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Chicken is versatile, takes relatively little time to cook and pairs well with all sorts of herbs, spices and marinades. No wonder it’s a weeknight go-to. Luckily, chicken’s versatility means you can make all kinds of sandwiches, soups, salads and wraps with your leftovers. So reduce food waste and make something delicious with these leftover chicken recipes perfect for a lazy weeknight dinner or a hearty lunch.
Combine yesterday’s chicken, biscuit mix and that tucked-away can of cream of chicken soup to make this impossible easy chicken pot pie.
While regional chili styles vary from state to state, this chicken, black bean and corn variation will win over hungry bellies everywhere. Plus, with this recipe, dinner will be ready in under an hour.
Garlic, ground black pepper and pepper jack cheese all help this chicken salad achieve its zesty tang. Sandwich it between two slices of french bread and avocado for a brain-boosting lunch.
Mac and cheese, comfort food’s crown jewel, dials up the spice in this Buffalo chicken iteration thanks to a heavy dose of Sriracha.
Quesadillas are about more than queso. Shredded chicken, apple butter and Dijon mustard combine with melty cheddar cheese for a mouthwatering spin on this iconic Mexican meal.
No need to leave your home for this regional breakfast favorite. Make your own miniature chicken and waffle meal by laying small bites of leftover chicken on top of mini waffles and drizzling with sweet syrup.
This Mexican chicken milanesa torta is one stellar sandwich. Stay true to the meal's roots by tucking leftover crispy chicken between two sub roll slices and piling on the lettuce, tomato and avocado.
Brighten your morning with a little bit of last night’s dinner. Instead of being wrapped in tortillas, this twist on an iconic American breakfast burrito is wrapped in pancakes and stuffed with veggies, chicken and chorizo.
In the mood for gumbo but not up for seafood? Toss leftover chicken into your gumbo instead. For a homemade Louisiana-style meal, serve over boudin rice.
Spoon shredded leftover chicken into sauce-soaked tortillas, bake uncovered for 15 to 18 minutes and buen provecho — enjoy your easy one-hour meal.
So long avocado toast, avocado breakfast pizza is coming for your brunch crown. Grab leftover chicken strips out of the doggy bag or Tupperware and rest them atop an egg, avocado and pita bread bed.
No refrigerated pie crust required for this pot pie recipe. Instead, scatter scoops of biscuit dough across the pan and bake to savory perfection.
You can do more with your cast-iron pan than you might realize. Starting with cooking this hearty chicken mac and cheese.
This chicken recipe is anything but boring thanks in large part to the sliced bacon hidden inside.
Named for the massive King Ranch in Texas, this iconic Texan dish is made with creamy canned soup, chopped chicken, corn tortillas and loads of cheese. It surely holds its own among the cheesy and comforting casseroles of the Midwest.
Take 20 minutes to prepare this apple and curry chicken salad recipe and enjoy effortless lunches for days. Make meal prepping less of a pain using these genius meal prepping hacks guaranteed to save you time.
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