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Lightning Quick Weeknight Dinners With Rotisserie Chicken

With leftover rotisserie chicken, you can make a chicken broth, as well as lots of tasty dinners with the leftover meat. Here are three easy recipes that transform rotisserie chicken into three exciting new dinners. These recipes are so quick and easy to make, it almost feels like cheating.

Watch the video, then get the recipes below:

Lime Chicken Tacos

This recipe has been made over 2,000 times, and is a clever way to use up cooked chicken. We served ours with fresh tomatoes, radishes, and cilantro for an extra pop of color and flavor. Instead of Monterey Jack you can also use queso fresco like we did.

Lime Chicken Tacos

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Cheater’s Chicken Chili

This is the fastest chili you'll ever make, and requires just a few pantry staples. We served ours with Pepper Jack cheese, slivered radishes, and fresh lime. Yum!

Cheaters Chicken Chili

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Mexi-Chicken Salad

This quick recipe can be modified to suit your tastes, and made with whatever salad ingredients you have in your fridge. Here is how we made the recipe featured in the video.

  • Shred a chicken breast with two forks
  • Toss onto a bed of chopped romaine lettuce
  • Cut fresh corn off the cob and toss on top
  • Toss in a handful of black beans
  • Add some queso fresco
  • Sprinkle in some sliced green onions
  • Mix in a dollop of ranch dressing

Mexi Chicken Salad

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at