I’ve had an epiphany.
Every week I buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts with the intention of tenderizing them, seasoning and then grilling them so that we have fresh and cooked chicken ready to eat.
And more weeks than I care to admit, it goes bad before I can do all of the above.
What happens is it gets to be 5pm and things start to get nuts around our house. It’s too soon to eat dinner, yet people are hungry. Peter’s not due home for at least an hour and kids need baths and the house needs to be cleaned up and Auggie is insisting that his little 25lbs self be held so that he gets a closer look at whatever I’m doing. So my choice is to either have a screaming, crying baby cling to my leg while I pound on some chicken and then sweat to death putting it on the grill….or I let it go. You can see why I waste so much money on raw chicken.
Last week I picked up a rotisserie chicken for dinner at Peter’s request. To my utter delight, both kids dug in and devoured half the chicken. And that’s when it hit me; rotisserie. chicken. It’s cheap ($5 for a whole chicken!), it’s delicious, everyone eats it AND IT’S ALREADY COOKED. I could buy the chicken, tear it apart and have chicken ready to go for lunches and dinners with no effort. And a third of the price.
Cheaper. Easier. Healthy. And everyone eats it. A. Ma. Zing.
WINNER WINNER CHEATER CHICKEN FOR DINNER!!
2 thoughts on “Cheater Chicken”
I love to put my chicken breasts in the slow cooker. The crock pot has saved many meat purchases from the trash. Add some seasonings (a jar of salsa or pre-made marinade makes this even easier), set to high for a few hours and you’re done. Then, drain the liquid and shred the meat. Depending on how many breasts you cook, you can have a supply of shredded chicken in the refrigerator for a week! Use it for all kinds of meals: tacos, salads, soups, sandwiches, snacks, etc.
Oh that’s a great idea!!