Let’s tackle what to make with leftover chicken. Having leftover chicken on hand is such a timesaver because it can quickly be transformed into many different meals. Today I am sharing some of my favorite recipes made with leftover chicken.
If you want a trick to make your weeks a bit easier, try roasting a chicken on Sunday. You will have a nice homemade dinner, plus leftover chicken that you can use in recipes to make more meals during the week. Starting your week with some leftover chicken in the fridge is a timesaving hack that I love. If you don’t have time to roast a chicken, you can always pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store.
What to Make with Leftover Chicken:
Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Kale Bowls
I love this meal because it is loaded with veggies. Kale, butternut squash, and roasted broccoli are served with diced chicken, blue cheese, dried cranberries and pepitas, and topped with a quick and easy homemade mustard vinaigrette.
Chicken Chimichangas with Poblano Cream Sauce
It does take about 30 minutes to prepare the poblano cream sauce, but I promise this sauce is incredible and it will be half an hour well spent. These chicken chimichangas are stuffed with shredded chicken, refried beans, cheese, and rice before being baked and topped with a creamy spicy poblano cream sauce.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This is my husband’s favorite soup! I love to make a big batch of this soup and freeze half for later. I like this recipe because it is easy to make, and filled with all of my favorite vegetables – bell peppers, celery, carrot, onion, black beans, kidney beans, corn, spinach, and tomatoes.
Chicken Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potatoes
Stuffed twice baked potatoes are one of my favorite easy weeknight dinners. Steakhouse style twice baked potatoes are creamy and cheesy with a crispy skin, and I like to fill them with shredded chicken with ranch seasoning, broccoli, bacon, cheese, green onion, and an avocado ranch crema.
Chicken and Veggie Shells
These chicken and veggie shells are stuffed with broccoli, bell pepper, spinach, shredded chicken and part-skim ricotta for a healthier take on the classic pasta recipe.
Chicken Pot Pie
This comfort food classic is easy to prepare using leftover chicken and the active preparation time is only 20 minutes. You can opt to make individual chicken pot pies like I did – or you can make a large one to serve family style.
Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese
Adding shredded chicken drowned in buffalo sauce is my favorite way to make macaroni and cheese. These stovetop macaroni and cheese recipe is easy to make in under 30 minutes.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Buffalo Chicken Pizza is made with fresh tomatoes, spinach, blue cheese, mozzarella, and green onion, and it is topped with avocado. You can even add some ranch dressing on top if you like.
And if you need to learn how to roast a chicken, check out this blog post. Or head over here to learn how to make beer can chicken.
Monday 17th of December 2018
Awesome recipes ideas! Thanks for sharing this at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!
Tuesday 4th of December 2018
These are awesome recipes for leftover chicken! Hope you are having a good week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen
Saturday 1st of December 2018
Great ideas, I'm always trying to find ways to use up cooked chicken!