Here are 15 delicious leftover rotisserie chicken recipes that will stretch your dollar into extra meals and make weeknight cooking just a little easier!
Rotisserie chicken and roast chicken are staples in our house but I often run into the question of what to do with the leftovers.
I absolutely detest wasting food so over the years, I’ve come up with some ingenious ways for using up the leftovers and I thought I’d pull my chicken recipes together here for you. Many of you have told me that you’re looking for ways to lighten your cooking load, reduce food waste, and stretch your dollars into extra meals so these meal ideas will be just what you’re looking for!
In addition to my own recipes, you’ll also see a bunch of leftover chicken recipes from some of my blogger friends. I love crowdsourcing for recipe round-ups like this! There are just so many great ideas out there that I don’t have on my own site! Happy cooking, friends!
Make your weeknight dinners a little easier by cooking a roast chicken on the weekend or buying a grocery store rotisserie chicken and using the leftovers for meals during the week. Here are 15 outstanding leftover chicken recipes that will make everyone at the table happy!
This Apple Pecan Chicken Salad is a hearty and healthy gluten-free salad that's light on the mayo and heavy on the apples, toasted pecans, and chicken. It's a great lunch for bridal showers, baby showers, or Mother's Day brunch!
Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos are crispy taco rolls of cream cheese, melted cheese, and spiced-up chicken and they are the best appetizer or quick weeknight meal around! They're super easy to make with leftover roast or rotisserie chicken.
This Asian Chicken Salad is one healthy meal you can feel absolutely great about feeding your family. Crunchy Napa cabbage is combined with crisp veggies, aromatic herbs, and tender chicken, then topped with a sweet and spicy Sriracha dressing.
Chicken and biscuits pot pie? Biscuits atop your pot pie? Why yes. Yes indeed! Make them from scratch or use canned biscuits. It doesn't matter! This chicken pot pie recipe is just a genius way to up your pot pie game!
Need a quick & healthy dinner or lunch? Fix this easy chicken wrap in just 15 minutes. It features simple ingredients like shredded rotisserie chicken, hummus, chopped fresh veggies, a homemade red wine vinaigrette, and crumbled cheese all piled onto a piece of soft & chewy naan bread (Indian flatbread).
Shredded Chicken Tostadas are the perfect lunch, dinner, or game day idea when you're in the mood for a great (and easy) Tex-Mex classic. Layered with cheese, refried black beans, roasted chicken, pico de gallo, and homemade avocado cream sauce, they will be an instant hit.
Buffalo chicken egg rolls are a super healthy buffalo chicken snack alternative that comes in at only 100 calories! They're baked up for a crispy, crunchy exterior with tons of flavor on the inside! Perfect for your game days, movie nights, or Netflix binge weekends!
These healthy and flavorful avocado chicken wraps take just 10 minutes to whip up! Loaded with fresh vegetables and leftover rotisserie chicken, this will be a recipe you come back to time and time again!
This Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers recipe is one of the best and easiest healthy weeknight meals of all time! Bell peppers are gently broiled and stuffed with tender chicken, cauliflower rice, fresh pico and avocado. This recipe is Whole30, Paleo, Gluten Free AND family-friendly!
we love to see what you make!
tag what you make with #smellslikehomeblog on Instagram and follow along with me in my New England kitchen!