30+ BEST Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Rotisserie chicken is a lifesaver for busy weeknights. It’s already cooked and ready to eat, so you can whip up a delicious meal in minutes. Plus, there are so many different ways to use rotisserie chicken, so you won’t get bored.

Have a rotisserie chicken to use up?

Here are 30+ easy leftover rotisserie chicken recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to soups, appetizers and more. They’re all SO delicious (and healthy too).

They’re all so amazing, that I’ll normally purchase an extra chicken at the store just to make them!

PS – These recipes also work great with leftovers from my easy roasted chicken recipe! Or, use this instant pot shredded chicken or sous vide shredded chicken.

30+ Recipes that Use Rotisserie Chicken

Two bowls of chicken carcass soup with spoon.
This Leftover Chicken Soup (Chicken Carcass Soup) is the best way to put your leftover roasted chicken carcass to use. Packed with veggies, herbs, collagen, and protein, enjoy this comforting soup and all of its benefits on sick days or for family dinners.
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Overhead shot of quinoa gyro bowl topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, next to bowl of tzatziki sauce.
These Chicken Gyro Bowls with Tzatziki turn your favorite traditional Greek sandwich into a quick, healthy dinner.
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2 bowls of white chicken chili topped with cheese, sour cream and radishes.
This Easy White Chicken Chili can be made in under 30-minutes. Spicy and smoky it’s made with chicken, white beans, jalapenos, mild green chilis and plenty of monterey jack cheese. It’s a delicious, creamy white chicken chili that perfect for cozy nights at home. 
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This filling Chicken Cobb Salad is loaded with grilled chicken, hard boiled eggs, corn, bacon, avocado, and goat cheese. Dressed in a red wine vinaigrette, this salad becomes the perfect easy lunch, light dinner, or potluck side dish!
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Quesadillas arranged on plate with sour cream and pico de gallo.
In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be enjoying a delicious cheesy air fryer quesadilla with this simple recipe!
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Bowl of avgolemono soup topped with lemons.
Avgolemono Soup is the best lemon chicken soup with fresh dill. This authentic Greek Avgolemono Soup recipe is delicious with a hint of lemony brightness to warm you up on chilly winter days!
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Two hands holding bowl of sesame noodles.
These 20-Minute Sesame Noodles with Chicken feature a Thai-style creamy peanut sauce and crunchy red cabbage. The perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup can be made easy with your crockpot. Just add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and go! Serve it up with crispy tortilla chips, avocado, sour cream & cheddar cheese. 
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Mexican Street Corn Tacos arranged on grey plate next to bowl of corn.
These Mexican Street Corn Chicken Tacos put a fun twist on elotes or grilled Mexican corn on the cob that’s slathered in a tangy cream sauce and sprinkled with chili powder. Plus, they come together in just 20 minutes! 
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This Southwest Chicken Salad is topped with a chipotle seasoned chicken breast, black beans, avocado, fresh pico de gallo & a zesty lime vinaigrette.
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If you’ve ever wondered how to make rotisserie chicken salad, look no further! This easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad makes the perfect sandwiches for summer. Made creamy from the mayonnaise and yogurt and slightly crunchy from the celery, this is the best rotisserie chicken salad recipe!
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This classic homemade chicken pot pie is the ultimate comfort food! It is a family favorite weeknight meal and freezer friendly too!
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Rotisserie chicken enchiladas is the easy dinner recipe that guarantees empty plates every time. Served with fresh avocado, it’s a slam-dunk!
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Easy rotisserie chicken tacos with simple taco seasoned meat, crispy corn tortilla shells, and all your favorite taco toppings!
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Tortellini Caesar Salad has pasta, homemade croutons, grilled chicken, Caesar dressing, and parmesan shavings!
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This easy Avocado Ranch Chicken Salad is loaded with flavor (contains no mayonnaise) for a deliciously lighter version for a low cal lunch or light dinner!
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This Chicken Pizza comes together in about 30 minutes, and uses a bunch of grocery shortcuts, but still has big gourmet pizzeria flavor.
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Use Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken For 25 Minute Chicken Alfredo
Homemade Alfredo on a weeknight? Yes! You can have this super kid-friendly chicken Alfredo on the table in 25 minutes. Rotisserie chicken makes it a snap, or you could use leftover chicken.
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This simple Rotisserie Chicken Stir-Fry uses a few store-bought short-cuts to minimize chopping and prep time. 5-ingredient stir-fry sauce!
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The whole family will love cheesy chicken bacon ranch casserole! This fast, easy low carb chicken casserole needs just 7 common ingredients.
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This Chicken Tamale Casserole is made with layers of cornbread crust, enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, corn and lots of cheese! Ready in only 40 minutes.
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Using rotisserie chicken makes this chicken fried rice so easy to make. It’s a great dinner recipe for busy nights and guarantees clean plates all around.
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Pick up a rotisserie chicken on the way home and make this cheesy Chicken Nachos Recipe in 20 minutes flat! Sometimes you just need to get dinner DONE.
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Rotisserie chicken salad is a blend of chopped chicken and fresh veggies, all tossed together in a creamy dressing. A quick and easy meal that’s delicious served on bread or in lettuce cups!
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This easy chicken black bean soup is perfect cooked in an Instant Pot. A hands-off dinner recipe that can feed a crowd? Yes please!
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This grilled chicken orzo salad is a delicious lunch or dinner. Orzo is dressed in cilantro lime vinaigrette and tossed with grilled chicken, avocado, scallions and fresh herbs. Leftovers are fabulous too!
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One-pot low-carb leftover chicken recipe with spinach is my family’s original one-pot wonder with rotisserie chicken, spinach and canned beans. This easy 5-ingredient recipe is ready in just 15 minutes.
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These simply delicious chicken and dumplings have thousands of fans. The chicken stew takes help from a rotisserie chicken, but the dumplings are made from-scratch and practically fool-proof.
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This rotisserie chicken salad may be my favorite greens salad ever! Loaded with flavor and crunch and drizzled with hot bacon dressing, it’s a serious dream. Super satisfying and lots of sweet & savory in this bowl!
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Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry is a 15 minute, healthy dinner recipe that the whole family will love!
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Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Lasagna! Layers of broccoli, cheese and chicken in this delicious creamy lasagna make the perfect weeknight meal.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these rotisserie chicken recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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30+ Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Rotisserie chicken is a lifesaver for busy weeknights, plus you can use the leftovers in so many ways! Try this Leftover Chicken Soup (Chicken Carcass Soup) is the best way to put your leftover roasted chicken carcass to use. Packed with veggies, herbs, collagen, and protein, enjoy this comforting soup and all of its benefits on sick days or for family dinners.
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Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup yellow onion (diced)
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots (diced)
  • 3/4 cup celery (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Carcass of one 4- to 5-pound roast chicken
  • 4 cups chicken broth (32 oz )
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup acini de pepe pasta (uncooked (½ package) (or ditalini or orzo))
  • Kosher salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese (for topping (optional) )


  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, carrots and celery and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute until veggies have softened, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and saute for an additional 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add the chicken to the pot, along with the broth, water and bay leaf.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Skim any foam or fat from the broth with a ladle as necessary.
  • Remove the carcass with tongs and set aside to cool.
  • Add the pasta to the broth and stir to combine. Simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Meanwhile, when the chicken is cool enough to handle, pick off the meat, and shred it into bite-size pieces.
  • When the pasta is done, add the chicken to the broth and season with additional salt and pepper, to taste. Enjoy topped with parmesan cheese, if desired.


I prefer to use acini de pepe pasta in this soup, but any pasta shape will work. You can use egg noodles, ditalini, orzo, elbow macaroni, shells, etc.
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Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2734IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg

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