20 Best Recipes Using Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

When cooking a whole bird feels like a chore, the supermarket rotisserie chicken can be your best friend. These recipes are perfect for both sprucing up a fresh rotisserie bird and for turning leftovers into something entirely new, whether it's for a quick chicken dinner, an easy lunch or a shortcut for chicken breast recipes.

Rotisserie Chicken Tortilla Soup

"Perfect flavor! Ooh-la-la. Here's a tip: For convenience's sake, take two days to process: buy the chicken on day one, refrigerate overnight, then de-bone and proceed with the recipe on day two."

-Carol G.

Rotisserie Vinaigrette Chicken Salad

"Loved this salad. We enjoyed the combination of flavors—the nice rotisserie chicken always allows for a quick, customizable dinner too!"

-Mommy Diva

Chicken Noodle Soup

"I've also found that if you add a can of evaporated milk when you add your chicken and noodles, it thickens the soup up and makes it nice and tasty."

-Aaron Distler

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

"These were so good. My husband usually eats dinner without much fanfare but he couldn't stop commenting on how great these were. I blended up my canned chilies in the food processor to better distribute the flavor and that worked out quite well."


Chicken Pot Pie

"'Oh my goodness' is all I can say about this recipe. It was the most elegant and delicious thing I have made in a long time. Everyone in my home loves this pie, and I recommend that you try it."


Creamed Chicken & Biscuits Casserole

"I made this last night and enjoyed every bite to the max! I opted to use half mayonnaise and half low-fat sour cream with excellent results. I loved the idea of putting the cheese on top of the casserole before adding the biscuits as another reviewer did."

-Lindas Busy Kitchen

Charlie's Famous Chicken Salad

"This is a great recipe! I put in dried cranberries and since I like a little spicy, added red pepper flakes to taste. This is definitely a keeper!"


Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

For this recipe, simply shred your store-bought rotisserie chicken, and use either water or chicken stock as a base for your BBQ sauce. Throw in a bun and enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

"Yum! The whole family enjoyed this and it couldn't be easier. Quick to make on the stovetop. I used Frank's Buffalo wing sauce and it was perfect, a little spicy but still enjoyed by the kids."


Chicken Noodle Casserole

"I saw this recipe when I was deciding what to do with some rotisserie chicken that was left from a previous meal. My husband had two helpings for dinner and polished off the rest for lunch the next day—he was a very happy camper!"

-Leslie in Texas

Mini Chicken Casear Salad Cups

"These lovely little treats were enjoyed both hot and cold. They were excellent served both ways. I took them to a BBQ and everyone that tried them enjoyed them."

-Baby Kato

Asian-Style Chicken Salad

"This is truly a delight to make and even more of a delight to eat. I loved all the mix of veggies and fruit with the chicken. I used some leftover rotisserie chicken and made the dressing as written. Very full of flavor but light on the waistline."


Buffalo Chicken Dip

"This was a big hit at a holiday party! Instead of baking, we put all ingredients in the Crock Pot to keep them warm."


Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole

"I had to sign up as a member so I could leave a 5-star review for this AMAZING recipe! I have been making it for the past few years on the regular and it has never failed me!"

-Jessica d.

Chicken Packets

"I've made this several times and it's great! I've used crescent rolls, I've made my own dough and wrapped them up and I've also made a pizza out of it. Fantastic!"


Chicken Rigatoni

"This recipe is delicious. It was the first dish I cooked for my boyfriend, and he absolutely loved it! I've made it several times since—especially when we have company—and it's always a hit!"


Apple Chicken Salad

"I so enjoyed this recipe that I have made it twice already. It's quick and easy to make and it tastes amazing. So much flavor and texture. With recipes like this, I am really starting to enjoy salads."

-Baby Kato

BBQ Chicken Pizza

"I made two of these pizzas because I had a large crowd to feed. Let me tell you, I have never seen pizza devoured with such intensity. We all loved it and ate way too much."


Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

"I recently tried this soup in a restaurant and loved it so I searched for it here. This soup is better than I had in the restaurant. This is a definite keeper!"


Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich

"This sandwich is great for that leftover rotisserie chicken that usually spoils in the fridge. It is quick, easy and will give your taste buds a big change from the bland every day sandwich."

-Cucina Italiana de