Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
What should I do with leftover rotisserie chicken tonight? My pantry is kind of bare so I'm not trying to get fancy. Any ideas? I do want to really enjoy my meal.
Do you have tortillas?
beans and vegetables for soup?
Paprika and noodles?
Curry powder and rice?
If anyone could tell me how to make lemon rice soup with the few scraps in my pantry I would be happy.
Here is a very simple recipe for lemon rice soup:
3 1/2 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup long-grain rice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4-1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (plastic lemon with juice works just fine)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
white pepper, to taste
1Heat broth to boiling in medium saucepan; stir in rice and garlic.
2Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 25 minutes.
3Reduce heat to low.
4Mix lemon juice and egg; slowly stir mixture into soup.
5Stir in parsley; season to taste with salt and white pepper.
I do the above but instead of the canned broth, I pull all the meat off the carcass, set it aside and then throw the carcass in a pot of water with chopped carrots, celery, onion, parsley and a little pepper and simmer for awhile. I don't bother with salt because usually there's enough salt in rotisserie chicken spice. I taste the broth at the end and adjust then if it needs salt. Then I strain out the veggies and bones and have the stock for my soup. Might as well use 100% of that chicken!
I've been making a curried chicken salad with leftover rot. chicken - diced celery, apples, red onion, green pepper, raisins. Melt some butter and cook curry powder to get a more mellow taste. Mix all of the above with some mayo/yogurt (or sour cream) mixture and add a bit of chutney.