Five Easy Dinners, Using A Rotisserie Chicken

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September is here–one of my favorite months, with Fall right around the corner. It’s also the month of back to school, and with that comes hectic mornings, busy days and rushed evenings. I always thought life would get a littler easier once at least one of my kids started school–but, I was wrong. Yes, I have one less kids to entertain during the day… but now I have to prepare lunches, breakfast, brush teeth x3, get dressed x3 and make it to the bus stop, all before 8am. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a mom, so I know you get it (or soon will be able to relate).

Meals in general–grocery shopping, breakfast, lunch and dinner, can be the biggest struggle, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m all about the #momhacks these days and one of my go to mom hacks in shopping at places like Stop & Shop, where they have literally EVERYTHING, including all of my favorite gluten free snacks and also a delicious rotisserie chicken. I always make sure I have a rotisserie chicken at the start of the week, because no matter how hectic the week gets I know with shredded rotisserie chicken and a few additional ingredients, I can have a meal prepped, prepared and served in under 20 min. I can not tell you how many times having a Rotisserie Chicken on hand, has saved me come meal time.

I’m serious, I’ve official lost count.

Keep reading for Five Easy Dinners, Using A Rotisserie Chicken…

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MEAL 1: Shredded Chicken, Broccoli, Quinoa & Brown Rice.

A weekly staple in our house.. it’s just too easy, healthy and also delicious, not to be! If we happen to make this later in the week and have some left over rice or quinoa, I will use that, otherwise my go-to is Seeds of Change Quinoa & Brown Rice. You make it in the microwave, which doesn’t sound like it would be good, but trust me, it is. Add a steamed veggie (our favorite is broccoli) and shredded chicken and dinner is done, in less than 10min. For my steamed veggies, I steam on the stove top and then top with a stray of olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and a dash of sea salt–SO GOOD!

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MEAL 2: Chicken Pasta Salad with BACON!

This one is a painters find via Delish.com and let me tell you, its a good one! I love this pasta salad so much–the dijon mustard takes it up a notch, its beyond easy to put together. quasi-healthy (we use gluten free chick pea pasta) and what’s not to love about BACON?!

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MEAL 3: Frozen Cauliflower Pizza topped with shredded chicken + BBQ sauce

This meal is by far the easiest. Caulipower Cauliflower pizza from Stop & Shop is my absolute favorite and the boys love it too. I like to get the plain margarita and then add different toppings each time, to switch it up. I’m loving this shredded rotisserie chicken and barbecue sauce combo–so good!

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MEAL 4: Chicken Fajita Rice Bowl

This meal idea could really be a two for one… Chicken Fajita’s one nice, Chicken Fajita Rice Bowels with the leftovers. I choose to highlight Chicken Fajita Rice Bowels, because I love them so much! I sautéed peppers and onions on the stove then added fajita seasoning, once its almost ready I toss in the chicken and mix everything up. Then I typically use leftover rice (rice or quinoa is also another thing that’s good to always have on hand), top it with fajita mixture and you have a delicious rice bowl on your hands.

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MEAL 5: Chicken Enchiladas (my personal fav)

If you follow me on Instagram then you know, this is a staple meal in our house. We make it probably once every other week. I use corn tortillas, shredded rotisserie chicken, shredded Mexican cheese, our favorite enchilada sauce from Frontera (we like both the red chili and green chili equally). Dip the tortilla in the sauce (cover both sides), add chicken a little cheese and often times I add canned green chili peppers too. Roll up tight, place all in a backing dish, top with remaining sauce and sprinkle a little more cheese on top. Back per instructions on the sauce (no more than 15 minutes). I usually cut the bake time down by 2min and then broil for the last two minutes to get a little extra crisp. Serve with corn and/or beans, avocado and a side of lime tortilla chips if you’re feeling extra fancy.

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I hope these are helpful, as you ease back into a routine for your family. Thanks for reading and as always for your support. What are some easy meals that you make with rotisserie chicken? Please drop them in the comments, I’d love to add a few more to our lineup.