Leftover Rabba Rotisserie Chicken Soup

Saving the environment, one leftover creation at a time… 

Food waste prevention is a critical part of sustainable living and responsible consumption. It holds a large importance in a world where millions suffer from hunger and malnutrition while we simultaneously discard vast amounts of perfectly edible food. 

One effective and sustainable way to combat food waste is by creating new dishes from leftovers. This practice not only reduces the volume of discarded food but also encourages creativity in the kitchen. Leftovers can be transformed into delicious and innovative meals, saving both money and resources in the process! 

Want to make a difference? Try this delicious leftover Rabba Rotisserie Chicken soup recipe and enjoy!

Leftover Rabba Rotisserie Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth, or to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) package extra-wide egg noodles
  • Leftover rotisserie chicken – meat shredded, bone-in for flavour

Preparation:

  • Begin by heating oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Toss in carrots, celery, onions, oregano, Italian seasoning, both types of salt, and pepper. Sauté and stir until the vegetables have become tender, which usually takes about 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook until its fragrance fills the air, approximately 1 minute.
  • Next, add the bones and chicken broth and bring it to a boil. Let this simmer for however long you feel.
  • Remove bones and drop in the egg noodle. Let them cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Finally, gently incorporate the shredded chicken and let it simmer until the egg noodles reach a delightful tenderness and the chicken is thoroughly heated, which should take around 2 to 3 more minutes.
  • Enjoy your delicious creation!

Creating new dishes from leftovers is an opportunity to experiment with flavours, textures, and cuisines. It challenges us to think outside the box, and it can lead to delightful surprises in the kitchen. Leftover vegetables, meats, or grains can be incorporated into soups, stews, stir-fries, salads, or casseroles, adding depth and variety to our meals. This practice not only minimizes waste but also helps us become more resourceful and adaptable cooks. It promotes sustainable practices that can lead to a more eco-friendly and mindful way of living. By embracing this approach, we can all play a part in addressing the global challenges of food waste and its impact on our world.