Five Ways To Use Leftover Chicken

It’s a Tuesday and you drag yourself out of the house. You decide to go grocery shopping at your local supermarket. You think to yourself “I should probably stop eating out so much and cook for once..”. And then… you see it: A ROTISSERIE CHICKEN. It’s so beautiful… you need to buy it.

I absolutely love rotisserie chicken. But I can never finish one, so I’ve compiled a list of recipes of meals to make when you have leftover shredded chicken so nothing goes to waste!

1. Chicken Noodle Soup

What you’ll need:

  1. Half of a shredded rotisserie chicken

  2. 1 box of chicken broth

  3. 2-3 cups of water

  4. 1 stalk of celery

  5. 3-4 carrots

  6. 1 tomato

  7. 1 ½ cups of pasta shells

  8. 1 tablespoon of garlic powder

  9. Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut up veggies into chunks and place it in a large pot

  2. Add shredded chicken and pasta shells

  3. Pour in water and broth

  4. Season mixture (salt, pepper, garlic powder)

  5. Mix and simmer until veggies and shells are soft

  6. Add salt and pepper to taste

2. Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

What you’ll need:

  1. Quarter of a shredded rotisserie chicken

  2. 2 sticks of celery

  3. Half of a small red onion

  4. Salad dressing of your choice (I like caesar)

  5. Salt and pepper to taste

  6. Green leaf lettuce OR iceberg lettuce (for the wraps)

Instructions:

  1. Chop up celery and onion

  2. Mix together the shredded chicken, celery, onion, salad dressing, salt and pepper

  3. Serve on lettuce and make delicious wraps

3. Shredded Chicken Chili

What you’ll need:

  1. Half of a shredded rotisserie chicken (or whole, depending on how much you want to make!)

  2. 2 cups of chicken broth

  3. 1 can of diced tomatoes

  4. 1 can of red kidney beans

  5. 1 can of corn niblets

  6. 1 large yellow potato

  7. 1 small red onion

  8. 1 tablespoon of garlic powder

  9. 1 packet of chili powder

  10. Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut up veggies into chunks

  2. Mix together chicken, chili powder, and chicken broth in a large pot

  3. Pour in veggies

  4. Add salt and pepper to taste

  5. Simmer mixture until veggies are soft

4. TACOS

What you’ll need:

  1. Taco shells (soft or hard – your choice)

  2. Half of a shredded rotisserie chicken

  3. 1-2 packets of taco seasoning

  4. 1 diced tomato

  5. Salsa

  6. 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Mix together chicken and taco seasoning in a pan

  2. Dice the tomato

  3. Eat them however you like (with salsa, sour cream, however you like it!)

  4. Use lime for seasoning

  5. Voila! Chicken tacos!

5. Chicken Pesto Pasta

What you’ll need

  1. ¼ – ½ cups of shredded rotisserie chicken

  2. 2 cups of pasta shells

  3. 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  4. 2 cloves of garlic

  5. ½ cup of pesto

  6. 1 red pepper

  7. Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta in a pot until al dente then drain

  2. Mince garlic and fry in oil in a large pan

  3. Thinly dice the red pepper

  4. Mix together shredded chicken, red pepper, and pasta in a large pan

  5. Pour in pesto and mix ingredients together

  6. Season with salt and pepper

6. BONUS – Shredded Chicken Congee

What you’ll need:

  1. Rice cooker

  2. 1 cup of rice

  3. Half of a shredded rotisserie chicken

  4. 1 box of chicken broth OR water

  5. Salt and white pepper to taste

  6. Optional: chopped veggies (celery, carrots, corn)

Instructions

  1. Pour in rice and either broth/water in the rice cooker

  2. Add in shredded chicken

  3. Let simmer until rice cooker is finished cooking

  4. Add salt and pepper to taste

I hope you try some of these recipes yourself and that you’re more inspired to cook some yummy homemade meals! Happy cooking!!