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Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rotisserie chicken answer to ‘fast food’

February 20, 2008

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The busy family's saving grace, the rotisserie roasted chicken, is put to great use in this Quick Chicken Curry. Atop a bed of couscous, various ingredients combine to make a mildly spicy curry dinner.

The busy family's saving grace, the rotisserie roasted chicken, is put to great use in this Quick Chicken Curry. Atop a bed of couscous, various ingredients combine to make a mildly spicy curry dinner.

If ever the rotisserie chicken cookers of America went on strike, our nation would be doomed.

Without these utilitarian birds - which now come barbecued and organic in additional to the traditional roasted version - how would busy families get dinner to the table?

These chickens are most valuable as ingredients that can easily be transformed into meals that would take hours to prepare without the aid of the rotisserie.

For example, toss the meat from a still-hot bird with jarred pesto, then toss that with whole-wheat pasta and a bit of steamed broccoli. Shave a bit of Parmesan over it for a complete meal in about 20 minutes.

Or for a Middle Eastern approach, arrange the meat from the bird on a serving platter. Provide each diner with a bowl of hummus, some roasted or steamed vegetables and a few flatbreads, then let them make their own wraps.

Comments

canyon_wren 6 years, 10 months ago

It may sound wasteful, but it works well to use a rotisseried chicken to make good chicken soup in a hurry for someone who needs it. I take off the meat and simmer the carcass for the broth, then add carrots and onions and some good noodles or rice, along with more chicken broth and the chicken.

trinity 6 years, 10 months ago

that is exactly what i do too, canyon! very good soup, and easy, too. not a bit wasteful, good way to make use of the whole bird.

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