Saturday, November 07, 2009


Someone suggested paninis for my 'what to do with rotisserie chicken' question.

Paninis are a favorite around here, though I confess that I forget about them from time to time. One of our favorites is like so:

Chicken cut into bite size pieces
(if it isn't already cooked, cook it with pesto sauce)

Basil pesto sauce -- mix with cooked chicken -- a tablespoon or two.

Sliced red bell peppers

Grated monterrey jack cheese

Sliced sourdough bread

It helps to soften the red bell peppers (cook with chicken) but not necessary.
Mix chicken with pesto, put on bread with bell peppers and cheese and grill like a panini. Simple, yummy.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Rotisserie Chicken, a dozen ways

So, today I have a leftover Rotisserie chicken. Yes, a whole one. Sam's sells them for $5, so I always buy 2. I usually use the 2nd one for chicken salad for sandwiches, but wasn't in a chicken salad mood (AND had nothing planned for dinner tonight so I needed it anyway). I posed the question on facebook: What should I do for dinner with leftover rotisserie chicken. Holy cow. Got quite a response. I will link to a recipe if I have one!

  • Chicken Spaghetti
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Quesadillas
  • Chicken Sour Cream Enchiladas (okay, who am I? Betty Crocker? What the heck?)
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Chicken salad
  • Fettucini Alfredo
  • Chicks-in-a-blanket (I made that name up -- chicken w/ grated cheese wrapped in crescent rolls cooked according to directions)
  • Etouffe' (again... Betty Crocker? What?)
  • Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup
  • Chicken Tacos
  • Chicken and Dumplings
  • Fajitas
  • Paninis
So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!