Caren AlpertTransform carryout food into party-perfect cuisine.
Start with: A golden-brown rotisserie chicken.
To make: Toss thin slices of chicken with hot pasta, crumbled blue cheese, and chopped walnuts.
Also try: Quick chicken salad. Stir Dijon mustard, mayo, and chopped onion and herbs into shredded chicken meat. Season with salt and pepper and spoon onto whole-grain bread for sandwiches.
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