No need to keep checking to see if dinner is fully cooked, thanks to that store-bought rotisserie chicken
Ahh, the supermarket roasted chicken. It’s so easy to grab, adaptable for tons of recipes, and makes weeknight dinners simple. Better yet, it makes for awesome leftovers! So skip the extra time baking chicken and take note of some of the tastiest rotisserie chicken recipes out there.
Chicken & Bacon Quesadilla
When it comes to recipes for rotisserie chicken, store this one on the fridge for frequent consumption! Bacon, ranch dressing, cheese, green pepper, and chicken sandwiched in a tortilla make for a great appetizer or full meal. It’s ideal for busy nights and using up that leftover bacon, too. Get the recipe from Rasa Malaysia.
Leftover Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Tired of regular marinara and pepperoni pizza? Grab a pack of flatbread, that leftover rotisserie chicken, cheese, and some tomato paste, and try this recipe! It bakes in just 10-15 minutes and will make your kids think you’ve ordered from the local pizzeria. Get the recipe from A Taste of Madness.
30 Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup
When it comes to rotisserie chicken recipes, you can’t go wrong with a hearty soup. This tortilla soup uses traditional ingredients like beans, corn, chicken, tomatoes, and tortilla strips and is great for making in big batches and eating all week.
Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken enchiladas can be quite the affair but using rotisserie chicken cuts back on prep time in a big way. When you use that, paired with store-bought enchilada sauce, canned green chilis, refried beans, and cheese, dinner is served in a flash. Pair this rotisserie chicken recipe from Boulder Locavore with rice and chips, and your meal is complete.
Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits
There are fewer dishes more comforting than a warm chicken pot pie and it tastes even better when you don’t have to slave over the chicken! This recipe uses leftover rotisserie chicken, a homemade roux and welcomes the option to make homemade biscuits, or the canned pre-made version. Either way, it’s a must-try dinner recipe.
Shredded Chicken Salad Recipe
Healthy and filling, this shredded chicken salad is a great option for those leftovers. You can whip it up using other ingredients like creamy dijon, mayo, and onion and add other options like nuts and fruit to make it your own. Serve on a bun (think: chicken salad sandwich) or enjoy with a fork. Get the recipe from Wondermom Wannabe.
Rotisserie Chicken Stir-Fry
This stir fry is so gorgeous; your kids won’t be able to turn it down! We love that it uses frozen veggies so you can skip the majority of the chopping, rotisserie chicken, and an easy 5-minute sauce. There will be no issues meeting your veggie quota with this recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Salsa Chicken Casserole
Do you kids love the ingredients of chicken tortilla soup, but want something a little more hearty? This casserole packs the same delicious punch but is crafted using rice, bell pepper, cheese, and salsa! It’s great for chilly nights and served alongside chips and guacamole. Get the recipe at Spend with Pennies.
Once you learn this fried rice recipe, you will be an expert at adding whatever meat your family wants, like chicken, beef, pork, and shrimp. It uses pre-made rice (either made earlier and chilled or even from last night’s dinner!), simple veggies and of course, a scrambled egg. Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven, and don’t forget the leftover rotisserie chicken!
Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup
Refreshing and great for either spring or winter, this lemon orzo soup is a great option for using up that leftover rotisserie chicken. It’s packed with bright veggies, is super aromatic thanks to the herbs and lemon, extra-filling with its orzo pasta, and enticing even to younger kids. Get the entire ingredient list over at Carlsbad Craving.
Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Stuffing isn’t just for Thanksgiving! This simple recipe is the stuff that homemade dinners are made of and comes together with green beans, stuffing, gravy, and rotisserie chicken. Dare we say that crispy stuffing and savory gravy might be enough to hide the green beans? It’s worth a shot. Get the recipe at Mommy Musings.
Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Looking for a lighter fare or how to serve rotisserie chicken cold? Try this simple pasta Caesar salad that uses canned olives, cherry tomatoes, croutons, and bagged salad. Make the pasta ahead of time or just toss in those plain buttered noodles you likely make on the regular. Get the recipe from Favorite Family Recipes.
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Rotisserie chicken is already comforting, but when you add it to a wild rice soup, your winter nights get infinitely more cozy. It includes only eight ingredients, one of which is boxed rice, and literally cooks in 20 minutes! Serve with some rolls for a perfect comfort meal. Get the recipe from Today’s Creative Life.
Chicken Shepherd’s Pie
What do you get when you combine shepherd’s pie and chicken pot pie? This tasty and hearty dinner idea from Family Spice, made with rotisserie chicken, of course! While this recipe calls for homemade mashed potatoes, we won’t tell anyone if you opt for the pre-made store-bought version instead to cut down on time. We’d guess this meal is equally delicious as leftovers as it is fresh from the oven.
Chicken Broccoli Crescent Roll Bake
Crescent rolls with cheese and chicken INSIDE? Sign us up for this delicious casserole from Bitz & Giggles that uses either a homemade sauce or a handy canned soup and is then baked for less than 20 minutes total. Don’t forget to toss in some broccoli so you can skip a separate side of veggies.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Rotisserie chicken also makes for delightful dips. This buffalo dip from Scrambled Chefs teams up chicken, hot sauce, cheese, and ranch dressing and pairs wonderfully with sliced veggies, chips, bread, or hey, even in a wrap!