18 healthy dinner ideas using the famous Costco rotisserie chicken
Oh the $5.00 Costco chicken. It has saved many dinners in households everywhere. The convenience combined with the price is hard to resist. It’s also a much better choice than fast food since you can combine the Rotisserie chicken with fresh and healthy vegetables and whole grains. Therefore, it is a great base to build upon for a healthy and well-rounded meal. You won’t find that at a burger and fry drive-thru.
Costco Chicken: Healthy or No?
Firstly, I do not recommend eating Costco Rotisserie every day due to its high sodium content and the chicken not being organic. However, it can and should definitely be leaned on during busy days especially during the week. You know the days I’m talking about, right? Where you’ve been going-going like crazy all day long and by the time dinner time roles around you have zero energy to cook a full dinner for your family. We’ve all been there! And that’s totally okay. Buying a ready made chicken can save you so much time and energy preparing dinner. Throwing together a salad or baking some veggies is no problem comparatively.
Using Costco Chicken as a Base for a Healthy Meal
To sum up, choosing a ready-made chicken is a great option compared to going through the drive-thru. When using a ready-made chicken as your base, build around it with fresh vegetables and a whole grain. For example, you could roast some asparagus in the oven for 10 minutes with some salt and pepper. Additionally, you could pair it with a cup of brown rice. There you have yourself a healthy meal!
I’ve put together a delicious list of meal ideas using the Rotisserie Chicken from Costco that you can refer to during your busy days. They are combined with fresh and healthy ingredients including fresh vegetables, greens, and whole grains to build you a well rounded and healthy meal for you and your family.
Walnuts + Spinach + Pears + Balsamic Vinaigrette + Chicken
Spinach + Pecans + Apples + Champagne Vinaigrette + Chicken
Arugula + Sunflower Seeds + Lemon Vinaigrette + Parmesan Cheese + Walnuts + Chicken
Chicken + Spring Mix + Mandarin Oranges + Slivered Almonds + Sesame Vinaigrette + Green Onion
Chicken + Gluten Free Penne Pasta + Pesto + Tomatoes + Arugula
Chicken + Zucchini Noodles + Pesto + Tomatoes
Broccoli + Baked Potato + Chicken
Green Beans + Mashed Potatoes + Chicken
Roasted Asparagus + Roasted Red Potatoes + Chicken
Grilled Corn + Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Chicken
Bok Choy Bowls: Chicken + Bok Choy + Brown Rice + Sesame Seeds
Chicken + Brown Rice + Fresh Green Beans + Coconut Aminos
Fried Rice: Chicken + Brown Rice + Peas + Carrots + Onion + Bell Pepper + Teriyaki Sauce + Green Onions
Chicken + Roasted Broccoli + Brown Rice + Sesame Seeds + Coconut Aminos drizzle
Chicken Tacos: Chicken + Cilantro + Onion + Salsa Verde + Lettuce
Mexican Quinoa: Chicken + Quinoa + Taco Seasoning + Cilantro + Corn + Bell Pepper + Black Beans + Kale
Quesadillas: Chicken + Ezekial Tortillas + Cheese + Onions + Guacamole
Sandwiches & Soups
Panini: Chicken + Grilled Whole Wheat Bread + Pesto + Tomato + Mozzarella, Basil
Shred some of the chicken and add it to my Creamy Potato Leek Soup!
What are your favorite ways to use Costco Rotisserie Chicken? I’d love to hear your ideas, share them in the comments below!