A collection of chicken recipes using rotisserie-style store-bought or home-cooked chickens that can all be made in minutes, perfect for busy nights that will be updated as I find more great recipes!
I absolutely l.o.v.e. having bags of precooked, chopped rotisserie chicken in my freezer. It’s hands-down one of the best ways to get meals on the table fast. Recipes that use cooked chicken are my “back pocket” recipes – those recipes you can count on for last minute meals that keep you out of the stores or take-out lines.
It’s definitely part of an easy menu planning system. So of course I would want to round up a list of easy and delicious recipes using pre-cooked chicken so you can find your own back pocket recipes.
Regular readers will not be surprise at this I’m sure, since I regularly publish recipes like this 10 minutes cranberry feta chicken salad and this quick cooking chicken spinach frittata using my own precooked slow cooker chicken, but I’m also seriously loving the Costco rotisserie chickens that my sister turned me onto awhile ago! At only $4.99 and seasoned to perfection, our whole family enjoys Costco day when we eat some with a salad and bread for dinner and then I cut the rest to freeze for later (oh, and I put all the bones into the slow cooker and let it cook all night for a nourishing bone broth!).
So to answer the question, “Do I cook from scratch or buy a cooked whole chicken?” I say, both!
I still throw a spiced rotisserie-style chicken in the slow cooker occasionally and between this method and store rotisserie chicken it’s easy to have a freezer full of cooked and shredded or diced chicken ready to go for recipes. With cooked chicken in the freezer and this list of quick recipes you’ll always be able to eat at home even on the busiest nights!
There’s something here for everyone – and all seasons, whether it’s warm or cold outside. Many of these recipes are from AOC and the rest are a few of my favorites chosen from my Pinterest Chicken Board. AND I’ll keep adding to this list as I publish new recipes, so you will want to pin this from the photo above so you can pull it up for reference any time you’ve got cooked chicken and you’re in the mood for a quick and yummy meal.
Quick & Easy Rotisserie Chicken Recipes
Cheesy Chicken Artichoke Skillet Dip (add a salad & bread for a fun meal!)
Do you have any favorite chicken recipes that use rotisserie chicken?
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