Different Ways To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken

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rotisserie chicken

Rotisserie chicken is one of my favorite convenience foods.  Rotisserie chicken is very cheap – I usually buy Rotisserie chicken for anywhere from $5 to $8 for the whole chicken.  Rotisserie chicken is very tasty, so it can make a perfect dinner, and you don’t have to cook!  If you get tired of eating Rotisserie chicken, there are many other ways to use it.  I have lots of different yummy recipes that use leftover chicken, so you’ll never get tired of it :)

#1 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Make A Chicken Salad

make a chicken salad frmo leftover rotisserie chicken

There are many kinds of yummy chicken salads that you can make with leftover rotisserie chicken.  The main ingredients for a chicken salad are chopped chicken, chopped egg and mayo.  You can make chicken salad with grapes, pickles or walnuts, you can make it chunky or smooth, or you can make curried chicken salad by adding the curry powder to the mayo.  You can eat the chicken salad as a main dish salad, or you can put it between two slices of bread to make a chicken salad sandwich.  Check out my page with different chicken salad recipes.

#2 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Make A Chicken Stir-Fry

chicken stir-fry from leftover chicken

Cut up the leftover chicken into chunks and stir-fry with rice or noodles.  Add your favorite vegetables and sauce, and you got yourself a warm and delicious chicken stir-fry dinner!  On the picture above, the stir-fry has chicken, broccoli, rice and soy sauce – it is so easy to make and so yummy.  Check out my easy chicken broccoli stir-fry recipe.

#3 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Make Chicken Quesadillas

chicken quesadilla with leftover chicken

Chicken quesadillas take less than 5 minutes to make!  Just shred the leftover chicken and put it inside the flour tortilla along with the shredded cheese. Fold the tortilla in half and cook on the hot frying pan for 1 minute on each side.  You will get a hot tortilla, warm shredded chicken filling and oozing melted cheese!  See my easy chicken quesadillas recipe.

Making shredded chicken for quesadillas is super-easy when you have a food processor – check out my tutorial on how to shred chicken in a food processor.

#4 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Make Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwich

barbeque chicken sandwich from rotisserie leftovers

This shredded BBQ chicken will melt in your mouth! To make shredded BBQ chicken, just shred the leftover Rotisserie chicken in the food processor, mix with the bottled barbeque sauce (I love Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce), heat it up in the microwave and put on a sandwich bun.  See my easy shredded BBQ chicken sandwich recipe.

#5 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Make Chicken Fajitas And Wraps

chicken fajitas with sliced leftover chicken

Chicken fajitas is another quick recipe that uses up the leftover chicken.  To make chicken fajitas, slice the leftover Rotisserie chicken and add it to the tortilla along with sliced onions and guacamole.  Wrap up the tortilla and eat up those chicken fajitas!  See my easy chicken fajitas recipe.  You can also make other kinds of wraps by adding chopped chicken with other ingredients and wrapping them inside the tortilla.

#6 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Make Chicken Fried Rice

chicken fried rice with leftover chicken

You don’t have to go to a Chinese restaurant to get yummy fried rice – you can easily make it yourself!  To make chicken fried rice, chop the chicken in the small pieces and fry with cooked rice, egg, oil and soy sauce.  For detailed instructions on how to make chicken fried rice, check out my easy chicken fried rice recipe.

#7 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Add Chicken To The Green Salad

main dish salad with leftover chicken

Adding chicken to a green salad instantly transforms a side salad into a filling main dish!  Just slice up the leftover Rotisserie chicken, and put the chicken pieces on top of your salad, and you’ll have a healthy and tasty lunch.  For the salad on the picture above, see my easy main dish salad recipe with chicken and lettuce.

#8 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Make Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

using leftover chicken for shepherds pie

Shepherd’s pie is a great simple one-dish meal, and you can easily make it out of leftover Rotisserie chicken. To make the shepherd’s pie out of leftover chicken, put chopped chicken on the bottom of the baking dish.  Top with mashed potatoes, brush with egg and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.  See my easy recipe how to make shepherd’s pie.

#9 Way To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken: Add Chicken To The Pasta Dish

pasta with shredded chicken, shiitaki mushrooms and zuchini

To make basic chicken pasta, cut up the leftover Rotisserie chicken and mix with cooked pasta and tomato sauce.  On the picture above, the pasta recipe has shredded chicken breast, mushrooms, zucchini, garlic and tomato sauce – yum!  To get details on this yummy chicken pasta recipe, see easy chicken mushroom pasta recipe.

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  1. l was just thinking what will l do with this BBQ chicken that l have left over. Thank you so much the ideas are quick amazing and look delicious.

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