Weeknight Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Use rotisserie and leftover chicken to save time for dinner tonight with the recipes from the Food Network.

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Spiced Couscous and Chicken

Whip up this healthy and hearty couscous dish in 15 minutes, or less, thanks to ready-to-go rotisserie chicken.

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Chicken and Bean Burritos

These easy burritos come with a twist — thanks to the addition of simmered butternut squash — a surprising new way to eat a fall favorite.

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Buffalo-Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

The perfect marriage of Buffalo wings and macaroni and cheese, this tangy dish is full of flavor and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Almost-Famous Chimichangas

Reimagine store-bought chicken into a restaurant-inspired Mexican favorite that's easy enough for a weeknight dinner.

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Spring Chicken Salad

This fresh salad gets its texture from a variety of vegetables — red potatoes, cucumbers, radishes and bell peppers — plus some tangy flavor thanks to the Greek yogurt-tarragon dressing.

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Creamy Chicken and Pasta Salad

It doesn't get much easier than this pasta salad, which is full of shredded rotisserie chicken, fresh chives and dill.

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Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

These tostadas are a home run with seasoned black beans, crunchy red cabbage and radishes topped with a cool zesty dressing and served on crispy tortillas — and, of course, shredded rotisserie chicken.

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White Chicken Chili Stew

This spicy stew is perfect for a chilly day — the jalapeno and chipotles are sure to warm you up, while the yucca, chicken and beans will keep you full.

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Chicken-and-Cheese Enchiladas

These cheesy enchiladas are topped with a killer homemade tomatillo sauce, fresh cilantro and, for a twist, tangy feta cheese.

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Chicken and Egg Soup with Pastina

This easy soup is full of fresh flavors, thanks to feta, lemon, dill and spinach added to a rich and creamy base.

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Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

For a healthier and quicker take on pulled pork sandwiches, give these chicken BBQ sandwiches from Ellie Krieger a try.

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Chicken and Bean Burrito Verde

Garlic-cumin white bean puree, shredded rotisserie chicken, avocado and lettuce keep Ellie Krieger's burrito verde recipe light and fresh without sacrificing flavor.

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Chicken and Arugula Pita Pockets

Giada De Laurentiis puts together a quick sandwich with homemade arugula pesto and rotisserie chicken that's perfect for a light dinner or an easy lunch.

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Chicken and Cheddar Souffle

This souffle is light and fluffy, just the way you want it — Giada De Laurentiis adds rotisserie chicken and baby spinach to the cheesy base to turn it into a satisfying meal.

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Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Aaron McCargo Jr.'s cheesy rotisserie chicken balls get a big dose of flavor from hot sauce and fresh scallions served with a tangy blue cheese dipping sauce.

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Dad's Chicken Sandwich

Honey mustard and endive dress up Claire Robinson's simple chicken and tomato sandwich, which is perfect for a quick and healthy lunch.

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Sunny's Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza

With a premade crust and rotisserie chicken, this BBQ pizza comes together in a snap and is full of savory-sweet flavors that are an exciting change from everyday pizza.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Easy BBQ Chicken Pizza

Ingrid Hoffman's Chicken Tamales

Healthier than traditional tamales, thanks to a noticeable lack of lard, these tasty tamales use shredded rotisserie chicken, green peas and pimiento olives. However, the filling options are limited only by your imagination.

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Chicken Summer Rolls

An alternative to traditional summer rolls, these are filled with rotisserie chicken instead of shrimp. They make a healthy and filling lunch or light dinner.

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Chicken and White Corn Chowder

Sandra Lee simmers the corncobs in the soup to extract rich corn flavor for the broth, making use of every part of the ear.

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Chicken and Asparagus Crepes

Store-bought crepes and rotisserie chicken make this elegant dish a breeze. Look for premade crepes in the produce or bakery section of your grocery store.

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Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Personal pot pies make it easy to use up exactly how much chicken you have on hand. The Neelys use a bouillon cube as their secret ingredient for an extra burst of chicken flavor in the stock.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Claire's 5-ingredient dip packs all the delicious flavor of wings into one cheesy, spicy bowl. This easy app is perfect for a quick pre-dinner snack.

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Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos

Grilled tomatillo salsa elevates the rotisserie chicken in this dish. You can warm flour tortillas directly on the grill, but Bobby Flay prefers blue corn tortillas, which he runs under water before grilling so they don't burn. 

Get the Recipe: Shredded Chicken and Tomatillo Tacos with Queso Fresco

Middle Eastern-Style Chicken, Veggies and Rice

This one-dish meal is packed with flavor, and is as easy as it is healthy. Rotisserie chicken, microwavable brown rice and pre-trimmed beans make this meal a cinch to prepare in less than 30 minutes. The bold spice blend and toasted nuts bring warm Moroccan flavor that'll make this dish memorable.

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Chocolate Chicken Mole

This shortcut mole comes together in under 30 minutes, saving time without skimping on flavor. With such a super-flavorful and complex sauce, you'll forget that this was made with store-bought meat.

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

This casserole is based on the classic chicken noodle soup to satisfy any comfort-food craving. Partially cooking the egg noodles allows them to soak up the flavorful sauce without becoming too soft.

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Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Geoffrey Zakarian's "icebox cleanout" salad is perfect for busy nights when you need to use what's on hand. Mix and match meats, veggies and cheeses depending on what's in the fridge. 

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Chicken Flautas with Avocado Cream

Cumin and cayenne give new life and flavor to store-bought rotisserie chicken. A simple blend of sour cream, avocado and lime juice is the perfect creamy sauce to accompany these crispy flautas.

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Baked Gnocchi with Chicken

Store-bought gnocchi and chicken mean this dish requires only 5 minutes' prep time. Bring all the ingredients together in a skillet, sprinkle with Parmesan, and let the oven do the work.

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Layered Picnic-in-a-Jar

Packed with Moroccan spiced chickpeas, rice tossed in a cilantro vinaigrette, tender eggplant and moist shredded chicken, Melissa d'Arabian's layered lunch is the perfect packable solution.

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Chicken Carbonara

Crispy pancetta, toasted walnuts and pulled rotisserie chicken are part of Giada's twist on the classic version of this Parmesan-and-egg-based classic. Top the pasta with lemon zest for a bright finish.

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Asian Chicken and Quinoa Salad

This delicious, colorful salad is a great way to introduce whole grains to your kids. Plus, it's an easy make-ahead meal that can be kept refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Open-Face Vietnamese Chicken Sandwiches

Carrots and radishes add crunch to these open-faced sandwiches. Spread on a homemade spicy mayonnaise made with Asian chile sauce (such as Sriracha).

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Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Chicken

This cold salad is a great way to get ahead and prep a healthy lunch. Combine peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and chile sauce with your reserved pasta water for the perfect Asian-inspired dressing.

Get the Recipe: Cold Peanut Soba Noodles With Chicken