One thing I love about picking up a rotisserie chicken from the deli, besides the convenience of course, is that one chicken can provide a multitude of uses for several meals over the course of a few days. Occasionally, we’ll buy one just to eat with a salad at dinner, but breaking it down and shredding the meat makes it stretch just a little bit further. Anywhere where shredded or chunked chicken is called for, a perfectly roasted rotisserie chicken can stand in its place cutting down on extra time spent in the kitchen.
After using some of the rotisserie chicken for the Slow-Cooker White Chicken Lasagna last week, I broke down the rest of the bird. I stored the chicken in a Tupperware and the bones in a freezer bag for broth later! Besides the broth, I was able to use the whole rotisserie chicken for 3 recipes! This works because it’s just the two of us so far so I can understand if this wouldn’t apply to everyone’s household.
Besides the lasagna mentioned before, I stirred some into some Amy’s Noodle Soup after a particularly tough dentist appointment and made a quick and easy chicken pie! Once you’ve made a chicken pot pie, you’ll find it’s so simple that it can be replicated in various different ways and various different methods. If you’ve got chicken, vegetables, and a means of encapsulating; you’ve got yourself a pie!
For the filling, I mixed a can of Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup with a cup of homemade chicken broth in a medium saucepan over medium until fully combined and warmed through. Next, I stirred in two cups of frozen mixed veggies into the gravy and brought the heat back up to just under boiling. I pulled the mixture off the heat and stirred in 2 cups of chopped/shredded rotisserie chicken.
I put the filling into a large pie dish and topped it with a loose mixture of Bisquick biscuit dough. My trick for this was that I followed the package instructions as usual, except I cut the dry mixture by half. The mix will be very very loose and will cover the top of the filling completely. Then, since the filling was already cooked, I just baked the pie per the package of instructions on the box of Bisquick.
After it was finished, we enjoyed generous scoops of the delicious pie with a side of Kettle Brand Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper Krinkle Cut chips. The simply flavored chips were a perfect complement to the pie. What are some of your favorite rotisserie chicken hacks?