What to make with leftover chicken ?

United States
July 26, 2009 7:35am CST
I made 3 half chickens last night for dinner. They were not quite done when hubby left for work. Me and the kids had one of the half chickens for dinner. The rest I took off the bone and put in the fridge. Usually with left overs I either make chicken pot pie or I make a chicken salad of sorts. I was wondering what else others make with their left over chicken? Or just a recipie that calls for deboned cooked chicken? thanks for the ideas!
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@dragon54u (31609)
• United States
26 Jul 09
Lots of stuff! I make chicken fajitas with an envelope of spices ($.25 at Kroger) and bell peppers, onions and any leftover vegetables I have. I make chicken soup using all kinds of leftovers from my freezer. See, any time I have any little thing left over, I put it in a container in the freezer. There's soup, vegetables, little bits of meat, broth, all in one container that I take out once a month and use for soup. It's like getting a free meal! I also make chicken alfredo--kind of. Chicken, noodles and cheap low calorie alfredo sauce by Ragu. I make a thick gravy of chicken broth I've saved and add the chicken and noodles for a yummy dish. I use leftover chicken for homemade pizza on Italian bread or leftover stale bread. I mix it with rice and vegetables and soy sauce and an egg for chicken fried rice. Any dish you can think of, chicken is good for! If a recipe calls for beef you can usually substitute chicken.
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• United States
26 Jul 09
I've heard of the container in the freezer just recently actually. I'm not sure if my hubby would go for it or not. He made himself some chicken salad sandwiches and left me enough for chicken alfredo tonight.
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26 Jul 09
Usually I will make chicken, bacon & mayo sandwiches with any left over chicken. But if I have a lot of other stuff left over like potatoes & veg I will generally make a simple soup with all of it. I use to do this every monday for dinner using all the left overs from the Sunday familly lunch.
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• United States
26 Jul 09
Sounds great! Chicken, Bacon & mayo.... YUM!
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@malpoa (1218)
• India
27 Jul 09
you can make chicken tortillas (use shredded chicken instead of mashed potatoes!), chicken cutlets...bind chicken with salt n pepper with mashed potato, roll it in beaten egg n finally over bread crumbs, deep fry...serve with a dip, chicken soup, then chicken fried rice, scrambled egg with shreddd chicken(can use red meat too instead of chicken)...chicken wraps...hmm now i ran out of ideas...hi hi
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• Philippines
27 Jul 09
I usually cook chicken leftover and debone them. i cook it as filling like chicken sandwich. Then, i make a delicious empanada. With a mixture of potatoes, carrots and other ingredients and fill it inside a flour dough that have been shaped or fold the edges with your finger or with fluffy designs. Then, i got to fried them in hot oil or you could cook them using your oven. Then, after it becomes brown and crunchy. Serve it with sauce and presto. you have instant snacks or merienda...
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• United States
28 Jul 09
This has become one of my kids favorites! pillsbury chicken crescents calls for 1 pkg -8 i always have to use 2 and double recipe lol, 4 oz cream cheese softened- 8oz double recipe 1 c cooked deboned chicken-1 1/2 c chicken all needed for double recipe 1 can cream of chicken soup -can still use 1 can for double recipe 1/2-1 cup cheddar cheese- up to 2 cup cheese double recipe 1/2 soup can milk 1 can milk double recipe 1/2 soup can water 1 can water double recipe seasonings to taste in a saucepan, put cream of chicken soup water,milk,and cheddar cheese stir over medlow until melted. in bowl mix softened cream cheese with cutup or shredded chicken,seasonings,onions diced if desired take each crescent and place 1 tablespoon of cream cheese/chicken mix in center and roll up to point place on cookie sheet(i put aluminum foil on cookie sheet then some of the sauce over foil to prevent sticking and make clean up easy!) take soup from burner and slowly pour over all of the crescents bake at 350 for 20-25 min but check after 15 as oven temps vary!! my kids love these. let me know what you think.
@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
just reading this recipe makes my mouth water already... i love everything that has cheese and cream soup in it. i have saved the recipe for future use, but i cant really cook them at this moment, because the ingredients are a bit expensive here... hehehe . send some here, when you're going to make it next time. welcome to mylot my friend
• China
27 Jul 09
Cherish the food to tell them,tell them that there are not many people the opportunity to eat some thing so delicious.To know how to treasure.
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• United States
31 Aug 09
That would be true if I could believe that anymore! They used to have that saying when we were kids that we needed to eat all of our food as there were starving people in _________insert 3rd world country_______ well some of those have since become powerhouses and exporters of food. Wich then would lead me to think that the saying is false in todays times because they are able to ship food here & put farmers here out of business.
• United States
26 Jul 09
Mix in some BBQ sauce with your chicken and put on buns. Throw some fries on the side and you have a meal!
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• United States
31 Aug 09
sounds pretty good. I'll have to try that in cooler weather so I can make the frenchfries.
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
You can turn that into a soup. Dice the chicken, and add it and the defatted drippings to a large carton of chicken broth. (Or make your own by adding 3 or 4 chicken bouillon cubes to three cups of water.) Simmer the chicken and broth with a couple of peeled and sliced carrots, two stalks of celery, a peeled and diced potatom and a small diced onion until the veggies are tender. Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning. You can cook noodles in the broth or add some cooked rice, as well. I suggest cooking the rice separately so that it doesn't absorb all the broth.
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• India
27 Jul 09
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 09
well i sometimes like to cut it, tear it into small pieces, make some really slim fries, fry the chicken with the fries, add a little soya sauce. eat it with rice or noodles. or you could make a salad with it. with a little thousand island, sounds pretty good to me.
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@andygirl (53)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
hello! you can use this for salad, like potato salad where you mix it with light mayo, pineapples,pepper and parsley..have fun!:)
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@checkmail (2042)
• India
27 Jul 09
Hello 3SnuggleBunnies this is checkmail and often cook chicken for the meals, mostly use all of it, but if left some, then i use to cook it like barbeque, or roast it most.When there is left over chicken first option is make a butter chicken, its boneless, later if got tired of it can roast and fry it well to have an tandoori style chicken, as well as can be made an barbeque with some batter to hold it.here are many ways to use leftover chicken and that too tasty.Enjoy.
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• United States
27 Jul 09
You can always make a chicken/vegetable soup. There's also chicken and dumplings that is an option. Also you can make chicken and rice. IT's really endless what you can do with chicken!!
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
26 Jul 09
I make Chicken hash. I cut up pototoes in cube shape, cut up onion, greenpepper, you will need salt and pepper. In a little olive oil or vegatable oil you saute the onion and greenpepper slightly add the potatoes cover and cook till the potatoes are done. Then add the chicken. Cook for another 5 minutes or so. Once served you can add more salt or pepper to your liken. I do this with leftover Turkey too. Its delicious.
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
26 Jul 09
I found this recipe for an Amish Chicken casserole http://www.amishrecipes.net/recipes.php/4/Amish-Chicken-Casserole/
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• United States
26 Jul 09
you could make a soup of it. maybe with potates,peas,onion,garlic rice/noodles and assorted veggies. and then some biscuits.that would be a nice meal:)
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
1 Aug 09
Hi snugglebunnies, one of the things I do with it is definitely improved if you actually take the juices from the pan when you cook the chickens and refrigerate it to go in this dish. What I do is fry some onions and garlic in olive oil and a little butter, to stop the burn, then add some cooked rice to the pan and the chicken, then add the juices you have saved and cook it together. I also add whatever seasoning I like, salt doesn't really go well in this, but freshly ground pepper, maybe paprika. Sometimes I also add peas to it. Before serving stir some cream into the whole dish. It's so easy to prepare, tastes great and only uses one pan. Try it and enjoy.
28 Jul 09
Diced cold potato, and diced cold chicken mixed with mayonnaise or salad cream is nice
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I make whole chicken once in a while, I use the leftover chickne to make chicken sandwich for breakfast or lunch; sometimes I just make them for a meal to go with rice. I like to have whole chicken leftover pieces, because I can make out of lots of meal from it, it is a good way to save money! I could share this with you: make sliced chicken green peppers red perppers onions garlic When you stir fried it, add some black pepper in it, to make it with steamed rice, it is pretty good.
@dinona (198)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
There are many ways to use leftover chicken. I usually make fried rice with leftover chicken. I sometimes make chicken with soy sauce by stir frying the sliced onions. Then add some chili paste and soy sauce. Lastly add the leftover chicken. Serve it with hot rice. Delicious..