Winner, winner leftover chicken dinner. Grilled chicken is one of summer’s most ubiquitous BBQ mains. It’s quick, healthy and can be dressed up or down to suit your menu. Next-day, cold chicken isn’t always as appetizing as the hot-off-the-grill bird though, which is where these recipes to repurpose those leftovers come in handy. We think these are so delicious, we’re going to start throwing a couple of extra pieces on the grill on purpose from now on.
Thai Lettuce Wraps
Toss already cooked, grilled chicken with this sweet-and-salty hoisin mixture (no cooking needed!) and dish up a fresh dinner using leftovers, in under 15 minutes. Crisp, no-cook veggies make these lettuce wraps a pleasingly quick alternative to your standard chicken salad, any night of the week.
Best-Ever Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich
Chicken Caesar salad is turned on its head with this crowd-pleasing sandwich. This stretches leftover grilled chicken, so you can feed a crowd. And it packs well, making it a great choice for those summertime picnics.
A super snack that can serve hungry guests at your next cook out – and use up that leftover grilled chicken at the same time. Crispy, creamy and highly adaptable, this piled-high creation will crush any nacho craving at first bite.
BBQ Chicken Pizza with Spicy Slaw
If you have chicken thighs or breasts coated in BBQ sauce from last night’s dinner, put them to good use on top of pizza. A spicy slaw on the side rounds out the meal.