For parents who are looking for a quick dinner idea, rotisserie chicken quickly answers the common kid question, “What’s for dinner?” Roasted chicken is also versatile enough to be enjoyed as a main dish or used as an ingredient in a recipe.
In our home, I usually buy a rotisserie chicken once every few months to serve with a side of rice and steamed vegetables, and call it dinner. The tender, juicy, and succulent chicken is always devoured by my children. It is my definition of fast food. A couple benefits of having left over chicken is making stock (liquid gold), or using the meat for soups and salads the next day. Every once in awhile I will buy a rotisserie chicken for its deep roasted flavor and use it as part of a casserole.
Although one could argue I should roast my own whole chicken, that argument doesn’t work on those days when time is an issue or I just don’t feel like turning my oven on. Buying a pre-roasted chicken is a great time saving shortcut to feeding my family a good dinner.
Here is a roundup of 10 delicious recipe ideas using rotisserie chicken (or cooked chicken) to inspire you from around the blogosphere. Enjoy!
Spicy Chicken Quesadillas with Black Bean Corn Salad by The Fresh Fridge
Santa Fe Chicken Salad Wrap by Good Life Eats
Chicken and Mushroom Tostadas by How to Simplify
Thai Chicken Salad by First Look, Then Cook
Chicken Mole Enchiladas by Closet Cooking
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos by Taste and Tell
Pear and Gorganzola Pizza by Some Kitchen Stories
Antipasto Chopped Chicken Salad by The Galley Gourmet
Quick and Easy Pasta with Asparagus and Grape Tomatoes by Foodjimoto
Spring Chicken Soup by How Sweet It Is
For anyone looking to roast their own whole chicken, this recipe by The Little Kitchen for roasting a whole chicken in a slow-cooker is worth trying!