Looking for ways to use leftover chicken? Here are 30+ recipes that call for pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken to help you transform your leftovers into healthy new lunches or dinners!
As I mentioned in my last food prep post, I recently found myself with like 8 grilled chicken breasts that were leftover after a party we had over the weekend. So, I spent the whole week that followed thinking of ways to use leftover chicken. I came up with some pretty good ideas but it got me thinking that some of you might often find yourself in a similar situation.
To help you out, I rounded up over 30 ideas from my blogging friends to inspire you. All of these recipes call for pre-cooked, leftover or rotisserie chicken. Use them to transform your leftover chicken into some totally new and delicious lunches and dinners!
Ways To Use Leftover Chicken
Mix chicken with a flavorful sauce and stuff it in a sweet potato!
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes via Peas & Crayons
Combine leftover chicken with a few other ingredients for a quick soup.
Thai Coconut Chicken Soup via Fannetastic Food
Combine pre-cooked chicken with broccoli and rice for a quick skillet dinner!
Skillet Chicken Broccoli and Rice via Amanda’s Cookin’
Throw a few extra chicken breasts on the grill to make this dinner later in the week.
Grilled Chicken Parmesan via Mom to Mom Nutrition
Add some cajun seasonings and top with cauli-tots!
Cajun Cauliflower Tater Tot Casserole via Food Faith Fitness
Add leftover chicken to this Mexican-inspired pasta salad.
Southwest Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad via From Valerie’s Kitchen
Use leftover chicken to prep lunch for a few days!
Asian Chicken Mason Jar Salads via Joyful Healthy Eats
Use pesto sauce and pre-cooked chicken to make a quick pizza.
Chicken Pesto Pizza via The Blond Cook
Use a few flavorful ingredients to transform leftover chicken into these wraps.
Miso Mango Chicken Salad Cabbage Wraps via Cotter Crunch
Add a little crunch to your next meal.
Crispy Chicken Apple Cabbage Salad via Nutmeg Nanny
Transform plain leftover chicken with these Asian flavors.
Almond and Sesame Asian Chicken Salad via Foolproof Living
Add chicken and quinoa for a quick dinner bake.
Cheddar Chicken Quinoa Bake via Running to the Kitchen
Use leftover chicken as the base for this summer salad.
Strawberry Chicken and Spinach Power Salad via The Lean Green Bean
Combine chicken with warm spinach, bacon and peaches for a summer lunch.
Warm Spinach & Bacon Salad with Chicken via The Lean Green Bean
Mix leftover chicken with summer produce like corn and blueberries.
Blueberry Corn Chicken Salad via Eating Bird Food
Throw pre-cooked chicken in some tacos and top with a flavorful sauce.
Baked Chicken Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce via The Lean Green Bean
Combine rotisserie chicken with sauce and tater tots in this salad!
BBQ Chicken Tater Tot Salad via Love and Zest
Transform leftovers into Italian comfort food.
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Shells For Two via The Spiffy Cookie
Serve leftover chicken over lettuce with a tasty peanut sauce.
Asian Chopped Chicken Salad With Spicy Peanut Dressing via Healthy Aperture
Combine with Mexican flavors for an easy lunch.
Mexican Avocado Chicken Salad via Abbey’s Kitchen
Use naan to make quick, flavorful pizzas.
Chicken Pesto Artichoke & Feta Naan Pizza via NeighborFood
Use cooked chicken in this one pot dinner.
One Pot Lemon Parmesan Pasta via Happy Healthy Mama
Whip up this finger food appetizer idea!
Baked Chicken Taquitos via Two Peas and their Pod
Throw it back to your childhood with this classic.
Whole Wheat Chicken Pot Pie via Real Mom Nutrition
Combine rotisserie chicken with roasted veggies for a balanced dinner.
Roasted Roots and Chicken Power Bowl with Maple Aioli via Girl Carnivore
Add leftover chicken to fresh veggies for a quick salad.
Thai Cucumber Chicken Salad via The Fit Cookie
Turn leftover chicken into a quick summer chowder.
Light Turkey (Or Chicken) Corn Chowder via Cookin’ Canuck
The kids will love these easy taco cups.
Chicken Taco Cups via Jessica Spiro RD
These naan wraps mixed with peach salsa scream summer!
Chicken & Peach Grilled Naan Salad Wraps via The Organic Kitchen
A quick weeknight meal the whole family will love.
Chicken Chilaquiles via Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Pair sweet potato noodles with asian flavors and leftover chicken.
Thai Chicken & Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls via Allergy Free Alaska
Mix chicken and wheatberries with veggies for a fresh new dinner.
Chicken & Wheatberry Salad with Shaved Brussels Sprouts via Domesticate Me
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