My Favorite FAST Food

Sunday, December 2, 2012
Transparent here -- this was not the blog post I had planned for this weekend. That one will have to wait until later in the week. This weekend just took off on me and ended up much busier than I had planned. In my *old-ways-days*, that would have most likely meant that at least one meal would have been at a fast food sort of place.
Notice that these are Gluten-Free
Now I know you can special order in those places and get a decent low-carb meal, but I try to eat at home when possible. So my go-to fast food is now a rotisserie chicken from Sam's club. First, do you know what a GREAT value they are? In my area $4.88 buys you one and they are HUGE -- cost less than a raw bird of the same size. I picked one of these up on Friday evening and brought it home and stripped the meat off. I ended up eating a Chicken Ceasar Salad with lots of shaved Parmesan and no croutons -- if you have even eaten a restaurant meal with me you know that is pretty much my standard order when eating out. This only put a small dent in my chicken, so into the fridge with the rest.

On Saturday, #1 daughter and grandbaby came over so #2 daughter could get some photos for Christmas cards. Looking to use some of that chicken up AND not wanting to lose 1 second of my grandbaby time making a fussy meal, I whipped up more fast food.
For dinner we had Chicken-Roasted Poblano Alfredo Bake and a simple romaine salad. The chicken bake is as easy as it gets - 3 ingredients -- rotisserie chicken (or any pre-cooked chicken OR turkey meat you have on hand), Classico's Roasted Poblano Alfredo sauce (1/4 cup in each serving is 3g carbs) and pre-shredded Mozzarella cheese (or cheese of choice). Easy-peasy and so yummy. I fed the three of us, plus gave grandbaby some of the chicken with his dinner (and don't forget that I had the salad the night before) AND I still have enough chicken left for 2-3 lunch salads this week. A great value - both of time and money.

Do you have a go-to item when time is a crunch? Planning ahead, even for the too-busy-to-cook times keeps me on plan and there are no temptations -- except for being tempted to spend all my time with this sweetie!!


  1. Agreed, a rotisserie chicken is my number one go-to item for so many meals ---- fajitas, quesadillas, salad, or just plain. Love the baby picture! Isn't your Christmas going to be soooo special with that sweet baby!

  1. Oh oh oh! What a beautiful Gerber baby!

  1. ImSoVintage said...:

    I was really tuned into the chicken, until I saw that adorable sweetie. Then thoughts of chicken just left my head :)

  1. Mary Ann said...:

    Baby is darling, but Sam's chicken is also one of MY go-to's. It's cheaper and bigger than any other roasted chicken around, and I can get three meals out of it easily! I'm about to go get one today!

  1. I agree! It is my fav fast food also! Enjoy that sweet baby.

    I can't remember if I told you that I made your pumpkin pancakes. I loved them!

  1. Lorraine said...:

    Oh, what a sweetie you have there. I am smiling seeing that adorable little one :)

  1. Wonderful! Delicious, too.

  1. kitty said...:

    Ooh look at that cute baby!! What a sweetheart, Gail! We, too, love the rotisserie chickens, only we get them from Costco. I will need to try the Classico poblano sauce. That sounds tasty and easy. I recently made a stuffed poblano chile dish that I will post . Thanks for sharing all your low carb meals. They are much appreciated.

  1. He sure is a sweetie and I can see why you wouldn't want to miss a second of the time you get to spend with him! I buy the rotisserie chickens from Whole Foods a couple of times a month, and I agree, it's perfect fast food! I like to pare it with a spinach salad.

  1. MM said...:

    Visiting from On the Menu Monday.
    My husband recently started eating low carb. I'm so happy to find your blog!

  1. MM said...:

    Made this over the weekend. Everyone gave big thumbs up. I didn't know roasted poblano alfredo sauce existed. Yum. Thanks for the heads up!

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