Have leftover chicken? Then here's 18 healthy leftover chicken recipes to use up that surplus chicken for easy, quick, and delicious lunches and dinner!
Hey Folks, hope you enjoyed my last recipe, the leftover roast chicken soup one.
When I was writing up that recipe it gave me an idea to make a roundup of my most popular healthy leftover chicken recipes.
At the moment chicken is still reasonably priced in the shops.
If you're like me and often roast a chicken on a Sunday for Sunday dinner you may have leftover chicken and wonder what to do with it?
Well I've a whole load of recipes that are a great way to use up that leftover roast chicken. Listed below.
These recipes help to make sure that nothing goes to waste from your leftover chicken.
This is even more important nowadays in the light of everything increasing in price. These easy recipes will help you to save money!
Also as there's nearly 600 recipes here for you to choose from, I made it simple by choosing our favourite leftover chicken recipes which we think will help you out the most.
Some of the recipes below do actually cook chicken in the recipes.
If you've got leftover chicken you can just omit that step in the recipe. Or add the cooked chicken at the end of cooking just to warm it up.
Or if you don't have any leftover chicken then you can still use the recipe, you'll just have to follow the recipe and cook some!
18 Healthy Leftover Chicken Recipes
1. Best Chicken Corn Soup
It takes just 15 minutes prep and 15 minutes cooking to serve this version of the authentic chinese chicken corn soup that you order from Chinese restaurants!
2. Easy Chicken Soup
This easy chicken soup recipe is a great quick healthy meal to put together. Can be made with fresh chicken or leftover chicken.
3. Simple Chicken And Vegetable Soup
Simple chicken and vegetable soup. In this recipe fresh chicken is used but you can also make it with leftover chicken.
4. Leftover Roast Chicken Salad
When it comes to a salad I like it to be as easy as possible to prepare as well as being a healthy option. Here I'm using chicken leftover from a Sunday roast.
5. Leftover Chicken Macaroni Salad
This tasty chicken macaroni salad is made with leftover roast chicken, macaroni and a low calorie mayonnaise base.
6. Quick Healthy Chicken Salad
For the chicken I use pre-cooked shop bought baked chicken chunks. You can normally find these in the cold meat section. Or you could use any leftover cooked chicken.
7. Chicken Walnut And Blue Cheese Salad
This chicken walnut and blue cheese salad just goes to prove that simple salads with simple dressings do not have to be boring.
8. Leftover Chicken Burgers
Delicious leftover chicken burgers made from using up chicken meat from a leftover roast chicken.
9. Quick Healthy Chicken Risotto
Quick healthy chicken risotto is just the perfect comfort food to serve up for a weeknight dinner on those busy days.
10. Leftover Chicken Stir-Fry
This chicken stir fry recipe a perfect quick healthy meal for two. But you can easily double up the quantities of the recipe to make a tasty family dinner for four!
11. Chicken Spaghetti Bake
Folks this chicken spaghetti bake is the perfect casserole to feed all the family. It's stuffed full of healthy tender chunks of chicken, sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms.
12. Honey Mustard Chicken Pasta Bake
When it comes to comfort food this honey mustard chicken pasta bake is a winner. It's easy to make and will feed a family of 4.
13. Chicken And Chorizo Pasta Bake
This chicken and chorizo pasta bake is so comforting. It's baked in the oven in a delicious spicy tomato sauce and covered in melted cheese too!
14. Easy Chicken Spinach Pasta Bake
This easy chicken spinach pasta bake is winter comfort food at its best! It's just so tasty and packed full of flavour.
15. The Best Chicken And Sweetcorn Pasta Bake
This chicken and sweetcorn pasta bake is a great recipe for busy weeknights. You'll get 6 portions out of this simple and delicious cheesy pasta bake and it'll be ready to serve in under an hour too.
16. One Pot Mediterranean Chicken
Here, I've combined chicken, tomatoes, courgette, red and green peppers and fresh basil to give you a great healthy family meal, just like what those folks in the Mediterranean eat.
17. Quick Healthy Chicken Stew
This delicious, simple, healthy chicken stew can be on the table for a family of four in just one hour. It's one of our favourite go-to recipes when its been a long hard day at work.
18. Slow Cooker Chicken And Chorizo
This slow cooker chicken and chorizo is full of delicious Mediterranean flavours. It's the perfect hearty homely recipe for a weeknight meal. Simple to prepare, healthy and filling too.
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Such a great collection of chicken recipes! Now I wish I had some roasted chicken leftover!
Thanks Angie. Yes, I hope people will find lots of great recipes here to use up that leftover roasted chicken and also help them to save money!
Can your one pot Mediterranean chicken be frozen then reheated?
Hi Val. Yes. It does tell you that in the actual recipe in the FAQ's section.
Linger, Kristy Murray
Wow!! This is a fantastic collection of chicken recipes. I know where I'm headed when I need to use my leftover chicken now. Straight to this post. Thanks so much Neil.
I surprised myself Kristy with just how many chicken recipes I've done over the last 8 years!
Ben | Havocinthekitchen
Oh well those prices - don't even start! Lol We also love to cook a whole chicken or grill many chicken breasts and enjoy it throughout the week by adding into different dishes from salads and sandwiches to pasta. Saves lots of money and time! You've got many tasty ideas - I'm particularly into soup during the colder months!
I won't start on about those prices either Ben! Glad you're onboard like me with your whole chicken cooking during the week. It does save money and it's delicious too isn't it?
I liked the Leftover Roast Chicken Salad, easy and right up my alley
Oh yes! That one is really delicious. There's something about cold roast chicken isn't there? Thanks for your comment Charlie!
Raymund | angsarap.net
What a good roundup of soups, as a soup lover this is definitely a keeper
Thanks Raymund. It seems to be a popular roundup of all my best recipes of soup, salad and for dinner to use up leftover chicken!
Great round up Neil! Still reasonable prices over here as well, hoping to remain that way.....
Thanks! Let's hope prices don't go up any more too!
leftover chicken is so useful in so many dishes. how delicious are these.
Thank you Sherry.
chicken is a great protein, and leftover chook goes so well in so many dishes. Lots of good ideas here Neil.
Hopefully lots of different ideas for people to try out here Sherry. Thanks!