Turn rotisserie chicken into an easy dinner! From chicken pot pie to white chicken chili, these recipes are perfect for weeknight meals. With a cooked chicken already at your fingertips, these recipes come together in no time at all.

A collage of recipe photos using rotisserie chicken.

Hands up if you grab a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store!

There is one in my cart nearly every time I’m at the store, because it’s such a quick and easy building block to so many other meals. We use them in salads, quesadillas, wraps, and omelets, to name a few, but you can also lean on them as a fabulous shortcut for many meals.

You can use a rotisserie chicken for any recipe that calls for “cooked chicken” and I’ve rounded up my 10 favorite (plus one bonus!) recipes here on BEB that can utilize a store-bought rotisserie chicken for quick and easy (but super hearty!) weeknight dinners.


Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie in a ramekin with half eaten.

This classic Chicken Pot Pie recipe starts with a creamy filling full of chicken, potatoes, carrots and peas, and is topped with homemade pastry crust. Absolute comfort food at its finest; make it for dinner tonight!

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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

A spoonful of chicken noodle soup with carrot and egg noodle.

This classic homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is made from scratch with chicken, vegetables, broth and noodles, and is ready in under an hour. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save even more time!

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White Chicken Chili

A close up shot of a bowl of white chicken chili topped with sour cream, cilantro and a lime wedge.

This easy White Chicken Chili recipe is made with white beans, a trio of chiles, and lots of seasonings for maximum flavor. By using rotisserie chicken or chicken that you’ve already batch prepared, this can be on the table in just 45 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner option.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

A bowl of chicken tortilla soup with bread and spoons in the background.

This easy Chicken Tortilla Soup is creamy, full of spice and can be made on the stovetop or in the crockpot. A great copycat of Max & Erma’s popular soup!

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Italian Wedding Soup

A classic Italian wedding soup recipe, with little bits of pasta, shredded chicken, spinach and of course those little meatballs!

A classic Italian wedding soup recipe, with little bits of pasta, shredded chicken, spinach and of course those little meatballs!

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Chicken Salad with Apple, Raisins & Walnuts

Chicken Salad with Apples, Raisins and Walnuts - An easy, delicious lunch! | browneyedbaker.com

An easy chicken salad recipe loaded with diced apples, raisins and chopped walnuts. Perfect for lunch on its own, atop a bed of lettuce or in a croissant.

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Pesto Chicken Salad

Pesto Chicken Salad by Brown Eyed Baker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

A classic pesto gets infused with chopped spinach, tossed with a little mayonnaise and seasonings, and then stirred into cooked, chopped chicken. Serve on a croissant for a leveled-up lunch.

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Chipotle Chicken and Corn Chowder

A made-from-scratch riff on one of my husband’s favorite canned soups. It’s rich, thick, hearty, and the perfect blend of spiced and creamy.

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Quick & Easy Chicken Pot Pie

An old recipe from my grandma that always gets rave reviews at my house! Using Bisquick to make the crust and thicken the sauce means that this meal comes together extraordinarily quickly.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

An oldie but a goodie! One of my favorite pizza splurges, the combination of chicken, bbq sauce, red onion, and melted cheese is just so, so good.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

A pan of cheesy buffalo chicken dip with celery and chips for dipping.

This Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is an easy classic that features three different layers of flavors including chicken mixed with your favorite hot sauce (I always go for Frank’s RedHot!), cream cheese, ranch dressing and, of course, lots of cheese!

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I would love it if you’d share your favorite way to use a store-bought rotisserie chicken in the comments below! xo