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Super easy weekday meal with leftover rotisserie chicken– quick and healthy pasta recipe! Add some crunchy broccoli and homemade Alfredo sauce and enjoy this yummy meal with your family.

creamy pasta with leftover chicken and broccoli

Easy rotisserie chicken leftover recipe

Every time I go to Costco- i buy a rotisserie chicken. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Sometime it’s just a short trip for organic full fat milk they have, 2 gallon in a box. Or a trip for toothpaste and toothbrushes, oops, here you can spot a rotisserie chicken in my cart as well. It’s funny how easy it is !

Costco trips are a weekly routine in our house.  Great prices, helpful workers and a great selection of meat and seafood (at least at out local Costco they always have lobster tails, crabs, all kind of shrimp; lamb, organic chickens and a huge beef section).

Kids love our trips too- they always leave the store with presents and all kind of healthy snacks!

muchrooms, chicken and broccoli pasta on a white plate

How to freeze chicken leftovers

So years of shopping for chickens inspired me to create all kind of easy leftover recipes with chicken breasts.

I like to freeze Rotisserie chicken leftovers for later use. I dice the meat and pack in to a zip lock bag (a couple zip lock bag can be used if you  cook for one person at a time).

When you picked a recipe and ready to use your leftovers, just leave the plastic bag in the fridge overnight. Alternatively you can put frozen chicken in to a bowl with warm water for quicker thawing, or even leave it in the microwave for a couple minutes on DEFROST setting.

close shot of noodles with chicken on the plate

Here is why this recipe works

  1. When you are using leftover rotisserie chicken breast, you already know its juicy and full of flavor. All you will need to do is to simmer it in cream for couple minutes to soak up even more flavor. No dry chicken here!
  2. You will cook everything almost in one pot! Once your favorite pasta is cooked, just add it to the skillet full of our ingredients and stir.
  3. You can absolutely any pasta in this recipe. I picked linguine noodles since it was all i had on hand, but you get creative and use whatever pasta you or kids prefer. Try colorful pasta for a fun dinner night!
  4. Have more fresh veggies in your fridge? Add them for additional flavor and color! Try zucchini, corn, another kind of mushrooms, thinly sliced carrots or fresh snap peas. Use your imagination.

What else to do with chicken breast? I have one more yummy leftover rotisserie chicken recipe for you guys, you will love it! Dont have cooked chicken? Dont, i have a rotisserie chicken recipe just for you.

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4.96 from 21 votes

Rotisserie chicken broccoli alfredo pasta

Super easy weekday meal with leftover rotisserie chicken– quick and healthy pasta recipe! Add some crunchy broccoli and homemade Alfredo sauce and enjoy this yummy meal with your family.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: leftover rotisserie chicken pasta
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 558kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 lb pasta
  • 1 chicken breast from rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/3 onion
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/8 tspn salt
  • freshly grated pepper
  • 3 medium cremini mushrooms

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions
  • Chop onions and cook them in a large skillet with butter over medium heat until soft, about 3 minutes
  • Add sliced mushrooms and broccoli florets and cook for additional 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile slice cooked chicken breast in to small pieces. Add to the pan. Add cream and bring to boil, turn it down to medium and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Turn the heat down and add cheese. Add cooked pasta, mix it and plate, garnishing with chopped green onions and extra parmigiano cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

Use your favorite pasta for this recipe.
Feel free to add your favorite vegetables to the dish. Like corn, zucchini, eggplants, bell peppers or olives.
Don’t cook chicken for too long, just simmer for couple minutes. You don’t want to dry it out!
If all you have is leftover thighs or drumsticks, just take all the meat off the bone, chop it and use as directed in the recipe. Take the skin off too.

Nutrition

Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 574mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1539IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Originally published December 2017

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Kim K

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

So easy, yet so scrumptious! Thankful I picked up cream today, because I found your recipe while looking for a way to use my leftover rotisserie chicken and a bag of broccoli. A big hit!

Tatiana Shifruk

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Thank you! So happy you liked it!

Josefa Mirzaei

Monday 13th of July 2020

Excellent recipe..and so easy to make.family love it..

Deb

Friday 22nd of March 2019

I’m curious why the recipe says to cook the already cooked chicken in the skillet for 5 minutes. It seems that would dry out perfectly good, moist chicken. I would add it to the cream mixture as it simmers.

Julie

Sunday 1st of April 2018

This is such a great easy weeknight dinner the whole family enjoys! It really doesn't get any easier than using up leftover rotisserie chicken.

Sues

Sunday 1st of April 2018

Rotisserie chicken has saved my life SO many times and I LOVE the idea of adding it to pasta!! This dish looks just perfect!!