Quickest chicken dinners

Five easy favorites start with a rotisserie chicken

A pitstop at the market for a freshly roasted rotisserie chicken is a tried and true solution to the weeknight dinner dilemma. Step it up a notch by using the chicken as the main ingredient in these quick, easy recipes.

Barbecued Chicken Pizza
Just use rotisserie chicken in place of the chicken cooked in step one. Prebaked pizza crusts ― available in many supermarkets ― provide another easy shortcut.

Grilled Chipotle-Chicken Quesadillas
These quesadillas pack deliciously bold flavors like lime, cilantro, and chile. Brush pieces of the rotisserie chicken with the chipotle adobo sauce and use them in place of the grilled chicken.

Crisp Chicken Tacos
If you find it too difficult to fry the filled tacos, you can fry the tortillas by themselves, then offer the chicken as a filling, or you can omit frying them altogether and serve the tacos soft.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Fig Relish
Substitute rotisserie chicken for the chicken cooked in steps one and two. Use soft-ripe figs for the relish, which is also good with crackers or toasted baguette slices as an appetizer or alongside roast chicken.

Best-Ever Chinese Chicken Salad
To save time, use store-bought crispy wontons or chow mein noodles. You can also substitute one 11-ounce can of mandarin oranges for the fresh orange slices.

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