Nutrition

10 Healthy Rotisserie Chicken Recipes for an Easy Weeknight Dinner

Chicken doesn't have to be dry, tasteless, and boring.


We’re always looking for a good healthy hack in the kitchen, like full meals made in a foil packet or just one pot. These rotisserie chicken recipes are great for when you really don’t feel like prepping an entire chicken.

Rotisserie chickens are one of the best supermarket grab-and-go options. They’re ideal for meal prep, are never dry, and can be used in a multitude of ways. Take some work out of your next weeknight dinner and make one of these healthy rotisserie chicken recipes.

1. Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Via Get Healthy U 

Satisfy those pizza cravings and save time with this easy pizza recipe.The pizza is made with rotisserie chicken, red onion, barbecue sauce, and mozzarella cheese topped on naan bread, but feel free to use a crust of your choice.

2. Greek Tzatziki Chicken Salad
Via Host the Toast 

Instead of mayonnaise, this chicken takes a lighter approach by using Greek yogurt. Dill, garlic, lemon, olives, and more Mediterranean ingredients give this protein-packed meal an extra punch of flavor.

3. Peanut Noodles with Chicken
Via Foodie Crush

This cold noodle dish is ideal for warm summer days. While this version uses spaghetti noodles, you can also use soba noodles for added nutrition. For an extra crunch, garnish the dish with peanuts or cashews.

4. Veggie Loaded Rotisserie Chicken Casserole
Via Project Meal Plan

Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and chicken make this casserole dense and satisfying. The recipe calls for parmesan crisps, which you can make at home by baking piles of parmesan cheese until crispy.

5. 20-Minute Tuscan Chicken with Penne
Via Gal on a Mission 

This fast weeknight dinner is also a one-pot meal, allowing for quick cleanup. The sauce is cream-based, but if you prefer to go light on dairy, sub with a non-dairy milk or use chicken broth instead.

6. Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Peppers
Via Delish 

If you’re a buffalo chicken lover, this recipe is for you. Peppers provide a solid base for the chicken, which is especially helpful for those following a low carb diet. The recipe makes four peppers, perfect for solo meal prep for the week, but if you have a hungry bunch to feed, double the recipe.

7. Warm Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Creamy Dill Dressing
Via Epicurious 

Asparagus is a spring vegetable and this salad is the perfect excuse to put it to use. The dressing calls for mayonnaise, but for a lighter option try swapping it with Greek yogurt.

8. Rotisserie Chicken and Kale Tacos
Via Cook Smarts 

These tacos are loaded with macronutrients from the chicken and micronutrients from the kale. Plus, a homemade salsa verde gives the tacos an extra kick and can be made up to five days ahead.

9. Rotisserie Chicken Cobb Salad
Via Good HouseKeeping

This classic salad recipe is ideal as the weather gets warmer. To make this salad easy to assemble, pre-chop the lettuce, pre-cook the bacon and hard boiled eggs, and make the dressing ahead of time.

10. Chicken Florentine Grilled Cheese
Via Gimme Some Oven 

Sometimes, the best meal is a simple grilled cheese sandwich. But if you’re looking to add a little more flavor and nutrients, this grilled cheese is a good option. It’s full of Italian flavors and stacked with sun dried tomatoes and baby spinach.