Kitchen Hack

Chicken Fried Rice

How to Elevate a Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

Spinning rows of plump, golden- brown chickens and the clear-domed containers that snuggle them are an indelible part of the grocery store landscape. Palatable enough and easy on the wallet, rotisserie chicken answers the call for a quick meal. But it can do so much more. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a better vehicle for hacking. Pull off the meat and toss with pasta; top it off with sturdy greens or grains; fold into a bechamel for pot pie (premade crusts are available in the grocer’s refrigerated section); add to a broth with canned hominy, jalapenos, cilantro, avocado chunks and a squeeze of lime (also known as pozole); or layer with corn tortillas for a pan of enchiladas. Make chicken salad, chicken Caesar or shortcut your way into chicken cacciatore. And don’t forget to simmer the carcass for soup stock. Infusing bud into a hacked dish is equally simple. Include canna oil in a dressing or use it to saute ingredients. Stir cannabutter into a sauce for richness or finish a dish with a drizzle of chili or shallot-infused canna oil. Here are some ideas to hack and infuse rotisserie chicken like a pro: Rotisserie Fried Rice with Peas and Pea Shoots Instant Rotisserie Ramen Rotisserie Lettuce Cups, Charred Ramps, and Pistachios