We love going to Costco and of course each time we always bring home a $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken.  What a deal so it’s hard to resist!  My kids love my “garlic chicken” which only consists of minced garlic saute shredded Rotisserie chicken meat, 2 tbsp of Maggie seasoning and sugar/mushroom seasoning to taste.  The boys eat good whenever I serve it for dinner.   We would pack chicken for lunch the next day too.  This saute garlic chicken can also be 1 of the toppings for Xoi Man (Vietnamese savory Sticky Rice).

A good way to save even more money is to make chicken broth using the bones/carcass from this chicken.  I brought 10 cups of water, an onion, and the carcass (along with the gelatin like chicken fat on bottom of the container) to a medium boil for about 25-30 minutes.  Discard the carcass and onion, run the broth through a fine mesh sieve and you get yourself delicious homemade chicken broth!  I store the broth in 2 Chinese carryout soup containers.   If I plan to use within the week it goes in the fridge, otherwise I store them in the freezer for later use.  Depending on what you plan to use it for you can also add carrot, celery… etc when you cook the broth.  I like using this broth with egg noodle soup (such as wonton noodle soup) or chicken noodle soup.  But you can use it for anything, really!  The color is fantastic!

$4.99 can go a long way, just need some effort!


8 Comments on “Multi-usage for Costco Rotisserie Chicken”

  1. I always look forward to reading your new ideas in your blog. My cousin and I overcame our fear of the instant pot and enjoy cooking for our families because of you. Thank you!

  2. This is brilliant!! I always throw the carcass out. I’m so glad I read this tonight, I have a Costco rotisserie chicken in the fridge. Tomorrow’s dinner is done!!

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  4. Forgot to ask my question. =) Do you cook up the shredded costco chicken, minced garlic, and sugar/mushroom seasoning altogether?

    • Hi Dee, I do saute the chicken with minced garlic for a few minutes. The. Seaskn wih mushroom seasoning. Then continue to saute for a few more. Kids love this dish!

  5. Katie, I would love to hear more of this type of ‘simple’ recipes. I am definitely not gifted in the kitchen and have bought all of the appliances in hopes that will change but it hasn’t. What I can make however are these simple recipes such as one you posted on this entry. I’m glad I read it and will definitely add that to my list of things I can make for my kids’ lunch. I like to pack them a homemade meal but it’s a struggle for me, so thank you very much! If you have any other recipes that is great for lunch, please do share!

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