New Lunch Ideas With Chicken Leftover That You Have

If you happen to have leftover chicken breasts or leftover baked chicken, you can use that in any of these leftover chicken recipes. Just be sure to shred or chop the chicken as directed in the recipe. These recipes can be made with any type of cooked chicken, whether it was baked, roasted, fried, grilled, or poached. Enjoy!

Chicken Pilaf


Make this weeknight chicken pilaf dish on your stovetop when you need to get dinner ready in a hurry. Seasoned long-grain rice is dressed up with crunchy pecans and precooked chicken cubes in a simple recipe that uses pantry staples and cooks in about 30 minutes.

Chicken Skin Chips


Rather than discard chicken skin, make good use of it. Chicken skin chips are easy to make and a great way to reduce waste. Once you have the crispy chips, used them instead of croutons, crumbled bacon, or crackers. They also make a great bacon alternative for a BLT sandwich.

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Chowder


Spring asparagus adds a wonderful fresh flavor to this creamy chicken and asparagus chowder, which includes tender potato chunks for great texture. Loads of heavy cream makes this soup velvety and rich. It’s great for warming stomachs on rainy, cool days.

Smoky Chipotle Chicken Salad


Canned chipotle peppers give this smoky chipotle chicken salad a terrific smoky flavor, while chopped fresh vegetables add a great crunch. A combination of dark and white meat works well in this recipe, which can be served over spinach or romaine greens, or sandwiched between slices of your favorite bread.

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup


Using pre-cooked chicken in this soup, along with store-bought ramen noodles, means you can have soul-soothing easy chicken noodle soup in minutes. Quickly prepared, this soup cooks in the crockpot to a delicious and complete dinner. Chicken, onions, carrots, celery, noodles, fresh herbs, and chicken broth are all it takes to serve a bowl of this homey and comforting meal.

Deep-Fried Chicken Croquettes


Kids love these deep-fried chicken croquettes with a golden-brown exterior and creamy mixture on the inside. A simple white sauce is mixed with chicken, onion, and fresh parsley to create the filling. Chicken croquettes are made with chicken and minced onions and parsley, with a thick white sauce binding the ingredients.

These chicken recipes show you lots of creative ways to use leftover rotisserie chicken.┬áIf you’re starting with chicken that was breaded or cooked in a sauce, just scrape off the coating or crumbs before using.

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