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Leftover chicken recipes? Ideas?

Dinermite Nov 19, 2012 05:30 PM

I like buying rotisserie chickens for dinner on the occassions I'm looking for a quick no-mess dinner while on a frugal budget.

I prefer legs/thighs and the wings, so I am usually left with the breast meat, and some bits from the back. In the past, I have usually just cubed this to make chicken salad but getting bored with it.

Any other recipes or suggestions? Anything from basic to flavorful. Thanks!

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    Puffin3 Nov 20, 2012 06:39 AM

    Chicken pot pie using fillo pastry.

    1. greygarious Nov 20, 2012 06:20 AM


      1. thymetobake Nov 20, 2012 05:37 AM

        I like to use it for chicken enchiladas - either green, sour cream, or even ranchero. I also like to use it to make chicken and corn bread dressing. Just layer the chicken in with the soupy dressing. Once it is all baked up it is usually moister than it started out.

        Hubby likes to use it for soft tacos. With all the fixings.

        1. Antilope Nov 19, 2012 07:53 PM

          Chicken, Apple & Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad with Copycat Burger King Ken's Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette


          1. firecooked Nov 19, 2012 07:47 PM

            Omelets, sanwiches, pasta with vegetables and a creamy sauce, chicken noodle soup...

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              treb Nov 19, 2012 06:47 PM

              I've used left over rotisserie chicken to make a large pot pie, tastes great. I also use the carcass for stock.

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                mcel215 Nov 20, 2012 02:19 AM

                I make Ina Garten's Chicken Stew with biscuits, which is really a pot pie also. I cut time and use those refrigerator biscuits. Everyone inhales it and it's an easy week night meal.


              2. jmcarthur8 Nov 19, 2012 06:10 PM

                I use it for burritos, quesadillas, chicken tetrazzini, in tortellini soup, and in Mexican chicken and rice soup. Also curried chicken noodle casserole, flautas and chicken pot pie.

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                1. re: jmcarthur8
                  kazhound Nov 20, 2012 02:03 AM

                  on the same theme, we use it to make chili, and to throw in pasta dishes (with a nice white wine sauce)

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