10 Delicious and Creative Ways to Use Leftover Chicken - Daily Knife and Fork

10 Delicious and Creative Ways to Use Leftover Chicken

Have you ever had chicken leftovers and been stumped as to what to do with them? Try one of these 10 delicious and inventive ways to repurpose leftover chicken instead of throwing it away! They are not only simple to cook, but they are also excellent for fulfilling any yearning for comfort food without going over budget.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

If you’re in the mood for a traditional sandwich, consider using your leftover chicken to make chicken salad. Chopped chicken should be combined with mayonnaise, chopped celery, and onion. Place lettuce and another piece of bread on top of the mixture that has been spread over the bread. Lunchtime-appropriate, tasty, and simple.

Stir-Fry with Leftover Chicken and Vegetables

Stir-frying is a terrific method to use up leftover chicken and veggies. Sauté stir fry veggies of your choice. Add the chicken and stir-fry sauce after just sautéing the vegetables in a little oil until they are soft. Serve with rice for a fast and simple supper.

Chicken Noodle Soup

The traditional comfort meal chicken noodle soup is excellent for using leftover chicken. Just sauté the leftover chicken, carrots, and celery in a little oil, followed by the chicken broth. Add noodles and boil for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the noodles are well cooked. On a cold day, this dish is simple, warming, and ideal.

Chicken Fajitas

Fajitas with chicken are a delicious way to use up leftover chicken and veggies. Just add your leftover chicken and fajita spice to some oil-sauteed peppers, onions, and other vegetables. Serve with tortillas and all of your preferred toppings for a tasty and simple supper.

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Casseroles are great for using up leftovers, and this one with chicken and broccoli is no exception. Combine the remaining chicken, cream of chicken soup, cooked rice, and cheese in a bowl. Bake the mixture in a baking dish with bubbling cheese until it has melted. For a relaxing night in, this dish is simple and warming. 

Chicken Enchiladas 

Use up leftover chicken and tortillas by making chicken enchiladas. Just combine the chicken and enchilada sauce, then wrap it in tortillas. Shredded cheese and extra enchilada sauce are added on top, and the dish is baked until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Serve with sour cream and shredded lettuce. 

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pizza is usually a hit, and a tasty idea to mix things up is to top it with leftover chicken. Pour BBQ sauce over a prepared pizza dough, then sprinkle with mozzarella and leftover chicken that has been shred. The cheese should be melted and bubbling after baking. For a Friday night in, this simple, delicious recipe is ideal.

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

Pasta alfredo is a warming and cozy recipe that is ideal for using leftover chicken. Cook the pasta per the directions on the box to prepare it. Broccoli and garlic are chopped, and they are sautéed in butter until soft. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and heavy cream until the sauce is smooth and the cheese has melted. Stir the sauce after adding cooked spaghetti and chopped leftover chicken. Top with more Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie is a traditional comfort recipe that is excellent for using leftover chicken. To make it, soften the onion, carrots, and celery in butter. The mixture will thicken when you add the flour and heat it for a few minutes. As you gradually add the milk and chicken broth, keep stirring until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Seasonings like thyme and rosemary should be added along with frozen peas, carrots, and leftover chicken. Place the mixture in a baking dish, then cover it with pie crust or puff pastry. When the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden brown, remove from the oven. For a relaxing night in, this dish is simple and warming.

Chicken and Rice Casserole

A traditional recipe that is great for using up leftover chicken is chicken and rice casserole. Cooked rice, cream of mushroom soup, and shredded cheese are combined with leftover chicken to create it. When the cheese is melted and bubbling, pour the mixture onto a baking dish and bake it in the oven. Ideal for a family supper since it is simple and cozy.

Chicken that is left over need not be bland or wasted. You can quickly prepare a filling supper using one of these 10 tasty and inventive ways to utilize it. Also, using leftovers is a terrific method to save money and prevent food waste. So the next time you have chicken leftovers, try one of these dishes for a tasty and filling supper!