Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quick Chicken for Supper

I love to buy rotisserie chicken at the grocery store for a quick meal. It is already cooked, very hot and ready to eat. If you want to make chicken enchiladas, chicken spaghetti or chicken salad, it is a quick and easy alternative to buying fresh chicken and going through the cooking process. I think it is cheaper than buying fresh chicken. At Sam's, you get two huge chickens for around $10.

The not so fun part is that you have to skin it and bone it. I have gotten this down to a science, so it doesn't take me too long. I skin and bone it close to the sink with some warm soapy water and I can have it done in about 10 minutes. That is definitely quicker than cooking it myself. I buy all different flavors and they all work great. A chicken usually yields about 3 cups of chopped chicken.

It never fails that I decide to have the chicken on the day the trash men come to our house. That means the bones have to stay in the trash for about 3 days before the trash men come back. Have you ever smelled 3 day old chicken bones????? If you have, you will never forget it. It is one of the most rank, disgusting smells!

I have two solutions. One it to take the bones and put them in a Ziploc bag and put them in the freezer until trash day. The problem with that is by trash day, I have forgotten about the bones and my freezer is stuffed with frozen chicken bones. My other (and most used option) is to take my neatly wrapped bones to my local Big Lots dumpster at the back of a strip center near me.

Every time I do this, I am wondering if someone is watching me and wondering if I am stuffing a dead body in there.

Mission accomplished! Now I am ready to cook supper!!!

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Smalltowngirl said...

Oh, and don't forget to make broth with those chicken bones!! Makes the best soups!