13 Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken

Nicole Austin

I am always looking for ways to save both time and money, and the most efficient way to make use of my grocery budget is to stretch out meals by preparing ahead or in bulk.

We all know this isn’t always possible to do, as it can take hours or even days to fully prepare meals in advance especially for a big family.

Thankfully, I keep a few handy shortcuts up my sleeve to try and set my family up for success, and one of my favorites is using rotisserie chicken.

Whether you make a whole chicken at home or pick one up on the way home from work, rotisserie chicken can be eaten fresh, repurposed as leftovers, or divided up to use all week.

Here are thirteen delicious and easy recipes that can easily be made with rotisserie chicken for tasty, easy dinners or even weekday lunches.

1. 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.

2. Pesto Chicken Pull Apart Sliders Recipe

Sliders are such an easy way to enjoy a quick, hot 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 up with a simple green salad.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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.

6. BBQ Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Using your favorite barbecue sauce will bring a new dimension to your leftover rotisserie chicken in this BBQ chicken quesadilla recipe that calls for some slight modifications on the basics. Shredded gouda blended with mozzarella will pair perfectly with your sauce for that smokehouse taste that will bring your tastebuds to life. Not having to cook the chicken first cuts way back on the prep time so you're serving up dinner in a flash.

7. 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.

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