Thursday, February 10, 2011

Costco Rotisserie Chicken to the Rescue!

Costco has some really great deals, but nothing probably as great as its rotisserie chicken.

For just about $5, you get a tasty roasted chicken that is hormone free. So, you can just pick it up and have a quick chicken meal, or use it to make chicken salad or some other dish.

THEN, you can toss the carcass into a crock pot, simmer it for 12 hours, and get about 12 cups of great stock to use for soups. If you bought stock in the store, this would probably cost you between $5-$10. So, it makes the chicken even MORE economical.

I must admit that while I do love baking my own chicken, you really can not beat a rotisserie for most occasions. Anyone else do creative meal prep with pre-cooked chicken?


Pish Posh, @imakeagoodhat said...

Yay Costco chicken! We add additional seasoning to it and stick it in the oven for an extra twenty to thirty minutes. Try it.

You can pull the meat off and use it for enchiladas. If you have any leftover meat (and you don't want chicken for dinner again), put it in a ziploc bag with the juices and fat, and freeze it. Voila, cooked chicken whenever you need it.

You can also add it to your broccoli and mac & cheese recipe for some protein. (By the way, I like the idea of cooking the broccoli before throwing the pasta in. (: )

The Nitpicky Consumer said...

Enchiladas are a good idea! I'll have to try that!

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