Rotisserie Chicken Meals

Rotisserie Meal Prep

When putting together my meal menus, I try to overlap ingredients as much as possible.
This time I decided to see how far I could stretch a single rotisserie chicken.

First thing I did was strip the bird to get the broth started.
The chicken I got had about 3 cups of white meat and 3 cups of dark meat on it.

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Chicken Bone Broth
Bones and skin of 1 Rotisserie Chicken
3 Carrots
4 Celery
1 Onion
Rosemary, thyme, sage, etc herbs to taste
Salt&Pepper

Throw everything into a large stock pot. Cover with cold water. Slowly simmer until reduced and strain. I got about 10 cups of broth. Four are in the fridge for soup use during the week and 6 cups got frozen.

While the broth was going, I threw some rice into my rice cooker for the casserole and went to work chopping up the chicken for use.

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Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole
2 Cups Diced Chicken Breast
2 Cups White Rice
1 Cup Chopped Broccoli
Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
2 cups Rice Krispies
2 tbsp Butter

Preheat oven to 350
Combine chicken, rice, broccoli, soup, and cheese. Pack into a casserole dish.
Mix rice krispies and butter. Top casserole with cereal mix.
Bake for 20-30 minutes to warm through, or until cereal is crispy.

Cost:
Per Serving: $1.15

Nutrition:
When Serving 8
Carbs: 23g
Fat: 12g
Protein: 19g
Sodium: 459mg
Sugar: 1g

While the casserole cooks and pasta water comes to a boil, start chopping up the veggies and other add ins for the salad. 

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Pasta Salad
3 cups Macaroni Noodles
1 cup Diced Chicken Breast
1 cup Cucumber
1 cup Cherry Tomato
1/4 cup Olives
1/4 cup Red Onion
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
2 tbsp olive oil

Cook noodles. Toss with olive oil. Mix in all other ingredients. Dressings optional.

Cost:
Per Serving: $1.90

Nutrition:
When Serving 10
Calories: 155
Carbs: 14g
Fat: 7g
Protein: 10g
Sodium: 211mg
Sugar: 1g

At this point, the oven was already warmed up and I had some Jiff Corn Muffin Boxes that I picked up after the holidays on sale and was craving some corn bread. 

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Corn Muffins*
*I can make them from scratch, but I had boxes in the cabinet and I wanted them…
Jiff Corn Muffin Mix
Egg
Milk

Mix ingredients together. Spoon into greased or lined muffin tray.
Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

I took a break from cooking to eat for a little bit and have a beer. The Coleslaw and a fresh batch of Peanut Butter and Honey Uncrustables began the next morning.

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Coleslaw – KFC Copycat
*Note: The original KFC copycat recipe I printed called for miracle whip over mayo. Miracle Whip contains HFCS so I made the executive decision to get mayo. Next time I’m also going to reduce the sugar to 1/4cup + 1tbsp so it wont be as sweet. 
1 cup Mayo
1/2 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
3 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Celery Salt
8 cups finely Chopped Cabbage
2 medium carrots, Shredded
1/4 very finely chopped Onion

In a large bowl combine mayo, oil, sugar, and vinegar, onions, and celery salt.
Toss chopped cabbage and carrots in the dressing.

Cost:
Per Serving: $0.89

Nutrition:
When Serving 10
Calories: 144
Carbs: 15g
Fat: 9g
Protein: 1g
Sodium: 223mg
Sugar: 13g

In addition to the homemade uncrustables for D, I made another batch of leftover crust bread pudding for breakfasts. I also made a batch of hard boiled eggs. 

To Come: Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Noodle Soup, Tomato and Carrot Soup.


Shopping List:
I already have in my pantry: Sugar, Rice, Cheddar Cheese, Peanut Butter, Bread, Honey, Eggs, Milk, Butter, Salt, and Pepper.

  • Produce:
    • Broccoli – $0.45
    • Cucumbers – $0.50
    • Green Cabbage – $0.94
    • Red Onions – $1.17
    • Red Bell Pepper – $1.43
    • Onions Sweet – $1.19
    • Garlic – $0.70
    • Shallots – $0.27
    • Celery – $1.99
    • Basil – $2
    • Thyme, Rosemary, Sage mix – $2
    • Carrots – $0.69
    • Grape Tomatoes – $1.50
    • Celery Salt – $1.99
    • Olives – $3.97
  • Deli:
    • Rotisserie Chicken – $6.99
  • Dairy:
    • Parmesan Cheese – $2.79
  • Pantry:
    • Apple Cider Vinegar – $1.09
    • Mayonnaise – $3
    • Cellentani noodles- $1.49
    • Cream of Chicken Soup – $1.79
    • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $5.49
  • Frozen:
    • Peas and Carrots – $1

Total Cost: $46.27

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