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20 Times Rotisserie Chicken Gets You Halfway to Dinner

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The rotisserie chicken at the grocery store is always so tempting—glistening skin, rosemary-garlicky scent, the likes of dinner. So just buy it! It's a wiser splurge than ice cream (from a meal-planning perspective, anyway).

Here are 20 ways to repurpose roast chicken for lunch, dinner, and everything in between. (If the recipe calls for raw chicken, when the recipe instructs to cook it, just throw in the store-bought version and only warm through.)

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Burmese Chicken Salad
Burmese Chicken Salad
Chicken and Rice Salad with Poached Radishes and Nuoc Cham
Chicken and Rice Salad with Poached Radishes and Nuoc Cham
Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad

Two-Pea Pesto Chicken Salad by Kendra Vaculin

Warm Chicken Salad

Warm Chicken Salad by Merrill Stubbs

Banh Mi Soft Tacos
Banh Mi Soft Tacos
Penne with Chicken, Chorizo and Chile

Penne with Chicken, Chorizo and Chile by From The Kitchen

Enchiladas Suizas

Enchiladas Suizas by zora

Chicken Tofu Laksa
Chicken Tofu Laksa
 Potato Salad (Salad e Oliveh)
Potato Salad (Salad e Oliveh)
Asian-Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Slaw

Asian-Inspired Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Slaw by Kendra Vaculin

Chicken Tamale Pie

Chicken Tamale Pie by Kendra Vaculin

Toasted Couscous Spring Onion Salad
Toasted Couscous Spring Onion Salad
Lemon Parmesan Chicken Salad

Lemon Parmesan Chicken Salad by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

Mango-Chicken Quesadillas

Mango-Chicken Quesadillas by Fancy Foodie

Chicken Salad with Cornichons and Radishes
Chicken Salad with Cornichons and Radishes
Lemon-Chicken & Pepe Soup

Lemon-Chicken & Pepe Soup by foxeslovelemons

California Chicken Tacos with Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw

California Chicken Tacos with Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw by Linda Burkhart

Summer Vegetable and Glass Noodle Salad
Summer Vegetable and Glass Noodle Salad
Spicy Spring Garden Pitas

Spicy Spring Garden Pitas by Rachel (Simple Seasonal)

Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Mushroom Wild Rice Soup by Paige

How do you work away at the leftovers of a roast chicken? Share your ideas in the comments.

This article was originally published in June last year. It has been updated to include more recipes.


Tags: halfway to dinner, meal planning, chicken, rotisserie, roast chicken