There is nothing better than having a rotisserie chicken or two in your fridge to get dinner going, especially during a busy week! Having that tender cooked and delicious chicken makes your meal prep fast and easy. Now all you need are a couple good recipes that use rotisserie chicken.
Before we get started let’s talk about rotisserie chicken. One of my favorite places to buy a whole roasted chicken is at Costco. You can grab an already cooked chicken for under $6, that is a bargain!
Your local grocery store, Target, or Walmart also carries already cooked rotisserie chickens.
Making Your Own Rotisserie Chicken
You can absolutely make your own rotisserie chicken at home. I will give you two options: oven roasting or Instant Pot.
The fastest way is in your Instant Pot. Literally set it and forget it. I have a great recipe here for Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken, including a great shortcut for shredding your warm chicken.
You can certainly make a whole chicken the classic way, in your oven. Follow the instructions in this post for Whole Roasted Chicken.
How to Break Down a Rotisserie Chicken
A whole rotisserie chicken can be broken down into 8 pieces: 2 breasts, 2 wings, 2 legs, 2 thighs.
Here is a great video showing you exactly how to break your chicken down (and shred the chicken if you want) and get all the meat:
Pro Tip: It will be easier to get all the meat off your chicken and and shred/pull it if it is still warm and not totally cooled or refrigerated.
This is a great recipe for Chicken Enchiladas that is full of flavor and uses already cooked chicken. Just add some chips and guac for an amazing dinner.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Nothing better than chicken noodle soup made with rotisserie chicken. You have two options here depending on who you are feeding:
- Picky eaters- Chicken Noodle Soup for Kids (but also delicious for adults) no green stuff, no onions, no celery.
- Everybody else- Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup
Easy Chicken & Biscuits
If you are in the need of some quick and easy comfort food you can turn to this recipe for Easy Chicken & Biscuits. The rotisserie chicken and store bought biscuits help this recipe come together in justs 30 minutes.
Creamy Chicken & Noodles
Thick egg noodles, rotisserie chicken, cream, parmesan, a little butter and an italian dressing spice packet are all it takes to pull together this crowd pleasing chicken dinner- Creamy Chicken and Noodles.
White Chicken Chili
A White Chicken Chili recipe that is full of flavor and texture. Heaps of spices keep this chicken chili recipe traditional and then you add corn, cilantro, corn tortillas and a little lime zest to give it an extra layer of flavor.
Artichoke Chicken Salad Sandwiches
A super creamy and savory chicken salad that is full of artichokes, green onions, crunchy water chestnuts, and topped with those french fried onions we all love. Artichoke Chicken Salad Sandwiches make a great dinner or lunch.
Creamy Chicken Tacos
Cooked/Rotisserie chicken is mixed with tomatoes, cheese, greek yogurt, mayo, and lots of spices, then baked in the oven and rolled into warm tortillas for these amazing Creamy Chicken Tacos. Just add all your favorite taco toppings.