11 Quick and Easy Ideas for Leftover Chicken

I love leftovers! My little family is quite happy to eat the same exact meal two nights in a row, as am I.

However, I’ve been trying to be more creative in my menu planning.

Leftover drumsticks?  Pick the meat off and use it for a new recipe the next day.  Leftover chicken breast?  Chop it or shred it for tomorrow’s lunch or dinner.

Here’s a list of ideas of what to do with leftover chicken.

  1. Make Chicken Salad (serve on homemade rolls, sandwich bread or crackers)
  2. Make Chicken Nachos (with or without barbecue sauce)
  3. Make Buffalo Ranch Chicken Wraps
  4. Make Chicken & Daiya “Cheese” Quesadillas
  5. Make Chicken & Rice Soup
  6. Make Chicken Noodle Soup (sub vegan butter and safe noodles)
  7. Make Meat & “Cheesy Ranch” Rollup
  8. Make Ally’s 20 Minute Skillet Stir Fry
  9. Make “Cheesy” Taco Stuffed Crescent Rolls
  10. Make BBQ Chicken Pizza
  11. Make Crispy Southwestern Chicken Wraps

Numbers 7 & 10 use a homemade pizza dough.  It’s not quick, but it is easy because it uses the bread machine to make the dough.  Use a safe pre-made dough for these if you’re short on time.

I love cooking chicken once and using it for two meals.  If you menu plan, print this list and keep it handy.  It will help you plan easy meals for leftover chicken.  I know I’m excited to use this list when I menu plan.

I hope these 11 quick and easy ideas for leftovers help with stretching the budget and menu planning.

Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

Dairy & Egg Free Chicken Salad- Oh My!

Chicken Salad

Y’all, I have about a million ideas bouncing around in this little head of mine for this little blog of mine, and I just haven’t been able to sit down and get them all out.

But this, this was worth me slowing down for and sharing. (I’ve got to be more consistent with my posts!)

I’ve made “safe” chicken salad twice now. Oh my. It is SO GOOD!

Before this recipe, I had never made chicken salad so I turned to my favorite place to look when I don’t know how to make something- Once A Month Meals.

Here’s how I put my spin on it and made it safe for us.

Dairy & Egg Free Chicken Salad:
(Adapted from this recipe at Once A Month Meals)

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl. Serve on bread as a sandwich or with lettuce for a low carb version.

Here’s what ours looks like. Yum!

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Chicken Salad Sandwich

I made this yesterday and to make it even more delicious, I made homemade bread! Click here for my bread recipe.

Enjoy!