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19 recipes you can make with rotisserie chicken

Hit up the deli counter for a rotisserie chicken on your way home, and then pull off any one of these easy and delicious suppers without breaking a sweat.

By Today's Parent

19 recipes you can make with rotisserie chicken

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Pulled chicken sliders with coleslaw

A simple BBQ sauce will up your rotisserie chicken game for a tasty meal that's ready in just 25 minutes. Get the recipe: Pulled chicken sliders with coleslaw

Photo of a pulled chicken sandwich with coleslaw on a sesame seed bunPhoto: Erik Putz

Chicken quesadilla

Bookmark this Mexican-inspired recipe for a crowd-pleasing dinner that will have even the pickiest eaters asking for seconds. Get the recipe: Chicken quesadilla

Photo of a chicken quesadillaPhoto: Erik Putz

Hearty chicken soup

Use store-bought rotisserie chicken for an easy soup that's packed with protein and full of flavour. Get the recipe: Hearty chicken soup

photo of a bowl of chicken soupPhoto: Erik Putz

Chicken and Bean Burritos

We dare you to tell us a time when juicy chicken, flavourful beans and sharp cheese has ever done you wrong. Cozied up in a grilled wrap, all signs point to a blissful family dinner. Get the recipe: Chicken and Bean Burritos

Burritos with shredded chicken, rice, beans and cheesePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup

Take your regular chicken noodle soup recipe and throw it in the trash. Well, not actually, but this Thai version is so good, you’re going to want to make it all the time. Coconut milk creates a creamy broth and there’s lemongrass, snowpeas and rice noodles hanging out, too. Get the recipe: Thai Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup

Two bowls of creamy chicken soup with rice noodles, snow peas, carrots, green onions and cilantroPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chicken Caesar Pizza

Your kid won’t eat salad? Entice him with this sneaky collaboration. A creamy Caesar dressing takes the place of tomato sauce and since you’re already using rotisserie chicken, make this recipe even easier by swapping pizza dough with naan bread. You are the dinner champion of the world. Get the recipe: Chicken Caesar Pizza

Plate of chicken pizza topped with shredded romaine lettucePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Creamed Chicken over Whole Wheat Waffles

This recipe is a little old school with a bit of new school. That’s a creamy chicken pot-pie filling on top of waffles that you made, from scratch. The whole thing comes together in just 35 minutes! #slay Get the recipe: Creamed Chicken over Whole Wheat Waffles

Plate with waffle that's topped with creamy chicken potpie fillingPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Shell pasta is the best. There’s plenty of space for creamy cheese sauce to tuck away. It’s a good texture with the added broccoli florets and shredded chicken you’re throwing in there, too, because balance. Get the recipe: Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Pot of mac and cheese shells with florets of broccoliPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Chicken Alphabet Soup

Not everyone has time to slowly simmer bone broth and roast a fresh chicken, OK? Your soup will be fine and dandy with boxed stock and a rotisserie bird. Do your noodles spell out ‘Yummy’? Because ours do. Get the recipe: Chicken Alphabet Soup

bowl of chicken noodle soup

Italian Chicken Quesadilla

That leftover chicken you roasted tastes really nice sandwiched between two tortilla shells with plenty of melty cheese. Get the recipe: Italian Chicken Quesadilla

plate with quesadilla and tortilla chips

Vietnamese Roast Chicken and Salad Rolls

Salad rolls are a fun family project—kids can totally help stuff and roll. Chicken adds substance to all the crunchy fresh veg. Get the recipe: Vietnamese Roast Chicken and Salad Rolls

tray of homemade Vietnamese rolls with fish sauce

Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

Your oven-warmed pita is just begging to be slathered with Greek yogurt then rolled around chopped tomato, cucumber, chicken and feta. Get the recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Gyro

plate of pitas filled with shredded chicken, tomatoes and cucumbers

Grilled Veggie Pizza

Throw some shredded chicken on top of naan bread for the easiest, protein-iest pizza ever. Get the recipe: Grilled Veggie Pizza

wooden platter with pizza topped with asparagus, red onion and peppersPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Herbed Crepes with Chicken, Asparagus and Mushrooms

Leftover roast chicken is a quick shortcut for the saucy filling in this classy French supper. Get the recipe: Herbed Crepes with Chicken, Asparagus and Mushrooms

herbed crepe stuffed with saucy chicken, asparagus and mushrooms

Farfalle with Roast Chicken, Spring Veggies and Parmesan

Pasta should always be in your arsenal. It’s quick and easy and so adaptable, like if you happen to have some fresh veg and leftover chicken. Get the recipe: Farfalle with Roast Chicken, Spring Veggies and Parmesan

bowl of bowtie pasta with chicken, asparagus, red onion and grated Parmesan

Corn and Squash Succotash

This simple succotash makes a lovely home for leftover chicken. Get the recipe: Corn and Squash Succotash

plate of fresh corn, edamame and chopped veggiesPhoto: Erik Putz

Chinese Chicken and Egg Drop Soup

Beaten eggs are dropped into the hot broth and whisked until cooked, hence the name. It’s a simple and tasty supper idea. Rotisserie chicken gives it an extra boost of protein. Get the recipe: Chinese Chicken and Egg Drop Soup

bowl of chicken and egg soup garnished with green onionPhoto: Erik Putz

Eggy Pad Thai

This simple pad Thai takes half an hour to prep. You should definitely throw some shredded chicken in there. Get the recipe: Eggy Pad Thai

bowl of pad thai with chopsticksPhoto: Erik Putz

Island Chicken and Mango Salad

Chicken can make itself at home on any sort of salad. Here we have fresh mango, cucumber and red onion on a bed of greens, tossed with a light citrus dressing. What are you even waiting for? Get the recipe: Island Chicken and Mango Salad

plate of salad with romaine hearts, shredded chicken, cucumber, red onion and mango

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This article was originally published on Sep 02, 2021
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