Let’s face it, nothing beats a thick slice of rotisserie chicken. If you have served rotisserie chicken for diner you might need leftover ideas.
Here are 17 mouthwatering rotisserie chicken ideas to ensure your succulent meat does not go to waste.
Try any of these delicious recipes, but do not worry, each dish will make it seem as if you are serving the chicken for the first time, not recycling old food.
17 Left Over Rotisserie Chicken Ideas
1. Chicken and Rice Soup With Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
Not sue what to do with all that left over rotisserie chicken? Then pick off the leftover meat and make a soup out of it.
Any kind of rice can be used for this recipe, but I like to spice it up and add in some wild rice. Brown rice is also a healthy alternative.
2. Easy Chicken Quesadillas With Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe to use up the last of your rotisserie chicken and do not want to result to an ordinary sandwich, then go with a quesadilla.
The best part about this recipe is that it does not call for a lot of ingredients. All you need is left over chicken, salsa, tortillas, cheese, black olives, and cilantro.
3. Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Cheese Pasta
Your search for what to do with all that left over rotisserie chicken ends when you try serving up a helping of pasta.
I like the convenience of this meal because the prep time and cook time are only ten minutes each. My savory dinner is complete in twenty minutes.
4. Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Tetrazzini
When I am looking for the perfect casserole, I go with the classic American Tetrazzini. Add in some leftover rotisserie chicken and you have a hearty meal with little effort.
This recipe does not call for mushrooms, but you can add some in. Also, a little celery will make this dish explode with flavor.
5. Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Zucchini Parmesan
Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables. It is versatile enough to stand alone, as a side dish, or even in a bread.
You can always add in some red onions for a special flavor. If adding in onions sauté, them in olive oil until softened before adding them in with the chicken and zucchini.
6. Indian Chicken Korma with Rotisserie Chicken
This Indian dish adds a lot of flavor and spice to your rotisserie chicken and is so easy to make you can serve it up any night of the week.
You can sere your rotisserie korma alone, however I like to serve this chicken along side a bed of brown rice.
7. Rotisserie Pulled Chicken Salad Sandwiches
This sandwich is so easy to make you can serve it up as a quick lunch and even eat it on the go. The rich mayo goes great with a Kaiser roll.
You can add in just about any ingredient you like to go along with you chicken salad sandwich. For a little sweetness, adding raisins is fine.
8. King Ranch Rotisserie Chicken Casserole
King ranch Casserole is great to serve for dinner because it can be made in one pan and can feed a large family with your leftover chicken.
This recipe detours from traditional king ranch casserole because it is healthier than the traditional version. Greek yogurt and mushrooms are used in place of condensed soup.
9. Rotisserie Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Adding Rotisserie chicken to broccoli alfredo is a yummy way to put your leftover rotisserie chicken to good use.
Although broccoli is good to use with your recipe you can add in any vegetable you like such as corn, squash or zucchini.
10. Roast Chicken and Potatoes
Rotisserie chicken and potatoes are the perfect combination of poultry and vegetables. Try this dish for a healthy breakfast.
I like to make scrambled eggs with this recipe. You can also hard boil and egg, slice, and place on top of potatoes. Remember to top with salsa.
11. Rotisserie Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Soups made from leftover rotisserie chicken are my favorite and gnocchi soup does not disappoint. This hearty soup is a grand slam.
Gnocchi is not that hard to make and therefore I prefer homemade gnocchi over store bought, because scratch gnocchi have more flavor.
12. Rotisserie Chicken Salad
This salad is one of my favorites because it is creamy and tasty. I love how the mayo absorbs and distributes the flavor of the chicken.
Serve this chicken salad with some saltine crackers. You can also experiment with different types of crackers.
13. Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad
If you are pressed for time, or just do not like to cook but are tired of the fast-food line, this cobb salad is just for you.
This salad is easy to make and can be make with lots of variations. I like to use the spring mix lettuce that come ready in a bag.
14. Cucumber Dill Rotisserie Chicken Salad
This tangy salad adds a lot of spice and flavor to your leftover rotisserie chicken. The cucumbers in this recipe stand out against the fresh yogurt.
This recipe uses yogurt in addition to mayonnaise. You cut out mayo altogether and just go with yogurt if you are counting calories.
15. Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food. You can eat it on a cold day or just when you want something hearty to eat.
Remember that over cooked pasta will ruin your soup. It is best to add dry pasta in at the end close to the time the soup will be served.
16. Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
Making up some tacos are a great way to finish off your left-over rotisserie chicken. You can serve them in a hard or soft shell. It does not matter they taste great either way.
If you are feeling a little creative, then go ahead and try making some homemade tortillas. Store bought ones can be a little bland.
17. Crescent Roll Rotisserie Pot Pie
I enjoy the hearty taste of rotisserie chicken pot pie. The flaky crust is packed with meat and vegetables making this dish a sensational meal.
When making this dish be sure to load the pot pie with plenty of meat and veggies to avoid the filling being too thin.
Do not throw out your left-over rotisserie chicken. Instead try any one of these 17 savory lip-smacking meals.
If you enjoy trying new and exciting recipes for your rotisserie chicken, and have a tip or suggestion, leave a comment below.