Stumped over what to do with leftover chicken? Don’t let extra food go to waste in your fridge. Instead, transform last night’s chicken into a brand-new (and even more delish) dish with these easy leftover chicken recipes. From a grilled chicken Caesar sandwich to an immune-boosting bone broth, chicken and vegetable soup, these inventive leftover chicken recipes will inspire you to breathe new life into an otherwise simple supper.
Leftover Fried Chicken + Pineapple + Nacho Chips = The Game-Day Meal of Your Dreams
Fully loaded nachos are the perfect game-day treat or weekend snack, but this sweet-and-spicy nacho recipe takes classic nachos to the next level. With this leftover chicken recipe, juicy pineapple balances leftover spicy fried chicken, jalapenos and melty cheese for a flavour-filled bite with every chip. For more fantastic fried chicken ideas, try one of these mouth-watering recipes.
Best-Ever Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich
Caesar salad is turned on its head with this crowd-pleasing sandwich. This leftover chicken recipe uses grilled chicken breasts, so you can feed a crowd. And it packs well, making it a great choice for those summertime picnics. Here are more picnic-perfect recipe ideas to try.
Anna Olson’s Chicken Pot Pie
Some leftover chicken recipes make you totally forget that they were ever anything else — as this hearty chicken pot pie from Anna Olson shows in savoury spades, thanks to a rich, buttery filling made with herbs, mushrooms, carrots, peas and (of course) cooked chicken. Here are more leftover hacks.
Immune-Boosting Bone Broth, Chicken and Vegetable Soup
Warm, soothing and full of flavour, you can stir this nutrient-rich chicken soup with leftover chicken bones simmered with plenty of veggies, garlic, turmeric and ginger. Feeling a bit under the weather? Here are more healing recipes showcasing ginger.