Ok, ok, want to know my secret to the fastest weeknight dinner – USE A ROTISSERIE CHICKEN!!!! In an ideal world, I would grill my chicken every week…but with the colder weather approaching, heating up the grill seems to take FOREVER and some nights…that little rotisserie chicken is simply perfect!!!
I started buying them when my little guy started on “real foods”. A friend of mine suggested it because the meat is so soft and easy to chew, especially when the teeth are limited! And although my little guy can pound the chicken, he couldn’t always finish it before it would go bad – so I started coming up with other uses.
No joke – this dinner went from the fridge to the table in about 5 minutes! But this was all in the advanced prep!
WHAT YOU NEED:
(makes 2 servings)
- 2 cups broccoli
- 1 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
- 1.5 cups shredded chicken*
- 2-3 TBS of Hot Sauce (I prefer red hot)
*If you don’t have a rotisserie chicken you can make your own shredded chicken! I like to make big batches periodically by simply cooking several chicken breasts in the crockpot with about a cup of water or chicken broth and some garlic and fresh lemon slices. Once its cooked, shred it, let it cool and then freeze into smaller batches to add into meals like this or soups, salads, sandwiches, etc…! If its only lightly seasoned the possibilities are endless!!!
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Mix all ingredients in a pan until thoroughly heated – and voila! Dinner is ready!!!
Since the chicken is already flavored and there is some salt in the red hot I don’t add anything additional seasonings. This makes for great, fast dinner and you can easily double for a quick lunch later in the week!
BONUS –> You can also make this fit your 21-day fix meal plan! Each serving would equate to one green (broccoli) 1 yellow (rice/quinoa) and 1 red (chicken). The hot sauce adds some additional salt but otherwise would be a “free food” so I usually count this as 1 teaspoon and my orange. You could also top with some avocados (1 blue).
If you’re looking for other uses for a rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken try one of my favorites – CHICKEN AVOCADO EGG SALAD or BUFFALO SPINACH QUESADILLAS –fast, easy and delicious meals!
Don’t let a busy schedule leave you limited to fast food, take out or other unhealthy dinner options. If you plan prep and focus – eating clean and healthy can be fun, delicious, and save you money $$$. Whether you’re new to clean eating or a seasoned pro – if you’re interested in more information fill out the form below to join one of my upcoming health and fitness accountability and support groups! Together we can end the trend of obesity!