A quick dish that comes together in minutes using a simple rotisserie chicken and items from your pantry. This rotisserie chicken penne pasta skillet is easy, quick, healthy, kid-friendly, and delicious. All you need is a few simple pantry ingredients and less than 30 minutes to whip up this amazing meal.
Rotisserie Chicken Penne Pasta Skillet
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This recipe is a great idea for nights when you want something simple AND tasty. It’s one your whole family will love.
This simple skillet dish comes together in a matter of minutes – just pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way home from the grocery store and you are good to go!
Make extra and this is a great meal prep for lunches for the week.
Hope you enjoy. Scroll below to get the recipe.
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Which Grocery Store Has the Best Rotisserie Chicken?
A rotisserie chicken is a life saver for busy families. It is such a great way to have a delicious, quick meal. Bring it home and eat it with sides of potatoes and veggies, then use the leftovers in amazing recipes like this pasta recipe.
Costco is a great place to get a rotisserie chicken- it’s delicious and very inexpensive (only about $5!) and ready to eat! Other favorite places to buy rotisserie chickens are Sprouts Farmers Market, Whole Foods, Sams Club, and even Walmart.
Most grocery stores offer rotisserie chicken, often right by the check-out line making it an easy dinner to quickly grab on your way home from a nearby grocery store. Make sure you choose one that is hot and ready to go!
Is Rotisserie Chicken Healthy?
Rotisserie chicken may not be the healthiest way to enjoy chicken (usually skinless chicken breast is best), but it still has some health benefits and it is healthier than other fatty red meats.
Rotisserie chickens are a good source of lean protein and contain low amounts of saturated fat. The chicken also contains niacin, phosphorus, vitamin B12, and other vitamins and minerals for a healthy diet.
If you are on a diet, you may want to remove the skin and eat the whiter meat portions around the chicken breast, as there is more unhealthy fat in the darker portions near the chicken thighs. Rotisserie chicken also has high sodium content. One 3 oz serving contains about 279 mg of sodium, which is 19% of the recommended daily limit of sodium. Watch your serving sizes.
There are more nutritional benefits than drawbacks to eating rotisserie chicken, when eaten in correct portions. A serving size is 3 oz of chicken, that is about the size of one small chicken breast or about the size of the palm of your hand.
Best Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
Keep rotisserie chicken as a staple on your grocery list. It has many nutritional benefits and it’s very inexpensive and a great quick meal. A favorite way to eat it is fresh from the store with sides of vegetables.
With leftover rotisserie chicken you can add it to some delicious recipes like chicken enchiladas, chicken salad, chicken chili, and the chicken pasta recipe below. Or try some of these recipes:
Now onto the recipe! Hope you enjoy!
- 1⁄2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (14½ ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 (8 ounces each) cans tomato sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato juice
- 2 tablespoons basil, chopped fresh
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped fresh
- black pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
- parmesan cheese, grated
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté onions in olive oil until translucent.
- Add garlic and cook for one more minute. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, black pepper, salt, basil, and parsley to skillet and bring to a boil.
- Once sauce starts to boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 8-10 minutes.
- In a separate saucepan, cook penne pasta in boiling, salted water according to package directions.
- Strain pasta and add to sauce. Add in cooked chicken and stir well.
- Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.
Serving Size: 1
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Total Fat 9.3 g 14%
Saturated Fat 2.1 g 10%
Cholesterol 37.1 mg 12%
Sodium 1036.6 mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 44.4 g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7.3 g 29%
Sugars 7.4 g 29%
Protein 17.6 g 35%
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