With these leftover rotisserie chicken recipes, you can easily make a wholesome, flavorful meal with very little effort.
One thing that has saved me from resorting to take-out on busy weeknights is to rely on the help of a Rotisserie Chicken.
Rotisserie Chickens are juicy, tender, inexpensive, and incredibly flavorful. It is the perfect shortcut to getting an easy family dinner on the table.
Whether using store-bought or homemade Rotisserie Chicken, an Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken, or even leftover roasted chicken breasts, these easy leftover rotisserie chicken recipes make dinner EASY!
And on busy nights, I am all about easy, but I don't want to sacrifice quality or taste. These leftover chicken recipes prove you can have a shortcut chicken dinner on the table that is not only delicious but something you can feel proud to serve your family.
Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
Whether making a casserole, salad, pizza, or soup, these simple recipes using leftover Rotisserie Chicken will deliver flavor with ease!
Creamy, Cheesy Chicken and Rice: This is one of my most popular recipes using leftover rotisserie chicken, actually one of my most popular recipes PERIOD. Chicken, rice, and a creamy cheddar sauce bake up to create one amazing comfort-food recipe. You don't want to miss this one!
Creamy Chicken Casserole: This creamy pasta made with leftover rotisserie chicken is also referred to as Amish Chicken. It is a simple dish made with tender pasta and chicken coated in a creamy, parmesan sauce. It was a favorite of mine growing up and is a favorite of my kids now.
Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie: This chicken pot pie recipe is my Papa's recipe. He would always make it from scratch and it took hours! By using leftover rotisserie chicken, you can have this comforting pot pie on your table in significantly less time yet still deliver a wholesome from-scratch comforting meal to your family.
Chicken Enchilada Casserole: This is one of the easiest recipes to make using leftover rotisserie chicken. Made with tortillas, chicken, and a creamy sauce, this casserole delivers the flavor of classic chicken enchiladas effortlessly!
Chicken Enchiladas: Use leftover rotisserie chicken, it is also easy to make classic enchiladas, if you would prefer them over a layered casserole.
Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas: Or maybe you are in the mood for chicken enchiladas smothered in green sauce rather than red enchilada sauce? You will love how easy it is to make these green chicken enchiladas using rotisserie chicken.
Poppy Seed Chicken: Made with a homemade creamy sauce, sour cream, rotisserie chicken, and a buttery cracker topping, this is one simple dish that screams comfort food!
Buffalo Chicken Pizza: Toss leftover rotisserie chicken with buffalo sauce and smoother with cheese and you will have a simple twist on pizza night that is incredibly flavorful.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos: Not in the mood for pizza, but still craving the flavor of buffalo chicken? These Buffalo Chicken Tacos come together quickly and are topped with ranch slaw to create a flavorful, fast meal using leftover rotisserie chicken.
Buffalo Chicken Potato Bake: This casserole is made with seasoned potatoes, chicken, bacon, and cheese to create a delicious meal! In place of using raw, cubed chicken, you can toss cooked shredded chicken with the seasonings as directed. Decrease the baking time from 15 minutes to 10 minutes.
Buffalo Chicken Salad: Another favorite buffalo chicken recipe here is this Buffalo Chicken Salad. Skip baking the chicken and instead replace it with leftover shredded rotisserie chicken and this refreshing dinner comes together in minutes!
Waldorf Chicken Salad: Speaking of salads, we can't talk about leftover rotisserie chicken without mentioning chicken salad. This recipe is filled with grapes, apples, and a lightened-up, creamy dressing for a delicious spin on classic chicken salad.
Southwestern Chicken Cobb Salad: This Tex-Mex Salad is AMAZING!! Filled with veggies, chicken, and an avocado dressing. In place of grilled chicken, use leftover rotisserie chicken, and dinner (or lunch) is done with very little effort required on your part.
Caribbean Chicken Salad: Pair leftover rotisserie chicken with fresh mangoes, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and a bright orange vinaigrette for a fresh, hearty, healthy salad reminiscent of Cheesecake Factory’s Luau Salad.
Easy Chicken Gyros: This Greek-flavored sandwich is such an easy and refreshing option for a light meal, especially when you start it off using leftover rotisserie chicken!
Southwest Soup: This recipe calls for leftover turkey, but take my word for it--leftover rotisserie chicken works PERFECTLY in this recipe and makes this soup delicious year-round!
Creamy Tetrazzini: This is another recipe that works using leftover rotisserie chicken rather than leftover turkey.
Crockpot White Chicken Chili: Replace raw chicken breasts with diced leftover rotisserie chicken and decrease the cooking time by 2 hours, to create a healthy, easy white chicken chili.
Fried Rice: Add some protein to your fried rice by adding cubed rotisserie chicken at the end of the cooking time. So good and so easy!
Broccoli Rice Casserole with Chicken: Add up to 2 cups of diced leftover rotisserie chicken to the casserole before baking and transform this decadent side dish into a hearty main course.
Additional Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
These are a few of my favorite recipes from other blogs that feature leftover rotisserie chicken.
- Chicken Tamale Casserole from Jo Cooks
- Chicken Wing Dip from Five Heart Home
- Baked Chicken Taquitos from The Foodie Affair
- Italian Chicken Pasta from Gimme Delicious
- Creamy White Chicken Lasagna from Carlsbad Cravings
How to Freeze Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
If you find yourself with too much leftover rotisserie chicken, freeze the meat to use for future quick and easy dinner recipes.
- Let the rotisserie chicken cool fully and then pick off all the meat.
- Dice or shred the meat as desired. This will make it easier to use in the future.
- Portion out in 2-cup measurements and place it into a freezer-safe bag or container. Remove excess air from the container and seal well. A great tip is to use a straw to suck out excess air from a freezer bag.
- Store the chicken in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Thaw in the fridge overnight and use in any recipe that calls for cooked chicken. If adding to a slow cooker recipe, throw in frozen and the chicken will defrost and warm up perfectly in the cooking time specified.
Don't Throw Away the Bones!
After removing the meat from your rotisserie chicken, use it to make homemade chicken stock or Instant Pot Chicken Stock. This is a huge money-saving tip and helps make the most of that leftover rotisserie chicken!
I hope that these meal ideas with leftover rotisserie chicken helped you in your mission to feed your family while remaining sane.