Three Easy Recipes That Start With Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

On this episode of Simply, host Haley Cairo shows us how to upgrade a simple rotisserie chicken into three delicious lunches or dinners.
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Meal planning can sometimes be a bit of a slog—and it's all too easy to get stuck in a rut with the same old lunches and dinners. Fortunately, there are ways to work smarter (not harder!) to make some tasty, healthy meals without a lot of fuss (or even turning on the stove).

On this week's episode of Simply, host Haley Cairo walks us through three fun super easy recipes you can make with a store-bought rotisserie chicken—no cooking required! Another bonus: Most of the dishes can be easily made ahead—which makes them perfect if you're looking to pack a healthy lunch to go.

Haley recommends using the Cozi app to hunt for recipes and add ingredients to your shopping list—so you don't forget that all-essential peanut butter for the satay lettuce cups.

Blistered Tomato Salsa and Roasted Chicken Thighs Tacos
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Blistered Tomatillo Salsa and Roasted Chicken Thigh Tacos

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While the recipe calls for roasting your own chicken, it's even easier to put this tasty dish together using pre-cooked chicken. 

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Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps

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The rice vermicelli noodles are a nice add, but if you're looking for a cool, no-cook summer recipe, you can use rotisserie chicken, chopped vegetables, and that tasty peanut sauce to pull this together in minutes. 

Cherry Tomatoes and Red Onion Chicken Salad
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Cherry Tomatoes and Red Onion Chicken Salad

A touch of basil is the perfect finishing touch on this fresh chicken salad

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