No More Boring Bird! 10 Dinners to Make with Rotisserie Chicken

March 28, 2016 | By | Comments (4)

Adiós bland, boring chicken. Weekdays mean business, and often that can lead to poor eating decisions that give you instant satisfaction but lack in the nutrition department. That ends today. Step 1: Buy a rotisserie chicken, or make your own. Step 2: Make one of these 10 weeknight dinners that deliver bold flavor, nutrition, and satisfaction in less than 45 minutes (some only 20!). Step 3: Eat. Enjoy. Share! And repeat!

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry
Ready in just 30 minutes, this colorful chicken and veggie stir-fry features a sweet-spicy sauce and a topping of dry-roasted peanuts, which adds delicious crunch. Add a gorgeous egg on top to experience pure stir-fry bliss.


BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza
Achieve flavor, comfort, and deliciousness in 20 minutes with this easy-as-pie BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza.


Kale Caesar Quinoa and Chicken Salad
If you love the classic Caesar salad, then you will love this hearty, healthier version that packs a punch of whole-grain goodness, fiber, veg and protein in every bite.


Chicken, Potato, and Leek Pie
Bacon, red potatoes, and leeks add a delicious dynamic to this classic.


Greek-Style Chicken Wraps
Experience the perfect combination of flavors in this heavenly dinner that’s literally a breeze to put together.


Cheesy Chickpea and Pesto Pasta Salad
Just toss, dump, pour and stir, and you have dinner ready in a flash. Save and enjoy throughout the week, or bring to your next party.


Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Creamy goodness meets glorious veggies and hearty chicken for a lighter twist on this classic comfort.


Creamy Blueberry Chicken Salad
Red onion and celery add crunch to this quick chicken salad, while blueberries add a hint of sweetness.


BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potato
This entree-worthy spud is as satisfying as it is delicious.


Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas
Smoked paprika gives these chicken tostadas rich, grill-like flavor with no cooking. Hello, perfect weeknight dinner or party recipe.


  1. wendy

    Where is a link to the measurements for the ingredients?

    April 11, 2016 at 11:44 am
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  4. Peyton

    Love these recipes. It is boring to eat the same boring rotisserie chicken every time.

    March 28, 2016 at 6:19 pm

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