13 Easy Recipes That Use Rotisserie Chicken
Quick chicken recipes
Ah, the rotisserie chicken. Who hasn't been tempted to buy one of these precooked birds? You can pick one up at almost any supermarket—usually for less money than a raw chicken the same size.
But just because you fall for ready-made convenience, doesn't mean you have to give up on home-cooking altogether. These recipes are perfect for those weeknights you don't have time to cook a chicken (ahem—every weeknight), but want to serve something a bit more interesting than plain ol' chicken.
Penne With Chicken and Preserved Lemon
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Hoisin-Glazed Chicken With Sugar Snap Peas
Sick of ho-hum chicken? Try our Hoisin-Glazed Chicken With Sugar Snap Peas recipe. A flavor-packed glaze and quick-cooking snap peas make a quick, delicious dinner.
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Chicken and White Bean Soup With Greens
This delicious Chicken and White Bean Soup With Greens tastes like it’s been simmering for hours. Actual recipe cook time: 18 minutes.
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Chicken and Goat Cheese Pizza With Fresh Herbs
Our recipe for Chicken and Goat Cheese Pizza With Fresh Herbs provides lean protein and heart-healthy fat. Want to use fresh dough? Get some from your local pizzeria.
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Chicken, Bibb, and Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
This colorful and fruity salad is the perfect way to use leftover rotisserie chicken. It takes two simple steps and less than 20 minutes for this 230 calorie meal to be ready.
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Quick Chicken Mole
Spice up your night by making this easy chicken mole, which contains dark chocolate, diced green chiles, cilantro, and cumin. Yum!
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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
These savory crepes are a great lunch option. You can use leftover rotisserie chicken, since you only need about 2 cups. Baby portobello mushrooms are an unusual, yet great addition to these crepes.
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Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Lean protein from the chicken (33 grams per serving) and 4.4 grams of fiber make this chicken salad a great option for lunch.
Instead of using tons of mayo, this recipes calls for fat-free yogurt, a healthier alternative that tastes great.
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Chinese Chicken-Cabbage Salad With Peanut Sauce
This healthy salad is perfect for summer or any time. It supplies vitamins A and C from the napa cabbage, and it's low in carbs. We also love how easy it is to prepare. Just toss the ingredients together and enjoy.
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Barbecue Chicken Pizza
In the mood for pizza? Why not top it with some chicken for a boost of protein.
This recipes also uses fontina cheese, which gives it a rich and creamy taste.
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Fusilli Michelangelo with Roasted Chicken
Michael Chiarello, the Emmy-winning Food Network host and Top Chef Masters finalist, created this whole-wheat pasta dish.
It's loaded with flavorful ingredients like sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, and pine nuts. Plus, whole-wheat pasta has more fiber than regular pasta, so it keeps you full longer.
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Peanut Noodles with Chicken
Peanut butter flavors this noodle dish, which is rich in healthy fats (mono and polyunsaturated). And your metabolism will get a boost from the spicy Asian chile sauce.
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