Tuesday, August 09, 2005

you spin me right round baby right round

Like a chicken, baby, right round, round round!

Last week Jack and I got a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli. Instead of just eating it plain, jack shredded off the meat and added a little olive oil and some dried mint, oregano, garlic, salt & pepper. We used that to fill wheat pitas, along with spinach and tomatoes and a sort of Tzatziki sauce Jack whipped up real quick (sour cream, yogurt, dill, pickle juice). It was such a good meal. Healthy, as well, and with plenty of leftovers.

Then I saw this not martha entry about an article for other things to do with rotisserie chicken. So I went on a quest to find some neat dinner ideas for these convenient, affordable birdies.

This article (requires a simple little free registration) has some good basic tips and ideas. It includes some quotes from the author of this book, which is currently "in transit" to my local library branch.

Sara Moulten on the food network apparently had a whole show dedicated to the wonder of rotisserie chicken uses. There's a few recipes, but this Butter Chicken (Indian Chicken with tomato cream sauce) looks especially dee-lish.

Chicken Scarpariello and Chicken soup w/latin flavors, both good ideas from Good Housekeeping.

Another general article featuring some really good tips (like take the meat off the bone when it's still warm...it comes off easier that way) and also some links to recipes.

Chicken chipotle tamales...there's not a thing about that phrase I don't like :)

3 yummy recipes from New York chefs. Yeah, real chefs eat 'em too!

With all these possibilities, I may have to consider getting my own Roncno rotisserie! Set it....and forget it!!!

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