Watch as Erin Transforms 2 Rotisserie Chickens from Costco into 4 Meals for 6 People + 8 Cups of Chicken Stock – Get the Recipes Featured Below!
Yes, it’s true – the $4.99 Rotisserie Chicken is still holding on as their most famous and popular “loss leader.”
Last week, I stopped into store to stock up on a few household and food essentials. I decided to see how far I could “stretch” 2 of the rotisserie chickens and I’m thrilled to share the results with you here.
I managed to make 4 meals for my family of 6 (Yes, Ryan is not home…but I made the same as I would have if he were here…in part to have leftovers…and in part because I haven’t figured out how to reduce my regular cooking amounts! lol)
In addition to these 4 meals, I also made several cups of chicken stock by boiling the boys and meat. I diluted it with some water and then frozen in both ice cube trays and 1 cup portions.
From these 2 $4.99 rotisserie chickens, I made…
- 9×13 pan of Chicken Ranch Mac n Cheese
- 6 plates of Buffalo Chicken Nachos
- 12 BBQ Chicken Sliders
- 6 portions of Chicken Fajita Quesadilla/Nachos
- about 8 cups chicken stock
**Note: I did freeze a meal’s worth of chopped chicken with dry Ranch mix for the nachos, and another meal’s worth for the sliders. This keeps us from eating chicken meals 4 days in a row. 😉
I did my best to use ingredients that I already had in my pantry (ranch dressing, pasta, tortilla chips, shredded cheddar and mozzarella, butter, etc.)
I bought the slider buns, tortillas, buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese – that’s it!
For side dishes, I did a combo of fresh fruit from the fridge and frozen veggies I already had on hand.
Love it when I’m able to stretch this chicken as far as possible, using ingredients from the pantry and freezer . I hope this inspires you to do the same for your menu!
Even if you can’t get this $4.99 deal from Costco, it’s definitely worth checking prices of rotisserie chickens from your local store to see if it’s worth buying 1-2 and stretching them as far as you can!
Please find the recipes mentioned above, plus some of our other favorite shredded chicken recipes in the list below.
Cheers to massive savings on groceries in 2024!!! *clink*
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Disclaimer: I have no formal relationship with Costco and am not paid by them to share these plans. I set this up for myself (and you!) to spend less money at Costco. I hope they help your family as much as it has helped our family!