A speedy dinner is as close as your grocery store's deli. Take advantage of this delectable dish to feed your hungry brood.

Snappy Smothered Chicken is a cinch to make with a rotisserie chicken.
William Dickey

Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Rotisserie chicken rates as one of our favorite shortcuts, and it's also the focus of the cookbook Rotisserie Chickens to the Rescue (Hyperion Books, $14.95). Written by Atlanta native Carla Fitzgerald Williams, this book features loads of family-friendly meals, including Snappy Smothered Chicken. We devoured every morsel of this recipe during testing. Bet you'll have a clean plate too.

Rotisserie Chicken Tips

  • To really save time, ask the deli staff to cut up the chicken for you.
  • When selecting a rotisserie chicken, the container should be hot to the touch.
  • If you don't use the entire chicken, freeze leftovers in a zip-top freezer bag up to four months.
  • Stock up on chickens when they are on sale. Freeze them, and keep on hand to jump-start supper.
  • An average chicken yields 3 to 3½ cups meat.
  • Add the drippings from the container to your recipe for extra flavor.