Easy Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

So I like to pride myself on being a pretty cook (my stuffed mushrooms are so amazing I expect for the Food Network to come knocking on my door any second), but here’s the thing: I really like to take shortcuts.Not shortcuts that will ruin a meal or make it unhealthy for my family, but short cuts that ease my prep work so I can spend less time in the kitchen and more time playing with my boys.  And the biggest and best short cut ever created: Store bought rotisserie chicken.

My absolute favorite place to get a rotisserie chicken is Costco…I haven’t found a more plump or juice bird anywhere else, and our local Mariano’s and Whole Foods are close substitutes.

Here are my family’s 10 favorite rotisserie chicken recipes that are simply delicious and perfect for busy families on the go like mine.



-Chop one head of iceberg lettuce, 1 large tomato, 1 large avocado, ½ cucumber, 1 cup cooked corn, and 2 stalks of green onion.

-Add 1 cup of cubed chicken to the salad mixture.

-Top with a favorite vinaigrette dressing.


There is a debate in our house about how to make a barbecue pizza…mainly about the sauce.  So you can either take my side and go barbecue all the way, or be like my husband and simply top a traditional pizza with barbecue sauce laden chicken.


-Combine 1 cup cooked rice, a can of whatever beans preferred, ½ cup salsa, ¼ cup cheese, and ½ cup cubed chicken. Season to taste and heat through.

-Spread mixture evenly in a large soft tortilla and wrap as cleanly as you can.


-Sautee 1 red onion and 2 peppers (any color, but we love red and yellow the most) in a small amount of garlic and olive oil.

-Add 2 cups shredded chicken to the vegetable mixture.

-Use whatever kind of tortillas you prefer, with a splash of lime juice for finishing.

-Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper throughout.


-Cook rice (1 part rice to 2 parts water) per package instructions.

-Scramble two eggs into 3 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add cooked rice to the scrambled eggs.

-Toss 1 cup frozen peas, 1 cup cubed chicken and 3 tablespoons soy sauce.

-Top with sliced scallions.

-Heat everything through and enjoy!


-Cook 2 cups pasta to al dente per packaging instructions.

-Saute 2 cloves garlic, one small onion, 1 carrot, and 1 rib of celery in olive oil (with seasoning to taste).

-Add 1 small can tomato sauce and 1 small can tomato paste to the vegetable mixture.

-Bring sauce to a simmer.

-Combine 2 cups cubed chicken, the cooked pasta, and sauce in a casserole dish. Top with your choice of cheese.

-Pop the casserole dish under the broiler until the cheese browns and bubbles.


-Saute one onion, three large carrots, and three celery stalks in olive oil.

-Cook 1 cup of small pasta in a separate pot to al dente texture.

-Add 25 ounces of chicken broth to the vegetables and bring to a boil.

-Once the soup is simmering, add the cooked pasta and ¾ cup cubed chicken.

-And don’t forget to season with salt and pepper throughout!


I’m not going to lie….I can’t make a pot pie using my typical laid back cooking style (a little of this, a splash of that, etc.) so I rely on this delicious recipe from my favorite little dough boy.


 -Combine 2 cups chopped chicken, 1 cup diced celery, 1/2 cup halved grapes, 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and seasoning to taste.

-Fantastic on sandwiches or simply by itself!


-Shred an entire rotisserie chicken, mixing it with ¾ cup BBQ sauce.

-Make a sandwich using a great crunchy roll. Top with fried onion strings or sliced pickles…or nothing at all.

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  1. Terry says

    My Hubs and I make a kick butt Beer Butt Chicken. It is the moistest chicken I have ever had. Since we are trying to eat less red meat, I am heading now to check out some of your recipes.

  2. Susan Shipe says

    I loved this post. Here in NC, the biggest, plumpest rotisserie chickens are found at Sam’s Club and they are hormone-free! Making the Fried Rice tonight!

  3. Susan Quackenbush says

    As a mother of 3 and grandmother of 5, I am always looking for new ways to feed the whole family. Though I’ve made rotisserie chicken before, I’ve never thought to use that chicken in other recipes. My favorite is the Chicken and Pasta Bake, what a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes with us!

  4. Nancy says

    Did you seriously just read my mind? I made roast chicken yesterday and I was thinking this afternoon – I have no idea what I’m gonna do with this. I’m actually going to go through a couple of these recipes, see if I have all the ingredients, and slap together some supper! Thanks for the save 🙂

  5. rochkirstin says

    Everything looks so delicious! I suddenly am craving for food now that it’s close to lunch time. The bbq chicken pizza with Filipino flavors such as adobo (with vinegar) and grilled chicken with orange sauce will taste delightful and more interesting. We love trying out different recipes per week.

  6. Fi Ní Neachtáin says

    Burritos and Fajitas would be my favourite picks out of your suggestions. I really love Mexican food and adding lots of veg into my meals. My other half always buys whole chickens like this and I’m not a fan of how he just roasts them, I need to show him some of your suggestions!

  7. brook says

    wow. great recipes. i love to try new recepies. some of these i already tried but others i will definatly.thanx for sharing please keep doing this kinds of posts.

  8. Christy Hoover says

    I love super easy chicken recipes. Especially when I can use shortcuts that cut down on time when I may be running out of time to cook. These recipes look so tasty. Guess what we are havving for dinner! lol

  9. LadySoda says

    Great list you have there…my favorite from your list has got to be the BBQ PULLED CHICKEN! I am a sucker of BBQ so I am definitely taking note of this. I would also like to try the chicken fajitas on one of our weekends food fiesta! 😀 😀 Thanks for sharing.

  10. lauriel says

    Yum! Rotisserie baked chicken is an awesome and versatile thing, as you’ve shown here. My favorite is the pot pie idea – chicken goes oh-so-well with a creamy, comforting sauce. :9 And the pulled chicken is a great alternative to pulled pork! Great ideas, I’ll have to use a few of them for summer celebrations. 😀


  11. Sharon R Hoover says

    Love love love these recipes!! Thanks for broadening the possibilities with the rotisserie chicken. The smells wafting through the grocery store always grab me. Such great new ideas. 🙂

  12. Victoria says

    Great ideas! I love picking up a whole chicken and putting it in the crockpot to cook while I am busy doing something else. These ideas would work great for that chicken too. Of course sometimes I forget to think ahead and a rotisserie chicken for those days would be cheaper than takeout for a family our size.

  13. Terri Oliver Steffes says

    Good morning! I am visiting here from Creative Kid’s facebook post. I, too, love this chicken! We eat it off the bird first, with roasted veggies and the like. Leftovers are usually made into tacos or stir fry. Love your additional ideas!

  14. Geanine says

    I love Rotisserie chicken, even more I love when we have left overs! I always make/buy enough to ensure leftovers so we can make chicken salad. So yummy on crackers, or as a sandwich. Never thought to make BBQ pulled chicken, thanks for the recipe:)

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