Rotisserie Chicken

Although delicious on its own, rotisserie chicken is a hearty addition to salads, soups, and sandwiches. Consider using leftover rotisserie chicken in these easy recipes for panini, pasta salad, and chicken soup.

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3 Things to Make With...Rotisserie Chicken

When you find a good deal at your grocery store, it's smart to stock up -- but it can be a challenge to find new, tasty ways to use up all those good bargains. Each week, we bring you three original (often surprising!) recipes that feature the types of ingredients you're likely to find on sale.

Stovetop Chicken and Dumplings

Food & Wine

Baking these easy dumplings right on top of the simmering stew makes them extra fluffy.

Total: 50 mins

Dressed-Up Deli Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

Herbs and edible flowers transform a store-bought roasted chicken into a special dinner fit for company.

Quick Chicken-and-Cheese Tamales

Food & Wine

To make his tamales, Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre in Philadelphia mashes masa dough and a slow-braised pork filling together in a saucepan instead of assembling the tamales one by one. He also steams the tamales in aluminum foil instead of the traditional corn husks. Grace Parisi mixes store-bought rotisserie chicken and cheddar cheese into a quick dough, then she wraps the tamales in plastic before steaming them.

Total: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins

Beat the Heat! 6 Easy, Delicious Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken

Call it supermarket salvation. At a time of year when the idea of slow-roasting a chicken sounds like something closer to torture than a treat, your grocery store does it for you -- meaning you get to enjoy the delicious taste of rotisserie chicken without heating up your own little corner of the world. And when you add your store-bought chicken to these six great recipes, you can essentially enjoy the cool convenience of not actually having to cook the bird all throughout your next heat wave and never feel like you've eaten the same dinner twice.

Total: 45 mins

Chinese Chicken Salad

Food & Wine

Joanne Chang prepares this salad when she's craving Chinese food but wants something light and easy. She sometimes makes it even crunchier by adding napa cabbage, cucumbers and carrots.

Total: 35 mins

Lemon-Avocado Chicken Salad

Midwest Living

Avocado brings rich texture and flavors to this citrusy chicken salad. Toss the ingredients gently so the avocado stays cubed (rather than mashed).

Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Noodles

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

Easy Spring Gravy

Midwest Living

Don't reserve gravy just for special occasions. Drizzle this ready-in-10 sauce over roasted chicken or turkey for a weeknight meal that tastes holiday-worthy.

Total: 10 mins

Basic Chicken Salad

Midwest Living

Lemon juice, fresh green onion, and parsley keep this basic chicken salad far from ho-hum. Try it over greens for a dinner salad or sandwiched between your favorite bread or roll for a simple meal.

Buffalo Chicken Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Blue cheese is the surprise flavor in this rich, cheesy, chicken soup.

Rotisserie Chicken Greek Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick chicken salad calls for deli-roasted chicken, bottled dressing, packaged greens, and feta cheese. It's ready to serve in 20 minutes!

Total: 20 mins

Green Goddess Chicken Salad

Food & Wine

Green Goddess dressing--a mix of mayonnaise, sour cream, herbs, anchovies and lemon--was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco in the 1920s, as a tribute to an actor starring in a play called The Green Goddess. The creamy dressing is typically tossed with a green salad, but it's also addictive in Melissa Rubel Jacobson's chicken salad, made with a rotisserie bird.

Total: 35 mins

Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

Midwest Living

Cut the prep time for your Cuban Sandwich by using rotisserie chicken in place of traditional pork roast. Don't worry: This recipe keeps all the signature flavors, like mustard, onion and pickles.

Total: 15 mins
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