This moist, plump, savory bird is one of your best allies from the supermarket for jump-starting creative home-cooked meals.
When you pick up a rotisserie chicken from your local deli, what you're really getting is an endless array of dinnertime options.
Even better? Most chickens have enough meat to make two of these quick and delicious recipes! Talk about getting the most bang for your buck.
First on the menu, Chicken and Black Bean-Stuffed Burritos!
These skillet-grilled burritos come together in a flash thanks to store-bought rotisserie chicken. Keep this meal light by serving with a fresh green salad.
View Recipe: Chicken and Black Bean-Stuffed Burritos
View Video: How to Make Chicken and Black-Bean Stuffed Burritos
Assemble this hearty sandwich for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The fresh mozzarella and tomato lend a bright and summery
View Recipe: Caprese Wraps with Chicken
Hearty and oh-so-tasty, this is a great choice for a weeknight family dinner.
View Recipe: Broccoli and Rice Casseroles
Dig into a simple end-of-summer pasta toss loaded with chicken, cucumbers, and peanuts. We use dried udon noodles; if using
fresh noodles, you'll need about 11 ounces.
View Recipe: Cold Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Cucumbers
Give average chicken quesadillas new life with sweet peaches and spicy cheese. For the kids, try fontina or Monterey Jack
View Recipe: Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas
Pair this simple, no-cook meal with toasted buttery baguette slices.
View Recipe: Chicken and Strawberry Salad
Tarragon and rye bread make a classic chicken salad sandwich extra special. You can make the chicken salad ahead. If you're
packing it to go, keep the salad cold, and make your sandwich right before you're ready to eat to keep the bread from getting
View Recipe: Herbed Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Let this simple soup warm you up during the chillier months. You can also use this recipe as a template for other chicken
and veggie soups.
View Recipe: Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Baked potatoes get dressed up in this cozy-warm recipe. We scale down this comfort-food favorite by using Yukon gold potatoes
which tend to be smaller than larger russet potatoes.
View Recipe: Chicken and White BBQ Potatoes
Bagel halves are a quick, kid-friendly stand-in for traditional pizza crust.
View Recipe: Cheesy Chicken Bagel Pizzas
You can serve this salad chilled or at room temperature, depending on your preference. You can also substitute lime juice
View Recipe: Chicken, Rice, and Tropical Fruit Salad
It's delicious when eaten right away, but the flavors in this one-bowl meal still stand up admirably when it's prepared ahead—making
this a good take-to-work lunch. Serve with toasted pita wedges or flatbread.
View Recipe: Chicken and Feta Tabbouleh
Smoked paprika gives these chicken tostadas rich, grill-like flavor with no cooking. Look for tostada shells (fried, flat
corn tortillas) near the flour and corn tortillas or in the Mexican food section of your grocery store. Make sure to serve
with lime wedges for the final, perfect touch.
View Recipe: Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas
Jambalaya is a classic Creole dish that combines rice with a variety of other ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers
and some type of meat or shellfish. This easy one-dish meals features both smoked sausage and shredded rotisserie chicken.
View Recipe: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
This delicious salad is ready in a snap thanks to rotisserie chicken and a four-ingredient vinaigrette. Leftover salad is
also good the next day for lunch; stir in a handful of arugula to add a fresh touch, if you have extra on hand. Serve with
View Recipe: Chicken-Orzo Salad with Goat Cheese
View Video: How to Make Chicken-Orzo Salad with Goat Cheese
Heat the broth mixture in the microwave to jump-start the cooking. Meanwhile, sauté the aromatic ingredients in your soup
pot to get this dish under way. Though we like the shape of fusilli, you can also make this soup with wide egg noodles, rotini,
or even orzo.
View Recipe: Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Serve with a snap pea and radish sauté for a filling and delicious meal.
View Recipe: Open-Faced Apricot-Chipotle Chicken Club
This little gem of a recipe was born from leftover veggies. It is beautiful, tasty, and nutritious and has quickly become
one of my favorite things to make for lunch, dinner, and even breakfast. For a vegetarian option, substitute tofu or edamame
for the chicken.
View Recipe: Chicken Fried Rice
A weekday dinner gets very easy and very tasty with this standout 20-minute salad.
View Recipe: Chicken and Prosciutto Salad with Arugula and Asiago
View Video: How to Make Chicken and Prosciutto Salad with Arugula and Asiago
Try a lighter taste of Thailand for tonight's dinner. If you can't find udon, substitute 6 ounces uncooked spaghetti.
View Recipe: Peanut Chicken Noodle Soup
Adding a tortilla transforms this American salad into a fun, portable meal. Choose a pungent blue cheese, like Roquefort,
for a strong hit of flavor, or go with milder Gorgonzola for just a touch.
View Recipe: Cobb Salad Tacos
Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled for maximum versatility. Leftovers make an easy and satisfying lunch.
View Recipe: Potato, Chicken, and Fresh Pea Salad
Sometimes you just want pure, homey comfort. Our version hits all the flaky, creamy, potato-rich notes of the classic but
is much lighter in calories and sodium.
View Recipe: Old Fashioned Chicken Potpie
Gooey cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and earthy mushrooms join chicken for a tasty sandwich you can quickly prepare in a grill
pan or panini press.
View Recipe: Chicken and Mushroom Panini
The grapes are a sweet contrast to the tangy Romano cheese, herby pesto, and juicy chicken. Grapes are said to slow the aging
process, so here is a case where eating another slice of pizza definitely has its benefits.
View Recipe: Chicken, Red Grape, and Pesto Pizza
Using rotisserie chicken from the deli makes this such a quick pasta salad dish. Serve it for dinner tonight, and then pack
the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
View Recipe: Roasted Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Salad
This pungent dip is, as the name suggests, salty. Use it in small amounts. Traditionally, the Vietnamese boil chicken with
the skin on and chop the bird into bite-sized pieces through the bones. The chicken is then dipped into this fragrant condiment
and eaten with rice on the side. Steamed, roasted, or grilled chicken also will work. Here, shredded rotisserie chicken breast
makes this a quick and easy dish. You can also drizzle some of the dip over the chicken and serve the rest in a small bowl.
View Recipe: Chicken with Ginger and Green Onion Salt Dip
Dinner prep for this delicious, Asian-inspired main-dish chicken salad is an absolute breeze.
View Recipe: Asian Chicken Salad
These sandwiches can be prepared the day before and brown-bagged for lunch. The olive salad—which some consider the best part—will
moisten the bread overnight.
View Recipe: Muffulettas
Think outside the "dish." You can enjoy the flavor and texture of enchiladas in a slow cooker; just stack the tortillas instead
of rolling them. We suggest lining your slow cooker with a slow-cooker bag so you can easily remove the stack from the cooker.
View Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Stack
Upgrade pizza night by topping a loaf of Italian bread with fresh basil, rotisserie chicken, and all the best of Italian-inspired
ingredients. A food processor makes quick work of the homemade sauce. Serve with artichoke–green bean salad.
View Recipe: Pizza Provençal
This unique salad is an easy and filling weeknight option.
View Recipe: Pita Salad with Cucumber, Fennel, and Chicken
Make this Southwestern chicken favorite for a festive dinner. For even more heat, add 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper to the
View Recipe: Chicken Chilaquiles
Dark meat stands up to the intense flavors in the dressing. For a different take, try using a wrap or naan instead of a pita.
View Recipe: Peanut-Sauced Chicken Pitas
Coconut milk tames the heat and combines deliciously with shredded chicken breast in this spicy soup.
View Recipe: Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
Good barbecue chicken sandwiches don't have to result from hours over the grill. Our chicken sandwich starts with a rotisserie
chicken and super easy homemade barbecue sauce. This sandwich is the perfect solution for those busy weeknights.
View Recipe: Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
View Video: How to Make Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Tortilla strips sub in for traditional dumplings to create a lighter, quicker version of this Southern classic.
View Recipe: Quick Chicken and Dumplings
This colorful orzo and chicken main-dish salad is packed with an assortment of chopped fresh vegetables and tossed with a
tangy lemon dressing.
View Recipe: Lemony Orzo-Veggie Salad with Chicken
If you don't have white wine vinegar on hand, substitute red wine vinegar or champagne vinegar.
View Recipe: Chicken, Arugula, and Radish Pizza
For a touch more sweetness, substitute halved grapes for the apple. You can also chop the apple and add it to the salad mixture.
View Recipe: Chicken Salad Melts
You'll only use the breast meat of the chicken for this recipe, so you'll have more left over for another meal during the
week. If you can't find baby portobello mushrooms, use cremini mushrooms. Look for packaged crepes in the produce aisle.
View Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
Quick, easy, and oh-so-yummy, this traditional Mexican soup will warm you right up.
View Recipe: Superfast Chicken Posole
Start with a bag of prechopped romaine lettuce and a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store for an easy, healthy dinner
any night of the week. Serve with a crusty multigrain baguette and a glass of wine.
View Recipe: SuperFast Chef Salad
Fresh rosemary and smoked almonds set this chicken salad apart from all the others, and rotisserie chicken breasts make it
quick and easy.
View Recipe: Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Turn to rotisserie chicken and frozen puff pastry dough to shave time from this deconstructed version of a comfort classic.
Cooking the crust separately keeps it crisp and crunchy.
View Recipe: Crisp-Crust Chicken Potpie
Baking the pizzas directly on the oven rack gives you a crisp crust in less time. You can substitute shredded part-skim mozzarella
cheese for fresh.
View Recipe: Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas
A quick vinegar soak keeps the chicken moist and intensely flavorful in this light dish.
View Recipe: Spicy-Sweet Chicken Lettuce Cups
Add a little variation to taco night and throw your favorite taco fillings on a bed of fresh romaine lettuce. Ready in just
25 minutes, you’ll have a flavorful, fresh taco salad that is sure to satisfy your Southwestern craving.
View Recipe: Chicken Taco Salad
The classic delight of Thai curry paste and coconut milk meet with tender rotisserie chicken and fresh vegetables in this
soup to make delicious Thai cuisine an easy, healthy weeknight option.
View Recipe: Curried Coconut Soup with Chicken