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.
Chicken Bone Broth
Bones and skin of 1 Rotisserie Chicken
Rosemary, thyme, sage, etc herbs to taste
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.
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.
Per Serving: $1.15
When Serving 8
While the casserole cooks and pasta water comes to a boil, start chopping up the veggies and other add ins for the 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.
Per Serving: $1.90
When Serving 10
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.
*I can make them from scratch, but I had boxes in the cabinet and I wanted them…
Jiff Corn Muffin Mix
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.
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.
Per Serving: $0.89
When Serving 10
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.
I already have in my pantry: Sugar, Rice, Cheddar Cheese, Peanut Butter, Bread, Honey, Eggs, Milk, Butter, Salt, and Pepper.
- 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
- Rotisserie Chicken – $6.99
- Parmesan Cheese – $2.79
- Apple Cider Vinegar – $1.09
- Mayonnaise – $3
- Cellentani noodles- $1.49
- Cream of Chicken Soup – $1.79
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $5.49
- Peas and Carrots – $1
Total Cost: $46.27