12 Dishes Using Rotisserie Chicken

12 Recipes Using Leftover Rotisserie Chicken

Peruvian rotisserie chicken
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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!

  • 01 of 12

    Chicken Pot Pie

    chicken pot pie

     Diana Rattray

    This chicken pot pie recipe is loaded with great home-cooked flavor, but it's simple to make because it starts with leftover rotisserie chicken and a refrigerated pie crust.

  • 02 of 12

    Chicken Enchiladas

    Enchiladas verde with chicken recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    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.

  • 03 of 12

    King Ranch Chicken Recipe

    Classic king ranch chicken casserole recipe

    The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

    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

    chicken tortilla soup

     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.

    Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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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.

  • 06 of 12

    Chicken Tamale Pie

    Chicken Tamale Pie

     Anita Schecter

    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.

  • 07 of 12

    Chicken French Bread Pizza Recipe

    Chicken French Bread Pizza

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    Using leftover rotisserie chicken gives you a great head start in preparing this easy chicken French bread pizza. And kids love this recipe.

  • 08 of 12

    Chicken Soup Recipe

    Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Leftover rotisserie chicken gives this chicken soup recipe the flavor of homemade chicken soup with none of the hassle.

    Continue to 9 of 12 below.
  • 09 of 12

    Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

    Chinese chicken salad
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    Crunchy, sweet and just a bit tangy, this Chinese chicken salad recipe carries a lot of flavor with few ingredients. Using rotisserie chicken meat is one of the key reasons why.

  • 10 of 12

    White Chicken Chili Recipe

    White Bean Chicken Chili

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    I love the way leftover rotisserie chicken gives this white chicken chili recipe a real depth of flavor. Adding authentic Mexican ingredients, like tomatillos (they look like green tomatoes) also adds incredible flavor to this recipe.

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    Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

    Leftover Chicken Quesadilla

    The Spruce

    This simple chicken quesadillas recipe could not be easier to prepare. Serve with guacamole and 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.