10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (2024)

by Tiffany King 67 Comments

One of the best things I do to keep weeknight meal prep easy, is to have chicken cooked and frozen. Having the meat ready to go is such a time saver!

If you’ve got leftover turkey, count your blessings! Then package it in plastic freezer bags and stash it away. You can use cooked turkey just like you would chicken.

10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (1)

Lately, I’ve been buying Costco rotisserie chicken to keep in the freezer. But sometimes I cook it myself.

The main thing is to get some cooked chicken or turkey ready for use in recipes. Many of the recipes below are 15 minute meals. Some take a little bit longer, but they’re all easily doable on a busy weeknight.

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  1. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (15)Nancy says

    Why do you refer to Costco rotisserie chicken? Many of us don’t have a Costco anywhere nearby, but we are beginning to have cooked chicken from other sources. Is Costco a sponsor of yours? Can’t other stores’ chickens be used? Or do you assume that there are Costcos everywhere? Just curious…

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (16)Tiffany says

      Costco isn’t a sponsor. It’s just what I’ve been using, so that’s what I called the post. I know that not everyone has Costco, so you can substitute rotisserie chicken from other places or cook it at home.

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (17)Whit says

        Hahaha, most people would assume just using any rotisserie chx would work. Should be no issue in calling it Costco rot chx. Lol. Thanks for the ideas!

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        • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (18)reneé says

          i actually searched for “costco rotisserie chicken recipes”… so while you felt triggered that the author used “costco” in the title, I found it very helpful.

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          • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (19)Anonymous says

            Me too! Because o am going to buy the shrink wrapped pack of the shredded rotisserie chicken today

      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (20)JC says

        Costco in your heading actually caught my eye since I bought one and was looking to see what I could do with it. Common sense should tell people any rotisserie chicken. Thanks for your recipe ideas. Your title is perfect for these recipes.

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (21)Mama Bear says

        Fortunately for me and we do have a Costco and that is the only rotisserie chicken that I will buy so when I was looking for rotisserie chicken recipes and I saw this one it actually drew me in that it had Costco rotisserie chicken in the post! 😂 😍

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (22)Klisa says

        It’s Common sense that you can use any rotisserie chicken. You heading it “Costco” got me to click because that’s what I use. Like any recipe, if I purchase a different brand, then I go with what I purchase. Thank you for the recipes 😊

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (23)Sarah says

      Costco has the best, biggest, and most lowest priced. These all sound delicious Tiffany! I always get at least 3 meals out of each chicken and like to make broth with the bones and parts I would otherwise just throw away:)

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (24)Vickie G says

        The rotisserie chickens in the supermarket are small, around 3lbs, a little on the dry side and run about $8 each. Costco’s chicken is sooooo moist and are 5lbs each and cost $5. You can’t beat that price. I noticed Costco now sells lage bags of the leftover chicken cut up. A little more pricey but convenient. I try to get 3-4 chickens, shred the meat and freeze in 1lb bags. Great for chicken salad, soups and enchilladas etc. I then use the bones and carcus for broth to freeze.

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        • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (25)Anonymous says

          Market Basket has rotisserie chickens for $4.64. They are small but they are excellent!

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (26)Anonymous says

        Roast those bones before you make broth from them. jum

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (27)dans says

        Agreed! Costco chickens are plump, delicious and much cheaper! Anywhere else I’m paying double the money for half the chicken.

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (29)Traci says

        Sam’s is good also!

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        • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (30)Anonymous says

          Yes they are! I just noticed they also sell a roasted rack of ribs. Cant wait to try it next time.

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        • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (31)Dora says

          Sam’s are my favorite. They are as big if not bigger than Costco, and I like their flavor over any others. And if you aren’t a Sam’s club member you can get tu he same chicken for the same price at Walmart…

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (32)Vicki says

        The title is perfect for these recipes, and yes, common sense would tell anyone that any rotisserie chicken would work just fine. I’m in the same boat as some of the comments up above where the Costco in the title actually caught my eye. We’ve just got one last night and I’ve been looking for ways to make more meals from it! Thanks for the ideas!
        V

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (33)Leslie says

      Since you dont have a Costco, you dont know that they sell their Rotisserie chicken already picked from the bone and stored in a airtight package that lasts for a week in the fridge or can be frozen. It is a real convenience as it is already done that way. Simply take it out of the fridge or freezer and use. IF not, you can use any of yur own cooked chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken and do the picking yourself. It’s not a sponsor thing for sure..

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (34)Sharon Krukewitt says

        I love it in the package. I usually repackage it in smaller bags for just the two of us.

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (35)Anonymous says

      Costco has the best for size, taste and price. Sorry you don’t have one close. Any other brands will work just fine

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (36)Randy says

      Speaking as someone who buys Costco rotisserie chickens, it’s most likely because their chickens are so big and fat, that you probably will have plenty of leftover meat.

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (37)Mila says

      I actually search for “Costco chicken meat recipes” LOL

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (38)Anonymous says

      Use any chicken you want

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (39)Reneebyard says

      With most of the rotisserie chickens there are no leftovers. Costco has extra large rotisserie chickens. Love them, hoping one day you can experience a Costco rotisserie chicken as well!

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (40)Wayne Girard says

      That’s how we refer to it. Besides, it’s the only chicken we like or eat. We search for the recipes specifically.

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  2. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (41)Chris says

    i find Costco chicken is much bigger and better than the supermarket chickens. Where do you live Nancy that you are “beginning to have cooked chickens from other sources”? I’m just curious…

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (42)Nancy says

      Here in northern Michigan, where we are a little slow to catch up on most things. Love the area, don’t like being frustrated by the lack of things that other areas take for granted.

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (43)Ted G Potter says

        What are ya…must be a Yooper..Ay???

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (44)K says

      it’s because they are injected with hormones and fat that they are so large. Bigger isn’t always better.

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (45)H. Olive says

        Are you CERTAIN.?.

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (46)S.S says

        Costco always strives to give their members the best quality product for the best price. Costco does not buy from suppliers who artificially alter their product in such a way! Please do your research “K” before suggesting such things!

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        • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (48)Wayne Girard says

          That’s right! They also farm their own chickens!

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (49)Anonymous says

        The package says no hormones or antibiotics

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  3. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (50)Irene says

    Do you take the meat off the bone before freezing or do you freeze the whole chicken?

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (51)Tiffany says

      Take the meat off the bone.

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  4. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (52)Anonymous says

    I agree, Costco has the absolute best chickens! But if you don’t have a Costco, any roasted chicken works great!

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  5. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (53)Gail says

    Thanks for the ideas. Never thought about buying the rotisserie chicken and freezing it. Costco is great. We have both a Sam’s and Costco within a half mile of each other. Sam’s parking lot is so bare while Costco is packed. So glad we switched last year

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  6. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (54)Carol says

    Here in Lincolnwood, a woodsy suburb of Chicago, we have SAMs Club, Costco,! Traders Joe, Happy Foods, Fresh Farms and Mariano’s. All good places to buy a rotisserie chicken. Each has their own pluses but Mariano’s has a oyster and shrimp bar, a wine and beer bar, a pizza oven, a sushi bar, and an ice cream bar. They have the best bakery and also will season and grill any meats and fish you buy without charge.

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (55)Tiffany says

      I want to go to a Mariano’s! How cool that they will season and grill meats and fish. That sounds like a great store.

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (56)Anonymous says

        Hi Tiffany, If you live in the midwest, send Mariano’s corporate and ask when a store near you may open. I forgot to include a salad bar, a hot foods bar (hot shrimp, mashed potatoes, stir fry, pot roast, etc), fresh bread area, huge produce section, Kosher food area. Great store to live near, drop in after work, buy a couple steaks or salmon filets, have them cook it in front of you, wrapped and you’re on your way! I am definitely using your idea for rotisserie chicken!!

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        • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (57)Lindsay says

          Mariano’s sounds like Wegman’s. I love Wegman’s rotisserie chickens. Walmart’s are really good too!

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  7. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (58)Cathy says

    Sam’s (Walmart equivalent to Costco) carries rotisserie chicken…and you can get 2-3 meals out of one bird depending on the size of your family:)

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (59)Heather says

      Sam’s has great chickens too. I have not found any grocery stores to compare to Sams or Costco for chickens. I guess I am very fortunate to have a Sam’s club and Costco very close to me. When I buy them I usually buy 3 and get a several meals. I never thought to freeze the meat – that is a great idea. One of my kids favorites is buffalo chicken dip.

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  8. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (60)Marilyn says

    Tiffany,
    Thanks for this post. So many great recipes. I love Costco chicken.

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (61)Demi says

      If you don’t just jump to the recipes, but read the article, you will see that she says lately she’s been buying Costco chickens but we can use any cooked chickens, even home cooked.

      Thank you for sharing. I live by a Costco and I’ve never been there. Your post plus the positive comments have convinced me to get a membership and see what I’m missing. All of these meals look delightful.

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  9. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (62)Bunny Lincoln says

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Using oven proof fry pan, saute some chopped onions and celery. Add a bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Sauté some more. Add team of chicken soup. Heat through. Pull chicken meat off bones. Add to pot. Heat through again. Season to taste. Top with Pillsbury Grands Biscuits and bake for 17-22 minutes, until biscuits are browned.

    Any greased baking pan can be used instead of a frying pan. I use plenty of filling, and “float” the biscuits on top. The biscuits soak up a lot of the liquid.

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  10. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (63)Quilt says

    Costco Chickens are advertised to be free from antibiotics and preservatives. Basically, organic!

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  11. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (64)Anonymous says

    Love the recipes but Costco chickens are not cooked enough for me-too pink.

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (65)Carolyn says

      I’ve had the same problem with the chicken not being cooked enough.

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      • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (66)Judy says

        Yes I have only bought 2 and i had to put in oven for about 45 minutes to get them done. Think I will tell management my next trip. Thanks for your ideas.

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (67)Kalani says

      Never saw that happen…pink chicken meat from Costco

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (68)Carole says

      I brought one home yesterday and it was red inside with uncooked meat. This always happens because the chickens are basically jammed onto the skewer and heat cannot circulate between them. Yesterday’s was the worst yet.

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  12. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (69)Barb says

    I make my own in my Pampered Chef Stoneware. Thirty minutes in the microwave and I have a chicken that tastes like rotisserie with my choice of seasonings. Not doing an advertisem*nt here. I got a six pound chicken on sale at Kroger for $4.50. We had it last night. Now I will take off the bones and use for some other great meals!

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  13. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (70)Marianne says

    Sam’s Club has them as well as all the major grocery stores here in Colorado. I get 2 at a time – one goes into the freezer.

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  14. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (71)Nola Russell says

    We have a granddaughter living with us who is on a special diet. She loves chicken and drinking broth so we buy at least one or two Costco rotisserie chickens every week. Not once have they been undercooked. And if we ever did get one, they will honor any complaint and give you your money back if you tell them.

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  15. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (72)Anonymous says

    I prefer Sam’s chicken over Costco. They are better seasoned. My granddaughter that lives with us gets so excited when we buy the chicken. She knows that the next day we will have either chicken and dumplings, chicken noodle soup or chicken tortilla casserole.

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  16. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (73)Jenny says

    My sister came out with the idea using the Costco Chicken to make Asian Ginger Chicken. It came out perfect. Less work then have to having boiling a whole chicken.

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  17. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (74)mobileHman says

    In the SF Bay area most chain grocery stores sell their 28-32 oz rotisserie chicken for $7-8. Costco has their 40 oz for $4.99. I keep my Costco membership basically to get the rotisserie chicken and the gasoline!

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  18. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (75)SYLVIA says

    A seasoned cook does not get stuck on the name, its not an ingredient. OMG! I agree, they have the best rotisserie chicken and the price is right!

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  19. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (76)Judy says

    Yes I have only bought 2 and i had to put in oven for about 45 minutes to get them done. Think I will tell management my next trip. Thanks for your ideas.

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  20. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (77)danita says

    Does anyone know how long Costco chickens last in fridge ?
    Always have good intentions,,,but sometimes it sits….

    thank u

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (78)Tiffany King says

      I don’t keep chicken in the fridge more than 2-3 days.

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  21. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (79)Jacquie says

    I’m fortunate to get to a Costco every couple months!! It’s almost 2 hours away. But, when I do, we certainly pick one up!! I love these ideas for meals from rotisserie chicken.

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  22. 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (80)Rayanna DeFord says

    I love the vacuum sealed bags. I find I can get a good 3 meals from a 12.00 bag. No bones, no skin, and virtually no fat!

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    • 10 Recipes to Use Costco Rotisserie Chicken (or Leftover Turkey) (81)Rayanna DeFord says

      A post note….this bag of chicken is from Costco as well. I’m the deli area. It’s a real time saver. So moist!!

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