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Dec 9, 2007 07:19 AM

left over fried chicken

anything I can do with this left over fried chicken? I dont exactly want to waste 12 pieces or chicken or any other food for that matter. I was thinking making chili with it and removing the skin and coating. any other ideas would be great.

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  1. I grew up eating the leftovers cold the next day, and I have to say I''ve always loved cold fried chicken for a picnic, whether indoors or out!

    Why do you want to make something else out of it? Didn't you like it?

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    1. re: ChefJune

      Like ChefJune says, take it on a picnic. I grew up making it to eat cold on purpose. Cold fried chicken is excellent at a picnic!

      1. re: Euonymous

        I will be the third to chime - nothing beats cold fried chicken - another option is a decadent chicken salad but with the coating and skin still on -

        1. re: Euonymous

          Yeah, I take it on a picnic. I get as far as my kitchen table... instant picnic!!

      2. Here's a nice looking recipe for macaroni salad made with leftover fried chicken:

        I had a friend who used to put her favorite bbq sauce over the fried chicken and bake it for a while which means you're basically transforming it into oven bbq chicken.

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        1. re: Val

          I was just about to echo Val's suggestion to dip in in BBQ sauce and bake it - there's a great local restaurant here that makes all of their BBQ chicken that way.

          I'd also cut it up and serve it over a salad in a heartbeat!

          1. re: Suzy Q

            I think I might try coating it in bbq sauce and baking it. Thanks.

        2. I usually take the meat off the bones, make a stock from the bones and skin, and use the meat in a variety of ways - chicken salad, soup, a-la-king, etc.

          1. I'm thinking aside from eating it cold, which I dearly love too, but 12 pieces is a lot...
            So perhaps a making it Asian, with a Chinese lemon/garlic sauce and cilantro. With either jasmine rice or make it sweet and sour chicken with peppers, carrots, pineapple and tart sweet sauce. mmmm that thought is making me hungry!

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            1. re: chef chicklet

              I imagine it would als be nice sliced in a sandwich.

              1. re: MMRuth

                ooooooooooh yes, and with coleslaw....

            2. Eat it.

              Where I come from, there's no such thing as "left-over fried chicken". Something's wrong here.

              But seriously, it's intended to be eaten either cold or at room temperature, at least for lots of folks. For many parts of the South, that's the whole point. Trying to find anything to do with it is like trying to find something to do with cold beer. It's a no-brainer.