This dietitian recommends rotisserie chicken to just about every client.
Why? Because it’s protein in a pinch! Avoid the skin, and you’ve got a lean meat that’s ready-to-eat. Letting the creative juices flow, you can fashion into so many different dishes: skinny buffalo chicken dip for couch tailgating, home-made chicken noodle soup when the fall chill sets in, and chicken salad for lunch meal prep. Check out some more ways below!
- Chicken salad with plain Greek yogurt, light mayo, Dijon mustard and diced vegetables
- Buffalo chicken dip served with carrots, celery, sliced bell pepper and whole wheat crackers
- Chicken, reduced fat cheese and whole grain tortilla quesadillas
- Crock-pot chicken noodle soup
- White bean and chicken chili served with diced avocado
- Shredded chicken and vegetable omelet
- Served on top of teriyaki stir fry vegetables and brown rice
- Served in a Mediterranean bowl with quinoa, hummus, feta cheese and vegetables
- Shredded on top of a fall harvest salad with Spring mix, roasted vegetables and chopped pecans
- Burrito in a bowl! Romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, avocado, reduced fat cheese and salsa
- Stuffed spaghetti squash with chicken, spinach, mozzarella and light alfredo sauce
- Barbecue chicken tacos
- Pita pocket stuff with shredded chicken, vegetables and tzatziki sauce
- Chicken and vegetable casserole
- Chicken, mozzarella and pesto panini sliders
- Rotisserie chicken topped multi-grain nachos
- Southwestern chicken stuffed peppers
- Barbecue chicken stuffed sweet potatoes
- Broccoli, chicken, and whole grain macaroni and cheese combo
- Skinny chicken enchiladas with low fat cream cheese, green chilis and diced tomatoes
Rotisserie chicken will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days…almost time to pitch and you haven’t finished your bird? No worries, shred your leftovers and put them in a zip-top freezer bag. You can store them in the freezer for up to 4 months!