10 Easy Dinner Ideas Made With Rotisserie Chicken

Cyd Converse

Hands down, one of my favorite dinner hacks is picking up a rotisserie chicken to help make prep time quicker on busy weeknights and weekends alike.

If you don't have time to marinate and prep chicken in advance, using a rotisserie chicken dramatically cuts down on your prep time.

Don't be afraid to lean on cooking hacks that make your life easier! When it comes to making dinner in a flash, the rotisserie chicken reigns supreme.

1. Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Linguine Recipe

Sliders are such an easy way to enjoy a quick meal that reheats well the next day for leftovers at lunch time. I love hot sandwiches and I really love cheese and pesto, so these pesto chicken pull apart sliders are a dinner I just can’t pass up. To keep it fast and simple, use shredded rotisserie chicken layered with cheese and pesto on slider rolls and serve it with a simple salad.

2. Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos Recipe

One of the fastest and easiest ways to make dinner for my family is nachos and everybody loves them! I love how I can make a sheet pan with meat and one with beans to easily accommodate the dietary preferences in my household. Loaded with veggies, cheese, rotisserie chicken, and your choice of toppings makes our sheet pan chicken nachos recipes a breeze to make and easily customizable with all your favorites.

3. Chicken Pot Pie Noodles Recipe

I love chicken pot pie, but I honestly rarely have the time or energy to make one from scratch and I try avoid serving processed meals whenever possible. This genius chicken pot pie noodles recipe gives you the flavor of chicken pot pie, using a prepared rotisserie chicken making for a simple dinner that kids and adults will love. All of the flavor and nostalgia of chicken pot pie with little effort.

4. Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Linguine Recipe

Want all the flavors of one of our best chicken linguine recipes in a fraction of the time? Make our creamy sundried tomato chicken linguine recipe with rotisserie chicken for a quick, delicious meal that your family will be raving over for a long time to come.

5. Buffalo Chicken Puff Pastry Pizza Recipe

Appease the taste buds of those in your home who love spicy and delicious Buffalo chicken with this easy Buffalo chicken puff pastry pizza recipes that brings spicy new life to rotisserie chicken. To kick the flavor up a notch, I also like adding a little chopped, pre-cooked bacon to my Buffalo chicken recipes, which would be a definitely hit on this pizza.

6. BBQ Chicken Summer Rolls Recipe

These fresh, healthy BBQ chicken summer rolls will satisfy your cravings for both chicken and crunch plus this recipe can easily be made gluten free so anyone can enjoy. Using rotisserie chicken makes the prep a total breeze, coming together in just minutes. Don't skip the homemade barbecue sauce! It packs huge flavor with far fewer sugars and fillers than the stuff from the store.

7. Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

I get bored with the same old salad a few times a week and like to mix up my options. I know I am more likely to eat more fresh greens or pack up salad to take to work if it doesn’t feel boring, and the yummy Asian dressing on our Chinese chicken salad recipe is anything but. To pack for being on the go, or to prep ahead of time, keep your dressing, chicken, crunchy toppings, and greens separate until it’s time to eat.

8. Jerk Chicken Mango Avocado Sliders Recipe

This recipe for our jerk chicken mango avocado sliders calls for cooking chicken in your Instant Pot, but if you already have rotisserie chicken, you can modify this recipe using only the dry ingredients for jerk chicken. Place the spices in a large sandwich bag, add in your shredded chicken, and shake it up! You can reheat leftover chicken in a skillet with some water or chicken stock and add the spices as well. Delicious!

9. Charred Caesar Salad Avocado Tacos Recipe

Tacos stuffed with chicken Caesar salad?! Yes, you read correctly - and they are so good. Taco night just got a whole lot more interesting! Croutons made from sourdough bread, fresh chunks of avocado, crispy bacon and parmesan cheese will elevate any rotisserie chicken into to the taco of your dreams.

10. Shredded Chicken Tacos Recipe

These shredded chicken tacos are a unique pairing of flavors that your tastebuds will love! Cut down the prep time by grabbing a rotisserie chicken and shredding it up in just a few minutes then top everything with the homemade balsamic sauce and strawberry salsa.

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