16 Rotisserie Chicken Pasta Recipes That Are Far From Boring

For the love of delicious shortcuts.

<p>VICTOR PROTASIO; PROP STYLING: CLAIRE SPOLLEN; FOOD STYLING: TORIE COX</p>

VICTOR PROTASIO; PROP STYLING: CLAIRE SPOLLEN; FOOD STYLING: TORIE COX

Sometimes, all you want is a home cooked meal, but don’t want to go through the hassle of bringing it all together. At times like this, we call on the shortcut to beat all shortcuts: rotisserie chicken. Having a rotisserie chicken at your disposal saves time and effort for pulling off an excellent meal. We're making rotisserie chicken our secret weapon on those nights when we just can’t be bothered, but absolutely need to be fed. It’s nights like these, usually after a long day of work, when the kids have had an equally long day at school and everyone just needs something warm, filling, and delicious. How about pasta? With the help of a rotisserie chicken, pasta dinner can be easy, tasty, and oh-so satisfying for the whole family. Next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure to add a rotisserie chicken to your cart and take your pick from our favorite pasta recipes for a delightfully easy dinner.

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Greg DuPree
Greg DuPree

We can't imagine a more comforting dinner than a pasta casserole, and this one pulls out all the stops. It takes advantage of jarred pasta sauce and rotisserie chicken for a warm supper in a pinch.

Heavenly Chicken Lasagna

Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
Lee Harrelson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Layers of sauce, cheese, pasta, and chicken will be welcomed by your whole crew to the dinner table. This dish is great to prepare the night before, then pop in the oven for a hot meal after a busy day.

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Hector Sanchez
Hector Sanchez

This classic casserole might just give Mama's more comforting recipes a run for their money. Rotisserie chicken keeps it simple and delicious, while a bit of hot sauce adds a subtle kick.

Baked Ziti With Chicken

Photographer: Will Dickey Prop Stylist: Missie Crawford Food Stylist: Erin Merhar
Photographer: Will Dickey Prop Stylist: Missie Crawford Food Stylist: Erin Merhar

If you thought classic baked ziti couldn't get any better, try adding rotisserie chicken. Mixing in this pre-made protein will make dinner even more hearty and filling.

Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake

Iain Bagwell; Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck; Food Stylist: Ana Kelly
Iain Bagwell; Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck; Food Stylist: Ana Kelly

With scrumptious and simple ingredients like rotisserie chicken and cheese-and-spinach tortellini (find them in the freezer section at the grocery store), the hardest part about this recipe is the portion control. Robust ingredients like white wine, veggies, and Parmesan cheese sweeten the deal.

Pimiento Cheese Chicken-Broccoli Casserole

Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Reading down the ingredient list of this recipe is something out of our most comforting dreams. It includes rotisserie chicken, pimiento cheese, pasta, and a cracker crust to top off an excellent dinner.

Field Pea And Pasta Salad

Kelsey Hansen; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Julia Levy
Kelsey Hansen; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Julia Levy

Farfalle and fresh vegetables add up to a crowd-pleasing meal that delights as the main course when you throw some rotisserie chicken into the mix. Make a double batch of the dressing to enjoy throughout the week.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners Prop Stylist: Christina Daley
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

Buffalo chicken makes every meal better, but this recipe takes it to a whole new level by incorporating rotisserie chicken for its spicy addition. This zesty macaroni and cheese is what we're always craving.

Chicken-and-Broccoli Skillet Pasta

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

When stomachs are rumbling and a hot meal is in order, a skillet dinner is an easy way to get supper from the stovetop to the table. We love this dish with egg noodles, but any pasta in your pantry will do.

Chicken Caprese Pasta

Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox
Linda Pugliese; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Tomatoes and herbs guarantee a bright dinner while hearty chicken, pasta, and cheese will keep you satisfied. Try this pesto pasta with fresh linguine or substitute it for dried noodles.

Chicken Tetrazzini With Prosciutto And Peas

Jennifer R. Davick
Jennifer R. Davick

If the promise of vermicelli pasta and rotisserie chicken isn't enough to get you hooked, this recipe gets even better thanks to prosciutto. Our take on this classic dish also takes advantage of jarred pasta sauce as another shortcut.

Chicken-Bacon Ranch Casserole

Alison Miksch
Alison Miksch

Chicken, bacon, and ranch just might be our favorite trio of all time. It's unbeatable in this warm, pasta casserole.

Chicken Noodle Bowl With Peanut-Ginger Sauce

Greg DuPree
Greg DuPree

In the mood to switch it up for supper? Try this colorful noodle bowl with rotisserie chicken and savory Thai peanut sauce. Prepare the veggies a day in advance and you'll have dinner on the table in a snap.

Chicken Tortellini Salad

Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

One of our favorite dinners to meal-prep. WIth the help of versatile ingredients like rotisserie chicken and store-bought cheese tortellini, this recipe works with whatever variation of vegetables you have on hand.

King Ranch Chicken Mac And Cheese

<p>Jennifer Davick</p>

Jennifer Davick

If you can't decide which casserole your heart desires, look no further than this scrumptious recipe that combines two classics. King Ranch Chicken gets a delicious upgrade fused with mac and cheese with the help of pre-cooked chicken.

Buttermilk Alfredo Chicken Spinach Pasta

Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Use whatever kind of pasta you have on hand to nourish this tasty recipe. While it cooks, shred your chicken and whip up a cheese sauce that will melt away the tension of a busy day.

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