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

Honorable Mention:

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!

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11 Responses to “10 Delicious Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken”

  1. Aviva Goldfarb Aviva Goldfarb

    Such innovative ideas for using cooked chicken–I’m going to have to try those mole enchiladas! Buying a rotisserie chicken is also an amazing value, especially if you can get several dinners from it.

  2. Wrinkle Cream Review

    I’m going to have to try those mole enchiladas! Buying a rotisserie chicken is also an amazing value, especially if you can get several dinners from it.

  3. Coupe Faim

    Everything looks so delicious, I don´t know what to try first, probably the Chicken and Mushroom Tostadas. But I have to get the recipes first.

  4. Audrey Kelly

    All of the food in the picture look delicious. I’m amaze by the presentation and how put on all the ingredients to create such wonderful chicken recipe.

    Can you share with us if you have a turkey recipe. Maybe I can cook it for the coming holidays.