Lately, I've been busy. No, like really busy (actually, probably not as busy as some people--I'm such a complainer). But...I've been so busy that I haven't been able to prepare proper meals--(gasp!) which for me is a pretty big deal. Without proper meals prepared, it's difficult to eat right, which again, is a big no-no in my books. So, I turn to my good friend: the store-bought rotisserie chicken.
It's no home-roasted chicken, but it certainly is quick and delicious. Growing up, my family (there's six of us) was always super busy with school, hockey practice, figure skating, painting lessons, piano lessons, karate, swimming lessons--the list goes on and on--but my Mom (Super Mom is a more appropriate title) always managed to provide her family with well-balanced and healthy meals--often in a tupperware or Thermos, but nonetheless, hot, healthy, and delicious food. She's amazing.
So, ever since I was a kid, I've been familiar with these rotisserie chickens and have loved them. Now when I'm in a bunch and don't have time to cook a proper meal for myself and R, I head to the grocery store and pick myself up a bird.
Enjoy chicken for dinner one night, then use the rest for lunches the next day! Some of my favourite ways to use leftover rotisserie chicken are in whole grain wraps, sandwiches, or on top of a veggie-packed salad. Or try Asian chicken lettuce wraps, chicken tacos, or quesadillas.
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