Leftover chicken

Leftover chicken recipes

19 Recipes

Make the most of leftovers with these budget-friendly recipes, from soups and salads to thrifty midweek meals.

Leftover roast chicken pad Thai


(2 ratings)

Want to make the most of your leftover roast chicken? All you need is a pad Thai sauce and oodles of noodles to transform your chicken into something exciting
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Roast chicken soup


(123 ratings)

Use up leftover chicken in this rustic soup with garlic cream and cheesy scones on the side
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Tasty chicken noodles


(38 ratings)

This recipe is easily doubled to serve four if you have plenty of leftover chicken; if you have less, bump up the protein with a handful of cashews
  • 23 mins
  • Easy

Chicken quesadillas


(29 ratings)

Frugal cooking, but packed with flavour - use up leftovers from roast chicken with these easy Mexican-style snacks
  • 16 mins
  • Easy

Nacho chicken bake


(7 ratings)

Top leftover chicken and ready-made salsa with gooey melted cheddar cheese and tortilla chips for a no-fuss nibble to share with friends
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Cold chicken noodle salad


(1 rating)

Make this noodle salad using leftover chicken from our Chinese poached chicken & rice...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & mushroom risotto


(77 ratings)

Learn to make this creamy, comforting risotto with our easy, step-by-step recipe - great for using up leftover chicken
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Spanish chicken pie


(36 ratings)

Roasted peppers, olives and paprika give this bake tons of flavour. It's a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken too
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Thai chicken soup


(7 ratings)

Create a mouth-watering chicken soup with leftovers from your roast lunch
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & mushroom hot-pot


(73 ratings)

Get the kids in the kitchen to help use up leftover cooked chicken in this hearty pie topped with slices of potato
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Chinese poached chicken & rice


(11 ratings)

A healthy Asian-inspired dish ideal for an easy dinner. Use the leftovers to make our cold chicken noodle salad for the next day.
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easy noodle soup


(8 ratings)

This quick and easy soup is the perfect lunchtime meal for kids - satisfying and healthy too
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

No-fry Thai curry


(7 ratings)

No ingredients to weigh, and works with leftover chicken or pork, too
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & egg-fried rice


(40 ratings)

This thrifty Asian-inspired one pot uses up leftover rice and chicken, plus it contains child-friendly mild spice and plenty of vegetables
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
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