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21 Leftover Roast Chicken RecipesWays to Use it All Up – Deliciously!

So you had a roast chook the night before, or bought one from the shop – and you have leftovers.

That’s great – it means you can make that chicken into another meal to feed the masses! Here are some easy ideas on using the left overs! There are so many things you can do with leftover chicken – here are some of our favourite leftover roast chicken recipes!

1. Chicken Nachos/Tacos/Burritos

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Take the remaining meat off the bone and cook with some onion and tinned tomatoes and some taco seasoning.  Serve over corn chips with grated cheese, or in Tacos or Burritos with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.  Easy and fun!

2. Chicken Pot Pie

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This is my favourite recipe. To adapt the recipe to use leftover roast chicken, just cut up the chicken and add to the cooked sauce and veggies to heat through.

3. Chicken Pasta Bake

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Add some white sauce, grated fresh veggies or frozen veggies, cooked pasta and the diced leftover roast chicken, top with grated cheese in the oven until golden and bubbly.

4. Chicken Fried Rice

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Just substitute the pork in this recipe for the chicken pieces.  That’s the great thing about Fried Rice – it is so adaptable and is great for using any limp veggies or leftover meats the very next day!

5. Chicken Pizza

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Hmmm, this is a family favorite!  Make the home made pizza base, top with barbecue sauce (or sweet chili for adults!), some onion rings, shredded chicken, mushrooms, pineapple, capsicum – and any other pizza toppings you love, top with some mozzarella cheese and bake until golden!

6. Chicken Caesar Salad

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Shred some lettuce, add some semi-hard boiled eggs, bacon pieces, the chicken and a lovely Caesar dressing.  Plus make your own croutons – just cut up some bread into small squares, spray with oil (and garlic for extra taste) and bake in the oven until golden!

7. Chicken Rice Paper Rolls

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A deliciously light way to use up leftover road chicken!  Click here for our recipe!

8. Chicken and Mango Wonton Cups

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This is a great entertaining dish – you mixing the leftover roast chicken with mango and mayonnaise and serving in a baked wonton cup!  Very fancy and simple to do.  For the recipe on our website – Click Here!

9. Chicken Carbonara

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Just add the chopped leftover roast chicken pieces to this deliciously creamy recipe!

10. Creamy Chicken Vol-au-Vent

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These creamy chicken delights might seem difficult to whip up, but they are easy to make! Serve this to your family in-between meals or to your guests during visits.

11. Toasted Sandwich

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Tired of the old peanut butter and jelly sandwich for breakfast? Take out your leftover roasted chicken from the fridge and make a toasty sandwich out of it!

12. Chicken Noodle Soup

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Looking for something easy to cook during the cold seasons? How about some stomach-warming chicken noodle soup? Learn how to make it here!

13. Chicken and Vegetable Sausage Rolls

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If you want a healthier option for a meal, you can never go wrong with a veggie and chicken combo. Tasty and healthy!

14. Cheesy Chicken with Broccoli and Rice 

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Cheesy Chicken with Broccoli And Rice is one satisfying and delicious dinner. I’d definitely whip this up midweek, or when work and kids collide!

15. Chicken and Cauliflower Bake 

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When I hear cauliflower and cheese sauce a little part of me dances I’m sure, but even I can get bored with it so this is my new twist on old favourite, without even standing over a pot stirring white sauce.

16. Chicken Broccoli Nuggets

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Sneak a few greens into the kids while bribing them with these yummy Chicken Broccoli Nuggets! They’ll love ’em!

17. Crunchy Nut Cornflake Chicken

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Crunchy Nut Cornflake Chicken, this recipe is so easy–the perfect homemade “fast food”!!

18. Chicken Noodle Omelete

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If you want to mix up your breakfast options every once in a while, this Chicken Noodle Omelette makes a great change to your traditional morning omelette.

19. Chicken Lasagne Roll Ups

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Dish up something different tonight. Chicken Lasagne Roll Ups are deliciously easy and the kids will love the shape of them on the dinner plate.

20. Chicken Couscous

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There’s nothing we love better than a salad, and this Chicken Couscous Salad is a great one. It’s perfect for a lunch or on the side of a family dinner, and an ideal way to use up cooked chicken. This is our go-to satisfying salad when we’ve cooked up a Steggles roast chicken and we’ve got some leftover, which is pretty much always! Yummy!

21. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup is full of bold Mexican flavours. It is also so easy to make, just throw it all in and watch it cook! This recipe is perfect for crazy busy run-the-kids-everywhere kind of day.

If there’s any other ideas you can think of, let us know!

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