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12 Meals You Can Make With a Costco Rotisserie Chicken

Fact: Costco sells about 100 million chickens each year!

Costco sells 100 million rotisserie chickens every year—and they've been the same price for more than a decade! If you're a member, a whole bird only costs $4.99. In fact, the warehouse chain actually loses money on the sticker price in the long run.

One Reddit user recently bragged about the bird they brought home from the deli, which weighed a whopping 5 pounds. Think that sounds like a deal? One commenter who works in a rotisserie room reported seeing even bigger birds.

Though these chickens taste excellent on their own, there are many ways to enjoy them beyond the old-fashioned way. Plus, you can save time in the kitchen by using them as an ingredient in delicious, semi-homemade meals. (Fact: You don't always have to make dinner from scratch!)

If you love chicken but are stuck in a recipe rut, look no further. Here are 12 healthy meals that feed a hungry flock using Costco rotisserie chicken as the main ingredient. (And for even more ideas, don't forget to check out the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.)


Chicken Pot Pie

chicken pot pie bite

Never before has cooking a warm and creamy comfort meal been so easy and healthy! This Chicken Pot Pie has just 350 calories, 15 grams of fat, and 650 milligrams of sodium per serving. Best of all? It only requires 2 cups of pulled chicken, meaning plenty will be left over for a second family dinner.

Get our recipe for Chicken Pot Pie.

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Harvest Pizza with Chicken, Grapes, and Goat Cheese

harvest pizza
Marty Baldwin/ Eat This, Not That!

Classic dishes that utilize rotisserie chicken offer both a sense of comfort and nostalgia. If you're looking to spice up your dinner routine, try dressing up a basic cheese pizza with a yummy mix of arugula, chicken, grapes, and goat cheese. Now that's a next-level upgrade!

Get our recipe for Harvest Pizza with Chicken, Grapes, and Goat Cheese.


Rotisserie Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde

Chicken tacos with salsa verde
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

This dinner requires about 3/4 of a Costco rotisserie chicken (unless you have an 8-pounder!). Combine the chicken with salsa verde in a large mixing bowl, then divide evenly among eight corn tortillas for a dinner for four. Finally, amp up the flavor with a winning trio of toppings: cilantro, crumbled cheese, and onion.

Pro-tip: To save some extra calories, don't forget to remove the skin from the chicken before you begin!

Get our recipe for Rotisserie Chicken Tacos With Salsa Verde.


The Simplest Chicken Greek Salad

Healthy greek salad
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

For many, a rotisserie chicken from Costco is an essential part of meal prepping. After all, it's already cooked and ready to be added to your favorite work-from-home lunches. It's also the perfect match for this simple Greek salad, which requires minimal effort in the kitchen. (In fact, the hardest step might be shredding 2 cups of rotisserie chicken!) It's packed with healthy fat, protein, and veggies—all of which will keep you beat that afternoon slump.

Get our recipe for The Simplest Chicken Greek Salad.


Rotisserie Chicken Parm Casserole

chicken parm casserole
Gail Watson Photography

Feeding a crowd can be a hassle, but thankfully this one-pan dish feeds six people—and quick! It's out of the oven in only 25 minutes. All you need to do is grab a rotisserie chicken from Costco along with some boxes of whole wheat pasta and cheese. Everyone will be full, but you'll still have chicken left over to use in even more weeknight dinners.

Get our recipe for Rotisserie Chicken Parm Casserole.


Mediterranean Rice Bowl with Rotisserie Chicken

greek chicken rice bowl
Gail Watson Photography

Members buy so many rotisserie chickens from Costco because they are so convenient—they're already cooked and ready to go into whatever you want, plus they are cheap! If you don't want to overcomplicate it with a long, time-consuming lunch or dinner, simply throwing the chicken into a pan with some herbs, spices, and oil for around 5 minutes will do the trick after adding in rice and veggies. Que this Mediterranean Rice Bowl!

Get our recipe for Mediterranean Rice Bowl with Rotisserie Chicken.


Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken noodle soup

No need to grab a can (or 10) of chicken noodle soup from Costco to save for a rainy or sick day. You can easily make your own pot with only 2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken, plus some carrots, celery, onion, and a few other simple ingredients.

Get our recipe for Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.


Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas

Healthy chicken and red chile enchiladas
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

A rotisserie chicken easily transports from the warehouse to your kitchen table for dinner. However, it stays fresh in your fridge for about three to four days. If you preserve it right away, it can also last in your freezer for about four months.

If you need to use up your chicken ASAP, try making meals like these Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas, which only need about 2 cups of shredded chicken.

Get our recipe for Red Chile Chicken Enchiladas.


Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Low-calorie nachos with chicken and black beans
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Lots of recipes call for 2 or more cups of shredded rotisserie chicken, so you'll have leftovers if use one of Costco's massive birds. Use them to make these low-calorie nachos, which only require 1 cup of chicken. Packed with protein and flavor, they stay super crispy without lots of greasy cheese.

Get our recipe for Chicken and Black Bean Nachos.


Rotisserie Chicken, Kale, and White Bean Salad

chicken kale and white bean salad
Gail Watson Photography

Poultry isn't the centerpiece of the meal in every rotisserie chicken recipe. To change things up, consider adding kale and white beans to your Costco shopping list. This salad is light and flavorful—and it's easy to plan ahead.

Get our recipe for Rotisserie Chicken, Kale, and White Bean Salad.


Protein-Packed Chicken Fajita Burritos

Healthy chicken fajita burrito
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

Bring the taste of your favorite Mexican restaurant home with a little help from Costco deli's rotisserie chicken. Combine 2 cups of shredded chicken with bell peppers and onions, black beans, cheese, lime juice, and salsa to make a flavorful burrito that's under 400 calories.

Get our recipe for Protein-Packed Chicken Fajita Burritos.


Chicken Salad with Creamy Dressing

whole30 chicken salad on a bed of spinach in a bowl
Posie Brien/Eat This, Not That!

Who said chicken salad has to be packed with mayo? Our healthier version mixes rotisserie chicken with apple, celery, dried cranberries or raisins, garlic, lemon juice, spinach, and (the secret ingredient!) tahini. The end result is a creamy salad topper or sandwich filler without all of those extra calories and fat.

Bonus: It's also approved for anyone following the Whole30 diet!

Get our recipe for Chicken Salad with Creamy Dressing.

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda