52 Delicious Ways To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken

You can never have too many rotisserie chicken meals in your dinner rotation.

Truthfully, you can use shredded rotisserie chicken in place of boneless skinless breasts in pretty much any recipe. So next time you go grocery shopping, grab a rotisserie bird and whip up some of these lazy, yet delicious meals.

1.Chicken Parmesan Casserole

The casserole in a pan

Substitute the boneless skinless chicken breasts for shredded rotisserie chicken, and you've got a recipe that will get the whole family excited for dinner.

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2.Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut Chicken Curry on a plate

Shredded chicken gets simmered in a mixture of stewed tomatoes, curry powder, coconut milk, brown sugar, and ginger. Serve it over your favorite grains with green onion and cilantro on top.

Get the recipe here.

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3.Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Pizza ingredients

Toss shredded chicken in your favorite barbecue sauce, add it on top of rolled pizza dough, lay on the mozzarella cheese, and pop it in the oven.

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4.Rotisserie Chicken Nachos

Rotisserie Chicken Nachos ingredients

The addition of shredded chicken transforms nachos from a midday snack to a stand-alone meal. Get creative with all your favorite toppings.

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5.Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

Teriyaki Chicken and Rice on a plate

Rice, shredded chicken, frozen or fresh veggies, and a bottle of teriyaki sauce is all you need to whip up this quick, yet satisfying dinner.

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6.Overnight Chicken Ramen Salad

Chicken Ramen Salad ingredients

This crunchy salad gets even better the longer it sits in the homemade sesame-soy dressing, so prepare it a few hours before you want to eat, or you can even let it rest in the refrigerator overnight.

Get the recipe here.

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7.Chicken Marsala Baked Ziti

Chicken Marsala Baked Ziti in a pan

This crowd-pleasing dish is made with pasta, mushrooms, and shredded chicken, all of which are baked in a creamy wine sauce and topped with melty mozzarella and Parmesan.

Get the recipe here.

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8.One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowl

Close-up of Chicken Burrito Bowl ingredients in a pan

You can easily use rotisserie chicken instead of uncooked chicken here. Just reduce the cooking time when you simmer it in chicken broth, canned tomatoes, and black beans.

Get the recipe here.

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9.Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup in a pot

Why ever reach for the canned stuff when you can make this homemade, heartwarming soup in a matter of minutes?

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10.Baked Avocado and Chicken Burritos

A Baked Avocado and Chicken Burrito

You can whip up this comforting recipe with five simple ingredients: large tortillas, shredded chicken, avocado, cheese, and sour cream.

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11.Rotisserie Chicken Pho

Rotisserie Chicken Pho on a plate

This cheater's Vietnamese pho gets tons of flavor from a broth made with hoisin sauce, fish sauce, ginger, and garlic. Top it with a bunch of herbs and spices like cilantro, mint, basil, and jalapeño.

Get the recipe here.

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12.Buffalo Rotisserie Chicken Calzone

Buffalo Rotisserie Chicken Calzone close up

Take store-bought pizza dough, rotisserie chicken, and Buffalo sauce and roll it all up to make these crispy-on-the-outside, gooey-on-the-inside calzones.

Get the recipe here.

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13.20-Minute Thai Chicken Curry Soup

Thai Chicken Curry Soup in a bowl

This super-flavorful broth is made with coconut milk, lime juice, Thai red curry paste, garlic, and ginger. If you don't have rice noodles, just use whatever pasta is in your pantry.

Get the recipe here.

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14.Green Chicken Chili

Green Chicken Chili in a bowl with avocado slices on top

Canned green chiles, rotisserie chicken, white beans, canned corn, and chicken stock form the base of this hearty soup. Don't worry if you don't have every single spice and garnish on the ingredients list. You can make do with what's in your kitchen.

Get the recipe here.

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15.Rotisserie Chicken Shawarma Pita Wrap

A person holding a Rotisserie Chicken Shawarma Pita Wrap

The ingredient list may look intimidating, but this meal is actually easy to make. Heat the rotisserie chicken in butter along with some spices like coriander, cumin, and turmeric. Place the chicken in pita bread and garnish with lettuce yogurt sauce, which can be made from scratch or store-bought.

Get the recipe here.

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16.The Easiest Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole in a pan

The chicken filling is made with just five ingredients plus a sprinkle of black pepper, and you can save even more time and effort if you use store-bought biscuit mix.

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17.Easy Jambalaya

Jambalaya cooking in a pan

Transport yourself to the Big Easy with this Cajun-inspired dinner. Quick-cooking rice, frozen shrimp, andouille sausage, and shredded chicken are all tossed in a brothy tomato sauce and flavored with paprika, garlic, thyme, and onion powder.

Get the recipe here.

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18.Easy Rotisserie Chicken Fried Rice

Close-up of Rotisserie Chicken Fried Rice in a pan

Plan ahead and make a big batch of this fried rice for the leftovers. It tastes even better the next day.

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19.Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Ingredients for Chicken Salad

Add an onion, a few select jarred goodies (like roasted red peppers and capers), and your favorite store-bought Italian vinaigrette for these sandwiches. The recipe calls for a homemade vinaigrette, but things will be even quicker if you just add 3 tablespoons or so of your favorite bottled variety.

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20.Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Toss the shredded chicken with your favorite Buffalo sauce to give it some fiery pep, then pile it with avocado, cheese, and quickly chopped herbs on a fresh tortilla.

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21.Sunday Chicken Skillet

Sunday Chicken Skillet in a pan

This calls for frozen peas already, but sub in frozen onions and carrots to speed things up even more.

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22.Creamy Pesto Pasta

Creamy Pesto Pasta ingredients in a bowl

There's a 95% chance I'll be making this next week, y'all.

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23.Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Close-up of Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Featuring chopped red bell pepper for texture.

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24.4-Ingredient Enchiladas Verdes

Enchiladas Verdes ingredients and enchiladas

Wrap up the chicken in some store-bought tortillas, douse everything in a jar of salsa and some shredded cheese, and 20 minutes later, you'll be pulling these out of the oven.

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25.Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Chicken and Dumplings in bowls

This is another great candidate for a frozen veggie mix; in this case, you'd need a mirepoix blend (aka onions, carrots, and celery).

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26.Baked Chicken Marinara Gnocchi

Baked Chicken Marinara Gnocchi in a bowl

If you wanted more veggies, you could totally add some zucchini squash half-moons to the picture in no time.

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27.Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Salad in a bowl

Doctor up a bag of pre-shredded cabbage with basil, mint, and cilantro, then shake up a seven-ingredient dressing, and before you know it, you'll be inhaling this salad.

Get the recipe here.


28.Cheesy Vegetable Chicken Quesadillas

Cheesy Vegetable Chicken Quesadillas on an plate

Of course, you can make these even easier by skipping the veg, if ya want.

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29.Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup in a bowl

Spend 25 minutes simmering some broth, veggies, and seasonings together for a classic take on chicken noodle soup.

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30.Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Drizzle with some off-the-shelf blue cheese dressing, and you've got yourself a winner.

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31.Simple Burrito Bowls

A Burrito Bowl

This one's also great for meal prep.

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32.Cuban Sandwiches

A Cuban sandwich on a cutting board

No one can turn down this Cubano twist.

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33.Baked Barbecue Chicken Roll-Ups

Baked Barbecue Chicken Roll-Ups on a plate

These are perfect for a lazy Friday night in.

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34.White Chicken Chili Dip

White Chicken Chili Dip in a skillet

Layers of creamy, delicious goodness.

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35.Green Chicken Salad

Green Chicken Salad in a bowl

Scatter some pecans, dried fruit, and sliced apples over a bed of spinach for a salad that's practically Panera-worthy! Or choose the toppings you like best!

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36.7-Can Tortilla Soup

7-Can Chicken Tortilla Soup in a bowl

The perfect chance to raid your pantry staples.

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37.Sesame Chicken Zucchini Noodles

Sesame Chicken Zucchini Noodles on a plate

It calls for you to cook your own chicken breasts, but a rotisserie is a convenient short cut.

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38.Tzatziki Chicken Pitas

Close-up of Tzatziki Chicken Pita

The key ingredient? Creamy Greek yogurt.

Get the recipe from here.


39.Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Close-up of Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

If you want a cheesy baked topping, you can stick it in the oven as the recipe suggests, but I'd just cook the pasta, heat the jarred sauce, steam the broccoli, then mix everything together in the pasta pot!

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40.Tomato Basil Chicken Stew

Tomato Basil Chicken Stew in a bowl

An awesome, light, and low-carb dinner.

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41.Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip

Close-up of Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip

Is your mouth watering just looking at this dip?!

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42.Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad

Chicken Chickpea Chopped Salad

So fresh and filling!

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43.Broccoli Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

Broccoli Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese in a small bowl

Simply heavenly looking.

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44.Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

Creamy and just dreamy.

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45.Single-Serve Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Single-Serve Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pizzas

These would go perfectly with a Friday night and a movie!

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46.Savory French Toast BLTs

Savory French Toast BLTs

Add some rotisserie chicken and this could easily become your new guilty pleasure.

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47.Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas up close

Love enchiladas? Love Buffalo chicken? Why didn’t they think of this before?

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48.Chicken Pitas With Jalapeño Whipped Feta and Quick Tzatziki

Chicken Pitas With Jalapeño Whipped Feta and Quick Tzatziki

Simply delicious.

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49.Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sliders

Close-up of Jalapeño Popper Chicken Sliders on a plate

Such a cool twist on a popular classic.

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50.Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice

Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice on a plate

Takeout is overrated.

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51.Rainbow Thai Chicken Salad

Rainbow Thai Chicken Salad on a plate

Fresh and delicious.

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52.Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Yes, yes, and yes to all of those flavors.

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This article contains content previously curated by Hannah Loewentheil, Natalie Brown, Emily Loving, Camille Bergerson, and Rachel Sanders. It was compiled by Lavanya Narayanan.