Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Food & Recipes

What to do with leftover chicken: The 5 best chicken leftovers recipes (1.27.14)

See also

Intro: Are you stuck wondering what to do with leftover chicken? If so, the good news is, some of the best chicken leftovers recipes include foods like stir fry, fettucini alfredo, chicken and dumplings and other yummy foods. You need only gather the ingredients and you have dinner in usually 30 minutes or less.

What to do With Leftover Chicken: Chicken Leftover Ideas

The following four recipes are dishes you can make using chicken leftovers. Each are popular dishes in their own right and range from some heavier dishes like fettucini alfredo to lighter chicken salad dishes. The 5th recipe is in the video at the top of the screen. Bon Appetit!

Fettucini alfredo with chicken quickly became one of my favorite dishes to order for lunch when I used to work at the Boise Olive Garden. Made with a Parmesan cheese cream sauce, these noodles taste just right if you add a bit of your warmed up chicken leftovers. Use white meat for the best results.

Chicken and dumplings soup was a mainstay in my house growing up. The original recipe that my grandmother used to make didn't even require measuring in the traditional sense. It's was usually a handful of this or a pinch of that. However, for this chicken leftovers recipe, I do provide measurements and only ask you to make biscuits from Bisquick, so it's delish and easy, too!

Chicken and rice salad is a nice alternative if you normally eat a lot of pasta salad with chicken in it. This one is made with your leftover chicken, wild rice and olives. You wouldn't automatically think of salad when you're looking for recipes for cooked chicken, but this one fits the bill nicely.

Potato salad pesto with green beans and chicken appeals to my love for pesto and the crisp freshness of green beans. It's a lighter dish and a great way to use up some of those chicken leftovers that have been sitting in the fridge. Definitely one nice way to answer the question, "What do I do with my leftover chicken?" Mmmmmm!

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Video
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Video
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Camera
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Video
    Recipe 101

Related Videos:

  • Gladily's world famous chopped salad recipe
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518151152" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518151152&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Remember that puppet, Lamb Chop? Why not try her friend, lamb?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518170334" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518170334&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Oven Fried Chicken
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518088770" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518088770&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!