19 Quick Recipes You Can Make With Rotisserie Chicken

Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken

When it comes to getting dinner on the table fast, my go-to “secret shortcut” is using rotisserie chicken. They’re inexpensive, and all I have to do is shred it up to get a big head start on whatever recipe I happen to be making. (And I even have a shortcut to shredding the chicken!)

Recently, I got to thinking about all the recipes that can be made easier by using rotisserie chicken. So I gathered several of my favorite easy recipes from past blog posts, as well as several recipes from around the web, to share with you today!

Author’s Note: Did you know that you can make your own rotisserie chicken at home in your crockpot? 

So if you’re interested in some delicious ways to get dinner on the table in a hurry, here are 19 delicious options utilizing the humble rotisserie chicken.

Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken

First off….a recipe that I discovered and made recently that was a real crowd-pleaser: a flavorful Chicken Cordon Bleu Skillet. Yum!

1. Chicken Cordon Bleu Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup thick-cut ham, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain the cooked pasta and set aside.

Melt the butter in a Dutch/French oven over medium heat. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, until fragrant.

Sprinkle the flour into the skillet and cook for 2 more minutes, until the mixture is golden brown. Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream, and bring the mixture to a boil.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, and add the mustard powder. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until slightly thickened, about 10-12 minutes.

Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken

Remove the pot from heat and stir in the cooked pasta, chicken, ham, and Swiss cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan over the top.

Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Broil for an extra 2-3 minutes for a golden-brown finish. Garnish with parsley, and serve.

Ways To Use Rotisserie Chicken

Chicken Cordon Bleu Skillet

Jill Nystul
This cheesy, flavorful Chicken Cordon Bleu skillet is an absolute crowd-pleaser. It’s ready in under and hour and will give you plenty of tasty leftovers. Yum!
3.95 from 141 votes
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 420 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup thick-cut ham chopped
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain the cooked pasta and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a Dutch/French oven over medium heat. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Sprinkle the flour into the skillet and cook for 2 more minutes, until the mixture is golden brown. Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream, and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, and add the mustard powder. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until slightly thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from heat and stir in the cooked pasta, chicken, ham, and Swiss cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan over the top.
  • Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Broil for an extra 2-3 minutes for a golden-brown finish. Garnish with parsley, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 20gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 584mgPotassium: 263mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 640IUVitamin C: 6.2mgCalcium: 219mgIron: 1.2mg

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12. Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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13. Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

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14. Buffalo Chicken Dip

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15. Chicken Curry in a Hurry

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16. Chicken Roll-Ups

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17. Southwestern Chicken Wraps

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • I love using rotisserie chickens to make simple, healthy meals! That buffalo chicken dip looks so mouthwatering – I’m definitely making that this weekend to eat during March Madness! :)

  • Good recipes–I buy cold rotisserie chickens at Walmart, they put the ones that don’t sell in the frig over night and the next day they sell for $2.49. I buy six at a time and use the meat in all different recipes. I can’t even buy a whole chicken and cook it for that price. You can even heat up the whole chicken in the microwave and eat like you bought it the regular way. Freeze lots, so always have cooked chicken on hand.

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