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Rotisserie Chicken Recipe Roundup

The rotisserie chicken. It’s no secret I’m a fan. I work full-time and am always looking for shortcuts in the kitchen, especially during the week and rotisserie chicken from the grocery store (or homemade) is a definite staple in our fridge. Although roasting your own chicken is quite simple and tasty, I have no shame about picking up chickens from the grocery store. It’s just easier and they are still nice and juicy and delish! I use rotisserie chicken in so many recipes from appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, and main dishes. I’ve rounded up some of my faves and I hope these will give you guys some great recipe ideas using one of my favorite shortcuts in the kitchen!

Rotisserie Chicken Recipe Roundup

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Appetizers:

Rotisserie chicken is perfect for quick appetizers. I use it for dips, nachos, taquitos, and small bites!

- Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites – These guys are perfect for game day!
- Chicken Salad Wonton Cups – I love these wonton cups for light lunches or a bridal or baby shower.
- Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos – These are another fave of ours for game day!
- Skinny Taco Dip Cups- The original recipe doesn’t call for chicken, but you could easily add some for a heartier dip.
- Greek Nachos – I love these nachos! Rotisserie chicken would be a great addition!

Salads, Soups, and Sandwiches:

When it comes to soups, salads, and sandwiches, I almost always use rotisserie chicken because it’s fast, which is key for me when it comes to prepping lunches!

- Chicken Broccoli Slaw – Not a traditional salad, but a great alternative packed with protein!
- Southwest Chicken Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing – One of my favorite salads! And the dressing is nice and light making it perfect for lunch or a quick summer dinner!
- Avocado Mango Chicken Salad – Rotisserie chicken is perfect for a quick chicken salad!
- 30-Minute Chicken Tortilla Soup – My favorite soup ever. I also will sometimes use rotisserie chicken if I want to make a really quick chicken noodle soup when I don’t have time to make my own stock.
- Spicy Peanut Chicken Wrap – I love making this wrap for lunches. I make a double batch of the dressing so I have it handy and ready to go!
- Southwestern Chicken Sandwich – Rotisserie chicken works well for any sandwich, but we love using it for these Southwestern sandwiches.

Entrees:

I have found that rotisserie chicken works really well for Italian and Mexican dishes. I toss it in pasta dishes all of the time. Since rotisserie chicken shreds easily, it’s perfect for tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas!

- White Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas – I can’t even tell you how much I love these creamy enchiladas!
- Stovetop Chicken Enchiladas – It’s a tough call between these and my spinach enchiladas, we have both often.
- Cobb Salad Pizza – If you don’t have turkey handy, rotisserie chicken is a great substitute in my Cobb Salad Pizza. Heck, it works on any pizza! Try a BBQ chicken, buffalo chicken, or a Mexican style pizza!
- Creamy Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups – These lasagna rolls are nice and quick to prepare thanks to rotisserie chicken!

Do you use rotisserie chicken as a shortcut in your kitchen? What are some of your favorite recipes?

   

8 Responses to “Rotisserie Chicken Recipe Roundup”

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Rotisserie chicken can be such a great time saver! I need to try that cobb salad pizza!

    • Stephanie replied: — April 23rd, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

      Thanks, Jessica! The Cobb salad pizza is great this time of year!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — April 23, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Such a great roundup! I love rotisserie chicken, nothing better to have on hand for quick dinners…and yes, chicken nachos definitely count as dinner in my life :)

    • Stephanie replied: — April 23rd, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Anna! It’s a life saver!

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    Wendy | Around My Family Table — April 24, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Rotisserie chicken is such a great short cut- thanks for the great roundup!

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    Alyssa — April 24, 2014 at 4:59 am

    Sounds silly but I was so excited when we moved here and the grocery store had chickens! Love these recipes!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — April 24, 2014 at 6:43 am

    What a great round up. For a while this winter I made or bought a whole chicken once a week. It was so helpful!! I cannot wait to check out these recipes in my detail.

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook — April 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I love rotisserie chicken by itself as well as leftover in other dishes! This roundup is fun. I’m going to check some of it – always trying something new! :)

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