Super Fast and Easy Weeknight Chicken Recipe

Need a super fast and super delicious chicken recipe for those nights when you are strapped for time or lacking in motivation? This recipe has you covered less than 15 minutes to prepare but tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen!

I am all about ease when it comes to cooking. I do not like waiting for things to cook, nor do I like recipes with tons of ingredients (especially ingredients that I have to chop or peel). That means that I'm always looking for ways to maximize results with minimal effort. 

Enter the rotisserie chicken. It's literally the easiest of the easy weeknight chicken recipes...if you can call it a recipe. It's also incredibly cheap ($5 for a whole cooked chicken at Costco that feeds two people for at least 3 days), but after eating it twice a month for a few months, it gets kind of boring. And if there's anything I dislike more than complicated recipes, it's boring food. 

That was the situation I found myself in this weekend. No energy or creativity to come up with something more exciting that chicken, but also not feeling like eating chicken...again. So I fancied up my rotisserie chicken with a few ingredients I had laying around...apples and onions!

I was apparently craving fall flavors. Probably because it's been raining for several days after weeks of sunny (and too hot) weather. 

Rotisserie Chicken with Apples and Onions

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking fat (coconut oil, ghee, or olive oil)
  • salt and garlic powder to taste
  • 1 rotisserie chicken

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the oil or ghee in a medium sized skillet over medium high heat. 
  2. Add onions and chopped apple
  3. Season with garlic powder and salt
  4. Saute, stirring occasionally, until onions and apples are slightly browned, but not burnt, about 10 minutes.
  5. Slice chicken into desired portions and top with apple and onion mixture

See, I told you it was easy! This makes your boring rotisserie chicken exciting again! It's pretty amazing what a few new flavors will do to make something old, new again. I thought this "recipe" would be something that I never shared with anyone or made again (that happens a lot in my kitchen), but it was so simple and so delicious I couldn't help but share it with you! 

Of course if you are feeling more motivated than me, you could roast your own whole chicken, it's really not that hard (and you can even do it in the crockpot or InstantPot)!

What is your favorite easy chicken recipe? 


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