What to Do With...Leftover Sauteed Chicken?
- Lila Mar 14, 2005 10:15 AM
I sauteed a ton of chicken breasts last night for chicken tacos, and now have a lot left over. They're spiced with a bit of cumin.
What can I do with the leftovers? I don't feel like chicken tacos again, and would almost prefer not having anything too Mexican.
Can I shred them for a casserole? A stew? Pasta? Salad? Ideas?
You can shred the chicken to make a Chinese chicken salad or make a simple hoisin sauce and make Aisan wraps with some fresh lettuce (Aisan taco).
Shred as needed but don't recook -- just warm them through gently. Add to salads, add to rice/grains/pastas/soups once you have removed from the heat, et cet.; think of them as a garnish.
Filling for manicotti or ravioli.
Add it to fried rice... may be an odd textural combination.
Put in omelettes.
Put it on pizza.
I'm not sure how the spicing will work, but in the past I have shredded leftover chicken and used as a filling in a puff pastry dough (the shells work well for this) and topped with a mushroom sauce. G'luck.
The flavours sounds right to go with coucous. Cook your couscous the usual way. Then heat up your pan with olive oil or butter, depending on how rich you want it to be. Fry some slice onions/shallots till brown, add in your chicken, and the coucous, and give it a stir. Turn off the heat. The flavours will be somewhat middle-eastern. If you like, you can add some mixed peas as well after you have caramelised your onions.