12 Best Rotisserie Chicken Recipes for Easy and Inexpensive Dinners
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Have a rotisserie chicken in your fridge? Turn it into a yummy meal with one of these easy recipes!
I often LOVE using a convenient rotisserie chicken to save time and money when making recipes for dinner! It can be a lifesaver when you’re in a hurry to get dinner on the table, especially on busy weeknights.
Plus, rotisserie chicken is one of the few items in grocery stores that managed to maintain its price during recent inflation. Stores like Costco and Sam’s Club still sell rotisserie chickens for around $5. Who can pass up that deal?!
Shredded rotisserie 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 ways to use new or leftover rotisserie chicken in your recipes:
Making a fast and comforting soup is my favorite go-to idea with a rotisserie chicken. This Cheesy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is a spin on the classic with a creamy twist and loads of yummy cheese!
Enchiladas come together quickly with cooked shredded chicken! Try these delicious creamy White Chicken Enchiladas with a flavorful green chile and sour cream sauce. This meal was a big hit with my family and is really easy to put together using a rotisserie chicken.
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.
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!
If you need a comforting and 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!
Make this warm and comforting childhood favorite in under an hour with the help of a rotisserie chicken and a sheet pan! Puff pastry is the secret to this mouth-watering Sheet Pan Chicken all will LOVE!
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 an amazing flavor! Depending on how spicy you prefer things, add jalapeño and green chilies.
Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make low-carb soup?! Here’s a Hip-tested and team-approved meal idea that’s been taste tested by numerous tastebuds on the team.
Everyone agreed that this creamy Keto Buffalo Chicken Soup is super flavorful and delicious when you use a rotisserie chicken.
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!
If you’re also a fan of Panera Bread’s tangy and sweet Napa Almond Chicken Salad, you’ve got to try out our copycat version! It features red grapes, almonds, and crunchy celery mixed together with a creamy, lemony dressing for a completely delicious and fresh-tasting sandwich worth swooning over. Yum!
Need an easy appetizer perfect for any get-together? This Buffalo Chicken Dip is a sure winner every time and it’s 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!
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!