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33 Easy Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

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Rotisserie chicken is one of life’s true pleasures – insanely juicy slow-roasted chicken, so much better than anything we could re-create at home!

But often we end up with leftover rotisserie chicken, and it can be hard to find inspiration for what to do with it.

Sometimes leftover recipes look overly complicated or need ingredients you would not normally keep in your store cupboard or refrigerator.

If you are using up leftovers to make dinner you want a recipe that is quick, easy, and that you don’t need to buy a whole load of ingredients for!

So, what are the best easy leftover chicken rotisserie recipes? Don’t panic – we’ve done the research for you!

(it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it…)

Your delicious leftover rotisserie chicken can easily be turned into amazing melt-in-the-mouth dinners, some of them with barely any effort at all.

Whether you’re looking for simple, classic rotisserie chicken recipes or looking to try out something new in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered!

Keep reading to check out some of the most amazing easy leftover rotisserie chicken recipes!

1. Green Chicken Enchiladas

These green chicken enchiladas are super simple and easy to assemble, and taste absolutely sublime!

Made with ingredients from the store cupboard, less than 10 minutes prep time, and just 40 minutes in the oven, this recipe ticks all the boxes for an easy leftover rotisserie chicken dinner – plus it is absolutely delicious!

The combination of leftover rotisserie chicken with salsa verde, green chiles, and Monterey Jack cheese makes an oozing delicious filling for soft floury tortillas.

Top with more salsa verde and cheese, and just 40 minutes in the oven turns your leftover chicken into a bubbling golden dish of deliciousness!

Pop a dollop of sour cream on the enchiladas and some crispy salad leaves on the side, and enjoy.

2. Roast Chicken Biryani

A one-pot dinner made from leftovers and store cupboard ingredients – definitely a winning combination!

Biryani is an authentic Indian dish that combines rice, vegetables, meat, and spices all in one pot. As the rice is cooked in the dish itself, it soaks up all the delicious flavors and seasonings – simply sublime!

With a total cooking time of under 30 minutes, and just one pan to wash up, this is a great option for a cook in a hurry.

The best thing is you can alter the spices to taste, so if you’re not a fan of hot curries just cut down the chili flakes.

This dish can be served on its own, but also goes well with naan bread or chapatti.

3. BBQ Chicken Sliders

Who would have thought that all it would take is some red onion, barbeque sauce, and shredded cheese to turn leftover rotisserie chicken into a melt-in-the-mouth slider filing?

We love these little sliders – juicy chicken topped with gooey melted cheese and rich barbeque sauce, baked inside a soft, sweet Hawaiian roll.

These BBQ chicken sliders take less than half an hour to put together and cook, making them a great snack or buffet dish.

Alternatively, serve with fries and salad for a complete dinner!

4. Chicken Croquettes

This is a genius way to use up a leftover rotisserie chicken – even the pickiest eater will love these chicken croquettes!

A combination of shredded leftover chicken, simple batter, and breadcrumbs transforms your rotisserie chicken into a meal that is so good, it is hard to believe it was made with leftovers!

5. Creamy Chicken Pasta

Creamy chicken pasta – an all-time classic dish! This simple and speedy recipe combines juicy leftover rotisserie chicken with cream, vegetables, and pasta to make a hearty and nutritious evening meal.

The best thing is that you can use whatever pasta and vegetables you’ve got in your pantry, so no shopping trip required!

With just 5 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes cooking time, this is one of those great meals that you can be tucking into less than half an hour after you’ve got in from work or the school run.

6. Chicken Club Sandwich

The Chicken club sandwich really is the king (or queen!) of sandwiches – a popular favorite on restaurant menus around the world. 

Creating a delectable sandwich is a great way to make use of leftover rotisserie chicken, with the added bonus that the end result is easily portable!

This makes it a great choice if you are looking for something to take for a picnic or a lunchbox snack.

The best thing about this recipe is that it includes a gorgeous mayo spread, which can be whipped up in seconds from the contents of your store cupboard.

7. Lemon Chicken White Bean Soup

Looking for a healthy option? This lemon chicken white bean soup is light and flavorful and contains enough nutrition to be considered a meal in one bowl

This soup is packed full of pasta, vegetables, beans, and of course leftover rotisserie chicken, all floating in a tasty lemony broth.

Adding pasta gives a lovely thick consistency to the soup, and the beans bring flavor and added protein to the mix.

Coming together in under 40 minutes, this recipe is pretty hassle-free and makes a fab weeknight dinner.

8. Barbeque Chicken Nachos

Now, this is one of those leftover recipe ideas which definitely falls into the ‘guilty pleasure’ category!

Crunchy tortilla chips topped with chicken, vegetables, barbeque sauce, and cheese, baked in the oven until golden and bubbling – delicious!

Yes, there are many other more nutritious and wholesome ways to use your leftover rotisserie chicken, but these nachos are just sublime. Plus, they are super quick to put together and take just 10 minutes in the oven.

Perfect for family movie nights, a party appetizer, or just keep them all for yourself!

9. Chicken Fried Rice

You really can’t beat homemade fried rice, and adding leftover rotisserie chicken takes this dish to whole new heights of pleasure!

And even better, this dish is best made with cooked rice – so you can use up two lots of leftovers in one.

The blend of crispy fried rice, juicy chicken, peas, onions, and of course egg make a quick and tasty one-pan dish. This dish beats any takeaway hands down!

10. Tetrazzini Chicken Casserole

Ever heard of a tetrazzini casserole? No? Well, neither had we until we stumbled across this great little recipe for leftover rotisserie chicken!

To make this dish, cooked spaghetti, chicken, and mushrooms are mixed together in a casserole dish. Top with crushed breadcrumbs and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

The result? A hearty and filling dish that would satisfy even the most hungry tummy!

11. Peanut Chicken with Veggies

Looking for a healthy but delicious recipe for leftover rotisserie chicken? Or just after something a little bit different?

This recipe for peanut chicken with vegetables is made mostly with ingredients from the pantry and turns leftover chicken into a sensational and very healthy dinner.

Creating this dish requires little effort beyond some basic chopping and stirring. Best of all, it will be served on your plate in under 30 minutes!

12. Chicken Bacon Gnocchi Soup

This creamy soup really is comfort in a bowl! Leftover rotisserie chicken, bacon, gnocchi, and spinach come together quickly for this simple and delectable meal.

Taking just 10 minutes to prep and 35 minutes to cook, this meal can be left to simmer while you nip off for a post-work shower.

It’ll then be ready to serve up in a large bowl, with a chunk of crusty bread on the side to dip into the thick and creamy sauce.

13. Buffalo Chicken Crunchwrap

Now, this is something a little bit different! These buffalo chicken crunchwraps are very similar to a restaurant chain’s favorite dish but simple enough to make at home.

Firstly mix your shredded leftover rotisserie chicken with buffalo sauce. Take a tortilla wrap, fill it with the buffalo chicken, lettuce, blue cheese, and tortilla chips. Fold the wrap closed, pan-fry, and voila – takeaway food, served at home!

14. Chicken Curry

Who says that good curries take hours to cook?  As the leftover rotisserie chicken in this curry is already cooked, you can reduce the cooking time to a minimum.

Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients either – most of those ingredients are spices, which you can easily substitute if you don’t have them all.

A delicious and fragrant curry in less than an hour – ooh, yes please! Serve with delicate white rice or floury naan bread.

15. Veggie Loaded Rotisserie Chicken Casserole

This leftover rotisserie chicken casserole is a delicious family-friendly meal. Low-carb and packed with vegetables, this dish will help even the busiest family get their daily dose of vitamins.

Best of all, it is super easy to modify – just switch the veggies for whatever you’ve got that needs using up! You can even use frozen vegetables if you haven’t had the chance to buy any fresh from the store.

16. Cream Cheese Chicken Croissants

We guarantee that if you try these gorgeous cream cheese chicken croissants that they will quickly become a meal planner regular favorite!

Simple and quick to make, they can be eaten warm for dinner or enjoyed cold for lunch the following day.

Made with refrigerated canned croissants, we could not believe how straightforward this recipe was.

Freshly baked stuffed croissants ready in just over 30 minutes – now that is impressive stuff!

17. Creamy Lemon Chicken Potato Bake

Simple and quick to prepare, this aromatic potato bake is an easy way to turn your leftover rotisserie chicken into a tasty family dinner.

The creamy comfort food feel of this dish is very deceiving – it isn’t actually all that calorific! The zingy lemon flavor brings freshness to the dish, and it is fabulous paired with some quickly steamed fresh vegetables.

18. Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad

This is one of those dishes which looks like it could have been served up in a top restaurant, but is actually chucked together using leftovers and storecupboard ingredients in just minutes! 

Pairing leftover rotisserie chicken with Vietnamese flavors and freshly shredded vegetables is a stroke of genius.

This is a great dish to throw together for lunch with friends – they won’t fail to be impressed by this one!

19. Cheesy Chicken Empanadas

This recipe is absolutely genius in its simplicity and creativeness! These leftover rotisserie chicken cheesy empanadas are made using refrigerated pie crusts, folded into a perfect semi-circle of golden empanada.

Ready in just 30 minutes, you can play about with the filling depending on your family’s likes and dislikes. We think they’d taste great with some sauteed leeks and peppers added to the filling!

20. Chicken Noodle Soup

There is nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of steaming chicken noodle soup – and making this recipe with leftover rotisserie chicken means it will be ready to eat in just 40 minutes.

If you’re feeling a bit under the weather or just in need of a nourishing meal, this chicken noodle soup will bring maximum flavor with the minimum amount of effort.

21. Keto Chicken Salad

This is a simple but very tasty recipe for leftover rotisserie chicken salad, perfect for people on keto diets. The recipe uses only a handful of ingredients and goes together in just 10 minutes.

What we love most about this recipe is that it comes with so many ideas and adaptations – you could never get bored of it! So you can make it low carb, grain-free, gluten-free – whatever floats your boat!

22. Chicken Fajita Pizza

Don’t be put off that this recipe asks for slow-cooked chicken – your succulent juicy leftover rotisserie chicken will work just as well, if not even better!

This is a really fun twist on pizza – all the flavors of a chicken fajita, on a doughy pizza base!

Made with leftover rotisserie chicken, fajita seasoning, peppers, enchilada sauce, and cheese, this pizza is spicy, delicious and a great movie-night treat. for a delicious, spicy Chicken Pizza

23. Chicken & Dumpling Casserole

Chicken and dumpling casserole sounds like a lot of work, right? Not this time!

With just 10 minutes of prep time and 45 minutes in the oven, you’ll have a firm family favorite on the table in under an hour.

Using leftover rotisserie chicken makes this a very simple recipe to put together, and the flavor is just as good as if you’d cooked it from scratch.

24. Creamy Chicken Risotto

This creamy chicken risotto is an excellent way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken. Fully of flavor and simple to make, this dish will definitely have your tastebuds watering!

Although this dish only takes under an hour to make, it does need pretty much constant supervision. We like to make a risotto while we’re doing something else in the kitchen, like reading a good book and enjoying a refreshing beverage…

After all, this recipe only asks for 100ml of white wine – what else are you supposed to do with the rest of the bottle?!

25. Chicken Tartiflette

If you’ve never tried a tartiflette before you are in for a real treat! This tartiflette recipe combines layers of sliced potato with crispy bacon pieces, spinach, shredded leftover rotisserie chicken, and Reblochon cheese.

Baked in the oven, this indulgent French chicken tartiflette recipe is a real winter warmer. We love it served with warm crusty bread to soak up the oozing gooey sauce.

26. Chicken Alfredo Bake

Chicken, broccoli, and pasta – always a winning combination! Add in oodles of gooey cheese and a rich Alfredo sauce and you’ve got one of the best pasta bake recipes out there.

Using leftover rotisserie chicken makes this recipe super-speedy to put together. Top with breadcrumbs for a crispy finish, bake and enjoy!

This is probably not the best recipe if you’re watching your calorie or fat intake, but smaller portions paired with a side salad make this a healthier option.

27. Chicken Pot Pie

Normally trying to make a pie for your family seems like a big ordeal event – making pastry, cooking the filling, putting it all together, cooking the pie to perfection ….

This leftover chicken pot pie is the exact opposite! Now, you have two choices here. You can either make your own pastry by following the recipe instructions, or you can buy pie crust from the store.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy midweek dinner, we know what we’d chose!

Not that we dislike making pastry, but your filling will only take about 10 minutes to put together. Just this once, buy the pastry and use the time you’ve saved to do something nice instead!

Pop it in the oven and 45 minutes later you’ve got a beautiful golden chicken pot pie – absolutely delicious!

28. Chicken Stroganoff

We love recipes which play about with a favorite and make it even better – and this one does exactly that! Normally, a stroganoff is made with thin cuts of beef, but leftover rotisserie chicken is a very tasty alternative.

The classic stroganoff flavors – mushrooms and sour cream – are the perfect partners for your juicy leftover rotisserie chicken. Served on a bed of noodles, this recipe is one of those you will come back to again and again.

29. Buffalo Chicken Wraps

These buffalo chicken wraps are super-easy to throw together – simply lay out a tortilla wrap, top with leftover rotisserie chicken, buffalo sauce, lettuce, cheese, and a dressing of your choice. Fold and enjoy!

We love these wraps as they make a great alternative to sandwiches for lunchboxes and picnics. Or, add some salad and potato wedges and you’ve got a complete meal!

30. Sweet and Sour Chicken

This leftover rotisserie chicken dish will soon become a firm favorite, and best of all you get to learn how to make the easiest sweet and sour sauce ever!

Ready to serve in the time it takes to cook your rice, this is a super-speedy dinner that tastes as if you slaved over the stove for hours!

Best of all, it is gluten-free and relatively low in sugar – not that you’d notice from the great flavor!

31. Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

Craving a super-healthy vitamin boost? This light and fresh-tasting salad contains a whole load of crispy vegetables dressed with a zingy lemon and basil dressing. Oh, and leftover rotisserie chicken of course!

This one-bowl salad also contains cooked brown rice, so it will satisfy your hunger as well as taste amazing.

Once you’ve tried this dish you’ll find yourself making extra rice and buying that larger rotisserie chicken, just so you can make it again! 

32. Chicken Quesadillas

Ready in under 20 minutes, these leftover chicken quesadillas really are the definition of fast food!

The quesadilla recipe will transform your leftover rotisserie chicken into a great midweek dinner, lunchbox treat, or handy snack.

Simply mix your cooked chicken with shredded cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. Spread the mix onto floury tortilla wraps, fold and fry until crispy on the outside.

33. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Yes, we know it’s another casserole, and no, we’re not sorry!

We’ve saved the absolute best leftover rotisserie chicken casserole for last – a sumptuous chicken parmesan casserole!

This dish creates all the delightful flavors of the traditional chicken parmesan by combining leftover chicken with tomato paste, pasta, mozzarella, and (of course!) parmesan.

Minimum prep work. One dish. Ready in an hour. Amazing taste.

Winner winner chicken dinner!!

(sorry, we nearly made it to the end without saying it!)

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