I love to cook, and roasting a whole chicken is one of my favorite things to make. But on busy weeknights, I’m all for grabbing an antibiotic-free rotisserie chicken from Earth Fare.

Why? Because it’s super affordable, and even more convenient!

Here are a few tips I have for turning your store-bought rotisserie chicken into a drool-worthy meal:

Tip #1:

Pair your chicken up with a big, beautiful salad and an easy carbohydrate, like rice or quinoa (or even a microwaved sweet potato!) A salad comes together quicker than a cooked veggie side, which is a plus on busy nights. Add a delicious sauce and this quick meal will feel even more put together.

Tip #2:

If you need to reheat the chicken, I suggest breaking it down into its smaller parts (breast, thigh, drumstick) and placing everything under the broiler for a few minutes. The broiler helps the skin get nice and crispy again, which is my personal favorite part! This tip works wonders for leftovers as well – just watch carefully to be sure the skin doesn’t get too dark.

Tip #3

If you plan on saving some of your chicken for meals throughout the week, go ahead and remove all of the meat from the frame while it’s still warm. It’s much easier to remove the meat before it’s refrigerated. (Save the bones for Tip #4!)

Tip #4

Save the chicken frame (the bones) for making a nourishing Gut Healthy Bone Broth! I like to keep my bones in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer until I collect enough for a big batch of broth. It’s delicious and full of health benefits.

Tip #5

Buy more chicken than you need for one night, and save the leftover for making quick and easy meals throughout the week! I’ve linked some ideas below to get you started.

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Allyson Meyler

Allyson Meyler cooks, photographs, and eats the recipes found on her blog Reclaiming Yesterday. After struggling with her own health issues—and becoming frustrated with the Western medical system—Allyson took it upon herself to search for healing. She found relief through diet and lifestyle changes, and became a strong believer in food as medicine. She now shares her recipes and experiences through her blog in hopes to inspire others to get into the kitchen and take control of their health—and to eat some delicious food along the way! Follow along on Instagram and Facebook.