1 rotisserie chicken, 3 new recipes

This go-to grocery staple is about to become even more essential to your weekly meal prep.

This go-to grocery staple is about to become even more essential to your weekly meal prep

(All photography by Gabriel Cabrera)

There are a myriad of ways to roast a chicken, and almost as many ways to repurpose it for delicious lunches. Roast your own chicken at home, or pick up a rotisserie chicken from the store (I make a trip to my local butcher each weekend to grab a spiced BBQ version). Either way, using the juicy, succulent meat hiding beneath that bronzed, crisped-up skin will help lighten up your weekly lunch prepping task.

Here I share with you three of my favourite roasted or rotisserie chicken-based recipes, and hope they will become your go-to on days when you are pressed for time and need some fun ideas for lunch. These wonderful, protein-rich recipes will reduce your prep time, while allowing you to focus on building flavours and texture. 

Spiced Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Sarosh's Chicken Jalfrezi Pita Pockets with Quick-Pickled Onions

Brown Rice, Chicken and Butternut Squash Salad with Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing

Shayma Owaise Saadat is a food writer and chef. She lives in Toronto with her husband and son. You can follow her culinary journey at or on Instagram at @SpiceSpoon.


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