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By Corey Williams
Updated October 26, 2018

People love Costco’s $5 rotisserie chicken—so much so that the company is building a $275 million poultry processing factory in Nebraska, according to Business Insider. The factory, set to open next year, is meant to ensure that the chicken’s price stays low.

Thank goodness, because we’d be lost without this affordable and functional Costco staple.

Nicole McLaughlin, host of Well Done's popular show Mom vs., recently showed us how to save time and money with 10 delicious recipes that call for pre-cooked chicken.

Try her recipes, or use rotisserie chicken in one of these simple, satisfying meals:

1.) Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Simplify this top-rated recipe by using rotisserie chicken:

Get the Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

2.) Salad

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Dress up any salad with your favorite Costco find. Try this vibrant, make-ahead recipe for example:

3.) Barbecue

Fancy Barbecue Sauce

Fancy Barbecue Sauce

Combine with your favorite barbecue sauce for a classic meal. This Southern sauce comes together in a snap:

Get the Recipe: Fancy Barbecue Sauce

4.) Chicken Alfredo

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Chicken Alfredo Soup image Photo: Kelsey Hansen; Food Styling: Adam Dolge; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Toss with cooked pasta and your favorite jar of Alfredo sauce. If you’re craving something a little different, try this Chicken Alfredo Soup:

Get the Recipe: Chicken Alfredo Soup

5.) Veggie Pasta

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Toss with fresh veggies and pasta for a light dinner. For something a little heavier, this Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake is your friend:

Get the Recipe: Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake

6.) Stir Fry

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Add it to veggie-packed stir fry with soy sauce. This classic recipe is always a hit:

Get the Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry

7.) Casserole

Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Casserole

Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Casserole

Sub in rotisserie chicken to save time with this Chicken, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Casserole.

8.) Chicken and Dumplings

Canned biscuits + pre-cooked chicken make this comfort food a breeze.

9.) Chicken Salad

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Jennifer Causey

Who doesn’t love classic chicken salad? Costco chicken makes this recipe a breeze on busy weeknights.

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Thyme Chicken Salad

10.) Tacos

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These Chicken-Avocado Soft Tacos are easy, but rotisserie chicken makes them even easier.

Get the Recipe: Chicken-Avocado Soft Tacos