Did you buy a Rotisserie chicken and not sure how to make quick, easy and tasty meals with it?  You of course can slice the chicken and eat it as is, but did you think about using the chicken for a wide variety of meals.  Using this pre-cooked chicken is a huge time saver!

How to Make Rotisserie Chicken Last All Week

 

A-One and Done Protein

Sometimes it can take all day to decide what you want to make for dinner this week. The answer usually involves chicken, as poultry is the most consumed meat in the U.S. Picking up a rotisserie chicken from the deli counter may be your answer to your weeknight dinner struggles. They are juicy, versatile, affordable, and already cooked! 

Save Time and Energy by Skipping the Cooking

As we inch closer to the fall, now is the time when your schedule starts to fill up with projects, trips, and other life events. As a result, meal prep probably gets scooted to the back burner. Cooking the protein for a meal is the most labor-intensive and time-consuming part. So, if you find yourself struggling with finding the time to cook, a rotisserie chicken is a great protein option and stops you from needing to go out to eat. 

Keep Dinner Exciting

The chicken is typically only seasoned with salt and pepper. It is versatile and can be used in multiple recipes, so you aren’t eating the same meal every day. Whether you cook simply, or you like to jazz up your dinner with herbs and spices, you can make so many meals with just one chicken. 

Turn One Rotisserie Chicken into Dinner for the Whole Week

The different parts of the chicken can be used in different ways. Rather than making the same dinner 5 nights in a row, watch how we can make 5 different meals with a rotisserie chicken.

  1. Chicken and Broccoli Crescent Braid 
rotisserie chicken last all week

Photo credit Klara Knezevic

2. Greek Mason Jar Salad

rotisserie chicken last all week

Photo credit Kaitlin Eckstein

3. Mediterranean Chicken Panini 
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Photo credit Klara Knezevic

4. Skillet Chicken Pot Pie 
rotisserie chicken last all week

Photo credit Klara Knezevic

5. Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

rotisserie chicken last all week

Photo credit Klara Knezevic

You’re not done yet! Save the bones and make a stock for chicken soup!

6. Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul

chicken noodle soup

Photo credit Klara Knezevic

 

And because we LOVE rotisserie chicken so much, here are THREE more recipes to make using store bought rotisserie chicken.

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Take a look at these Rotisserie chicken recipes including:

Explore our recipes database for even more ways to use a rotisserie chicken!

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Nutrition Factoid:

Did you know that June 2nd every year is National Rotisserie Chicken Day?

 

Blog reviewed and updated on June 1, 2020

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