Best recipes to use up leftover chickenLeftover chicken is one of the best food prep items you can have for a busy week. In your meal prepping, be sure to take some of your chicken and freeze it for quick access later in the week. For the best chicken recipe ideas plan ahead by using Recipezazz's Meal Planner. Simply click on Quick View or Get Cooking on any recipe and add it your meal planner.
Photo by: WayneTry some of our favorite chicken tacos...
- Denise's Light Chicken Tacos
- Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos With Mango & Black Bean Salsa
- Sesame Panko Chicken Tacos
They say that chicken soup is good for the soul, but did you know that you too can be an expert at making homemade soup that will knock the socks off you favorite restaurant soups?
- Curried Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup
- Mulligatawny Soup
- Farmhouse Chicken Chowder
- Chunky Vegetable Clam Chowder
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Photo by: DerfChicken category and select Chicken Salads. Enjoy!
- Chilled Chicken Cranberry Salad
- Almond Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel With Avocado Salad
- Fast & Fabulous Thai Chicken Salad
- Jalapeño Chicken Salad
- Southwestern Cobb Salad
How to Use Leftover ChickenOnce you cook your chicken let it quickly cool to room temperature. It is best to cut it up to the pieces that you want. Remember, cooked chicken can stay safely in the fridge for two to three days. You can also freeze your cooked chicken pieces, but never take uncooked chicken out of the freezer, thaw, and then back into the freezer.
Meal Plan IdeaSunday: Roast your whole chicken. Cut into pieces and let cool down on a tray.
Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry - this is great for the legs, wings and thighs. This recipe is very easy and so good! Since the chicken is already cooked, you can just throw everything in the slow cooker.
Tuesday: Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos With Mango & Black Bean Salsa - use the chicken breasts that you cut up on Sunday. Ready in 20 minutes or so, as your chicken is already cooked. Just heat up!
Friday: Knock Your Socks Off Chicken. With all the rest of the chicken bits (minus bones) this is one fantastic recipe. Since it calls for a couple hours to marinade your chicken in white wine, you can do that will waiting for it to thaw.