Throwing away your chicken leftovers is such a waste, but good thing that with a bit of creativity, you can turn them into exciting meals you can enjoy for the rest of the week.
With the help of these super-easy chicken leftovers recipes, you can make your meal prep quick and simpler, not to mention that you also get to avoid wasting food. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone, right? (Pun intended!!)
One of the best things about chicken is that it is very versatile. It wouldn’t take you long to prepare it, and it can even pair well with all kinds of marinades, herbs, and spices. This is why it is not surprising that chicken is a favorite go-to for busy weeknight dinners.
This versatility also means you can use it to prepare all kinds of soups, salads, sandwiches, and other sumptuous and nutritious dishes with your chicken leftovers.
Check out the following flavorful quick and easy leftovers recipes perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner on lazy weeknights.
BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Prepare this veggie-covered cheesy flatbread with shredded chicken leftovers and a cup of barbecue sauce. If you got time, you could even prepare your own dough and make this pizza even more exciting.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
A great grub for footy days, this easy and simple Buffalo chicken dip is best served with celery sticks and tortilla chips.
Spinach and Chicken Dip
If you want to take your artichokes and spinach dip to the next level, why not add roasted or grilled chicken into the mix? It is a delish dish guaranteed to be a party favorite.
Just like most Mexican recipes, the easy recipe for chicken flautas has been passed down from one generation to the next. All you have to do is shred some grilled chicken leftovers, put them inside warmed tortillas then fry them on both sides.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Feeling a bit queasy? Why not soothe your stomach with the ever effortless but delicious chicken noodle soup? Whip up this classic comfort by cutting some precooked chicken into easy bite-sized pieces to reduce your cooking time dramatically.
Chicken Pot Pie
To prepare the filling of this savory pie, leftover chicken breast can serve as the base, mixed with your usual freeze staples such as carrots, puff pastry, and frozen peas. If you plan to enjoy your pie later, you can just freeze it before baking and then thaw it when it’s time for a bite. This makes it one of the best chicken leftovers recipes for your hectic weeknights.
Curried Chicken Salad
Now, this one is not your good old chicken salad. This recipe is packed with flavor thanks to the curry powder added to it. It is also the best kind of salad to prepare when lettuce no longer seems appetizing. Prepare an appetizing sandwich by putting this curried chicken salad between bread slices.
You see, chicken leftovers don’t need to stay as leftovers. Try these mouthwatering leftovers recipes and you’ll never look at your chicken the same way ever again.
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