Family-Friendly Rotisserie Chicken Recipes


Does a rotisserie chicken from the grocery save your dinner a few times a month like it does at my house? 

Back when we were food editors, Holley Grainger and I used to joke between our cubicle wall about writing a cookbook with all the ways to use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. Not sure why we didn’t jump on that because 18 years later, that grocery store chicken is STILL my quick go-to for a dinner protein, salad topper, or recipe needing cooked chicken – and it seems to be the go-to for a lot of others too!

Some of my favorite recipes for rotisserie chicken are below:

I am always looking for more quick and easy go-to recipes for my favorite secret ingredient. So, I asked fellow dietitians and culinary experts to share their BEST dinner recipes that use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery. Below are NINE good ones to add to your recipe book!

Let me know which recipes you try and be sure to follow along on each contributor’s social media pages for more culinary inspiration!


Thai Chicken Salad

@betsramirez |


Protein Packed Chicken & Bean Quesadilla

@triadtowellness |


Greek-Style Chicken Crunchwrap

@sweetcayenne5 | sweet


Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

@laurenpincusrd |

5-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Salad

@mealswithmaggie |


Buffalo Quinoa Chicken Salad

@mealswithmaggie |


5 Minute Chicken Taco Salad

@smartnutritionca |

Nourishing Butter Chicken Soup

@smartnutritionca |

What are your favorite recipes that use a rotisserie chicken?

Family-Friendly Rotisserie Chicken Recipes