Leftover chicken recipes are a great way to repurpose cooked chicken and turn it into a delicious and easy meal. Whether you have leftover roasted chicken, grilled chicken, or even rotisserie chicken, there are plenty of ways to use it in various dishes. These recipes are not only convenient and budget-friendly, but they also help reduce food waste by making use of leftovers. With some creativity and inspiration, leftover chicken can be turned into a tasty and satisfying meal in no time.
Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Grain Bowls
Meal Prep Grilled Chicken Grain Bowls are a healthy and nutritious plan ahead meal for summer. Loaded with grilled vegetables and honey garlic marinated chicken, you will look forward to eating these all week.
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Thai Chicken Salad
Light, crunchy and packed with Thai flavors, this Thai Chicken Salad is great for make-ahead lunches. The Thai peanut dressing is lightened up with powdered peanut butter but is still full of flavor.
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Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Your family will love this Instant Pot Chicken Soup. This easy pressure cooker recipe is simple to make with pantry staples, so it can be thrown together any night of the week.
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Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with spicy flavors and tender shredded chicken. It’s ready in under 30 minutes and tastes great as leftovers the next day. Your family will thank you for this one!
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Italian Chicken Pasta Salad
Italian Chicken Pasta Salad is a light and fresh recipe made with Rotini pasta, Rotisserie chicken, and a tangy homemade Italian dressing that will make your mouth water. From start to finish you can have this whipped up and ready to serve in just under 20 minutes. Perfect for a light lunch or dinner!
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Chicken Tortilla Soup (Slow Cooker)
This One-Pot Southwestern slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is infused with herbaceous cilantro, smokey chili powder, a bit of spice from green chile peppers, tomatoes, corn, black beans, onions, and chicken.
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Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
Air fryer chicken taquitos turn out golden brown and crispy every single time. Made with Rotisserie chicken, corn tortillas, cream cheese, shredded cheese, and more. It’s a weeknight favorite and a total winner for dinner.
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Chicken Enchilada Soup – Chili’s Copycat
Tasty and versatile, this Chili’s copycat chicken enchilada soup is a Mexican inspired dish you can make with rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken. Rotisserie chicken is great because you can make several meals out of it.
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Chicken Pastina Soup
I have loved chicken pastina soup since I was a little kid and my nonna and zias would make it. The whole house would smell amazing while the soup cooked. It’s definitely one of my favourites when it comes to Italian comfort food.
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Chicken Enchiladas With Red Sauce
Delicious chicken enchiladas smothered in a flavorful red enchilada sauce, topped with melted cheese, and baked to perfection. A fiesta of flavors! Naturally gluten-free.
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Easy Chili-Spiced Chicken Tostada Recipe
There is a lot to love about these chicken tostadas! It’s a quick and easy meal; made with simple ingredients; and served up DIY-style which is helpful if you’re serving this meal to kids.
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Chicken Pita Sandwich with Yogurt Sauce
These EASY chicken pita sandwiches with a tasty yogurt sauce are ready in just 15 minutes. Use a rotisserie chicken to keep it easy!
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Teriyaki Chicken Yaki Udon (Stir-Fried Udon Noodles)
A quick and easy stir-fried teriyaki chicken yaki udon stir fry recipe, made with leftover chicken, vegetables, chewy udon noodles, and tossed with a sweet and sticky teriyaki sauce. Great for using up leftovers, or when you want a simple meal in less than 30 minutes!
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Cheddar Chicken Quinoa Bake
This cheddar chicken quinoa bake is an easy, healthy casserole everyone will love. Use leftover rotisserie chicken for a simple dinner for busy nights
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Chopped Crispy Citrus Chicken Salad
This chopped winter salad is packed with crispy rotisserie chicken, bright winter citrus, pomegranates, toasted pine nuts, fresh herbs and hearty bed of Tuscan kale then tossed in an orange dijon dressing.
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Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe
This delicious Mexican Chicken Salad recipe gives you a healthy lunch that travels well, with tons of wonderful Mexican flavors!
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Fiesta Chicken Pasta Casserole Bake
Promising the best south of the border flavours, this fiesta chicken pasta casserole bake is a nice homage to Mexico. Chicken, corn and black beans pair with tomatoes, sour cream and Mexican and Tex-mex inspired seasonings to make this perfect Mexican chicken casserole.
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Biscuit Topping
For me, no matter what season it is, it is essential to have a hearty meal prepared to warm your belly and put a grin on your face. The heart shaped biscuit topping is an extra special addition to this tasty recipe.
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.