5 Quick Lunch Ideas with a Rotisserie Chicken


I’ve posed with a rotisserie chicken, y’all.

I’m always fascinated by reading articles online titled, “6 fridge staples everyone needs” and it always has some very obscure food item that I’ve never bought in my life.  But that is the thing about food: everyone has their own taste and preferences in order to prepare food that they love!

One thing I always like to have in my fridge for a quick meal is a rotisserie chicken. My favorite is from Costco but I’ll happily pick one up at any grocery store. If I have one in my fridge, I know that I can at least make a very simple lunch with some protein that will hold me over until dinner.

I’ll throw it on a salad, add it to a wrap with any other veggies I have on hand (topped with avocado of course!), or simply eat it as is on a small plate of fruit, cheese, nuts, and protein.

My go-to salad most of the summer was inspired by the Summer Salad from Panera. All I needed was fresh strawberries + greens + rotisserie chicken. I had all the other ingredients and the flavors were so fresh and summery that I really didn’t get tired of it. I also love this salad using Trader Joe’s Green Goddess dressing. Swap out the grilled chicken for rotisserie and it will come together very quickly!

Here are five other delicious and simple lunch options using a rotisserie chicken!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Pockets

Cranberry Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Avocado Chicken Salad

Chicken and Avocado Caesar Salad

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Comments (15)

  1. Posted September 23, 2019

    Gosh, you’re making me hungry! I love getting a rotisserie chicken – so easy and convenient to repurpose into a dozen different meals! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. Georgia says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    Definitely need to try the chicken tortilla pockets!!

    Georgia Rose


  3. Laci says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    Agree! I need to get back to eating healthy at lunch instead of always on the go. Love Rotisserie Chickens!

  4. Abigail says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    Yes, I feel you, haha! Love those kinds of Staple foods! Thanks for sharing!

    Abigail @ Spiritsongblog.blogspot.com

  5. emily says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    OMG, where is that pendant from?? I love it.

  6. Katie says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    So excited to try the sweet potato recipe!

  7. Hilary says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    Love these kinds of posts!! I marvel at how you’re able to find any time to cook with 3 little ones plus work! These types of posts make cooking so much more approachable!

    • Kate says
      Posted September 23, 2019

      It is! Honestly, we’ve been using Home Chef very regularly this year too and that makes it SO easy and fun!

  8. Mary says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    Just wondering how Justin the grill master grills his chicken to perfection? I’m struggling with dry chicken from the bar b due! Thanks!

  9. Kate says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    Such great lunch ideas, cannot wait to try out!!


  10. Momzi says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    Rotisserie chicken with cheese tortellini and spinach as a soup is fantastic and is SO easy to make.

  11. Mimi says
    Posted September 23, 2019

    We do this too! You can even use the bones to make chicken broth. I think your strawberry salad sounds delicious! Mimi

  12. e harney says
    Posted September 23, 2019


    I recall that your sister has a great recipe for chicken salad with yogurt instead of mayonnaise. I would love to get the recipe!


  13. Michele says
    Posted September 24, 2019

    May I just give a shout out to that light fixture?

  14. Amber G says
    Posted September 25, 2019

    I love using rotisseri chicken meat for chicken salad sandwiches! Super easy!