15 Indispensable Store Bought Roast Chicken Hacks from weelicious.comPin

At least once a week I find myself at the grocery wandering the aisles trying to figure out what to make for dinner and land in the rotisserie chicken section. Seriously, it’s SO easy to buy a juicy roast chicken that I know everyone will love, it’s the right price and I generally have enough for dinner plus some for a recipe the next day making it a double score! These 15 Indispensable Store Bought Roast Chicken Hacks will change your lunch and dinner time world and then some.

Some of the recipes below include tofu, turkey or even cooking chicken breasts as the main event, but you can easily substitute store bought roast chicken in each of them. I’ve done it time and time again when I didn’t have time or just forgot to buy the main ingredients in the recipes and needs a simple substitution. As much as I would like to say I make every last meal we eat from scratch, there are those days that I need a little support in the kitchen and that’s where these hacks and a good ole 4 pound cooked chicken becomes your best friend in getting meals made in minutes!

If you have other ideas for recipes you love using cooked chicken let me know in the comments below. Every suggestions helps!

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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I make an easy fricassee with left-over or store-bought chicken (or even left-over turkey). While the rice gets ready in the rice-cooker, I make a basic white sauce using chicken stock, add mushrooms, asparagus (and/or peas and corn) until al dente, and then add bite-sized pieces of chicken. For grown-ups, we add a bit of white wine to the sauce but I leave this out for a kid-friendly meal. Grate a bit of nutmeg into the sauce at the end.

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