Rotisserie chickens rotate in a supermarket window, hypnotizing those who wander by. With that crispy skin, that wonderful aroma of roasting meat, and the slightly surreal light that makes them glow, how can anyone possibly resist?
So next time you glance in the direction of those rotating birds, just give in to temptation and buy that chicken, then look through these 21 recipes. From chowders and tacos to pastas and flatbreads, there are many fantastic recipes to make using the humble and wonderfully versatile rotisserie chicken.
Using store-bought pizza dough and rotisserie chicken means you can have a delicious dinner ready to eat in no time!
These poppers are a fun and tasty twist on Buffalo wings. Make them at your next party for a fiery appetizer people will adore.
This smoky dip, flavored with cumin and chipotle, is an easy way to add some Tex-Mex into your day. This recipe uses only one pan, which means cleaning up will be a breeze.
Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup made using hominy. This recipe uses rotisserie chicken to cut down on the cooking time, making this a perfect weeknight dish.
Who doesn’t love tacos? This recipe takes shredded rotisserie chicken and coats it in a smoky, fiery sauce for a totally terrific taco.
This dish gets better as it sits, so make it the day before you plan to eat it. To serve, simply heat it up in the oven — it practically makes itself!
This is a delicious one-pot meal to enjoy on a rainy day. To use rotisserie chicken, simply skip the frying step and add the chicken at the end.
Chicken Pasta Primavera Salad With Parmesan Viniagrette
This colorful pasta salad is full of flavor and vegetables. A cheesy vinaigrette made from Parmigiano-Reggiano makes this pasta salad extra-special.
For the Chicken Pasta Primavera Salad With Parmesan Vinaigrette recipe, click here.
Chicken salad gets kicked up a notch with the addition of jalapeño and cilantro, in a recipe that is perfect for easy summer entertaining.
Tamales are a great use for rotisserie chicken. For an even easier recipe, use taco seasoning to flavor your rotisserie chicken before filling your tamales.
This soup is comfort in a bowl, full of savory flavors from tomatoes and chicken stock. The pepitas and cilantro are blended to make a pesto-like topping, which adds a lovely brightness to this hearty dish.
These endive boats use mango and macadamia nuts for an exotic new take on a classic appetizer.
A salad full of fashionable flavors like edamame, sun-dried tomatoes, mint, and feta — what more could you want for a light and elegant entrée salad?
Have the taste of the Bayou on your plate in less than half an hour with this delicious and easy one-skillet pasta recipe. Instead of cooking the chicken as directed, simply add cooked rotisserie chicken at the end, once everything else is cooked.
Use sweet potato and rotisserie chicken in a pot pie for a meal everyone will enjoy. Since you are using cooked rotisserie chicken, you can have this on the table a lot faster than a traditional chicken pot pie.
This tasty paleo Alfredo sauce can be enjoyed by both paleo and non-paleo diners as a healthy alternative to the normally cream-laden sauce. To make chicken Alfredo, simply fold in rotisserie chicken at the very end along with your noodles — or your zoodles. Whatever you fancy!
It doesn’t get much easier than making pulled chicken with a store-bought rotisserie chicken. This recipe uses a few simple ingredients to make the well-loved summer classic in next to no time.
Make a satisfying lunch with rotisserie chicken by making these burritos. Whole-wheat tortillas, quinoa, and black beans along with yogurt and avocado make for a healthy lunch that will keep hunger at bay.
This salad uses a variety of flavors and textures for a hearty salad that is perfect as a side dish or as a main course. For lunch, dinner, or even picnics, you can eat this salad anytime and anywhere.
Ramen is one of the most wonderful comfort foods in the world. If you don’t have days to spend coaxing flavors into a perfect stock, then use this recipe. With this easy broth and some rotisserie chicken, you will soon be feeling more comfortable than you could possibly imagine.
Throw everything except the rotisserie chicken into the slow cooker in the morning and pick up your chicken on your way home from work for an easy and satisfying meal that will be waiting for you.