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.See Popular Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
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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.
Baking these easy dumplings right on top of the simmering stew makes them extra fluffy.
Herbs and edible flowers transform a store-bought roasted chicken into a special dinner fit for company.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Avocado brings rich texture and flavors to this citrusy chicken salad. Toss the ingredients gently so the avocado stays cubed (rather than mashed).
Blue cheese is the surprise flavor in this rich, cheesy, chicken soup.
This quick chicken salad calls for deli-roasted chicken, bottled dressing, packaged greens, and feta cheese. It's ready to serve in 20 minutes!
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.
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.