17 leftover chicken recipes
Looking for inventive ways to use up roast chicken? From comforting pies to wholesome chicken ramen and quick healthy chicken salads
Looking for ways to use up leftover chicken? Want a leftover chicken curry recipe? Try our quick and easy ideas to cut down on waste and make your roast chicken last for days.
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Leftover chicken recipes
Use the remains of a roast chicken or turkey to create this creamy 1-hour pie, perfect on a chilly day.
Use up your leftover chicken in this quick, nutritious pilaf. Ours is coloured with turmeric and comes packed with baby spinach and coriander.
Shred any leftover chicken together with avocado, lime and mayonnaise and stuff into these warming arepas, making the perfect savoury snack.
Add any leftover chicken to this tarragon and lemon tagliatelle, it's quick and easy to make and tastes great – perfect for a midweek meal.
Save time by using shop-bought pastry to make this cosy classic, filled with thick-cut ham, leeks, chicken thigh fillets and a creamy white sauce.
This Catalan potato and pepper salad is quick and easy to make and a great way to use up any leftover roast chicken.
Serve this chicken recipe with a hearty salad for an easy midweek meal. Check out more healthy chicken ideas here...
Try our twist on the classic chicken pie, filled with succulent, spiced chicken thighs in creamy curry sauce and topped with a crusty naan. This indulgent recipe beats any Saturday night takeaway and it's a great way to use up leftover chicken.
Want to make a recipe using a whole chicken? Check out our chicken ramen recipe with crispy chicken and soy-marinated eggs. This recipe does call for a bit of butchery but, as you’re using the whole bird, it doesn’t matter if it isn’t done perfectly.
Check out this clever mash up using roast dinner leftovers all bundled into one flaky pie, a super easy and comforting family meal.
Want to know what to do with leftover chicken? Sprinkle with salt and roast until crisp and golden for a great chicken thigh recipe ready in an hour. More chicken thigh recipes here.
This recipe for roast chicken and Jerusalem artichokes with lemon and sage butter is really easy to make and ready in under an hour. Plus, it packs in some big flavours. It's a prefect alternative to your usual roast or to use up any leftover chicken.
Top your crunchy satay salad with crispy leftover chicken in this recipe, it's packed with red cabbage, shredded carrots and roasted peanuts. This vibrant crunchy salad is low in calories and ready in an hour.
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Our quick and easy chicken filo pies are super crunchy and creamy. Ready in just 40 minutes, these lighter pies make a great midweek meal for four and are the perfect recipe when you don't know what to do with leftover chicken.
Give your midweek meal a healthy lift with our 15-minute cooked chicken salad recipe with juicy pineapple and crunchy cucumber.
We use up roast chicken and serve with lentils and a quick salsa verde for an easy yet comforting midweek meal for two.
This super-quick chicken and pea broth recipe is ready in 15 minutes and is under 300 calories - perfect for an easy meal that uses up leftover chicken.