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Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is a great way to have a healthy meal that's affordable, no nonsense, and can go a long way.
Freshline Market in Oak Lawn, IL sells Amish chicken which I like. Publix supermarkets sell a lemon pepper one that's really good too. Of course, you can go to Whole Foods and buy an organic roasted chicken for a little bit more than the average price.

Here are three things you can do with one rotisserie chicken (of course, it also depends on the size of your family).
Pick up some ready-made potato salad or a loaf of French bread, and mixed greens salad bag for the sides. Slice up some pieces of chicken, add salad dressing to the lettuce, and you have dinner.

With the left-over meat that is still on the roast, use it to make a chicken salad. Just take out all the meat, chop it up, add some mayo, dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and mix it all up. Add it to some wheat bread slices and you are set for next day's lunch. OR if you have left-over rice, cut up the left-over meat and make some chicken fried rice. Make some scrambled eggs and set them aside. Saute some oil, add onions, throw in the meat, then the cooked rice. Pour some soy sauce and keep stirring in med heat. Add the scrambled eggs and some salt/pepper. And you're done!

Finally, with the carcass, throw it in a pot of water with onions, garlic, green pepper, celery, whatever herbs you like, and let it cook for at least two hours. You will have your own chicken broth to either have at that moment or once it cools, put it in a freezer gallon size bag in the freezer for later use. I give my son a cup of broth every once in a while to boost his immune system. Research has shown that soup made this way is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps to reduce cold symptoms.