Rotisserie chicken is a great shortcut for recipes that call for chicken. Pick one up at your grocery deli today and make one of these easy meals tonight.
Everyone enjoys sharing home-cooked meals, but sometimes we all need an easy weeknight dinner. A rotisserie chicken can make mealtimes easy. Here are our favorite recipes for turning a simple rotisserie chicken into a weeknight dinner delight. You’ll love the one-dish recipes like our Chicken Tetrazzini with Prosciutto and Peas, and the Stovetop Chicken Pie—a tasty twist on this kitchen classic. If you prefer to spice up your dinnertimes, the rotisserie chicken recipes for Chicken Chimichangas, or Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas, are mouthwateringly delicious. For a lighter weeknight dinner, the Asian-inspired Chicken-and-Wild Rice Salad, or our makeover for Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole, shows how filling healthy food can be. So grab a rotisserie chicken on your way home, choose any of these fantastic recipes, and settle in for an easy weeknight dinner.
King Ranch Chicken Soup
Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Soup
This restaurant-style Tex-Mex dish is both rich and a cinch to prepare.
Chicken Tetrazzini with Prosciutto and Peas
In less than an hour, you can create a dinner that will satisfy the whole family. A hallmark of Southern cooking, this updated main dish stars a classic Italian ingredient combination: peas and prosciutto. Transform the traditional pasta meal into a casserole by adding Alfredo sauce and cream of mushroom soup. Crispy sautéed prosciutto adds a savory, salty crunch, while Parmesan cheese, cream of mushroom soup, and Alfredo sauce add a rich, creamy texture. This standby casserole dish is one part comfort food, one part Italian delicacy, served in one dish. Top with almonds for a nutty crunch to accent the Alfredo sauce.
Oven Chicken Risotto
Recipe: Oven Chicken Risotto
Hearty chicken risotto requires no stirring to deliver a fresh, creamy taste. For an easy side, cook 1 lb. tiny green beans (haricots verts) in boiling salted water until crisp-tender; drain and sprinkle with freshly cracked pepper. Add hot buttered rolls, and dinner is served.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Cobbler Casserole
Recipe: Chicken Cobbler Casserole
Buttery cubes of sourdough rolls make a quick and crunchy topping for this speedy twist on chicken pot pie.
Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas
Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta
Recipe: Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta
Your family will love this updated version of the familiar chicken-spaghetti casserole. Cook pasta in the same pot as the chicken to add flavor to the noodles.
Chicken-and-Wild Rice Salad
Recipe: Chicken-and-Wild Rice Salad
Serve this Asian-flavored chicken salad atop a bed of watercress for a summer supper your family will love.
Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Recipe: Light King Ranch Casserole
If you think cutting calories means giving up the foods you love, think again. This top-rated makeover is every bit as creamy and satisfying as the full-fat original.
White Lightning Chicken Chili
Recipe: White Lightning Chicken Chili
White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table. Don't drain the chopped green chiles or navy beans. Serve chili with cornbread.
Stovetop Chicken Pie
Recipe: Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie
After eating this pot pie version of the classic Southern chicken and biscuit meal, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of this chicken pot pie biscuit casserole sooner. Use frozen buttermilk biscuits for quicker cook time; for special occasions, make our best ever biscuit recipe to take this comfort food to the next level. A family-size rotisserie chicken yields the perfect amount of chopped cooked chicken for this quick twist on traditional chicken potpie. Lighten up this down home meal with low fat cream cheese and reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup, or serve it over brown rice rather than biscuits.
Recipe: Chicken Chimichangas
These chicken chimichangas are oven-browned instead of deep-fried. The filling is sure to please your crowd with chicken, onion, cumin, oregano, and cheese.