Start With Rotisserie Chicken

Quick and Easy Precooked Poultry Recipes

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Salad. Linda Larsen

A rotisserie chicken, hot from the grocery store, is a wonderful meal starter if you don't want to use it as a meal in itself. The chicken is tender and juicy, and someone else has done all the work for you. One 3.5-pound chicken will yield 4-5 cups of sliced or shredded meat, both dark and white. These delicious recipes all start with rotisserie chicken.

Always keep food safety in mind when working with chicken. The rotisserie chicken should be very hot when you buy it - too hot to touch comfortably with your fingers. Put the chicken in your cart last, just before you check out, and go straight home with it.

The two-hour time limit on letting perishable foods sit at room temperature starts the second you take the chicken from the hot case at the grocery store - not when you get it home. Make sure you refrigerate the chicken immediately and freeze any leftovers after two days.

Enjoy these easy and delicious recipes using rotisserie chicken.

Start With Rotisserie Chicken