12 Easy Meals to Make With Rotisserie Chicken

When time is tight, rely on the grocery store to do some of the prep for you. Simply pick out one of these recipes and then pick up a rotisserie chicken.


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How to Break Down a Rotisserie Chicken

rotisserie chicken in carton

Photo by Getty Images

Photo by Getty Images

A medium to large chicken will yield 4 to 5 cups meat (both light and dark)

- If you are shredding the meat, it’s easier to do while the bird is still warm. For larger chunks, cool then refrigerate chicken before removing from bones.

- When adding chicken to recipes (versus eating them alone), opt for lightly seasoned ones so the flavor of the meat doesn’t compete with the rest of the flavors in the dish.

- Toss chicken bones and scraps of meat into a large water-filled stock pot along with some onions, garlic, carrots and celery. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes then strain out solids to create homemade chicken broth. Refrigerate and then skim off fat.


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Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Bake 8 m

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Easiest-Ever One-Dish Chicken Tamales

Easiest-Ever One-Dish Chicken Tamales
Prep 15 m
Bake 40 m
Cool 10 m

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No-Cook Asian Chicken Wraps

No-Cook Asian Chicken Wraps
Makes 4
Prep 15 m

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Spinach Salad with Chicken

Spinach Salad with Chicken
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Microwave 30 seconds

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Moo-Shu Chicken

Moo-Shu Chicken
Prep 10 m
Cook 10 m

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Pasta Salad with Chicken

Pasta Salad with Chicken
Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Cook 8 m

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Baby Greens with Chicken & Goat Cheese

Baby Greens with Chicken & Goat Cheese
Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 4 m

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Spicy Chicken Tacos

Spicy Chicken Tacos
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 1 m

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Mediterranean Chicken Gyros

Mediterranean Chicken Gyros
Makes 6
Prep 20 m

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Linguine with Chicken and Mushrooms

Linguine with Chicken and Mushrooms
Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Cook 15 m

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Orange and Arugula Chicken Salad

Orange and Arugula Chicken Salad
Makes 4
Prep 15 m

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Asian Peanut Noodle Slaw with Shredded Chicken

Asian Peanut Noodle Slaw with Shredded Chicken
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 10 m