Best Quick Mediterranean Recipes for Leftover or Rotisserie Chicken

Chicken, Spinach and Cheese Pasta Bake
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Get a head start on quick-and-easy, Mediterranean-inspired dinners with a rotisserie chicken from the market deli. These top-rated dinner recipes are also great options for leftover chicken, of course. Shred or dice up the chicken and simple weeknight dinners are just moments away.

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Chicken Florentine Soup

Lght and simple, this tomato-based chicken soup with spinach, aromatic veggies, cubed cooked chicken, and white rice is perfect for a weeknight. "Soup is what happens when I have leftovers in the house and it's time to clear out the veggie drawer," says Otterpond. "I got the inspiration while lunching at the Palm Tree Grille in Mount Dora when attending the annual Plant and Garden Sale. I didn't have their soup but it was on special. This will be great for lunches during the week."

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Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions

Roasted Chicken with Risotto and Caramelized Onions
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"Chopped roast chicken gets the royal treatment with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar, and creamy risotto," says Michele O'Sullivan. "Roast your own chicken or purchase a rotisserie chicken from a grocery store. A little grated cheese such as Parmesan or Pecorino Romano before serving is also a nice touch."

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Zucchini Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce and Chicken

Cubes of cooked chicken breast and homemade roasted red pepper sauce perch on a bed of spiral-sliced zucchini and summer squash. "Zucchini subs in for traditional pasta in this great veggie-rich dish," says Volleyballmom.

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Garlic Chicken Linguine

Garlic and chopped cooked chicken are tossed with linguine and a prosciutto and basil tomato sauce. "I love garlic and this hits the spot," says Monkeygirlzcook. "If you like it spicy add some chiles."

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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

"Inspired by Panera Bread's version, this soup delivers on flavor," says ReneePaj. "Tender cooked chicken in a lemony broth with orzo pasta, carrots, onions, celery, and baby spinach. This has quickly become one of my family's very favorite soup recipes."

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Greek-Inspired Chicken Salad

Diced cooked chicken combines with cucumbers, red onions, Greek yogurt, dill, tomatoes, and feta cheese in this healthy Mediterranean-style chicken salad. "A different twist on chicken salad. Light and refreshing! Garnish with extra dill," says janet.

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Chicken Pesto Paninis

Chicken Pesto Paninis
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"A delicious mix of chicken, pesto, veggies, and cheese all melted together on flavorful focaccia bread," says LEAHMCINTYRE. "Simple, fast, and very tasty -- a nice change from normal sandwiches."

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Orzo with Chicken and Artichokes

"Orzo with Artichokes, Balsamic vinegar and Chicken -- as easy as A-B-C! Pancetta, spinach, and toasted pine nuts also play tasty parts in this pasta dish!" says Senoritapupnstuff. "Great for rotisserie chicken -- and also a great way to use up leftover roast chicken (or turkey) meat!"

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Chicken, Spinach, and Cheese Pasta Bake

Comfort food for busy weeknights! Here's a simple baked pasta with cooked chicken, spinach, Italian-style diced tomatoes, and cheeses.

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Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

"This soup is perfect as an introduction to a full Greek meal, or a hearty bowlful for a meal in itself," says Shelley Ross. "Serve with fresh pita triangles, and you'll be sure to please your guests!!"

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Zucchini Pasta II

Here's a quick, delicious summer pasta packed with zucchini and chicken is the perfect topping for ! "I whipped this up tonight, trying to use some of the zucchini from our garden," says njmom. "I also threw in some leftover chicken and made a complete meal! Quick and easy!"

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Greek Chicken Salad

So simple. Toss diced cooked chicken with black olives, sliced cucumber, carrots, and a little feta cheese. "This is great for left over roasted or store bought rotisserie chicken," says Jackie Renae. "I rolled mine into wrap-sandwiches and used a little extra dressing...oh and how could you not add onion? Very tasty."

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Lemon Chicken Soup II

Rotisserie or leftover cooked chicken simmers in chicken broth with rice, spinach and lemon juice. "I'm giving it five stars because it was absolutely delicious in addition to being quick, easy, inexpensive, and super healthy!"

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