Left over!

Roast Chicken - Chicken
@Humbug25 (12551)
October 19, 2008 4:09pm CST
I roasted a chicken for dinner tonight and have plenty left over. I will be able to make chicken sandwiches tomorrow for lunch but will still have plenty left over. Can anyone tell me if it is ok to freeze it? It is a bit greasey. I have bought frozen strips of cooked chicken in the past but not sure if it is ok to freeze roasted chicken. Anyone have any ideas?
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
20 Oct 08
You certainly can. Any meat, once you cook it, you can refreeze. This is great for smaller families. I do it with chicken and then pull it for another meal or for sandwiches. I do a ham for lunch meat as well. It is much cheaper than deli and less preservatives.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi there laglen I think that next time I will get a bigger chicken and then I can freeze more of it do make curry or soup with. Cheers for your response
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Oct 08
Hi Humbug, Cooking is no my area but I am sure someone has answered this questin by now as I haven't a clue but if not able to feeze it I would make into a curry or a caserole for tea tonight, maybe even add some dumplings for extra filling. Enjoy whatever you do decide to do with it. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hello ellie333 Do you know how to make a curry from scratch? Cheers
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@ellie333 (21018)
20 Oct 08
Hi Humbug, I have made a few from scratch as my sister-in-law is Thai and some of her recipes are fabulous and really spicy which I love bu I quite often cheat with a cook in sauce but will only buy them if on offer. Huugles. Ellie :D
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 08
hi humbug of course you can freeze roasted chicken,just let it cool, then cut in manageable pieces wrap in plastic freezer bags, and use it within a couple of months. it will come in handy in those times when you need to thaw out something for a fast meal.You can always cut off any extra fat so it wont be so greasy.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hey Hatley Thanks for the tip! Cheers for responding too!
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@missybear (11393)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I don't see why not, but why don't you make chicken salad with the rest.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya missybear There is just too much chicken and also it is getting a bit too cold in the UK now for salads but thanks for the idea. Thank you for your response
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
19 Oct 08
I do it all the time Humbug. There should be no problem provided that it's properly cooked through. I've not killed us yet!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
yet!!!
@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Thanks p1kef1sh for your response
@p1kef1sh (45638)
20 Oct 08
I'm still alive! LOL. Do I take it that you aren't interested in the suggestion in my PM. No worries if not.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
19 Oct 08
it will be fine to freeze it. i will tell you something imake u might enjoy. homemade chicken pot pie. u maynot like them but if u want details let me know. have a good one.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya ANTIQUELADY Sure I would love to know, please can I have the details? Thanks for your response
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
20 Oct 08
be glad to, hi right back at u, debone your chicken, add a can of mixed veggies [or 2, depends on what size u are making], add a little onion, a can of cream soup [chicken,mushroom, or celery], add a little curry powder, salt & pepper to taste. thaw a frozen pie shell [or 2] & cut it in strips & place across your mixture that u put in a baking dish . bake till it's bubbly & the crust is brown. [30-40 min.]. i love cranberry sauce w/mine. let me know if u make it. i love them.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
20 Oct 08
have u ever made poppy seed chicken. it's real good to.
@scorpio19 (1363)
20 Oct 08
Hi Humbug, I'm sure it will be alright, I've never done it myself because I'm funny with meat especially chicken but aslong as it's not been cooked and not reheated it will be fine.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya scorpio19 I too am a bit funny with meat that's why I thought I had better consult some experts! Thanks for your response
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@scorpio19 (1363)
20 Oct 08
LOL mylot experts..you have just made me laugh..I'm terrible with chicken I panic, I don't even cook it myself I always buy them precooked..mind you for the price of them it's not worth bothering.
@jackgym (276)
• Australia
19 Oct 08
My wife freezes everything. In fact it got to the point where my daughter said that it's a wonder she doesn't freeze little Elijah, our grandson, then thaw him out when she needs a cuddle.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya jackgym Aww poor little Elijah!! Thanks for your response
@lilcee (2703)
• United States
20 Oct 08
LOL, thanks jackgym for the good laugh. It made my day. LOL
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
5 Nov 08
It is fine if you will put the cooked roasted chicken in the freezer which is the best of it and would last for more or less than 1 year...as I knew about it as long as it is keep frozen and you have to put a tag unto the date of it so taht you are much more aware about it.....
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Nov 08
Hello iyah10 I am sure it will get eaten before this time next year! Thank you for responding
@rkotaker (60)
22 Oct 08
Why not make a curry out of it and invite all us mylotters round for tea mmmmm. But like someone said leaving it to cool naturally before freezing is always best
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Oct 08
Hi ya rkotaker I didn't have that much chicken left over!! Have you got a good curry recipe I could have? Cheers
@Shellyann36 (11599)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Yes you can freeze it. I would cut some of it up and make chicken salad with it! I love chicken salad! I hope you make many dishes out of it!
@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya Shellyann36 Well I had some nice chicken and mayonnaise sandwiches today with my friend and youngest son which were nice and still have some left so I shall freeze it as it seems to be ok to do that. Thank you for your response
• India
20 Oct 08
It is perfectly ok to freeze leftover chicken. you can use it for some other delicious dish another day. I love these croquettes that turn out great with leftover chicken. http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/leftover_chicken_0
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya foodwithme Thanks for the link I will check it out! Thanks for your response
@lilcee (2703)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Hi Humbug. I've frozen cooked turkey before. I'm sure it's ok to freeze cooked chicken.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya lilcee Pretty much the same thing eh? Thanks for your response
• United States
19 Oct 08
My family loves roasted chicken. We never have any leftovers, so I've never frozen it before. One dish I love to make with the leftovers is Chinese Chicken Salad. A friend of mine from Japan gave me a recipe for a wonderful dressing to go over the top of it. It's delicious. You could also make homemade chicken soup with the leftovers, of roasted chicken salad. It's great on toasted bread. Just my 2 cents.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya melondrops and welcome to myLot I would love to have the recipe for the chinese chicken salad if you don't mind. Thank you for your response and I hope you enjoy myLot
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
19 Oct 08
Make sure that it cools down first. If you have some left overs that you don't know what to do with, you can always send some chicken titbits by email...© ronaldinu 2008
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya ronaldinu I have never frozen cooked chicken before as I usually get the right size bird for the amount of people I am feeding but when I bought the chicken it was cheaper to buy a slighter bigger one than my usual chicken! Thanks for your response
@snowy22315 (76086)
• United States
19 Oct 08
I think it would be OK. I dont know how good it would taste though. I would try not to do it unless there is absolutley no other option. I like the taste of roast chicken but I dont know if I would like the taste of one that has been frozen.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya snowy22315 Hmm it probably wouldn't taste too good eh? Trouble is that there was so much left over I don't want to throw it away! Thanks for your response
• United States
19 Oct 08
You can definitely freeze roasted chicken just make sure it is allowed to cool to room temperature before you throw it in otherwise it will go bad fast. I am not sure how long it keeps but I imagine quite some time once frozen. (BTW - roasted chicken sounds really good so thanks for the dinner idea!)
@Humbug25 (12551)
20 Oct 08
Hi ya Simplyme31 Is it ok, even if it is off the bone? Thanks for responding!