From salads to soups and from casseroles to wraps, these easy leftover rotisserie chicken recipes will help you get a delicious and healthy dinner on the table in record time. These shortcut chicken dinners are perfect for busy weeknights!
Looking for meal prep shortcuts? Meal prepping by using rotisserie chicken is always a time saver but knowing how to use those leftovers without becoming boring can be a challenge.
Whether you use a store-bought rotisserie chicken or roast a whole chicken in the crock pot, these healthy leftover rotisserie chicken recipes that will give you inspiration for making protein-packed meals.
Healthy Ways To Use Leftover Rotisserie Chicken
Leftover chicken can easily be shredded, sliced or cubed to help make healthy meal options. These recipes will give you lots of ideas for healthy ways to use rotisserie chicken that's perfect for lunch, dinner or even a substantial snack.
Chicken Soup With Rotisserie Chicken
Homemade chicken soup is made easy by using shredded rotisserie chicken. Start by sautéing onions, carrots and celery in a dutch oven before adding chicken stock and seasonings.
Chicken Salad With Grapes
Keep this easy chicken salad in your fridge for lunch, snacks or light dinners. It's easy to make with shredded rotisserie chicken that's been mixed with crunchy diced celery and chopped walnuts. Seedless red grapes will add an unexpected bite of sweetness to this meaty cold salad.
Ditch the mayo and mix it all with an olive oil and lemon juice vinaigrette. This is the perfect chicken salad for lettuce wraps or to smear on gluten-free bread for a hearty sandwich.
Chicken Salad With Spinach And Strawberries
This rotisserie chicken salad recipe is perfect as a side item or an entrée. It starts with a bed of fresh baby spinach that's topped with shredded, sliced, or chunks of rotisserie chicken. Add sweetness with vibrant and juicy sliced strawberries.
Top it with chopped walnuts and dress it with a homemade champagne vinaigrette. This salad is equally delicious with other fruit such as fresh raspberries, blueberries or blackberries.
Raspberry Salad With Walnut Vinaigrette
Swap out the leftover turkey mentioned in this recipe for rotisserie chicken in this tasty butter lettuce salad that includes fresh fruit for a touch of sweetness. Bibb lettuce is also a great alternative for the base of this salad that's topped with chicken meat, fresh raspberries and sliced ripe avocado.
Use walnut oil, lemon juice, champagne vinegar and Dijon mustard to create a zesty dressing. Garnish the salad with a smattering of chopped walnuts for a crunchy finish.
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip
This zesty appetizer is great for game days, movie nights or an easy lunch or dinner and it's made possible with the help of shredded rotisserie chicken meat. Use a dairy-free cream cheese for an easy to make ranch dressing to keep the dip creamy and flavorful.
Add some spicy hot sauce, mix well and bake until warm. Garnish the buffalo chicken dip with chopped green onion to complete this classic flavor profile. Serve with celery sticks or your favorite edible dipping ingredients.
Recipe by The Wooden Skillet
BBQ Chicken Nachos
Nachos get a healthy makeover by using sweet potato chips as the crunchy base. Toss shredded rotisserie chicken with an easy homemade sugar-free BBQ sauce that's sweetened with dates.
Top the chips with the BBQ chicken, crumbled bacon, slices of ripe avocado and fresh cilantro. No need to bake it in the oven - enjoy it immediately!
Recipe by Wicked Spatula
This tetrazzini casserole uses grain-free spaghetti along with leftover rotisserie chicken that's been chopped or shredded. Organic chicken broth and coconut milk help keep this casserole sauce flavorful and creamy.
Mushrooms, onions and garlic are sautéd to add texture and flavor before everything is mixed and poured into a baking dish. Vegan cheese is optional, but it's just as tasty without it!
Recipe by Paleo Running Momma
White Chicken Chili
Keep it paleo and low carb with this tomato-free, bean-free chili recipe that's perfect for using leftover shredded or chunks of rotisserie chicken. Also absent are potatoes, opting for riced cauliflower instead. The base is chicken broth made creamy with thick coconut milk.
Onion and celery help season the chili while veggies of zucchini and celery add texture. Simmer it all to warm goodness and serve with toppings like diced onion, avocado and fresh cilantro.
Recipe by Unbound Wellness
Chinese Chicken Salad
For an easy weeknight meal or hearty lunch, assemble this crunchy chicken salad that combines shredded rotisserie chicken with a host of colorful fresh veggies. Carrots, snow peas, red and green onion, sliced almonds and mandarin orange chunks combine with the chicken on a bed of lettuce.
Drizzle it all with a flavorful orange juice dressing spiced with honey, sesame and olive oils, coconut aminos, garlic and ginger.
Recipe by Every Last Bite
Chicken Fajita Casserole
What better way to use shredded rotisserie chicken than in this low-carb zesty fajita casserole that's a snap to assemble and bake. You'll add the chicken, cauliflower rice, sliced onion and bell peppers to a baking dish and combine.
Pour over a thick and rich homemade sauce made with coconut milk, chicken broth and fajita spices. Give it a stir to combine with the other ingredients and bake it to bubbly goodness. Serve with your favorite toppings.
Recipe by Whole Kitchen Sink
Butternut Squash Chicken Pasta
Keep it grain-free by using spaghetti stands made from spiralized butternut squash. Give the strands a short session in the oven to become tender or boil them for a few minutes in hot water.
Use the veggie noodles as the bed for sliced rotisserie chicken breasts, along with sautéd onion, garlic, cherry tomatoes and spinach. Make a quick sauce of chicken broth, coconut milk, salt and pepper and drizzle over the pasta dish before serving.
Recipe by Healthy Little Peach
Pesto Chicken Pizza
Pizza night stays low carb with this coconut flour pizza dough crust that's an easy homemade effort that's topped with pesto for a zesty green sauce.
Use up your shredded rotisserie chicken as a protein topping and add sliced artichoke hearts, sliced black olives and a smattering of sea salt. Slide it in the oven for 10 minutes until warm and enjoy this easy pizza.
Recipe by Grazed And Enthused
Avocado Chicken Salad with Bacon
Full of protein and healthy fats, this easy chicken salad recipe is perfect to enjoy on its own, in lettuce wraps, as a dippable appetizer or on a bed of shredded lettuce as a main entrée. It's quickly assembled by mashing a ripe avocado that's seasoned with lime juice, salt and cumin.
Mix in roughly shredded or cubed rotisserie chicken along with chopped cooked bacon, diced red onion, pumpkin seeds and freshly chopped cilantro. Enjoy immediately and chill those leftovers for later.
Recipe by Wholesome Delicious
BBQ Chicken Bowls With Sweet Potatoes And Coleslaw
Shredded chicken gets a zesty seasoning by adding your favorite healthy BBQ sauce to it and simmering over low heat until warm.
Roasted and seasoned sweet potato cubes and crunchy coleslaw join the BBQ chicken in a bowl. It's an easy recipe for lunch or dinner that's full of texture and flavor.
Recipe by 40 Aprons
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Use your favorite gluten-free pasta, cook it, drain it and mix it with roughly chopped Romaine lettuce, sliced cucumber and shredded or chunked rotisserie chicken.
Drizzle with a homemade Caesar dressing made with coconut aminos, plain coconut yogurt, anchovies, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic powder. Omit the cheese to keep it dairy-free. Toss well and enjoy this satisfying chicken salad.
Recipe by Unbound Wellness
Chicken And Mushroom Pot Pie
A grain-free crust made with cassava and coconut flours tops this easily assembled skillet chicken pot pie recipe. Sauté shallot, garlic, mushrooms and seasonings in avocado oil before pouring in chicken broth. Add in chopped rotisserie chicken and chopped kale and let it simmer until wilted.
Stir in a dairy-free creamer and top with the grain-free dough. Brush the top with an egg wash before baking in the oven for 15 minutes or until the crust has turned golden.
Recipe by The Defined Dish
Sweet Potato Toast Sandwiches
Craving a chicken sandwich but you don't eat bread? No worries! Just cut a sweet potato into long rectangular slices or into rounds. You can even leave the well-scrubbed potato skins on. Drizzle the pieces lightly with olive oil and bake until tender. Allow them to cool before building your chicken sandwich.
Cooked chicken breasts sliced to fit the buns are a great choice for this Whole30 sandwich. Layer on any other ingredients, like lettuce or avocado slices and any special sauce that you like.
Recipe by Nyssa's Kitchen
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
Replace traditional noodles with carrot and parsnip spiralized noodles in this Asian-inspired chicken salad recipe. To the veggie noodles, add shredded or chunked rotisserie chicken, toasted cashews, sliced green onion, sesame seeds and chopped basil leaves.
Drizzle it with a homemade Asian dressing of apple cider, coconut aminos, olive oil and fish sauce. Hot sauce is optional.
Recipe by What Great Grandma Ate
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Build these hearty hand-held chicken wraps easily by using rotisserie chicken that's been cut into small chunks, Mix the chicken with an easy homemade tahini sauce before adding the mixture to your choice of sturdy lettuce leaves.
Romaine, Bibb or butter lettuce are all great choices. Top the chicken with ribbons of carrot, sliced zucchini, avocado, and sliced green onion before wrapping the lettuce securely.
Recipe by Blondelish
Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup
This healthy chicken tortilla soup without corn or flour tortillas is just as tasty as the classic version. Start by sautéing aromatics like onion, garlic, jalapeños, red peppers and seasonings before adding in chicken broth and crushed tomatoes.
Finally, add the shredded rotisserie chicken and simmer until heated through and the flavors have been distributed. Serve with sliced avocado, lime wedges and fresh cilantro.
Recipe by The Real Food Dietitians
So level up your weeknight chicken dinner options with these easy and delicious leftover rotisserie chicken recipes!
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