50 Quick and easy leftover chicken recipes

I am a huge fan of using up what we have in our house and cutting food waste. It is a great way to save money and also help cut the amount of food waste we have here in the UK.

One great thing about using up leftovers is the fact the meals are usually a little quicker to make and are just as tasty.

Long gone are the times when you used to use leftovers for just chicken sandwiches the next day. With slow cookers on hand these days, you can make easy recipes on busy weeknights that your whole family will love and enjoy.

If you have some leftover shredded chicken to use up, I have some great recipes for you to try out. Read on to find out the best

50 Quick and easy leftover chicken recipes

If you have leftover chicken, don't just settle for the usual sandwiches.

These recipes are here to give you a little inspiration on what to use your chicken for.

Simple ingredients that work with leftover cooked chicken

If you have leftover chicken to use, there are some delicious recipes above to give you some ideas to get started. However, this is just the start as you could still create some amazing dishes such as leftover roast chicken biryani, leftover chicken pasta, chicken tacos, hearty soup and easy chicken enchiladas.

There are just so many dishes that you can make to give you the ultimate comfort food.

Here are some suggestions on key ingredients for you to consider adding to your dish:

  • Pasta
  • Cheddar cheese/cream cheese or sour cream
  • Simple salad
  • Red onion
  • Peppers
  • Wraps and tortillas

Although these dishes are made with chicken leftovers, they work just as well with leftover turkey.

How to store leftover chicken

If you have any leftover meat after a roast or even a store-bought rotisserie chicken, it is key to ensure that you are storing it correctly.

Once you have let the chicken cool, you need to ensure you refrigerate it within 2 hours of it sitting at room temperature. You should store the leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume it within 48 hours.

Just remember, once you reheat leftover chicken, you can not reheat it again.

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