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Nov 11, 2009 06:29 AM

Recycling rotisserie chicken

I'd like to recycle 1/2 a leftover rotisserie chicken into a main course, but have gone blank. In warmer weather, I'd put it into pasta salad, but could use other suggestions. TIA

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  1. How about quesadillas or enchiladas? Pot pie might work, too. There's a very easy and good recipe for Tortilla Pie at epicurious that does not list cooked chicken as an ingredient, but sometimes I add it if I have to use up leftover chicken. I always use corn tortillas for this, too, as do many people who reviewed the recipe:

    1. Remove the meat from the carcass and roast the carcass to make stock with. You can use the homemade stock and the leftover chicken to make a wonderful chicken and dumplins or chicken soup or chicken pot pie.

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      1. re: Lenox637

        i made the chicken and dumplins with mine...yum

      2. Chicken salad with dried cranberries, apples, candied pecans and gorgonzola.
        Tortilla soup, chicken noodle casserole, second the enchilads, or tacos.

        1. Chicken Salad
          Tortilla Soup - using the carcass to make the stock
          Pasta - saute onion & mushrooms, add chicken, maybe tyhme, cream, parmesan and toss with penne
          Any kind of mexican food-tostadas, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas

          1. You could do a warm chicken salad -- the kind with slivered almonds and celery and water chestnuts. Not the most chowish main but it's very tasty. Or chicken and dumplings, or shredded "barbecue" chicken, or chicken tortilla soup, or creamed chicken and biscuits. Some of those have already been mentioned.

            Wild mushroom and roasted chicken risotto? Then you could use the stock from the bones as the risotto liquid.

            You could add it to filling for egg rolls or spring rolls! That sounds pretty darn good.