. They are inexpensive and healthy, and you can quickly turn them into a fulfilling, satisfying meal. While they are great just the way they are, they're also perfect for transforming. Here are three easy dinners you can create from a rotisserie chicken.

Chicken Pot Pie

Use refrigerated pie crusts to make this filling comfort food. Line a pie pan with one pre-made crust, add shredded chicken, a small bag of frozen stew vegetables, a jar of chicken gravy, and top with the remaining crust. Bake at 400 F degrees for 30 minutes or until the crust is a golden brown. Serve with a fresh mixed greens salad from the deli.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Mix three cups of shredded chicken with ¼ of a can of salsa verde and ½ cup sour cream. Stir in 1-cup shredded pepper Jack cheese. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. In an 8x8 casserole dish, pour another ¼ of a can of salsa on the bottom of the dish and spread evenly. Add a flour tortilla, top with one cup of the chicken mixture, add another tortilla, followed by another cup of the chicken. Repeat for the third layer, topping with one more tortilla. Pour the remainder of the salsa verde over the top and sprinkle with more cheese. Bake at 350 F degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with rice and a can of refried beans for a complete meal.

White Chicken Chili

This hearty, spicy soup is perfect for a chilly winter day. Add four cups of shredded rotisserie chicken to four cans (14.5 ounces) of chicken broth, three cans (14.5 ounces) of un-drained great Northern beans, and two (4 ounce) cans of chopped green chilies. Sauté one medium onion with three cloves garlic in butter or olive oil. Season with one tablespoon cumin and 1 teaspoon cayenne, and add to the pot. Simmer over medium-low heat 30 minutes. Garnish with shredded Monterrey Jack, a dollop of sour cream, and avocado slices. It goes perfect with cornbread from the grocery store bakery.

Eating well doesn't have to be time-consuming. With a deli rotisserie chicken and a few canned, refrigerated, or frozen ingredients, you'll have a healthy, homemade dinner in no time. Check out rotisserie chickens at your local deli, like Deer Park Deli.