By Vanessa Greaves
February 28, 2015

Add a few ingredients, change up the presentation, and your mouth will think it's chowing down on something new and exciting. Bonus: This cook-once-eat-twice approach to enjoying leftover chicken always saves you time and money.

1. Chicken Zoodle Soup

Prep tip: No spiral slicer? No problem. You can use a vegetable peeler to make wide, flat zucchini noodles.

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2. Ranch Chicken Tacos

Prep tip: Use pre-mixed taco seasoning, or try making your own.

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3. Enchiladas Verdes

Prep tip: Get there faster by using pre-made enchilada sauce.

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4. Hot Buffalo Chicken, Bacon, and Cheese Sandwich

Prep tip: Lots of reviewers baked this open-faced to cut oven time and make the cheese extra melty.

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5. Mom's Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

Prep tip: To make sure extra tall biscuits bake all the way through, slice the dough in half horizontally, or bake them separately and pop them on top of the casserole before serving.

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6. Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Prep tip: Just about any vegetables can be added or subtracted from this soup, and it would still be a 5-star winner.

7. Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Prep tip: Cha Cha warns this chili's "kinda spicy," so feel free to tone it down to your liking.

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Chicken's not the only leftover that deserves a makeover. Here's how to turn all kinds of main dishes into easy lunch wraps.

Enjoy every bite today!

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