I think it’s happened to all of us, right? A long day at work and we get home to find there is absolutely ‘nothing to eat in the fridge’! So, what do we do? Either go out for fast food or spend the money at a sit down restaurant. Or, race to the store and grab anything that sounds good to our grumbling stomachs, which usually results in overeating and over spending.
So, one night after the mad dash to the store and coming home with some lettuce and a rotisserie chicken, I started thinking. Hmm, I love chicken and it’s a great source of protein, but this bird has been sitting in a ton of grease (a.k.a. flavor) for I don’t know how long. That grease is equating to how many calories and fat? There’s gotta be a better way!
I thought about my friends that blot the grease off of a slice of cheese pizza (which I find blasphemous, btw) but maybe they are onto something? So I pulled off the skin, rinsed the darn thing off and pulled off just enough chicken to top my salad. Dinner was delicious and I had enough meat left on the bones to make two more meals!
Now, granted, having it cooked for you may cost you a few bucks more, but I found that Costco has a bird that is double the traditional size of most stores – I can get 5 meals out of that bad boy. And my local grocery has a ‘$1 off cluck’ weekly special every Thursday. I love starting the weekend off with some meals already prepped and ready to go!
From chicken salad (two ways),to tacos and pot pies – I think you’ll love this quick way to get meals done in a jif and save a few calories along the way.
What do YOU do with your bird? I’d love to hear!