7 Delicious Meal Ideas for Leftover Chicken ...


One thing I love about making chicken for dinner is that there are always leftovers.2

Leftover chicken is great to use for delicious new meals.

I use leftover chicken for a hearty lunch the next day or a quick dinner later in the week.

Making leftovers saves a lot of time and money, too, which is also why it's a favorite.

The fact that chicken lends itself well to leftovers is just another bonus.

Check out these leftover chicken meal ideas.

1. Chicken Salad

Leftover chicken works great in chicken salad.

Use your favorite chicken salad recipe and scale it back to fit the amount of chicken you have.

It’s quick and easy and makes a good lunch or second dinner.

Served on crackers or lettuce leaves, it's also a healthy but filling snack.

2. Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken quesadillas have got to be one of the easiest leftover chicken meals.

You don’t need very much.

Cut or shred your chicken up.

Place the chicken in a tortilla with cheese.

Fold the tortilla in half and heat up in a non-stick skillet on both sides.

Once the cheese is melted, your quesadilla is done.

Top with sour cream or salsa.

3. Chicken Tacos

Chicken tacos are so delicious.

Add a little taco seasoning to your leftover chicken and heat it up.

This works great with hard or soft shelled tacos.

Top with lettuce tomato, fresh lime juice, salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

Add some black beans and you have a healthy dinner.

4. BBQ Sandwiches

Shred up your leftover chicken.

Heat up the chicken in a pan with some barbeque sauce.2

Serve the chicken on hamburger buns.

Serve with potato salad or French fries for a quick and easy meal.

Chicken BBQ tastes great on its own as well, so have try a helping with some rice and corn on the cob as well.

Chicken Cesar Salad
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