Our Best Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

by Shelley · May contain affiliate links

Published Updated October 3, 2023

~ Rotisserie chicken is such an easy shortcut when time is tight! It effortlessly transforms into an endless array of delicious, healthy recipes … that come together in a snap! These are some of our very favorite recipes that start with a rotisserie chicken … and end with a scrumptious meal your whole family will enjoy! ~

Rotisserie chicken is such an easy recipe shortcut when time is tight! Your whole family will love these favorite rotisserie chicken recipes - they’re deliciously quick, easy and healthy, too! | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

I truly love to cook. You probably guessed that, right?

And, in my dreams, I can see myself … spending leisurely days in the kitchen, humming cheerfully as I flit about, surrounded by slow-roasting meats, yeast breads patiently awaiting their turn in the oven, and piles of glorious produce from my acres of carefully tended, organic backyard gardens.

Yeah … in my dreams!

Hello, reality!

Hello, ever-hanging schedules, smack-in-the-middle-of-dinner-hour practices, and relentlessly pinging cell phones!

Don’t get me wrong – I love my life! My busy, busy kids with all their sports and activities, and all our crazy adventures together. It just doesn’t have much in common with that dream world, the one where I’d have time to slowly roast a perfect chicken before even beginning the recipe that would use it, and where I’ve got oodles of time for extra steps. One day maybe …

But for today, getting a nutritious meal on the table (and creating those treasured moments at family mealtimes) sometimes means … shortcuts! You know I love a good shortcut! Here at THK, we’re all about helping you find make-ahead solutions, shortcuts and make-life-easier tips and tricks.

One of my very favorites? Rotisserie chicken!

As you sprint through the grocery store, frantically pulling items into your cart, relax and grab a beautiful rotisserie chicken (that someone else so thoughtfully roasted just for you!) … you’re already halfway home!

Sure, all of these recipes can be made with pretty much any chicken breasts, as long as they’re not too heavily flavored with spices or marinades that might conflict with the flavors of the recipe. But in a pinch, a rotisserie chicken will save the day time and time again!

Best part of all? These recipes are so delicious, they don’t feel like they started with a shortcut … and no one will ever guess your sneaky, savvy little secret!

Overhead of a white bowl with creamy colored rim on cream napkin, with spoon above and fresh thyme sprigs at corner.

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup {Olive Garden “Copycat”}


serving bowl filled with chicken salad

Healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes, Apples and Tarragon-Yogurt Dressing


Rotisserie Chicken Wrap cut open on cutting board with bowl of marinara for dipping in background

Easy Chicken Parmesan Wraps


handled bowl filled with soup, surrounded by sliced bread and a second bowl in background

Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken


Cooked dip in crockpot insert with Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Sauce and dippers nearby.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip (or try our lightening-fast microwave version of this Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip)


Flatlay of Salad in large dinner bowl with fork, two more bowls of salad, goat cheese, napkin and forks nearby.

Main Course Pecan Chicken Salad


chicken wrap on cutting board, topped with tomatoes and lettuce and partially wrapped closed

Easy, Cheesy BBQ Chicken Wraps


close-up of open-face chicken taco with spoonful of smashed avocado in background

Quick Rotisserie Chicken Tacos with Smashed Avocado


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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad


bowl filled with chicken and quinoa salad, topped with a sprig of basil

Easy, Healthy Chicken Salad with Quinoa, Tomatoes, Lemon and Basil


overhead of hand pies on parchment-lined baking sheet, with one cut open so you can see the filling

Easy Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies


Tall glass trifle bowl filled with layered salad so you can see each layer

Easy 7-Layer Chicken Taco Salad


pizza cut into long wedges on parchment-lined baking sheet

Sweet and Sour Chicken Flatbread Pizza


Once you’ve used that magically time-saving rotisserie chicken to make a recipe for the humans in your house, what will you do with the leftover bits?

Don’t waste them! Stash them in the freezer until you have a couple minutes to make a tasty, healthy treat for your pup!

I’m not really sure when my dreams of leisurely days in the kitchen might come true, but these easy treats are little morsels of dream-come-true joy for our pooch, Finn. (Luckily, his puppy dreams are pretty achievable, especially if there’s a rotisserie chicken nearby!)

white and brown dog sniffing a frozen dog treat

2-Ingredient Frozen Dog Treat Recipe (That Uses Up Leftover Chicken!)

~ OR ~

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4-Ingredient Chicken and Biscuits Homemade Dog Treats


Don’t let a busy day or ever-changing plans keep you from pulling together healthy, satisfying family mealtimes. Embrace the shortcut, friends! Oh yeah … you’ve got this!

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