Chicken Leftovers Recipes

Turn leftover chicken or store-bought rotisserie chicken into enchiladas, chicken salad, chicken soup, chicken pizza...the list goes on and on.

Staff Picks

Orange Curry Chicken

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I had to do something with a leftover chicken breast - I surprised myself by how good this 'throw together' was.

Fiesta Chicken Soup

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This is a great and different chicken and rice soup. Serve with cornbread or tortilla chips. Encourage your guests to squeeze a little lime juice into their soup. It's great! Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

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I was given this recipe by my mom when I went away to college, and it has become all of my friends' favorite!

Chicken Salad with Toasted Almonds

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This unusual and refreshing chicken salad is perked up by the addition of toasted almonds, tangy pineapple, crunchy water chestnuts and sweet grapes.

Chicken-Stuffed Peppers

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Stuffed peppers that even the kids will enjoy! Super tasty and easy to make!

Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Bake

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A layered, Mexican-inspired casserole that is easy to throw together and a great way to use up leftovers!

Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice

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This is a staple of Thai cooking. Adjust the spices to your own tastes for a really great use for leftover rice!! I get the basil from a local Asian market. It has a different flavor than that of regular basil and makes all the difference in this recipe. It is fast and fairly easy to make, but requires constant stirring.

Zucchini Pasta II

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I whipped this up tonight, trying to use some of the zucchini from our garden. I also threw in some leftover chicken and made a complete meal! Quick and easy!

Strawberry Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

One of my favorite lunch salads has strawberries, pecans, and poppy seed dressing. I thought those ingredients sounded great for a chicken salad sandwich. Try this delightful chicken salad on a croissant or served on a plate with crackers.

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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When you don't have time to make your soup totally from scratch, this is a very easy, very good substitute.

Basic Chicken Salad

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This is a family favorite. I like to use baked thighs or breasts that have been sprinkled with basil or rosemary.

Mom's Fabulous Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Crust

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Leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken from the supermarket helps on the ease of preparation of this fabulous comfort style dinner. Fresh vegetables gives this a very special added flavor and is worth the effort. Everyone loves Mom's Chicken Pot Pie! Serve with a green salad.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Enchiladas

"A great way to use leftover chicken. Even kids love these!" – teppij

Chicken Noodle Casserole

"I add about a cup of sharp Cheddar cheese and mix it in with the noodles and chicken. It is a family favorite." – Firehousecook

Chicken Enchiladas V

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A spicy chicken and chile pepper mixture is blended with a creamy soup mixture, rolled up in flour tortillas, and baked with Cheddar cheese on top. This is an easy chicken enchiladas recipe that you will love.