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Nov 13, 2007 05:28 AM

If you had a batch of shredded cooked chicken breast in the fridge...

what would you make today? I don't know how much I have - it's the breast from a 4-lb chicken. Maybe a lb?

I'd prefer to stretch it into two meals or more, but I am interested in any and all ideas.



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  1. A Mexican style casserole comes to mind first for me...there is currently a topic going on this board, too, if you scroll down. Here's one we loved recently...the pickled red onion is to die for with it...I used Herdez brand salsa verde instead of making my own:

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    1. re: Val

      Green or Red Chile Chicken Chilaquiles

    2. Chicken noodle soup...white chicken chili...quesadillas...chicken salad...

      Oooh, enchiladas! I've been dying to try this recipe since I saw it made on TV but haven't gotten around to it yet, it makes a lot:

      1. For lunch:

        Shredded chicken tacos with avocado and red onion.

        Shredded chicken sandwich with cheese & tomatoes.

        Or you could just throw it on top of some salad or into a soup.



        Tossed with halved grape tomatoes, goat cheese and basil and added to warm gemelli.

        1. add bbq sauce
          add mojo/cumin for a Latin influence.

          1. white chile -- to chicken, add chicken stock, onions, garlic, cumin, jalapeno or serrano. simmer. add canned cannelini beans, drained and rinsed. cilantro on top.

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            1. re: alkapal

              Chicken pot pie. Chicken pot pie with big fat biscuits on top instead of crust.


              1. re: dolores

                I'm with dolores on the chicken pot pie. Instead of biscuits, I like to use puff pastry. You take a sheet, cut into rectangles, brush egg whites and bake.

                My favorite chicken pot pie recipe comes from the NY Times Magazine:

                1. re: pobo

                  I make chicken pot pie a lot with leftover chicken (chilaquiles, too). This time of year my favorite is made with leeks, some thyme, garlic, butternut squash and some chanterelles. I like this one topped with puff pastry.

                  In summer I'll sub in SW flavors and vegetables (summer squash, corn, onions) and top with cornmeal biscuits -- you can steam these right on top in a Dutch oven or put the whole thing in the oven for a more traditional biscuit.

              2. re: alkapal

                Roast some poblano and/or anaheim peppers and make green chile. Got rave reviews on my last batch.