Leftover Chicken Recipe Ideas
Need some leftover chicken recipe ideas? Then you’ll want to save this one because I am sharing how you can use one chicken and make it into 3 meals! Weeknights are busy at my house between school, homework, sports and etc. Meal planning is a job in its own but it really does help us save time and money but that is a whole different topic. One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is the Instapot because it truly is a time saver. I can set it and forget it until I need it and the cooking time is cut down in half if not more!
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Chicken & Veggie Soup
Start with one of my all time favorite quick and easy meal ideas – chicken and veggie soup! It’s a one pot (instapot) meal and you just put everything in it then set it and forget it. There is minimal prep and minimal clean up. Enjoy with noodles, breadsticks, garlic bread, salad or whatever you normally pair with soup to make it a complete meal. When done separate the chicken and shred it. Strain the rest of the chicken soup to use as stock. Eat the veggies as a side for your next meal.
Check out the recipe below:
Southwest Chicken Casserole
This recipe can use the shredded chicken leftover from your chicken and veggie soup but it can also use chicken leftover from a chicken roast, chicken rotisserie or steamed chicken meal as well. Casseroles are another quick and easy recipe with minimal prep and clean up making them perfect for weeknight meals as well.
Chicken Pot Pie
Another recipe that can use the shredded chicken leftover from your chicken and veggie soup as well as the chicken stock is homemade chicken pot pie! Plus you can use as much or little chicken that you have or change up the vegetables too. This can be a freezer meal too so you can plan to make it but freeze it for another night. I like to keep my freezer stocked with make ahead meals for nights I don’t have time to cook or just don’t feel like it.
I hope I’ve given you some leftover chicken recipe ideas to try!
Check out some more recipe ideas that my friends are sharing below…..
The chicken pot pie looks delicious – I can’t wait to try the recipe!
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I love that chicken can be added to any dish. I didn’t think to put leftover chicken for pot pies.
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These are a lot of great options!
That pie looks mean! Thanks for the ideas!
Southwest chicken casserole? Omg yes! Definitely adding to my dinner jar. I think my Hubs would love the chicken pot pie too!