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12 Easy Rotisserie Chicken Meal 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.) Cauliflower Fried Rice (from our sister site, Hip2Keto.com)

Cauliflower Fried Rice in a frying pan

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 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 became a personal 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 via Hip2Keto.com

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


9.) Green Chile Cabbage Enchiladas via Hip2Keto

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


11.) Buffalo Chicken Dip 

dipping a chip in 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

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 24

  1. Jill

    Thank you so much for this post. It’s a great list of easy meals. We love ❤️the chicken buffalo dip and walnut chicken salad. I hate touching rotisserie chicken😒 so crockpot cooked chicken works for me. 😂

    • Lina D

      Aw you’re so welcome!

    • Julie

      Jill! Same here!!! 🤢. And I do the exact same thing-love my crockpot shredded chicken!! It will work equally well with this nice collection of recipes 👍

      • Lina D

        Yes perfect! 😀

  2. Pam

    I love Meijers rotisserie chicken that’s already pulled apart for you for less than it cost whole.

    • Erin

      We just got a Meijer, I’ll have to check that out! Thanks for the tip!

    • Lina D

      Even better! Sounds good 😀

    • Cat

      It always makes me wonder how they can sell this type cheaper than buying chicken and cooking it. What kind of weird chickens are they using? lol

  3. Sheila

    Thanks, great recipes to try! I just bought some chicken breast meat, already pulled off the bone at Costco today.

    • Lina D

      Awesome! Enjoy 😀

  4. Nicole

    I LOVE this post. I’m always looking for new rotisserie chicken ideas. I buy one every time I go to Sam’s or Costco, even if it just ends up on a salad or sandwich!

    • Lina D

      Yes I do too! 👍

  5. Megan

    Just bought a rotisserie chicken at Costco this week and got two meals out of it! Chicken alfredo pasta and peanut sauce chicken and vegetables

    • Lina D

      Those sound amazing!

    • LittleBird

      Lina, thank you for these recipes, they sound great!
      Megan, would you please share your recipe for peanut sauce chicken and vegetables?! That sounds so yummy!!! 😋

      • Lina D

        You’re so welcome!

  6. Nicole S.

    I make barbecue chicken sandwiches with the chicken, crescent roll up with sauce made out of cream of chicken and cheese. chicken lasagna with a white sauce and chedder cheese.

    • MommySpendsLess

      Nicole those both sound fantastic and like something my picky 8yo would actually eat – thanks for sharing!

  7. Nina

    I love these ideas as well. Walmart also has their rotisserie for $5.

    • java

      After 10pm, you can snag that same bird for $2.48

  8. natalie

    I like to put my rotisserie chicken in the slow cooker with cut up onions, potatoes, carrots and celery. I add a cup of chicken broth or bouillon and some more spices and let it cook for about 5 hours on high. The chicken gets so tender. You can even get cold rotisserie chicken from Walmart at half price. You can also freeze the chicken and put in the slow cooker frozen.

  9. Laura

    i’m always trying to find new recipes for extra chicken you have on hand! Thanks for these. A few other of my go to’s that are so simple, as in it takes 5 minutes on a busy night and you have left over chicken, are chicken pot pie, cheesy chicken and rice casserole and chicken and broccoli wrapped in refrigerator croissants! And my teens love them all which makes it a win/win in my book:)

  10. Tilly

    We are making Hawaiian Haystacks with ours for lunch today. I love making chicken pot pie with this, a bag of frozen vegetables a can of condensed soup/gravy and top it off with canned bread. It cooks super fast.

  11. Pat

    I love it. There are even some my picky brothers will eat. LOL

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