If you are a lover of quick and easy meals those amazing ideas are what you have been looking for. All of us have the leftover chicken sometimes, that is sitting in the fridge with no destination. It could be a leftover rotisserie chicken you picked up in the store because it was on sale, or baked chicken from last night’s dinner, or yummy grilled chicken from the barbecue you had over the weekend. You feel bad throwing it away but at the same time out of ideas how to put it to a good use.
Look no further I have a solution for you. Here are 5 delicious, creative and novel ideas what to do with the leftover chicken.
I really love this southern style chicken salad. The base is cooked chicken and mayonnaise. We are also gonna add chopped hard boiled eggs, dill pickle relish, celery and red onions. I love dill pickle relish in this salad. It gives it that extra kick that takes the salad to the next level. It balances great with the delicate flavor of hard boiled eggs. Eggs add a pleasant creamy texture to the salad and carry out the rest of the flavors wonderfully. Celery adds a fun crunch to every bite and raw onions give it a little spice accent. You can use any kind if leftover chicken and experiment with other flavors as well.
Vietnamese shredded chicken salad is a staple lunch in my house. It is wholesome but filling at the same time. I think it tastes the best when done with leftover rotisserie chicken. Cabbage, carrots, scallions, red bell peppers and fresh herbs like mint and cilantro round up the ingredient list. I love the kaleidoscope of colors in this salad. And homemade asian inspired dressing is just heavenly. Peanuts add a wonderful crunch and creaminess. Definitely restaurant worthy.
Chicken tom yum soup is out -of -this world delicious. This soup is made with fresh ingredients like lemongrass, galangal root and wild lime leaves. This warming bold-flavored broth is infused with all of the above and also chili-garlic sauce.
I also love Thai chicken soup, tender chicken in flavorful coconut milk broth with succulent mushrooms and snap peas. Ginger and line really brighten up the soup cutting the richness of the broth. It might seem complicated to make those gourmet soups but it is very easy. Just under 30 minutes you can have a delicious comforting soups on your table in the comfort of your own home.
Nacho chicken bake is super easy to put together with the basic ingredients from your pantry and they are a huge hit with the kids!