Costco Chicken Healthy Dinner Ideas

18 healthy dinner ideas using the famous Costco rotisserie chicken

Oh the $5.00 Costco chicken. It has saved many dinners in households everywhere. The convenience combined with the price is hard to resist. It’s also a much better choice than fast food since you can combine the Rotisserie chicken with fresh and healthy vegetables and whole grains. Therefore, it is a great base to build upon for a healthy and well-rounded meal. You won’t find that at a burger and fry drive-thru.

Costco Chicken: Healthy or No?

Firstly, I do not recommend eating Costco Rotisserie every day due to its high sodium content and the chicken not being organic. However, it can and should definitely be leaned on during busy days especially during the week. You know the days I’m talking about, right? Where you’ve been going-going like crazy all day long and by the time dinner time roles around you have zero energy to cook a full dinner for your family. We’ve all been there! And that’s totally okay. Buying a ready made chicken can save you so much time and energy preparing dinner. Throwing together a salad or baking some veggies is no problem comparatively.

Using Costco Chicken as a Base for a Healthy Meal

To sum up, choosing a ready-made chicken is a great option compared to going through the drive-thru. When using a ready-made chicken as your base, build around it with fresh vegetables and a whole grain. For example, you could roast some asparagus in the oven for 10 minutes with some salt and pepper. Additionally, you could pair it with a cup of brown rice. There you have yourself a healthy meal!

I’ve put together a delicious list of meal ideas using the Rotisserie Chicken from Costco that you can refer to during your busy days. They are combined with fresh and healthy ingredients including fresh vegetables, greens, and whole grains to build you a well rounded and healthy meal for you and your family.


Costco chicken in a salad
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Walnuts + Spinach + Pears + Balsamic Vinaigrette + Chicken

Spinach + Pecans + Apples + Champagne Vinaigrette + Chicken

Arugula + Sunflower Seeds + Lemon Vinaigrette + Parmesan Cheese + Walnuts + Chicken

Chicken + Spring Mix + Mandarin Oranges + Slivered Almonds + Sesame Vinaigrette + Green Onion


Costco chicken with pasta
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Chicken + Gluten Free Penne Pasta + Pesto + Tomatoes + Arugula

Chicken + Zucchini Noodles + Pesto + Tomatoes

Potato Based

Costco chicken with potatoes
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Broccoli + Baked Potato + Chicken

Green Beans + Mashed Potatoes + Chicken

Roasted Asparagus + Roasted Red Potatoes + Chicken

Grilled Corn + Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Chicken

Asian Inspired

Asian Inspired Costco Chicken
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Bok Choy Bowls: Chicken + Bok Choy + Brown Rice + Sesame Seeds

Chicken + Brown Rice + Fresh Green Beans + Coconut Aminos

Fried Rice: Chicken + Brown Rice + Peas + Carrots + Onion + Bell Pepper + Teriyaki Sauce + Green Onions

Chicken + Roasted Broccoli + Brown Rice + Sesame Seeds + Coconut Aminos drizzle

Mexican Inspired

Mexican inspired costco chicken
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Chicken Tacos: Chicken + Cilantro + Onion + Salsa Verde + Lettuce

Mexican Quinoa: Chicken + Quinoa + Taco Seasoning + Cilantro + Corn + Bell Pepper + Black Beans + Kale

Quesadillas: Chicken + Ezekial Tortillas + Cheese + Onions + Guacamole

Sandwiches & Soups

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Panini: Chicken + Grilled Whole Wheat Bread + Pesto + Tomato + Mozzarella, Basil

Shred some of the chicken and add it to my Creamy Potato Leek Soup!

For more of my healthy recipes, visit the recipe index of my blog!

What are your favorite ways to use Costco Rotisserie Chicken? I’d love to hear your ideas, share them in the comments below!

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