3 Easy Recipes Using a Store Bought Rotisserie Chicken

December 6, 2021

Do you like leftovers? I mean yes, it is a given that you like leftover pizza and spaghetti. I am not one to take leftovers home from a restaurant, but I do like re-heating food that I prepare here at home. 
But, this is not really about leftovers so, I don't know what I am going on about.

Today, I am going to share 3 easy recipes using a store bought rotisserie chicken. 

I know you have been at your local grocery store, just about the time they pull out those delicious smelling chickens. The smell draws you to the deli. Rotisserie chicken is fresh and affordable, so let me share with you some other options to get a wide range of meals out of a chicken.

Let's start with this soup, easy and delicious.


Chicken and Cannellini Bean Soup

This soup is going to be perfect on a cold winter day when the weather outside is just nasty and it is time to stay inside.

2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup onions, diced

1/2 cup carrots, diced

1/2 cup celery, diced

1 Tablespoon garlic, minced(I cheat and use garlic powder and it works just fine)

1 bay leaf

1/2 cup of celery

Fresh pepper taste

8 cups chicken stock

1 cup cannellini beans(8 oz can undrained)

2 cups Rotisserie Chicken, diced

In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery and sauté until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Add garlic, bay leaf, and season lightly with pepper. Increase heat to medium high, slowly add chicken stock, cover and bring to a slow boil. Add Cannellini beans and boil uncovered for about 7 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add chicken , and heat through again. Add seasonings to taste and serve and enjoy. 

Chicken and Cannellini Bean Soup made using store bought rotisserie chicken
Chicken and Cannellini Bean Soup

Next up, Chicken Salad

By far, this is my favorite sandwich to enjoy here at home, or while out on an adventure.

2 Cups Rotisserie Chicken, diced

1/2 cup celery, diced

1/2 cup onions, diced

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Salt and Pepper to taste

I like to add just a squirt of ranch dressing into mine also.

Add it all to a bowl, mix well.  Season to taste and enjoy.

Cover and keep refrigerated!

Enjoy on crackers or a sandwich.

Chicken Salad made using store bought rotisserie chicken
Rotisserie Chicken Salad


And finally, my son's favorite.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 cups pulled Rotisserie Chicken, shredded or chopped

1 package 8oz cream cheese, cubed

1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce

1/2 cup ranch dressing

1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles

Serve with tortilla chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9  inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a mixer, add chicken, cream cheese, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, blue cheese crumbles. Mix well.

Spread mixture into the baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Dip made using Rotisserie chicken
Buffalo Chicken Dip


Those are easy enough for any night of the week. I like using a rotisserie chicken because it is moist and nicely seasoned. So, grab chicken on your next trip to the store and discover a new recipe.

Until next time,

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