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

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Have a rotisserie chicken in your fridge? 🍗

I often LOVE using a convenient rotisserie chicken to save time and money when making recipes for dinner! It can be a lifesaver sometimes when you’re in a hurry, especially on busy weeknights. Plus, who can resist when they’re priced under $5 at places like Costco and Sam’s club for such a large sized chicken?!

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Shredded chicken is a great starter for so many recipes!

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. If you prefer shredding chicken breast and thigh meat for meal planning, you can also do that instead and still use these same ideas below!

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

1.) Chicken Noodle Soup

bowl of chicken noodle soup

Making a fast and comforting soup is my favorite go-to idea with a rotisserie chicken. This Chicken Noodle Soup recipe also has directions on how to easily make your own homemade noodles, because noodles are always the BEST part!


2.) White Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream Sauce

plate of white sour cream shredded chicken

Enchiladas come together quickly with cooked shredded chicken! 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 really easy to put together using a rotisserie chicken.


3.) Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice (from our sister site, Hip2Keto.com)

fork with cauliflower chicken fried rice

If you’re eating low carb, try making a quick chicken fried rice skillet meal, and swapping the rice for cauliflower! 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 Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice version is both delicious and filling.


4.) Avocado Chicken Salad

avocado chicken salad sandwich

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

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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.) Sheet Pan Chicken Pot Pie

sheet pan chicken pot pie

Make this warm and comforting childhood favorite in under an hour with the help of a rotisserie chicken and sheet pan! Puff pastry is the secret to this mouth-watering Sheet Pan Chicken all will LOVE!


7.) White Bean Chicken Chili 

bowls of 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, starts by using a rotisserie chicken and has quickly become a personal family favorite! The combination of clove, cumin, garlic, and oregano gives it amazing flavor! Depending on how spicy you prefer things, add jalapeño and green chilies.


8.) Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup (Hip2Keto recipe)

bowl of 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 previously! Everyone agreed this creamy Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup is super flavorful and delicious when you use a rotisserie chicken.


9.) Green Chile Cabbage Chicken Enchiladas (Hip2Keto Recipe)

dish of melted 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 

walnut chicken salad sandwich on a plate

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, a rotisserie chicken can easily be substituted and my family enjoys either!


11.) Buffalo Chicken Dip 

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Need an easy appetizer perfect for any get-together? 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

large bowl of easy 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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Comments 8

  1. Klp

    I buy extra and freeze them. Literally take them out of the package after they’re cool and stick in ziploc bag and put in freezer. When I want to eat them, I put them frozen into crock pot on high for 3-4 hours and it’s just like getting them fresh that day!

  2. Klp

    Another recipe is chicken quesadillas. I mix the chicken with some salsa and spices and put into a wrap and grill. Very good!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yum we’re fans of that idea for sure!

  3. Ruby C

    Lina
    You ALWAYS share the best recipes. Can’t wait to try them.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ah thanks Ruby!!

  4. kristi

    Love these ideas…thank you 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Kristi! Enjoy 😉

  5. Becky W

    Did you know that it is National Rotisserie Chicken Day? Very timely post and very delicious-looking recipes!

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