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Oct 12 2017
4 months ago
6:56 PM MST

12 Easy Rotisserie Chicken Meal Ideas (Enchiladas, Fried Rice, Soup & More)

Oct 12, 2017 @ 6:56 PM MST
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Ever use a rotisserie chicken in a recipe? 🍗

I LOVE using a convenient rotisserie chicken to save time and money when planning meals for my family! It can be a lifesaver sometimes when you’re in a hurry!  Plus, who can resist when they’re priced at under $5 at places like Costco and Sam’s club?!

I will often come across recipes and bookmark them as meal ideas to utilize a rotisserie chicken even if it’s written using chopped chicken breast meat.

Here are 12 delicious and easy ways to use a rotisserie chicken in your cooking…

1.) Chicken Noodle Soup

This Chicken Noodle Soup recipe has directions on how to easily make your own homemade noodles, because noodles are always the BEST part! Feel free to add some rotisserie chicken meat for convenience to this recipe idea.

2.) White Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce

Try these delicious creamy White Chicken Enchiladas with a flavorful green chile & sour cream sauce! This meal was a big hit with my family and is easy to put together using a rotisserie chicken.

3.) Cauliflower Fried Rice

If you’re eating low carb, try making a quick chicken fried rice skillet meal, and swapping out cauliflower for the rice! It’s a simple idea that my entire family enjoyed. Fried rice is one of the easiest takeout style meals you can make at home, and this Cauliflower Fried Rice version is both delicious and filling.

4.) Avocado Chicken Salad

This Avocado Chicken Salad recipe features just three main ingredients, but can be adapted to your taste with many different add in choices. It’s one of our favorite ways to utilize a rotisserie chicken!

5.) Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

If you need a comforting & easy soup idea, try making Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup!  The lemony broth really adds some zesty flavor and the veggies, chicken, and orzo make it a perfect meal. This is a great way to change up traditional chicken noodle soup, and the leftovers are yummy, too!

6.) Salsa Verde Chicken Dumplings 

If you like simple one skillet meals, try this delicious twist on traditional chicken and dumplings! It comes together easily, and is a comforting and unique homemade meal. Salsa Verde Chicken Dumplings have the savory flavors of green chile, cornbread, and roasted chicken, which are great together!

7.) White Bean Chicken Chili 

There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of chili on a cold winter day! This easy White Bean Chicken Chili recipe, using rotisserie chicken, has quickly became a family favorite! The combination of clove, cumin, garlic, and oregano gives it amazing flavor! Depending on how spicy you prefer things, add a jalapeno and green chilies.

8.) Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup

Looking for a delicious and easy to make low carb soup?! Here’s a tested and approved meal idea we prepared during our Hip2save team retreat recently! Everyone agreed this creamy Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup, using a rotisserie chicken, was flavorful and delicious!

9.) Green Chile Cabbage Enchiladas

If you’re looking to lighten up a classic enchilada dish (or maybe you are following a grain-free diet), try swapping out the tortillas for cabbage. Because of the flavors of green chilies and cilantro, you will not notice any strong cabbage flavor making these Green Chile Enchiladas a perfect low carb way to enjoy a popular Mexican dish!

10.) Walnut Chicken Salad 

Try making some creamy Walnut Chicken Salad using a combination of fresh and dried herbs plus walnuts and celery for crunch.  This easy recipe is written with canned chicken, however rotisserie chicken can easily be substituted and my family enjoys either!

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
11.) Buffalo Chicken Dip 

Need an easy appetizer perfect for both football gatherings and the upcoming holiday party season? This Buffalo Chicken Dip is for sure a winner every time and it is usually gone in just a few minutes! It’s such a delicious way to get the flavor of buffalo wings but in a cheesy dip. You can use chopped up pieces of cooked chicken, or rotisserie chicken!

12.) Ramen Noodle Salad

This popular sweet and savory salad features a unique and inexpensive ingredient that makes it irresistible – Yep, Ramen Noodles! Take this Ramen Noodle Salad from a side dish to a yummy and easy meal by adding rotisserie chicken!

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Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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