20 Easy Recipes You Can Make With Canned Chicken
Tuna might be the sweetheart of canned meats, but canned chicken is also a delicious and simple way to get dinner on the table. Perfect for casseroles, soups, and even appetizers like dips or taquitos, canned chicken's tender texture lends itself to a range of recipes. We've rounded up our 20 best recipes for easy canned chicken dinners.
Low-Carb Cream of Broccoli Soup
Canned chicken adds protein to this cheesy and comforting soup. Since the richness is added through heavy cream and cheddar cheese, it's also keto-friendly.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Reviewer Karen says, "This was such a fast and easy recipe. I'm definitely going to make this again for dinner."
Quick-n'-Easy Chicken Cheese Steak
You just need four simple ingredients for this flavorful sandwich. It's a great way to use up leftover hot dog buns.
Besides the pepperjack cheese, all the ingredients for this hearty chili are pantry staples, making this recipe easy to whip up with a moment's notice.
Mexi-Chicken Avocado Cups
No cooking required for this easy appetizer or main dish. Simply spice up your canned chicken with cilantro, lime juice, and chili powder before scooping into a ripe avocado.
Hot Chicken Dip
"My mom made this for me while I was visiting recently and I couldn't get enough," says Allrecipes reviewer HJHOEGER. "It was absolutely delicious! Great with cubes of French bread."
Including the classic Central American flavor pairing of olives and raisins, this Cuban chicken dish offers a sweet and salty balance that's irresistible.
Cucumber Chicken Roll-ups
This refreshing appetizer is doubly crunchy from fresh cucumber strips and crispy pretzel pieces. If your tomato is extra juicy, be sure to deseed it to avoid a soggy dish.
Cheater Pot Pie
In 15 minutes you can have a hearty pot pie in the oven, and serve it at the dinner table after just 30 minutes of baking. The secret to this success? Using canned chicken and refrigerated biscuits.
Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Have some leftover cheese and marinara sitting around in your fridge? Use them up in this easy, Italian-inspired dinner.
Avocado Chicken Salad Dip
Avocado takes the place of mayonnaise in this creamy chicken salad. Allrecipes user bd.weld describes the recipe as, "A perfect blend of flavors that will have you wanting to make more of this."
Quick and Easy Chicken Pozole
"Definitely a hit with us, and simple enough to be used in regular rotation," says reviewer Mary Steffens Arima of this comforting soup.
Malaysian Tangy Noodle Salad
This unique noodle dish is delicious hot or cold, making the leftovers great for packing lunch the next day.
Easy Chicken Taquitos
Gourmet Chicken Salad
Recipe creator Jan Kinnard says, "This recipe is great for picnics and potluck luncheons. It's cool, light, and great for a hot day's lunch on the patio. Serve on crescent rolls, with crackers, or your favorite bread."
Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
Keep your pantry stocked with these five ingredients, and you'll be just minutes away from enjoying a steaming bowl of tortilla soup.
Easy Hand-Held Chicken Pot Pies
Quick and Easy Jambalaya
"It was so good and so quick and easy," says Kathy O. "Highly recommend!"
Simple Ranch Chicken Macaroni Salad
Dry ranch mix is the secret ingredient to this creamy pasta salad. Customize it to use up available veggies on-hand, like diced tomatoes or red onion.