Leftover chicken recipes
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Leftover Chicken Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again

Put perfectly delicious chicken to use
Leftover chicken recipes
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Combine yesterday’s chicken, biscuit mix and that tucked-away can of cream of chicken soup to make this impossible easy chicken pot pie.

For the Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie recipe, click here.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie
Courtesy of Karrie Truman, Happy Money Saver

Like the last chicken pot pie, this recipe calls for plenty of pantry staples. What does this recipe have that the other doesn’t? Hash browns.

For the Chicken Pot Pie recipe, click here.

Chicken Chili With Black Beans and Corn

Chicken Chili With Black Beans and Corn
Courtesy of McCormick

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. 

For the Chicken Chili With Black Beans and Corn recipe, click here. 

Frank's RedHot Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Frank's RedHot Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Courtesy of Frank’s RedHot

Whether you are watching your favorite football team or favorite TV show, these Buffalo chicken nachos make every day feel like game day.

For the Frank's RedHot Buffalo Chicken Nachos recipe, click here.

Chicken Flautas

Chicken Flautas
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Like more of the best Mexican recipes, this easy chicken flautas recipe was passed down generations. Make the recipe your own by placing yesterday’s leftover grilled chicken into warmed tortillas and frying on each side. 

For the Chicken Flautas recipe, click here.

Zesty Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Zesty Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

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.

For the Zesty Chicken Salad Sandwiches recipe, click here.

Chicken Ramen Soup

Chicken Ramen Soup
Courtesy of McCormick

Make a full bowl of ramen magically appear — and mysteriously disappear — in 20 minutes or less with this soup recipe perfect for fall days

For the Chicken Ramen Soup recipe, click here.

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Courtesy of Perdue

Mac and cheese, comfort food’s crown jewel, dials up the spice in this Buffalo chicken iteration thanks to a heavy dose of Sriracha.

For the Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Apple and Cheddar

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Apple and Cheddar
Courtesy of Perdue

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.

For the Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Apple and Cheddar recipe, click here.

Chicken Salad Tostadas

Chicken Salad Tostadas

Counted among our best bean recipes, these crispy chicken salad tostadas are made better thanks to a generous dollop of fresh salsa. 

For the Chicken Salad Tostadas recipe, click here.

Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites

Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites
Courtesy of Perdue

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.

For the Buttermilk Chicken and Waffle Bites, click here.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup
Courtesy of Karrie Truman, Happy Money Saver

Instantly boost your coziness when sick or stuck at home on a cold day with a soothing bowl of chicken soup.

For the Chicken Noodle Soup recipe, click here.

Chicken Milanesa Tortas

Chicken Milanesa Tortas
Courtesy of McCormick

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.

For the Chicken Milanesa Tortas recipe, click here.

Chicken and Chorizo Breakfast Burrito

Chicken and Chorizo Breakfast Burrito
Courtesy of Perdue

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.

For the Chicken and Chorizo Breakfast Burrito recipe, click here.

Chicken and Boudin Gumbo

Chicken and Boudin Gumbo

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. 

For the Chicken and Boudin Gumbo recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken Gyros

Grilled Chicken Gyros
Courtesy of McCormick

These grilled chicken gyros provide all the feeling and flavor of global cuisine in your own home and are made in under 25 minutes.

For the Grilled Chicken Gyros recipe, click here.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas
Courtesy of Bits and Bites blog

Spoon shredded leftover chicken into sauce-soaked tortillas, bake uncovered for 15 to 18 minutes and buen provecho — enjoy your easy one-hour meal

For the Easy Chicken Enchiladas recipe, click here.

Chicken Avocado Breakfast Pizza

Chicken Avocado Breakfast Pizza
Courtesy of Perdue

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.

For the Chicken Avocado Breakfast Pizza, click here.

Chicken & Sage Biscuit Pot Pie

Chicken & Sage Biscuit Pot Pie
Courtesy of Blue Apron

No refrigerated pie crust required for this pot pie recipe. Instead, scatter scoops of biscuit dough across the pan and bake to savory perfection.

For the Chicken & Sage Biscuit Pot Pie recipe, click here.

Skillet Chicken Mac and Cheese

Skillet Chicken Mac and Cheese
Courtesy of Perdue

You can do more with your cast-iron pan than you might realize. Starting with cooking this hearty chicken mac and cheese.

For the Skillet Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Wraps

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Wraps
Courtesy of McCormick

This chicken recipe is anything but boring thanks in large part to the sliced bacon hidden inside. 

For the Chipotle Ranch Chicken Wraps recipe, click here.

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole
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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. 

For the King Ranch Chicken Casserole recipe, click here.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Courtesy of Tasty Ever After

Dips and salsas don’t only have a place at summer gatherings. This easy Buffalo chicken dip makes for good game day grub too.

For the Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe, click here.

BBQ Chicken Flatbread

BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Courtesy of Emily Paster, West of the Loop

A cup of barbecue sauce and shredded leftover chicken are required to whip up this cheesy, veggie-covered flatbread. You can also try your hand at preparing your own dough using an easy at-home pizza recipe

For the BBQ Chicken Flatbread recipe, click here.

Apple and Curry Chicken Salad

Apple and Curry Chicken Salad
Courtesy of Perdue