23 Delicious and Oh-So Easy Dishes Using Rotisserie Chicken

Rolled and baked tacos recipe

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

These rotisserie chicken recipes show you lots of creative ways to use leftover rotisserie chicken. Of course, you don't have to use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to make these recipes (though they are convenient). If you happen to have leftover chicken breasts or leftover baked chicken, you can use that in any of these leftover rotisserie chicken recipes. Just be sure to shred or chop the chicken as directed in the recipe. Enjoy!

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    Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

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    Buffalo chicken dip is loaded with all the crave-worthy flavors of pub-style Buffalo chicken wings, in easy-snacking dip form. Cook it up in your crockpot with only 6 simple ingredients for serving with any type of chips or crackers, or celery and carrot sticks. It's a perfect Super Bowl snack or a great party dip for your small social gathering.

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    Laksa Noodle Soup

    laksa with shrimp and chicken
    Diana Rattray

    Laksa noodle soup is a super-flavorful Malaysian dish. The soup is thought to be a blending of Chinese and Malaysian or Javanese cuisines, either through the merging of cultures or intermarriage. Sub in pre-cooked chicken to save time, and let it simmer in an aromatic broth with shrimp and noodles.

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    Chicken Enchiladas

    Enchiladas verde with chicken recipe

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    This chicken enchiladas recipe is so rich with layers of Mexican flavor, you will never believe it has so few ingredients. Using leftover rotisserie chicken really enhances the flavor these enchiladas. Try to find a good-quality, authentic green salsa for this recipe, too.

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    King Ranch Chicken Recipe

    Classic king ranch chicken casserole recipe

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    The classic king ranch chicken recipe casserole gets an upgrade with this recipe, which uses rotisserie chicken, organic corn tortillas and good-quality salsa. If you've never tried a king ranch casserole before, this is the one to try.

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    Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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     Diana Rattray

    This chicken tortilla soup recipe is a hearty soup that can serve as a meal all by itself. It's a great way to transform your leftovers into a totally new and incredibly delicious dish.

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    Chicken Quiche

    chicken quiche

     Leah Maroney

    This quiche is hearty enough for lunch and dinner, and using rotisserie chicken makes it easy to put together. The recipe calls for a homemade crust but feel free to use store-bought.

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    Badami Murgh Korma (Indian Chicken Korma)

    Indian chicken korma recipe

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    Korma originates in northern India and appeals to all taste palates, ranging from mild to medium-hot for a family-friendly dish. Leftover chicken will make this recipe even more of a breeze as it cooks in a gravy made with onions and fragrant whole spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves.

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    Chicken Tamale Pie

    Chicken Tamale Pie

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Shredded rotisserie chicken mixed with taco flavors and beans is the base for this tamale pie. This recipe calls for a homemade cornbread batter but feel free to use boxed to save time.

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    Chicken Alfredo Casserole

    Chicken Alfredo Casserole

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    Chicken Alfredo casserole is a popular potluck dish for good reason. Everyone swoons for the combination of tender pasta and chicken baked in a creamy Alfredo sauce, with a topping of ooey gooey melted cheese. This scrumptious recipe needs just 6 ingredients, and is perfect for feeding a crowd or preparing ahead for the freezer.

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    Chicken Soup Recipe

    Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

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    Chicken and noodles are a magical combination that reminds us of home. Great for cold days, or for days when you need and an extra kick of energy, our soup has nothing to envy in traditionally made noodle soups, plus you don't need to stir or watch over the pot.

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    BBQ Chicken Salad

    bbq ranch chicken salad
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    This BBQ chicken salad is a satisfying whole meal salad that is perfect for any day of the week. It's an excellent salad to take along to a cookout or potluck as well. It's a great choice for the warm weather and it's versatile because if there's an ingredient someone doesn't like, then you can omit it or replace it with something else.

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    Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

    Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

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    Leftover rotisserie chicken gives this white chicken chili recipe a real depth of flavor. This crock pot version is a classic combination of chicken, white beans, corn, and seasonings. Set it and forget it with this easy, warming dinner.

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    Chicken Taquitos

    Rolled and baked tacos recipe

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    Chicken taquitos are great for dinner or a hearty snack, and they make excellent party food, too. You can stuff these with chicken and any other protein (meat or plant-based) you have on hand. Taquitos are easily dipped in your favorite ​guacamole, table sauce, or salsa

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    Chicken Nachos Recipe

    Cheesy chicken nachos, Party food for Cinco de Mayo
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    This chicken chicken nachos recipe could not be easier to prepare, and using leftover rotisserie chicken is the reason why. For variety, try different Mexican cheeses in this recipe. And if you like spicy nachos, add some sliced jalapeno peppers on top.

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    Chicken and Rice Stuffed Peppers

    Chicken and Rice Stuffed Peppers

    The Spruce / Karen Hibbard

    Stuffed peppers are an inexpensive way to feed your family a nutritious and filling meal. This tasty weeknight recipe uses a stuffing-like mixture of chicken, rice, onion, and celery, flavored with a little curry powder and mayonnaise, to take everyday stuffed peppers to new heights.

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    Chicken Fried Rice

    Chicken Fried Rice

    The Spruce/Zorica Lakonic

    Once you see how quick and easy it is to whip up restaurant-style chicken fried rice at home, you will never want to wait for takeout again. This kid-friendly recipe comes together in a flash on the stove-top with shredded cooked chicken, leftover cooked rice, a couple of eggs, and whatever fresh or frozen vegetables are hanging out in your fridge or freezer.

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    Chicken Risotto

    Chicken Risotto

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    When Italians crave warm comfort, they reach for creamy, velvety risotto. While it is often used as a side dish, this homey version with arborio rice, shallots, cooked chicken, white wine, and plenty of freshly-grated Parmesan cheese is filling enough to serve as dinner on its own, with a side green salad to round out the meal.

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    Chicken and Potato Casserole

    Chicken and Potato Casserole

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    Revive leftovers by turning them into a totally new dish that the whole family will love. This creamy chicken casserole is an inspired way to turn leftover potatoes and rotisserie chicken into a satisfying family meal. Pan-sauteed mushrooms and onions adds tons of savory flavor to this simple bake-up that can be topped with optional breadcrumbs or shredded cheddar cheese for an even more indulgent dish.

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    Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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    Chicken salad sandwiches are always a hit at picnics and make a great light lunch or dinner when you're rushing. Use a rotisserie bird, canned chicken, or leftover poached chicken breasts to make this classic chicken salad for your fridge. It tastes great on kinds of bread, from whole wheat and raisin loaf to croissants and sandwich rolls.

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    Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

    Fast and Easy Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni

    You need less than an hour to get this mouth-watering chicken and biscuit casserole on the table, making it a great choice for weeknight family dinners. Refrigerated biscuits, canned soup, frozen veggies, and rotisserie chicken make it quick and easy to assemble, and it tastes like a deconstructed chicken pot pie. Make it for your freezer, storing tightly-covered up to 3 months.

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    Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

    chicken bacon ranch casserole

    Chicken bacon ranch casserole is a low-carb, keto dish that will satisfy all of your cheesy, bacon cravings. The star of this dish is the cauliflower rice, which helps you feel full and satisfied without going over your macros.

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    Easy Chicken and Macaroni Casserole

    Easy chicken and macaroni casserole recipe

    The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

    Perhaps a little bit retro, this one-dish chicken macaroni casserole is pure comfort food in a pan. Chicken and pasta combine with peas and pimentos in a simple sauce made with cream of chicken soup and milk. A buttery crumb crust finishes this casserole for the ideal crunchy bite. 

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    Pad Thai Gai: Thai Stir-Fried Noodles With Chicken

    Stir fried noodles with chicken pad Thai

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    Stir-fried rice noodles marry with chicken in a tangy sauce along with toppings of chopped nuts and basil. You'll love the sweet-sour balance of flavors along with the comforting combination of chicken and noodles.