6 Clever Rotisserie Chicken Hacks, You’ve Gotta Try #2!

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These rotisserie chicken hacks will help you get the most out of your dinner!

rotisserie chicken at sam's club

Make dinner easy with these rotisserie chicken hacks!

Picking up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken at the grocery store or warehouse club has become a weeknight meal champion to so many keto households. Here are some easy and clever rotisserie chicken hacks to make sure you make the most out of your $5 investment.


1. Remove the wishbone first.

rotiserie chicken and forks

Easily remove chicken breasts with this neat trick from celebrity chef, Rachael Ray. Find the Y-shaped wishbone located behind the breast and neck. Make a small cut behind the bone and wiggle the wishbone loose. You’ll be able to grab the breast meat and pull it free all in one piece!


2. Shred the chicken with a hand mixer.

This clever tip makes shredding pre-cooked chicken incredibly simple. After cutting up the rotisserie chicken, add chicken breasts and thigh meat to a large bowl and beat with a mixer on the lowest setting. Collin even does this with a hand mixer right in her slow cooker (as shown in the video above)!

This works best when the chicken is still warm, but you can also shred refrigerated chicken this way. This is hands down one of my favorite rotisserie chicken hacks.


3. Use shredded chicken for easy meal prep.

mixing shredded chicken and cheese in bowl

What to do with all that shredded chicken? Toss it into weeknight recipes, that’s what! Try it in Buffalo Chicken Taquitos, Avocado Chicken Salad, Jalapeno Popper Casserole, or Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole.


4. Or make a pizza with precooked chicken.

shredded chicken, eggs, and parmesan cheese

Yeah, you heard me—make a pizza with your shredded rotisserie chicken! With just finely shredded chicken, an egg, and some parmesan cheese, you can make a keto-friendly pizza crust that’s only 1 carb per slice. Yum!


5. Simmer the bones for healthy bone broth.

a cup of homemade bone broth

After you’ve pulled all the meat you can from your rotisserie chicken, you can simmer the bones to make homemade bone broth so you’re using each and every part of the chicken. Try out your homemade broth in our Zuppa Tuscana Soup recipe!


6. Reuse the container for leftovers.

rotisserie chicken at sam's club

We’re making use of the whole package folks! Instead of tossing the plastic container your rotisserie chicken comes in, wash out the packages with soap and water to use for leftovers.

The containers are also great for transporting foods that could normally get squished with typical Tupperware, like low-carb cupcakes with mounds of pretty cream cheese frosting on top. 😋


Skip the store and roast your own whole chicken at home in the air fryer.


About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade.


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