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{Katie’s Kitchen} Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

Looking for an easy delicious dinner? I have it right here!

Anything with rotisserie chicken is a win for me. To prepare, shred your rotisserie chicken.

Then, in a pan on the stove, add 2 cups of your favorite salsa, 2 tbsp. of tomato paste, 1/2 tsp. of coriander, 1 tsp. of chili powder and 1 tsp. ground cumin. Let that simmer for a few minutes and then add in your chicken and simmer for 5 minutes longer.

In the oven, (350 degrees) sprinkle cheese on your tortillas and heat in the oven until cheese melts.

While everything is cooking, chop up your lettuce, avocado, and black olives.

Once, your chicken is finished spoon it onto your tortillas and add your favorite toppings.


  • large rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin


  • sour cream
  • lettuce
  • black olibes
  • avocado

{Katie’s Kitchen} Pesto Chicken Sandwich on Ciabatta

Brought to you by Catoctin Mountain Orchard

This chicken sandwich is BURSTING with flavor! It has a few of my favorites…fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto and ciabatta bread.

For this sandwich, you can make your own pesto if you want, I used my favorite brand from the store.

Mix together your spices- cumin, chili powder, coriander, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Then, cover your chicken with the spices. You can grill the chicken or bake in the oven 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

When the chicken is finished slice your ciabatta rolls in half and transfer to a clean baking sheet and toast for about 5 – 10 minutes.

Chop up your onions. Transfer to a bowl and pour champagne vinegar over to pickle. Slice the tomatoes, mozzarella, onions and basil.

Spread mayonnaise on one piece of the ciabatta and pesto to the other side. You can get fancy with your mayo and mix together with minced garlic, horseradish and lemon zest.

Layer the rest of your ingredients on your sandwich, cut and serve!!

INGREDIENTS (I got the recipe here!)

For the Sandwich:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 buns ciabatta bread
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 8 oz Mozzarella
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes large, sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar 60ml
  • 4 dollops mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp coriander
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

For the Mayonnaise

  1. Mix the mayonnaise, minced garlic, horseradish, and lemon zest together and set aside.

The Wake Up Crew



  • Born and raised in Louisville Ky. with a huge group of family and friends still there! Go back at least twice a year for epic parties! Schooled at Fairdale High and Morehead St. University where I majored in Speech/Theatre and Radio/Television. Taught Theatre and English at Valley High School in Louisville for a year then moved to New York City for 15 years where I’m eternally grateful nobody had smart phones for evidence! Moved to Frederick in ’92 and have worked in Radio ever since. My son Samuel Martin is my pride and joy! Frederick has the finest people and is the best place to live in America! You are my family and I love you all!

  • Dianah Gibson’s broadcasting career has come full circle and she couldn’t be happier! Since 2007, she has been on WFRE’s morning show.

    Dianah was raised in Frederick County and graduated from Middletown High School. She attended Frederick Community College, Towson University, and received her broadcast meteorology certification from Mississippi State University.

    Dianah started her broadcasting career in Frederick. She has worked in Radio and TV in Baltimore, Washington DC, and the Virginia Beach-Norfolk area.

    She has appeared in several movies and numerous television commercials. But Dianah says the job she loves best is being a mother to her children, Lexi and Danny!

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