Here are 25 leftover rotisserie chicken recipes for all those times when you have leftover rotisserie chicken and don’t know what to do with it!
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Pick up a rotisserie chicken at the store tonight and make dinner easy! You can use it in all sorts of dishes, from casseroles to chicken salad to tacos or chili. I’ve rounded up the 25 best leftover rotisserie chicken recipes to help you get started!
25 Easy Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
1. Chicken and Rice Casserole
The easiest and most comforting Chicken and Rice Casserole has a simple ingredient list, with a lot of items you probably already have on hand. Savory leftover rotisserie chicken is just right tucked into this hearty baked dish.
2. White Bean Chicken Chili
Lighten up your traditional chili recipe and make White Bean Chicken Chili with leftover rotisserie chicken! Shredded chicken, bright lime juice, and a little bit of heat make this chili a family favorite.
3. Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich
Miss the beloved Chick-Fil-A Chicken Salad Sandwich? You can easily make it at home! You’ll just need rotisserie chicken and the recipe outlined in this post to create a copycat version of this discontinued sandwich.
4. Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken
A creamy pasta dish with loads of hearty chicken and zesty lemon makes for a satisfying weeknight dinner. This Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken is a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken.
5. Ultimate Chicken Casserole
Delicious shredded rotisserie chicken stars in the Ultimate Chicken Casserole, which also features corn, bacon, and egg noodles. It’s dressed in a cheesy sauce and baked to perfection.
6. Chicken Tortilla Soup
Another fantastic way to use rotisserie chicken is in Chicken Tortilla Soup. Full of Tex-Mex flavors, it’s hearty enough to make a meal, with lots of chicken, beans, corn, and a crisp tortilla strip topping.
7. Chicken Tater Tot Casserole
Mix up tater tot casserole and make it with shredded chicken instead of beef! Rotisserie chicken is a perfect addition to this Chicken Tater Tot Casserole, the ultimate comfort food.
8. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie is such a classic dish, homey and old-fashioned in the best way. Save yourself a bit of prep time and use leftover rotisserie chicken in this pie, which is also full of veggies and creamy gravy.
10. Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
Tuck leftover rotisserie chicken into this Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles dish to make a warming dinner for coldest winter night. Tender chicken, noodles, and rich sauce are sure to please.
11. King Ranch Chicken Casserole
It’s no secret that I love casseroles and this King Ranch Chicken Casserole is always a hit! Packed with Tex-Mex flavor and lots of chicken and cheese, this is a winner of a recipe.
12. Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta
Want a spicy pasta that is also chock-full of healthy vegetables? Try a Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta that’s dressed in a creamy chipotle cheese sauce for a bit of heat.
13. Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
Make this Buffalo Chicken Dip in the oven or the crockpot, whatever is easier! Stir in leftover rotisserie chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, and cheese for an amazing appetizer.
14. White Chicken Enchiladas
Rotisserie chicken was practically made for White Chicken Enchiladas! You can make these better-than-a-restaurant enchiladas in less than an hour, and they’re also a great make-ahead meal for busy weeknights.
15. Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos
Leftover rotisserie chicken is perfect in my Crock-Pot Tacos! This recipe needs only 4 ingredients and is easily made in the slow cooker.
16. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Is there anything more comforting than Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup? You can stir leftover rotisserie chicken into chicken broth for savory flavor and heartiness, along with vegetables and noodles. This is my favorite soup to make when I’m sick!
17. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
For another super comforting and decadent dinner, make Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole! Tuck rotisserie chicken into the filling along with rotini pasta and plenty of cheese.
18. Buffalo Chicken Pizza
A perfect vehicle for rotisserie chicken is this Buffalo Chicken Pizza! Sprinkle on leftover chicken along with the other ingredients in this recipe for a very flavorful pizza.
19. Million Dollar Chicken Casserole
Million Dollar Chicken Casserole will make you feel like you’ve won a million dollars every time you take a bite! This creamy, cheesy casserole is topped with crispy Ritz crackers for a fun crunch.
20. Chicken and Dumpling Casserole
Fold rotisserie chicken with vegetables and top them with tender dumplings to make Chicken and Dumpling Casserole. You’ll make this easy, satisfying dish again and again.
21. Crockpot Chicken Alfredo
Swap in leftover rotisserie chicken for the chicken breast in this sumptuous yet easy Crockpot Chicken Alfredo. I love to serve this dish for special occasions because it feels out-of-the-ordinary yet it’s not at all difficult to put together!
22. Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Much like the buffalo chicken dip linked above, rotisserie chicken shines in this Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip. This is a lightened-up version of your favorite game day dip!
23. Buffalo Chicken Nachos
If you love buffalo chicken and buffalo chicken dip, you’ll love Buffalo Chicken Nachos! A fun and flavorful appetizer, leftover rotisserie chicken is great when folded into this recipe. Top it with sour cream!
24. Delicious Chicken Salad
A classic Chicken Salad is always a hit. My recipe is full of juicy grapes and tender—use rotisserie chicken here!—and is a wonderful lunch or light dinner choice.
25. Chicken Spaghetti
Spaghetti twirled with chicken equals Chicken Spaghetti! This recipe is so simple and will create a delicious and filling meal without a lot of time and effort. Rotisserie chicken is your go-to for this meal.