18 Ways to Use a Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is something I almost always have in my freezer, which is why I wanted to bring you 18 Ways to Use a Rotisserie Chicken. It can be used in almost any recipe that calls for chopped or shredded chicken. It’s a “pantry” staple for me, and I buy one almost every week!

If you’re looking to make your own roasted chicken, I found this highly rated recipe here. It looks delicious, and I’ll definitely be giving it a try!

The first thing I do when I bring a rotisserie chicken home from the store is let it cool down a bit so it is easier to handle. Place it on a cutting board, and remove any string or plastic pieces that hold the legs together. Next, I always remove and discard the skin. This is personal choice. If you’re enjoying it immediately as a meal and want the seasoned skin on, by all means leave it!

The meat is always so tender, it basically comes right off of the bone. I start on one side and pull as much meat off the drummy and thigh as possible. Then do the same with the breast meat. Repeat on the other side. I leave the chunks fairly big if I am just freezing it, and then I’ll chop into smaller pieces if needed before using it in a dish.

I generally get about two cups of chicken from one rotisserie chicken. Store in an air tight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. I’ve been using these zip top silicone “baggies” lately and love them, definitely recommend! Onto the good part…RECIPES!

Recipes for Using Rotisserie Chicken

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Cheesy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole

Greek Chicken Bowls

Chicken Bacon Cheddar Pinwheels

Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Pesto Naan Pizzas

Chicken Corn Chowder with Potatoes and Fire Roasted Peppers

Chicken Apple Brie Melts

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

Lemon Chicken Penne Piccata

Chicken Caesar Salad Flatbreads

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Chicken Salad with Red Bell Peppers and Pecans

grey bowl with chicken salad and spoon pita bread and salt and pepper in background

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Pasta Skillet

Chicken Bacon BBQ Ranch Melts

Chinese Chicken Salad

chicken and veggies in a bowl with dressing and fork

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Dill Chicken Salad Lettuce Cups

Hope you found something tasty to make with your rotisserie chicken stocked freezer! As always, I LOVE to see what you’re creating, tag me on social media!

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~Laura

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