First, you should stop buying rotisserie chicken, and make Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken instead. It’s super simple, and can actually save you money. Plus, the crockpot does all of the work! Second, once you make the Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken, you will probably have leftovers. These 27 leftover rotisserie chicken recipes will help you plan dinner around the leftover chicken without having to have the same thing over and over again. You could even cook a rotisserie chicken just to make a few of these recipes.
These 27 leftover rotisserie chicken recipes are all delicious, simple, and time savers (due to the pre-cooked rotisserie chicken!) Most of these recipes feature casseroles, but you can’t get an easier, fully balanced dinner than a throw-together casserole. Leftover rotisserie chicken just makes it even easier to make and adds a lot of flavor. Sandwiches and tacos are also easy, go to meals if you’ve got some leftover shredded chicken. Most of these can become weekly staples for you - they’re that easy.
We’re starting off strong with chicken taquitos you can make right at home. These are jam packed with Mexican flavors- lime, cumin, cilantro, salsa, and of course, plenty of cheese. With the leftover rotisserie chicken, you can have these whipped up in about 25 minutes. It makes enough for a crowd, too, so you could serve these as an appetizer for Taco Tuesday.
Not much is easier than using pre-cooked chicken in a dish unless that dish is a one pot meal. And this Mexican chicken casserole is it. Not only is it easy, but it’s a little different than the typical Mexican chicken casserole. It features crispy tortilla chips instead of rice. So you get a good crunchy texture and a ton of flavor.
Chicken Tetrazzini is a fantastic family dinner meal. It’s filled with lean chicken, filling pasta, and creamy cheese, so it should pass any picky eater test. There are three different types of cheese in this dish, as well as sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and cream of mushroom soup so you know it’s going to be super creamy and delicious. Pasta cooks pretty quickly on its own, so with the leftover rotisserie chicken it’ll be a breeze to throw together.
The good thing about leftover rotisserie chicken is it’s easy to make a healthy meal. These WW chicken enchiladas are filled with fat free sour cream and light mozzarella cheese to keep it creamy, but low in calories. Whole wheat tortillas round out the meal and make it a delicious and nutritious meal.
Use three quick and easy shortcuts to make this casserole. Stove Top Stuffing, frozen pre-cut veggies, and leftover rotisserie chicken are all a match made in heaven. Tons of flavor, comforting, and full of healthy vegetables make Stove Top Stuffing Chicken Casserole a fully balanced meal all in one.
Named after the largest ranch in Texas, King Ranch Chicken Casserole is bursting with big flavors. It makes a wonderful weeknight meal that feels special, but in reality, just takes a little under an hour to prep and cook. It features two different cream soups and plenty of cheese. Corn tortillas add the much needed carbs to soak up the creaminess.
Potato Chicken Casserole combines the best of two worlds: potatoes and cheese. Rotisserie chicken is just the needed protein to make this a full meal in one. Cheddar cheese, sour cream, plenty of spices, as well as bacon are all put on top of a bed of potatoes and baked until it’s roasted and melted.
Bacon, ranch, potatoes, rotisserie chicken, sour cream, butter, and cheese are all baked into this chicken casserole. The name says it all - it really is the best ever crack chicken. And it’s easy to make. You’ll definitely want to add this to the weekly rotation. The whole family will love it.
Give Taco Tuesday a break with these amazing chicken chimichangas. You can bake them or fry them - either way, they will cook up deliciously and you won’t even miss the tacos. You can easily control the heat level by increasing or decreasing the green chilis - it’s up to you and your taste preference.
Leftover rotisserie chicken makes these BBQ Chicken tostadas a stack, heat and eat meal. They are easy to customize to your liking, and you can also make one or two for yourself or 10+ for a crowd. BBQ flavors the chicken to give it a bit of sweet heat, which goes perfectly with the toasted tostadas.
A super quick lunch is what these buffalo chicken quesadillas will give you. They are made with leftover shredded chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and fresh cilantro. You can even make the meat mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Take out what you need when you’re ready to make a quesadilla for lunch. It makes a great healthy lunch.
Baked Chicken Tacos are great for a crowd. You can make a whole bunch of them on just one sheet tray, rather than having to cook them one at a time over a stove. These tacos are filled with chicken, taco seasoning, and cheese. Top these with whatever toppings you like!
If you have leftover rotisserie chicken, you can start at step 2 of this recipe. A pot of soup is the perfect one pot meal, and leftover rotisserie chicken just makes it even easier. You can make this soup yours by changing up the veggies and spices to what you like. The cream cheese helps keep it creamy and thick so make sure to keep that.
These are a take on Salmon cakes, but cheaper and easier to make! It’s a fantastic way to use up shredded chicken in a fun way. You could serve these with rice, veggies, potatoes or even pasta. They also make a great snack option because you don’t have to reheat them - they’re still good cold.
You won’t miss tomato based spaghetti once you try this creamy, cheesy sauce. And the best part - you don’t need any canned soup. It’s all made with simple ingredients - spaghetti, leftover shredded chicken, and a blend of cheeses. You’ll feel good about making something so healthy, but delicious for your family.
Another super easy, cheesy chicken pasta is this dish. Still very simple ingredients, but with the addition of ranch seasoning to take it to another level. Penne pasta soaks up the melted cheese and with the ranch and rotisserie chicken adding their own flavors, the whole dish comes melds together in a delectable way.
We love a simple, easy lunch option and sandwiches are great for that. You don’t have to have the same old ham and cheese sandwich when you can quickly whip up this BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese. It’s toasty, melty, and cheesy, with a bit of sweet heat from the BBQ sauce.
Like I said above, cheese, chicken, and pasta is a fantastic dinner option. This one is flavored with bright lemon. It brings a refreshing bite to your plate in the midst of all the creamy cheese and roasted chicken. This is a great summer dish as the lemon really keeps it refreshing.
Chicken fried rice is a staple in Chinese takeout and now you can have it right at home. Rotisserie chicken is a great addition because it keeps this meal so simple and quick. The great part about making it at home - you can leave the veggies out if you prefer.
If you’ve never had Doritos on your chicken casserole, you’re missing out. It adds the absolute best cheesy crunch to the dish. This will also be a weeknight favorite in your house. Not that you’ll have leftovers, but you can freeze this casserole if you want to save it for a while.
This recipe calls for canned chicken, but using leftover rotisserie chicken will really enhance the flavor of these sandwiches. The chicken is mixed with cream of chicken soup and stove top stuffing mix in a large crockpot or bowl. This makes it super easy to serve for a crowd. The only thing you have to do is put the flavored chicken on the sandwich bun!
Wraps are a super easy lunch option, and buffalo chicken is a classic flavor. You can make these for game day or even prep them for lunches for the week. Rotisserie chicken just makes everything more flavorful while saving time. Add any fillings that you like to bulk these up.
Another buffalo chicken recipe, but a slider edition. Sliders are the perfect game day food, or birthday party food. They are easy to make, and since they are handheld and bite size, you can serve them at large gatherings. No one likes spending hours in the kitchen preparing food for large parties, so let leftover rotisserie chicken help you out.
24. Chicken Flautas
Another item for you to try on “taco” Tuesdays. These flautas are a great way to have a handheld “taco” without the mess of them falling apart. Because they are rolled and baked, you can grab one and walk around with it with no worry of it breaking. A great lunch for kids!
And if you really need to stick with tacos on Taco Tuesday, then try this recipe. We still want to keep it easy by using rotisserie chicken. You can make a large batch of these and have guests put on their own toppings while you make the margaritas. It’ll be a crowd favorite for sure.
If you’re not a fan of casseroles but still want an easy, one pot, quick meal this is for you! Rice makes a great base for this cheesy chicken, and broccoli is added for health of course. You might even sneak the broccoli past your kids - this meal tastes that good!
French Onion chicken casserole is made with just 5 ingredients. And since you don’t have to cook anything, you can have it prepped and ready to go before your oven fully preheats. There is a ton of flavor packed into this casserole - you won’t believe it has just a few ingredients.
Leftover rotisserie chicken will save you a ton of time in the kitchen, so go buy a few and get busy with these recipes!
27 Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
- 3 cups cooked boneless chicken breast, cubed *approximately 3-4 breast
- 1 box chicken stove top
- 1 can cream of chicken soup, 284ml
- ⅓ cup fat free sour cream
- ¼ cup milk *I used 1%
- 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
- Make the stove top using the instructions on the package
- Preheat oven to 400F, spray a 9x13 casserole dish with some non-stick spray
- Place the cooked chicken on the bottom of the dish, top with the veggies.
- Mix together the soup, sour cream and milk. Spoon over the chicken and vegetables.
- Top with the prepared stove top, cover with foil then bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
- Makes 6 servings, each serving is 1 heaping cup.