If the start of a new school year is having you scramble for convenient meal solutions, take note: Roasted chicken is the shortcut tip of the season. But all roasted chickens are not created equal. Our chickens are 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rated opens in a new tab and raised without antibiotics or added growth hormones. (Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones when raising chickens, but we wouldn’t do that anyway.)
So you’ve bought a roasted chicken. Now what? Here are 10 fast and easy dinners you can make.
Grain or green salad. Options abound! Using peak-season fruit (pears, apples or raspberries), dark leafy greens (kale, chard or collards), pantry staples (beans and grains) and roasted chicken, you can make a big impressive salad in just a little time.
Chicken with rice and steamed veggies. Tip: Our frozen 365 Everyday Value® Organic Brown Rice saves you even more time!
Dark meat saved for chicken tortilla soup. Shred chicken into a tortilla soup opens in a new tab and serve with chopped red onion and cilantro.
Tetrazzini. Toss cubed chicken with whole wheat pasta, peas and mushrooms for a lightened-up Chicken Tetrazzini opens in a new tab.
Taco salad. Replace ground beef with shredded chicken in a taco salad opens in a new tab for a quick weeknight dinner.
Pulled chicken with barbecue sauce. Make sandwiches or serve alongside Cabbage and Carrot Slaw. opens in a new tab
Breast meat sliced for sandwiches. Declare it panini night and get creative with what you have on hand. Think pesto chicken, chicken and grilled veggies or chicken, apple and cheddar paninis.
Chicken pesto pizza. Take advantage of heirloom tomato season by making Grilled Heirloom Tomato and Pesto Pizzas opens in a new tab. Top with diced chicken.
Chicken salad. Our Sonoma Chicken Salad opens in a new tab is one of our classic Whole Foods Market dishes and a shopper favorite. Enjoy it on a bed of lettuce or make a wrap.
Nachos? Quesadillas? Pot pie? What are your favorite things to do with roasted chicken? Share in the comments section!
Originally published 8/2014.
Updated to delete outdated sale information 8/2015.