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August 24, 2017

Our NAE Rotisserie Chicken Will Make You into a Meal Prepping Master

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Summer is coming to a close, and with it comes the return to school, work, soccer practice, and busy schedules! Don’t let hectic weeknights get you down – transform into a meal prep master with these easy recipes that transform our rotisserie chicken into chili, soup and more!

#1: Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

No need to let this soup simmer on the stove for hours; with a rotisserie chicken this cold-weather classic can be ready in just 30 minutes!

Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground Thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups ShopRite Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 2 cups shredded ShopRite Kitchen NAE Rotisserie chicken

Directions

  1. Heat oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, oregano, thyme and bay leaf; cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables soften.
  2. Stir in stock. Bring to boil. Stir in noodles. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until tender. Add chicken; simmer 5 to 10 minutes longer or until chicken is heated through. Remove bay leaf before serving.

#2: BBQ Chicken Pizza

Everyone loves pizza night! Skip ordering from the local pizza joint and make your own with pre-rolled crust, your favorite BBQ sauce, and shredded rotisserie chicken.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 17 min | Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded ShopRite Kitchen NAE Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1 pizza crust, 12-in.
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded gouda cheese
  • 3 Tbs cilantro, fresh, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place pizza crust on a large greased baking sheet.
  2. Spread barbecue sauce over pizza crust to within 1/2 inch of the edge. Sprinkle evenly with rotisserie chicken, onion, and cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted and toppings are heated through. Garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.

#3: Chicken Leg Cajun Rice Skillet

Simplicity at its best – top any side, like Cajun Dirty Rice or roasted potatoes, with these rotisserie chicken leg quarters for an instant skillet meal!

 

#4: Chicken Chili

Perfect for the big game or a rainy day, this chicken chili comes together in a fraction of the time with pre-cooked rotisserie chicken! Be sure to include all of your family’s favorite toppings, like shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped jalapenos etc.

Easy Chicken Chili

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 medium chopped peeled onions, divided
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cans 4 oz. each whole green chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded ShopRite Kitchens NAE Rotisserie chicken
  • 3 cans Wholesome Pantry Cannelini beans, drained
  • 6 cups chicken broth

Directions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add oil and onions and sauté until tender. Add green chiles, garlic, cumin, oregano and red pepper flakes and stir until well combined.
  2. Add chicken, beans, chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Serve warm, garnished with sour cream, cheddar cheese and salsa, if desired.

#5 Chicken Fried Rice

Who needs takeout when you have a rotisserie chicken? Leftover rice gets a much-needed reboot when stir-fried with a little soy sauce, freshly chopped vegetables and shredded rotisserie chicken. Want to keep the prep time down even more? Pick up pre-chopped fresh veggies from the produce aisle of your local ShopRite!

Easy Chicken Fried Rice

Preparation Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cut-up fresh vegetables
  • 1 cup shredded cooked ShopRite Kitchen NAE Rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • Fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges (optional)
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 cups cold cooked/leftover Jasmine Rice
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce

Directions

  1. HEAT oil in wok or large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and vegetables; stir fry 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. STIR in rice, fish sauce and sugar; stir fry 3 minutes or until rice is heated through. Add chicken and green onions; stir fry until heated through. Serve with cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.