Sunday, March 6, 2011

ode to rotisserie chicken

rotisserie chicken is such a time saver. especially the $5 natural ones from costco! it can be used throughout meals for a whole week or you can freeze some to use later for casseroles or other dishes!

here are two recipes that i incorporated rotisserie chicken into and have assembled while Greg is gone. i should practice or study but i've basically given up on those tasks and resorted to food creations instead..... it's just me and the dog.

hey, zoe! want to help?

i'm sleeping, anna.

i told you. i am trying to sleep. get that thing out of my face.

Sun-dried Tomato Pasta with Rotisserie Chicken

1/2 package whole wheat pasta (or your choice, any will do)
5 tbs butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 an onion, chopped fine
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt to taste
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, rough chop
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
Parmesan for topping

Boil water for pasta as per usual and cook, drain, set aside.
Melt butter and sautee onions and garlic until translucent. Add cream and salt to taste, stir in sun dried tomatoes and chicken to warm. Toss with pasta and serve with grated parmesan and some greens!

Curried Chicken Salad

Make as much of this as you like, it will last up to 5 days in the fridge - so double or triple this! Also, adjust spices according to your personal preference to make more or less spicy!

2 cups shredded chicken
1/4 cup mayo
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp red curry powder
1 tsp curry powder

1/4 cup golden raisins and 1/4 cup crushed walnuts for garnish

Combine the above spices and mayo with the chicken, set on a bed of spinach and garnish with the walnuts and raisins! Serve up with some fruit, like clementines :D

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