Healthy Uses for Your Leftover Chicken


Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on January 11, 2012

Have you ever made a whole chicken, or even bought a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, without thinking of what you could possibly pair it with?  I know I do.  Those that know me well know that I usually “wing it” when it comes to meal preparation.  Above is half of a shredded chicken in a pan getting ready to simmer (added a cup of water, 1/2 cup cilantro,and 1 tsp. of chicken soup base and simmered for about 20 minutes, uncovered).  I have made use of this starter chicken in various ways.

Here are some ideas for using your leftover chicken:

  • add it to a green salad
  • use it for chicken soft tacos
  • make some chicken enchiladas
  • I like to use the above chicken in a chicken torta
  • add it to a pasta or noodle dish (I add it to asian noodle dishes quite often)
  • make some chicken soup (recipe to follow)
  • many other uses…..

Does anyone else have any unique ideas?

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One response to “Healthy Uses for Your Leftover Chicken

  1. Jennifer Student

    I like chicken salad filled avocado halves. Also chicken is good added to homemade chili. 🙂

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