You don’t have to start from scratch to create a healthy, satisfying, and easy-to-make dinner. What is the secret ingredient? It’s rotisserie chicken!
The hard work is done for you as the chicken is already slow-cooked to a perfect brownness and basted to juicy perfection. Even better, it’s naturally keto-friendly.
The chicken itself is savory and delicious, but adding it to these leftover rotisserie chicken recipes will take it over the top while creating well-rounded and delicious meals everyone at your table will love.
Pull the chicken from the bone when you get home from the store, and these recipes will go even faster.
It’s quick, easy to use, and oh-so-versatile. From pizza to soup and tacos to casseroles, we have found the best recipes using rotisserie chicken on the web.
Better yet, chicken is loaded with protein, and light on saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories, so it’s perfect for almost any healthy diet.
With over 25 recipes, we’re certain you’ll find many crave-worthy recipes to love.
1. Chicken Parmesan Casserole Dinner
Pasta and chicken and cheese, oh my!
This Chicken Parmesan Casserole with Pasta combines two of the best Italian dishes ever: chicken parmesan and pasta with red sauce. Adults and children alike will love this simple recipe that is packed full of flavor.
It’s one of my favorite recipes with rotisserie chicken.
I love serving it with an Italian chopped salad or roasted broccolini with lemon to balance out the dish’s decadence.
2. Crack Chicken Roll-Ups
This name doesn’t lie: Crack Chicken Roll-ups are beyond addictive! Pillowy soft crescent rolls are filled with juicy rotisserie chicken, crisp bacon, creamy ranch dressing, and gooey cheese.
This is topped with cream of chicken soup and milk and then baked to create little bundles of heaven on a plate.
I suggest making two batches, then freezing one to have a comforting dish that’s ready to go.
This recipe is a family favorite that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
3. Green Chicken Chili
I firmly believe that nothing beats a big, steamy bowl of chili on a cold or rainy day. This Green Chicken Chili is not only super comforting but also crazy fast to throw together.
This recipe uses leftover rotisserie chicken in place of beef, usually used in chili, to lighten up the dish while still packing in the flavor.
Hatch green chilis are also used to spice up this healthy dish but don’t worry. These chilis aren’t as spicy as other green chilis like jalapenos or serranos.
Top with a handful of crushed tortilla chips and some avocado slices or guacamole, and enjoy your delicious bowl of comfort.
4. Loaded Chicken Salad
What makes this loaded chicken salad recipe one to save and make on repeat? It is inspired by a loaded baked potato!
Rotisserie chicken is mixed with bacon, sour cream, cheese, and chives to create a delicious version of a classic recipe.
Want to switch it up? Add more veggies, change the cheese, or throw in some dried fruit to customize the salad.
Better yet, make this dish keto-friendly by using avocado oil-based mayonnaise.
Whatever way you eat it, this super simple chicken salad recipe is one you’ll make over and over.
5. Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup
This quick, easy, and simple rotisserie chicken noodle soup recipe comes together in just 30 minutes but tastes like it’s been cooking on the stove all day.
Not only does this recipe come together in a flash, but it uses inexpensive ingredients that you likely have on hand already.
You cook some veggies, toss in the rest of the ingredients, and let it go.
This recipe is a satisfying way to use up a leftover rotisserie chicken, and I recommend serving it with a side of cornbread to make it even more comforting.
6. Crack Chicken Lasagna
Are you wondering what to eat with your leftover rotisserie chicken? I have just the recipe for you!
This crack chicken lasagna recipe is super simple to throw together and is highly addictive! It elevates a typical lasagna by using ranch and bacon!
How could that be bad? I recommend serving this with a quickly sautéed garlic spinach for a healthy side dish.
7. Chicken Patties
Are you looking for a creative way to use up that leftover rotisserie chicken? Try this super creative recipe for chicken patties.
They are similar to a croquette with a crunchy exterior and a creamy, cheesy interior.
These versatile little patties can be served on a miniature Hawaiian bun, as an appetizer with a dip, or as a main dish with roasted potatoes and a simple side salad.
8. Simple Chicken Nachos
These baked chicken nachos elevate your typical cheesy chip by using rotisserie chicken and lots of fresh veggies.
Dare I call these nachos healthy? I like to lighten these up even more by using a baked bean or cauliflower chip instead of the traditional fried corn chip.
However you serve them, this delicious dinner is ready in under 30 minutes and will surely become a new family favorite.
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9. Simple Chicken Pot Pie
Nothing says comfort like a chicken pot pie. Creamy sauce enrobing chunks of savory chicken and crunchy veggies; it’s like a little slice of heaven on your plate.
This recipe is quick and simple as it is semi-homemade. Store-bought pie crusts, rotisserie chicken, and frozen vegetables make this recipe a breeze!
I like to grab a salad kit from the store to serve with this to keep it all as simple as can be!
10. Cheesy Chicken Noodle Casserole
Are you in a pinch searching for a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight dinner?
This is it! Leftover rotisserie chicken is mixed with pasta, cheese, soup, and veggies, then with crunchy fried onions.
This cheesy chicken noodle casserole is just as versatile as it is delicious.
You can swap out frozen peas and carrots for the broccoli, try out a new type of pasta, or get adventurous with the cheese you choose.
11. Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers
This surprisingly healthy use of rotisserie chicken is a balanced way to enjoy your leftover bird.
These Buffalo chicken stuffed peppers basically create a Buffalo chicken pizza in a pepper! It’s lightened up with fat-free cream cheese.
This is combined with the rotisserie chicken, ranch seasoning, and Buffalo sauce, then stuffed in bell peppers and topped with cheese.
I like to serve these over a bed of cheesy cauliflower rice to take them to a whole other level.
12. Fiesta Chicken Casserole
Fiesta chicken casserole is a festive way to use up a leftover rotisserie chicken.
This no chop recipe is fast, delicious, and simple! It uses short-cut ingredients such as canned beans, canned corn, and rotisserie chicken to keep it super simple, but it does not skimp on flavor.
Beans, corn, and chicken are mixed with pasta, cheese, and spices to create a super satisfying meal that’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
13. Rotisserie Chicken Tacos
It doesn’t get much more simple than these easy chicken tacos. Rotisserie chicken is reheated in a flavorful salsa mixture to create a delicious taco filling that you’d never guess was semi-homemade.
This is placed in a tortilla, then folded and put into a roasting pan to bake with the other tacos.
They’re topped with bubbly cheese and ready to enjoy! I love to add salty olives and creamy avocado to complete these amazing tacos.
14. Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
Another Mexican-inspired dish using leftover rotisserie chicken tops our list of must-make recipes.
This one is a cheesy chicken quesadilla, and it is mouth-watering good!
The secret here is to mix salsa with cream cheese, spices, and the chicken before topping with cheese and then folding it into a soft and grilled tortilla.
I serve this with guacamole, rice, and beans to create an amazingly fast and delicious dining experience.
15. BBQ Chicken Bacon Pizza
Did someone say pizza? Yes, please! This BBQ chicken and bacon pizza recipe may be the best recipe we’ve found for using up a leftover rotisserie chicken.
To keep it simple, the recipe calls for pre-made barbeque sauce and store-bought pizza dough! One tip I love to do is go to my local pizzeria and ask to buy a ball of dough.
This is super fresh and delicious and takes your pizza to a whole new level.
16. Chicken Enchilada Casserole
I LOVE a good enchilada casserole recipe, and this take definitely does not disappoint.
The rotisserie chicken is cooked with spices before being layered with cheese and sauce between tortillas to create a crave-worthy casserole.
Think Mexican lasagna, only better! I recommend serving this topped with avocado slices and cilantro and serving with a side of Mexican street corn.
Want to make ahead? Go for it. You can make this recipe all the way through, cool it, then freeze the casserole and reheat it in the oven when ready to eat.
17. Baked Chicken Taquitos
Mexican food is always a hit in our home, and this recipe is one that we repeat often! It is a healthier take on a chicken taquito.
If you’re wondering what to eat with rotisserie chicken, this is it. The chicken is seasoned to perfection, then tossed with cheese before rolling it into each corn tortilla.
These are then baked to golden doneness that is out of this world delicious.
Unlike a normal fried taquito, this baked version is much lower in fat and calories so that you can enjoy it without guilt.
18. Lemon Chicken Orzo
If you’re searching for a show-stopping Italian rotisserie chicken recipe, you’ve found it! Orzo, my favorite tiny pasta, is the star of the show in this dish.
It is starchy, chewy, and satisfying paired perfectly with rotisserie chicken and a cream sauce that knocks your socks off well.
Lemon is used to cut through the dish’s richness, and spinach is stirred in at the end to add in some freshness that makes this dish highly addictive.
19. Veggie Loaded Rotisserie Chicken Casserole
This veggie-loaded casserole is a low-carb and simple way to use leftover rotisserie chicken.
The vegetables and seasonings can be changed to create a one-of-a-kind dish to suit your own taste.
Greek yogurt is substituted for the cream to lighten up the dish, and parmesan crisps are a secret ingredient that adds a fun crunch to the top. This crowd-pleaser is a healthy way to use up a leftover rotisserie chicken.
20. Chicken Cream Cheese Croissants
It doesn’t get much more simple or elegant than these chicken cream cheese croissants.
Rotisserie chicken and canned croissant rolls are time-saving ingredients.
You make a creamy and delicious filling, then place it into the croissant and fold it into a pouch.
These are just as fun to look at as they are to eat. They are perfect for serving at a party with friends or a delicious lunch or dinner at home.
I like to serve them with a spinach and strawberry salad to keep it simple and yum.
21. Rotisserie Chicken Stroganoff
This recipe is comforting food at its finest. It is a rich, creamy, and delicious lightened-up stroganoff.
It uses rotisserie chicken in place of traditional beef to cut down on the fat and the time to prepare.
Savory mushrooms are the base of the sauce. Then silky sour cream is added and the rotisserie chicken.
Top it with fresh parsley and enjoy this simple recipe that uses your leftover rotisserie chicken.
22. Chicken Olivia
Creamy, spicy, savory, and cheesy, this recipe has it all! Chicken Oliva is a delicious recipe that uses rotisserie chicken and rice.
Olives, green chilis, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and cheese combine and bake to a bubbly deliciousness.
This is served over rice and topped with green onions. You can serve this as is or with some roasted green beans for a pop of color and flavor.
23. Chicken Bacon Ranch Frito Pie
Stop what you’re doing and make this recipe!
We found the best recipe that uses leftover rotisserie chicken, and it is a must make. It is chicken bacon ranch Frito pie, and it is just as amazing as it sounds!
A mixture of rotisserie chicken, bacon bits, ranch dressing, mayo, and onion are layered over Frito chips, topped with cheese, and then baked to perfection! It doesn’t get much more simple and delicious than this.
24. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole
What are Hawaiian chicken and rice casserole? It’s my family’s favorite recipe with rotisserie chicken and rice! This dish is simple to make.
You quickly cook rice, then mix it with the rest of the ingredients, and bake!
Coconut milk, water chestnuts, chow mein noodles, and pineapple give this casserole a unique and flavorful twist that’ll keep you going back for more.
25. Creamy and Cheesy Chicken and Rice
This is the ultimate comfort food! A creamy, cheesy chicken and rice casserole takes a normal dish to a whole new level!
This family favorite is quick and easy to throw together and uses ingredients such as thyme and white wine to elevate the sauce.
This is mixed with Store-bought rotisserie chicken, fiber-filled brown rice, and gooey cheddar cheese, then baked to creamy perfection.
Better yet, you can bake an extra casserole, cook it, and then freeze it for up to 3 months to have one ready to go for a future weeknight meal.
26. Stove Top Swiss Casserole
6 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time are all you need for this recipe using rotisserie chicken.
The chicken is mixed with creamy soup and cooked noodles and layered under a mixture of stuffing mix and sour cream, then topped with a layer of Swiss cheese and baked.
Voila, easy and delicious dinner is served! I recommend serving this with a fresh and simple salad to complete a quick weeknight meal.
26 Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
- cooking spray
- 1 ½ c water
- ¼ c butter
- 1 (6 ounces) package quick-cooking stuffing mix (such as Stove Top®)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced, or more to taste
- 1 (10.75 ounces) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 (8 ounces) container sour cream
- ½ (10.5 ounces) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 whole cooked rotisserie chicken
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 9/13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Add ¼ cup butter to the water in a saucepan, then bring to a boil.
- Add in the stuffing mix, stir, then remove from heat and cover the pot with a lid. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the water is absorbed, then fluff with a fork.
- Cook the onion and celery in the remaining tablespoon of butter until translucent, about 8 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, mix together both soups and the sour cream
- Layer the casserole. Lay the chicken evenly over the bottom of the dish. Top with the cooked vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the soup mixture and then top with the stuffing.
- Bake for about an hour, or until bubbling and lightly browned.