These 7 easy dinners using rotisserie chicken will save your sanity

Bob Harper's Springtime Chicken Caesar Salad
Bob Harper's Springtime Chicken Caesar Salad

by Lisa Lozano

We've all been there. You're exhausted after a long day, your family is hungry, and you have no idea what you're going to put on the table. Let us take the work out of it for you – read on for seven delicious and nutritious meals that all feature pre-cooked grocery store rotisserie chicken.

No. 1: Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

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This delicious cobb salad is just as good as a restaurant salad, but you can quickly make a big salad that will feed the whole family at home at a fraction of the cost. And with hard-boiled eggs, chicken and lots of veggies, it packs a big nutritional punch.

Tip: Hard-boiled eggs are a great item to always have on hand. Boil up a big batch on the weekend, then eat for quick breakfasts or use in other recipes.

No. 2: Chicken and Snap Pea Soup with Leeks


This hearty and delicious chicken noodle soup can be thrown together in a snap, perfect for a last-minute weeknight dinner.

No. 3: Refrigerator Raider Salad

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This is the perfect salad for those nights when you have no idea what you're going to make for dinner, because it can be made from the odds and ends in your fridge. You don't even need a full rotisserie chicken for this one, and you can easily substitute ingredients depending on what you have in the fridge.

No. 4: Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde


These mouth-watering enchiladas take a little longer to prepare, but we promise that it is worth the wait! These cheesey, creamy, slightly spicy and slightly sweet enchiladas will have the whole family begging for more!

Tip: You can always cheat and use store-bought enchilada sauce in a pinch to save time. We won't tell!

No. 5: Lemon Chicken Quinoa Soup


This protein-rich chicken soup is another extremely easy meal, and also very healthy. The brightness of the lemon, and the earthiness of the quinoa, really sets this one apart.

Tip: To save time, look for pre-cooked quinoa in the grocery store.

No. 6: Chicken Verde Nachos


Who says you can't have nachos for dinner? These nachos feature protein-rich rotisserie chicken, beans, and a homemade poblano sauce, so they're no slouch when it comes to nutritional value.

Tip: Make the Poblano sauce ahead so that you can assemble the nachos quickly at dinnertime.

No. 7:

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Want your family to eat their veggies? Why not just shave some brussels sprouts to create the base for a delicious and nutritious chicken Caesar salad. Greek yogurt gives the dressing its tang, and is a healthier alternative to mayo.

Tip: The recipe calls for chicken breast, which keeps it low calorie, but if you want to use the dark meat of your rotisserie chicken, that's totally okay, it will just raise the calories a bit.

What's your favorite way to use rotisserie chicken in a recipe? Tell us in the comments!