Costco Chicken Round 2

Okay, I bought another $4.99 Costco Rotisserie Chicken and here is how many meals/recipes I was able to get from one chicken!

First, I removed the legs, thighs and wings. Then I removed the chicken breast meat. The main chicken bone and the wings, I added to a pot with water. I then chopped up some onions, celery and garlic. After sautéing the veggies with salt, pepper and parsley. I added it to the pot and allowed it to simmer to create a chicken broth. I seasoned a bit more with salt, pepper, season salt and parsley. I also added a chicken tomato bouillon cube for more flavor. After it simmered for about 30 minutes. I removed the bones; any remaining meat still on the bones I added back to the broth. Next I added about 1.5-2 cups of milk and 1 ½ cups of wild rice. I had milk that needed to be used before spoiling, so the soup ended up thicker and more like a porridge than I anticipated, but flavor wise it was delicious and the perfect lunch for some of the colder spring days.

Next up: Chicken Nachos! I took about ¾ of the leg and thigh meat and diced that up. I then added some of the chicken breast chopped up to give variety. I seasoned it with garlic powder, onion powder, elote seasoning, chili powder and some chipotle seasoning. I let it refrigerate overnight to absorb some of the flavor. The next day I took it out of the fridge. I then chopped up some tomatoes, peppers and red onions. I preheated the oven to 350. I covered a sheet pan with foil. Laid out my late July tortilla chips and then topped with the tomatoes, onions, peppers and chicken. I then topped with Colby jack, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. I baked in the oven for about 10 minutes. Once it started to get golden I turned on high broil for the last minute to get an extra crispy. While they were in the oven, I chopped some lettuce for toppings. Other toppings included salsa, sour cream and this lime cilantro sauce I got from Costco. It was a great hearty dinner and a fun way to use the rotisserie chicken!

The remaining leg and thigh meat, I used to make a quick pasta dish. I took a Chicken pasta Knorr side and prepped to the directions on the back. Then I sautéed the chicken with onions, mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper in my homemade butter. Once the pasta was cooked, I added the stir fry and it was a quick and easy dinner with left over for lunch. Because I have to use every part of the chicken LOL, I took the chicken skin and fried it in the same pan to get it nice and crispy. It became the topping of the pasta and provided a great crunch with each bit! It was a great meal, when you in a time crunch or you don’t know what to make!

The last of the chicken breast were used in a pasta bake. Similar to the meatball one and the alfredo one I have done before, this is a simple, easy dump recipe but so very delicious!
First I preheated the oven to 425 and greased a glass baking dish. Then I dumped 1 box of rotini pasta, one jar of alfredo sauce, the chopped chicken, chopped tomatoes, a sprinkle of grated parmesan and 2 cups of a tomato chicken broth. I stirred until well combined and then remembered to season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic and then stirred again. I covered the dish with foil and then baked for 40 minutes. I took the baking dish out, stirred the pasta added 2 heaping handfuls of fresh spinach and topped with mozzarella cheese and parmesan. Then finished back in the oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes. It became quite a delicious meal and was addicting. Second helpings were necessary.

Similar recipes for this Costco chicken, maybe next time we will need to mix it up with new ideas! If you have ideas, comment below!

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