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I Love Rotisserie Chicken (RC)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I'm a good cook, everyone tells me so. I have great cook books and I enjoy watching cooking shows. I even have one of those Ronco "Set-n-Forget-It" Roasters that I bought at a garage sale. Never used it. Basically, I have never cooked a whole Roast chicken in my life. Anything larger than 2lbs and visions of "How The Grinch Stole Xmas" come to mind, where at the end...the repentent Grinch gets to carve 'the great Who Beast'. Defrosting, soaking, gizzard sacks in the body cavity... Nope nope not doing it. Which is a shame, because I love Roast Chicken!

So you can imagine my delight when a neighbor sang the praises of Rotisserie Chicken (RC) in the hot deli section of our local super market. They're cooked to perfection, golden holiday brown, warm with juices flowing. Reasonably priced. Baby, where have you been all my life?

What does this have to do w/ SparkPeople and my weight loss journey? Well, RC has become the corner stone of my nutrition plan and my family's weekly menus.
- RC served as main course for a healthy dinner
- RC shredded over a green salad
- RC stuffed inside a pita w/ lettuce, cukes & hummus
- RC stirred into a vegetable soup
- RC stacked on 9Grain w/ avocado, lettuce and tomoatoes
- RC rolled into enchillada sauce for a quick healthy taco-to-go
- the list goes on...

If I count the hours I have in my day, spending 2 hrs on prep and cook of a "Who Beast", is not where I want to invest. I'd much rather spend 50% less time and be sitting down faster having a catch-up dinner w/ my husband. RC is healthy (I get the free-range brand), yummy and fast. It helps me stay on my nutrition plan, get's me the protein I crave w/out the stress, and my family knows there is more than just 'rabbit food in the fridge'.

Next week 30 min Turkey Chilli!

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    Rotisserie chicken and turkey breast are delicious and convenient. Helps to make meal planning a whole lot easier.

    Chef Megan has a great recipe, too!! emoticon
    2023 days ago
    Yep - it's good and very reasonably priced - I can buy it for less than a whole chicken uncooked - can you say "no brainer".

    I buy two usually on Monday or Tuesday and they end up being in dishes for the rest of the week.

    Now if we could get rotisserie broccoli.

    2030 days ago
  • COCHESE321
    My idea of "fast food" is rotisserie chicken, a bag of precut salad greens and a bag of frozen brown rice. I love this stuff. Around here, I have also seen turkey breast done the same way.

    2030 days ago
    Rotisserie chicken is a favorite of mine too. I'd love to have room for a rotisserie of my own. I can see me buying a couple of fresh whole chickens, roasting them and freezing the meat. In the meantime, store bought rotisserie chickens will have to do. Mmm!
    2030 days ago
    emoticon I enjoy using my rotisserrie cooker once in a while but completely understand the convenience of having someone else cook it for for you. We all do what works best for us.
    2030 days ago
    I love rotisserie chicken too !
    2030 days ago
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