10 Tasty Ideas for Leftover Chicken

Tuesday 2 August 2022

Cooking with Rotisserie Chicken

I think Roast Chicken has to be one of the favorite things we eat in my house. I know there is just me now, but I often roast a chicken when I am having company over for dinner. Not only is it delicious, but it is also highly practical and I find it to be quite economical as well. 

You get your roast dinner on the first day, and then you get at least two or three more meals from it, depending on the size of your chicken.  Usually at the very least a casserole, some sandwiches, and always a delicious soup. 

You don't even have to have the leftovers from a home roasted chicken, maybe you have a rotisserie chicken that you have picked up from the store on the way home from work or whatever.  There is no end to the delicious things you can do with the meat from a rotisserie chicken!

And it doesn't just have to be the same old same old either. I am sharing 10 tasty ideas here today to use some of that cooked chicken that are exciting and delicious and most are a tiny bit different than the usual.

I guarantee you will find something here to please any palate and at the end, a delicious soup to make with the bones!  Enjoy! 

Spaghetti with Roasted Chicken and Shredded Brussels


Spaghetti with Roasted Chicken and Shredded Brussels -  Leftover roast chicken tossed together with buttery soft shredded Brussels sprouts, whole wheat spaghetti, garlic and cheese.  

Amazingly delicious! A great way to use up what's left of  any leftover chicken you might have languishing in the refrigerator. (or a rotisserie chicken)  

Easy BBQ Chicken Tostadas - Crisp charred Tortillas topped with a delicious mix of shredded leftover cooked chicken, spicy chipotle paste, BBQ sauce and cheese.  

Baked until the cheese melts and drizzled with more BBQ sauce and some chopped spring onions. All you need is a salad on the side! 

Crusty Chicken Pot Pie Buns

Crusty Chicken Pot Pie Buns -  Leftover cooked chicken and vegetables in a tasty, creamy sauce. Stuffed into a hollowed out crusty roll and topped with stuffing.  These are then baked until the filling is hot and bubbling and heated through. 

No faffing about with rolling out pastry.  These are quite simply a delicious way to use up what's in the refrigerator. If you have leftover gravy, so much the better! 

Mexican Chicken Club Flatbread


Mexican Chicken Club Flatbread - You can use any single sized flat breads for this that you like. Even Naan.  Refried Black beans are topped with cheese and then with a mix of sautéed onions, peppers and spicy chicken.  

This gets baked in the oven until the cheese melts and then they are served drizzled with a spicy Chipotle Ranch dressing and crisp slices of bacon.  You can serve with a side of guacamole and some sour cream for a supper that will please everyone!

Garlic Cheddar Chicken & Rice

Garlic Cheddar Chicken & Rice - This is almost like an oven baked rice pilaf. Its all very simple to make. Just mix the chicken, rice, some chicken stock, grated cheddar and your seasonings together in a casserole dish. 

Cover and bake.  Simple to make and oh so delicious with a cooked vegetable on the side.

Chicken Dinner Poutine


Chicken Dinner PoutineCrisp chips, melting cheese, chicken, gravy, stuffing and peas.  This is such a simple thing and yet the flavors are amazing. 

If you are a fan of the Canadian dish called Poutine, then you best prepare yourself to fall in love because this is one of the tastiest versions I have ever eaten!  Its like a deconstructed chicken pot pie without the crust and there's fries.  Yummy delicious fries.

Chicken Parm Pasta Skillet

Chicken Parm Pasta SkilletPasta, sauce and protein cooking all in the same pan on top of the stove.  I love cooking pasta this way.  It doesn't get over cooked, staying al dente, and the pasta absorbs even more of the flavour from the sauce . . .  it gets right in there. 

Gooey, cheesy with plenty of spiced chicken. Can you say yummilicious? No fuss, no muss and very little to clean up. 

Crispy Chicken Salad

Crispy Chicken Salad - Cooked chicken is shredded, lightly battered in a spicy coating and flash fried in a bit of oil. 

Served atop a tasty salad with a nice mix of vegetables, dried cranberries and cheese. It is drizzled with a delicious honey mustard dressing. This main dish salad always goes down a real treat. 

Grandma's Chinese Chicken Casserole

Grandma's Chinese Chicken Casserole - If you are looking for an extra creamy, delicious and rich chicken casserole to feed yourself and your partner, with some added crunchy toppings then you have just struck gold. This is the one for you!  

Celery, cashew nuts, crunchy chow mein noodles, a delicious sauce, plenty of chicken. There is not much about this tasty casserole not to fall in love with! Its a delicious old fashioned favorite! 

Amish Chicken & Stuffing Casserole

 Amish Chicken & Stuffing Casserole - I saved the best for last! This is one of my absolute all time favourite chicken casseroles. Not only is is a great way to use up stale bread, but you can also use up leftover cooked chicken or even turkey, or you can cook chicken specifically just to use in it. 

Stale bread,  butter  softened celery and onion, a variety of herbs, seasoning and tender poached chicken mixed with a tiny bit of stock and baked to give you one very delicious and simple entree. 

Chicken with Stars Soup

So there you have it!  Ten delicious recipes to use up your leftover cooked chicken in, or the meat from a purchased Rotisserie Chicken, but that's not all. You can also make a delicious soup from the leftover bones and any meat left clinging to them.  

This is a delicious Chicken with Stars Soup. You can find that recipe on this page. Just scroll down about halfway.  Its fabulous!

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