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.

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.

Stovetop Chicken and Dumplings

Food & Wine

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

Total: 50 mins

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.

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
Total: 45 mins

Chipotle Chicken and Cheddar Panini

Midwest Living

Save loads of money by making your own fancy deli sandwiches at home. A supermarket steal (chipotle-flavored mayo) makes this loaded panini a breeze to grill up for lunch or dinner.

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

Creamy Chicken and Vegetables with Noodles

Betty Crocker

Leftover rotisserie chicken, frozen veggies and noodles make a super-quick, delicious dinner.

Total: 15 mins

Busy Moms Chicken Pot Pie

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 5 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.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Noodles

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

Buffalo Chicken Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

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

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