Some nights, deciding what to make looks like a much bigger battle than cooking.

Possibly you’ve got acquired some rooster thighs within the freezer that want utilizing up.

Or perhaps you do not have the vitality to prepare dinner up a storm and wish to get artistic with a grocery store BBQ rooster as a substitute.

Whether or not you are within the temper for pasta, salad or a rooster and rice bowl, listed below are some concepts to assist get dinner underway.

What to make with a complete rooster

Roast a rooster and make this scrumptious pasta with the leftovers


Alice Zaslavsky’s roast rooster recipe is a two-for-one.

She’s included a pasta recipe you possibly can whip up with the leftovers (each the rooster meat and scrumptious fats).

In order that’s tomorrow night time’s dinner sorted — or package deal it up as lunch and make your co-workers jealous!

What to make with a store-bought barbecue rooster

Hen, mango and coriander salad with garlic butter wraps


With shredded barbecue rooster and scrumptious mango chunks, this hearty salad is for coriander-lovers.

Combine a vivid dressing of lime juice and pomegranate molasses in a jar – or get your youngsters to shake it up for you.

This recipe is price trying out for the garlic butter flatbread alone. This one you possibly can serve alongside this salad or with curries, shakshuka and even scrambled eggs.

Fast rooster soup

Scrumptious rooster soup needn’t take hours to prepare dinner.(

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When it is chilly, make a quick and cosy rooster soup.

It is easy peasy with a rotisserie rooster. It is also veggie-packed, making it additional good for you.

What to make with rooster thighs

Straightforward rooster shawarma wraps


Lina Jebeile’s rooster shawarma wraps could be prepared in 20 minutes, in the event you marinate the rooster within the morning or in a single day. Then, prepare dinner the rooster on a grill or barbecue, earlier than making your individual wraps.

You need to use no matter fillings you want, however Lina says you possibly can’t go unsuitable with a combo of pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and garlic sauce.

Hen tray bake with cauliflower, rocket and lemon

Two plates of rocket topped with baked chicken, capsicum and cauliflower, a healthy family dinner baked on a tray.
Assemble this straightforward dinner on a tray and pop it within the oven to bake.(

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This tray bake is the proper means get dinner on the desk on a busy night time, because the oven does all of the work and washing up is minimal.

Make certain to not skip the pink capsicum on this one, because it supplies a vital color, sweetness and vinegary hit to the dish.

Herby, lemony grilled rooster with yoghurt sauce and flatbread


Should you preferred Lina Jebeile’s rooster shawarma wraps, you will love this model from Heidi Sze.

You may serve the rooster, greens and sauce alongside roast potatoes or couscous, or pile all of it into heat flatbread for an excellent tasty wrap.

Hen tray bake with plums, lemon and thyme

Chicken tray bake with plums, lemon and thyme cooked
Hen tray bake with plums, lemon and thyme is nice served scorching with crusty bread and a inexperienced salad.(

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Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s tray bake will solely take quarter-hour of prep however seems to be tremendous spectacular when it is plated up – minimal effort, most outcomes.

You may even assemble this the night time earlier than, conserving it within the fridge till it is time to bake it the next day.

One-pan rooster thighs with risoni, feta and lemon

A deep fry pan with chicken thighs, risoni and silver beet with chopped almonds and parsley in bowls as toppings, family dinner.
A flavour-packed dinner with hardly any washing up.(

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The rooster on this straightforward one-pot meal takes on all of the wealthy flavours from inventory, garlic and spices and is joined by some cute tiny pasta – what’s to not love?

Including in silverbeet, lemon, parsley, almonds and feta make it a hearty dinner the entire household will take pleasure in.

Teriyaki rooster sushi bowl

A kids and adults serving of a teriyaki chicken bowl, a nutritious and easy family dinner.
A favorite sushi roll turns into a straightforward household dinner when served in bowls.(

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This no-fuss sushi various is a enjoyable, tasty dish for little ones and adults alike.

The rooster (or salmon) bakes within the oven, leaving time to assemble the remainder of the meal.

Heidi Sze’s creation entails easy veggies you most likely have already got in your fridge – cucumber and avo. You would additionally up the greens rely by including in steamed broccoli or carrot.

Shredded rooster burritos with kale and corn slaw

Chicken tinga burrito with kale and corn slaw cut in half and on a plate with lime, a family friendly Mexican dinner recipe.
Make a takeaway favorite at residence, crammed with spicy rooster and crunchy slaw.(

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Tuesdays are for tacos, however each different day is for Raph Rashid’s rooster tinga burritos.

Hen thighs are cooked with a tasty mixture of onion, cumin, coriander seeds, chipotle, vinegar and extra.

Served up with flour tortillas, mustard, mayo and slaw, this dish is certain to treatment growling bellies.

What to make with rooster mince

Hen and veggie sausage rolls


Nothing brings again the nostalgia and sugar rush of a child’s celebration like a sausage roll.

Heidi Sze’s model is made with rooster mince. It is filled with juicy, candy flavours and veggies, too — you may not even want tomato sauce.

Soboro don rooster and egg bowl

A bowl of rice topped with minced chicken, half an egg and cabbage slaw with edamame, a quick weeknight dinner.
Quick, tasty and stuffed with greens, soboro don is a meal price including to your favourites.(

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Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s tasty Japanese rooster and rice bowl additionally includes a vibrant mixture of crunchy cabbage, edamame and a soft-boiled egg.

Needing just a few elements, this homey dish is tremendous comforting for a wet weeknight at residence.

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