Weeknight chaos can make putting a home-cooked meal on the table a daunting task.
Don’t fret—our handy meal planner relies on a few key ingredients and gives new life to leftovers, so you can serve a delicious meal each night no matter what.
This week we’re featuring rotisserie chicken, a staple from the grocery store. Whether you like it plain, barbecue, or with hints of lemon, our collection of recipes for the week will elevate the flavors in your meals past meat, mashed potatoes and vegetables. So pick up two birds in the deli section, break them down early in the week, and stir up some of these quick dishes for dinner. If you have a vacuum sealer, you’re in serious business as your food can last a very long time in the freezer this way.
Monday: Greek Chicken Tacos
Tuesday: Chicken Salad with Wild Rice
Wednesday: Mix-and-Match Spring Pasta Toss
Thursday: Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime
Friday: Stove-Top Chicken Pie
Monday: Give tacos a Greek twist with this lettuce wrap inspired by the classic salad. With fresh vegetables, feta cheese, and a light lemon dressing, the rotisserie chicken will be the star of this protein-packed dish. Feel free to use a flour tortilla or pita bread if this dish seems a little too light for dinner.
Tuesday: Instead of dosing your chicken salad in mayonnaise, toss up this lighter version with a Tarragon Vinaigrette. Celery and almonds add crunch while wild rice allows this meal to be a little heartier. Set some undressed salad and dressing aside and you’re all set for eating leftovers at lunch tomorrow!
Wednesday: Clear out the half-full boxes of pasta in your pantry and combine them all in this pasta toss. Though the recipe calls for sugar snap peas, cucumbers, pimientos, and fresh herbs like dill and flat-leaf parsley feel free to substitute any vegetables and herbs such as have on hand including broccoli or fresh red pepper. Using rotisserie chicken and a bottle of Greek dressing will significantly cut down on your preparation time and allow for dinner to be on the table in 25 minutes.
Thursday: As the weather outside cools down, the warmth of a chili helps you embrace the fall season. Sweet potatoes, jalapeños and lime combine different flavor profiles to create a dynamic stew. Don’t skip on the the white ale for it adds body, spice, and flavor to this dish. Though the rotisserie chicken does cut down the preparation time, account for more time this night, 45 minutes, to build flavors on the stovetop.
Friday: Comfort meets convenience in our Stove-top Chicken Pie. Store-bought biscuits and leftover rotisserie chicken from the week will allow you to have dinner ready in 35 minutes. The frozen peas and sliced mushrooms also help saving time with this dish. Something that will stick to your bones, this dish will fill you up after a long week.