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25 Ways to Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken


If you want to transform leftover rotisserie chicken into weeknight dinners, these recipes provide a delicious second act for your savory poultry remnants.

Ways to Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken

From hearty salads to savory wraps, soups, and entrees, these recipes ingeniously repurpose rotisserie chicken, offering a convenient and tasty solution to minimize food waste.

1. Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

This white chili is so creamy and savory, that it’s sure to become a favorite way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken, and it couldn’t be easier! Simply add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and within just a few hours, you’ve got a savory and comforting meal with all the right spice.

2. Chicken Pot Pie Soup

With all the flavors of your favorite pot pie, this soup is comfort food at its finest with only half the work and all in one pot! Make it a full meal by serving it with your favorite rolls and salad. Savory, creamy and delicious!

3. Chinese Chicken Salad

Leftover rotisserie chicken shines in this delicious Chinese Chicken Salad with cabbage and crunchy noodles. Simple to prepare, this salad with an Asian flair is perfect for a quick lunch or weeknight meal and can be made ahead for easy meal prep.

4. Easy Chicken Nachos

Who doesn’t love nachos? This easy sheet pan meal couldn’t be more simple to make. The leftover rotisserie chicken is sprinkled on the nachos with all the other toppings and baked for an amazing dinner that is ready in 20 minutes.

5. Easy Salsa Verde Enchiladas

Easy to put together and bake, these salsa verde enchiladas are bursting with flavor. With shredded chicken, cheese, and a creamy salsa verde sauce, this meal is the perfect way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken!

6. Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers

These Chicken Stuffed Peppers are a delicious twist on an old classic, and with leftover rotisserie chicken, this meal will come together even more quickly! In this version, fresh green peppers are stuffed with chicken and rice and then baked and topped with cheese.

7. Chicken Tamale Casserole

If you like authentic tamales, but not all the work it takes to make them, then this Chicken Tamale Casserole is for you. Perfect for a busy night, this casserole comes together easily and is done in under an hour!

8. Chicken Alfredo Bake

Creamy, dreamy alfredo sauce bathes leftover rotisserie chicken, broccoli, and pasta in this to-die-for casserole bake. This recipe also freezes well, so you can always have a ready-made meal on hand!

9. Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe

Lunch comes together in a snap when you make this Rotisserie Chicken Salad Recipe from Wonky Wonderful. Simply mix the ingredients in a bowl and store in the fridge for a quick and easy meal!

10. BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza

This flavorful pizza is a quick and easy meal by using leftover rotisserie chicken and ready-made pita flatbread. Perfect for movie night or when having guests over, it’s sure to become a regular rotation on your menu!

11. Chicken Pot Pie Noodle Skillet

This creamy noodle skillet meal is comfort food heaven! When you’re craving chicken pot pie but don’t have a lot of time on hand, this is a quick way to get all the flavors in one dish.

12. Coconut Chicken Curry

There is nothing like a warming bowl of curry on a cold night! This Coconut Chicken Curry from Chelsea’s Messy Apron is ready in 30 minutes and is perfect for using up that leftover rotisserie chicken.

13. The Best Strawberry Chicken Salad

Chicken and strawberries come together for a truly delicious and refreshing salad meal. Your leftover rotisserie chicken will get elevated with crunchy apples and creamy poppyseed dressing.

14. Best Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

With leftover rotisserie chicken and ready-made pie shells, you’ll have your favorite comfort food in a fraction of the time! The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Pot Pie Recipe is savory and creamy just as a pot pie should be.

15. Zucchini Enchilada Roll Ups

This healthier take on enchiladas uses zucchini strips instead of tortillas. This meal is perfect for when you crave a heavier meal but want something light without sacrificing flavor.

16. BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese

Your childhood classic favorite just got elevated with I AM BAKER’S BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese. From the garlic butter crust to the Havarti cheese, this savory meal is well worth the effort!

17. Country Chicken and Biscuits

This down-home comfort meal is so satisfying you may want to double the recipe! Chicken and vegetables are cooked in a creamy sauce and then baked with cheese drop biscuits on top, delicious!

18. BBQ Chicken Casserole with Pasta

This unique casserole from Fresh Simple Home pulls together all the flavors of BBQ Chicken that you love in one dish. The addition of crunchy bacon and zesty ranch seasoning will make your tastebuds sing!

19. Chicken Fried Rice

When you’re craving Chinese Takeout, now you can simply make it at home with this Chicken Fried Rice recipe from Cooking Classy. Hearty and savory, it’s a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken!

20. Kung Pao Chicken

Sweet and spicy was the assignment and Cafe Delites delivers with this Kung Pao Chicken Recipe! A favorite among readers, you’ll likely never need to try another recipe after this one.

21. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Rigatoni pasta, marinara sauce, and parmesan cheese take your leftover rotisserie chicken to the next level in this delicious casserole. An Italian classic that everyone is sure to love, all baked in one dish!

22. Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Bake

Soft, pillowy gnocchi and chicken baked in a creamy sauce with spinach is the dinner you didn’t know you needed to try! This gnocchi dish is a perfect weeknight meal that comes together quickly.

23. Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Made as an appetizer or as a full meal, these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a delicious way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken. Inspired by a popular restaurant, these wraps are packed full of all the Asian flavors you love in a light but satisfying bite!

24. Cream Mediterranean Chicken

This rich pasta dish is made easy with leftover chicken and the flavors cannot be beat! The garlicky sauce with roasted red peppers transports you to the Mediterranean for a savory, filling meal.

Rotisserie chicken is such an economical and versatile meal to have on hand and often, two or more meals can be made from just the leftovers. We hope these recipes inspire you with more ways to use up those leftovers and reduce kitchen food waste!