Leftover chicken recipes

    Get plenty of inspiration and recipe ideas for left over roast chicken, cooked chicken breasts and even leftover chicken curry!

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    26 reviews

    A healthy, quick and easy family meal, this combines ready-cooked chicken and wholewheat pasta in a cheesy sauce. Including little broccoli florets is a great way to encourage children to enjoy this super-nourishing vegetable as part of a five-a-day target.

    Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

    67 reviews

    You can use leftovers in this pasta bake, making it very economical. Leftover pasta, leftover chicken, leftover ham - it all works well in this recipe. If you have some leftover veg, you can add that too.

    Recipe by: NIBLETS

    7 reviews

    A rich and flavoursome creamy chicken soup makes a fabulous lunch served with crispy bread. It is essential to use a really strong, homemade chicken stock for this recipe to give the soup a full flavour.

    Recipe by: MaryFlanagan

    6 reviews

    This tried and tested curried chicken salad with cashew nuts and raisins will be a hit at your next summer casual dining event, family picnic or lazy lunch. Chicken seems to be in its element when combined with curried mayonnaise, cashews and raisins; be prepared for guest applause. This is a pretty standard coronation chicken dish, similar to that created in 1953 for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Show your friends and family why this is a dish of royal proportions. And don't forget the thick, soft bread for the next day leftovers - sandwiches are an essential part of this creation!

    Recipe by: geneviever

    7 reviews

    You only need a little chicken to make this mouthwatering pilaff, so it is the perfect dish to use up leftovers from a roast.

    Recipe by: Maggie Pannell

    6 reviews

    This chicken pie is very easy to make and is absolutely delicious. I often just use my roast chicken leftovers.

    Recipe by: Nikkikitten

    9 reviews

    A warming family friendly supper all in one pan! Satisfying potatoes combine with chicken, tinned tomatoes and herbs and spices.

    Recipe by: Potato Council

    7 reviews

    This is a special chicken recipe from school days slightly adapted over the years but one of my favourites. Great for using leftover chicken, too.

    Recipe by: jabooth

    3 reviews

    Ah, honey and balsamic vinegar are two of my favourite ingredients! I'm like Winnie the Pooh, I pretty much eat honey out the jar... so I love making my own salad dressings with honey. You can just put as much of each salad ingredient in as you like - the same goes with the dressing. The best way to get it right is to keep testing it and to add more of what you think it needs for the flavour and consistency that you want.

    Recipe by: LottieRainbow

    3 reviews

    This is a great dish to make using leftover chicken or turkey. This recipe serves four and can be made in advance and frozen until required. It doesn't take too long to prepare the dish which is ideal if you are busy. My family like this dish served with rice and mixed vegetables. I haven't given and exact weight for the cold chicken or turkey because you have to strip the carcass and see what meat you have to work with, but a guideline is 300g to 500g. By the way, you can make this dish using fresh chicken and the guide for the amount of meat is the same as above. If you do use fresh chicken remember to slice and dice it and pan fry before adding to the fricassee sauce.

    Recipe by: DorsetJammer

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