Get an easy dinner on the table in no time by making one of these recipes using a rotisserie chicken! Let the store do the cooking, and all you need to do is shred the chicken when you get home.
You guys know I’m obsessed with slow cooker shredded chicken. But sometimes I forget to put chicken breasts or chicken thighs in my slow cooker at the start of the day. That’s when I’ve been known to call Ted and ask him to bring home a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. We’ve purchased ours from multiple stores in the Metro Detroit area and I can tell you that I haven’t had to pay more than $9.00 for one. I’m pretty much paying that amount for a package of chicken breasts when they aren’t on sale! Granted the price point depends on what your store offers and if that fits within your grocery shopping budget. But I think it’s worth the cost every now and then. We’d definitely be paying more for carry-out or pizza delivery.
While there are more than 5 weeknight recipes using a rotisserie chicken, these are my standby’s lately. Feel free to substitute your own slow cooker shredded chicken if you remember that step! And if you want more than 5 recipes to add to your rotisserie chicken arsenal, then check out this round-up of shredded chicken recipes.
1. Shred and enjoy as-is!
Yep, fancy I know. But rotisserie chicken is usually seasoned well and very flavorful and moist in my experience. I love rounding out my plate with a green veggie or two, and a whole grain.
I grew up eating Caesar salad once a week, and while my boys aren’t on the green salad eating kick just yet, I love making this easy weeknight meal for Ted and myself. And of course, give the boys their usual chicken + BBQ sauce with a few leafy greens on the side.
I know soup isn’t usually a quick fix kind of meal, but you can make this soup even faster by adding rice or grains that have been cooked ahead of time. Or I will you a microwaveable pack of rice and in 90-seconds it can be thrown into a soup.
My original recipe had me cooking the chicken in BBQ sauce then shredding. But I realized I can make this recipe in MINUTES by using rotisserie chicken and mixing it with some BBQ sauce. Did that make sense?! Read the recipe. I think it will after that..
One of my favorite weeknight meals to eat as-is, or reheated the next day! Just don’t forget to top with some crunch nacho cheese Doritos!
Whether or not I’m cooking chicken in the slow cooker then shredding it, or purchasing a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, you better believe I rely on chicken for a variety of weeknight meals and leftovers.
Let’s Chat: I know I’m not the only one purchasing a store-bought rotisserie chicken. What are some of your favorite ways to eat it?!Short on time and need a quick dinner?! Then pick up a store-bought rotisserie chicken and try one of these simple meal ideas! Click To Tweet