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Leftover chicken recipes

26 Recipes

Make the most of leftover chicken with these budget-friendly recipes, from soups and salads to thrifty family curries and nourishing stir-fries

Try these leftover chicken recipes, then check out our healthy leftover chicken recipes, leftover potato recipes and leftover lamb recipes.

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  • Leftover roast chicken pad thai

    Leftover roast chicken pad Thai

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 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

  • Roast chicken risotto with chicken crackling served on a plate

    Roast chicken risotto with chicken crackling

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.24 ratings

    Elevate a standard risotto to something out-of-this-world with a few tweaks. It’s great for using up leftover roast chicken. Finish with drops of truffle oil

  • Roast chicken soup in a bowl with crusty bread

    Chicken soup

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.161 ratings

    Use up leftover chicken in this rustic soup with garlic yogurt. Best served with cheese scones

  • Easy coronation chicken served on a plate with salad

    Easy coronation chicken

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.88 ratings

    Make a classic coronation chicken filling to serve with jacket potatoes or in sandwiches and salads. It's an excellent way to use up leftover chicken after a roast

  • Tasty chicken noodles

    Tasty chicken noodles

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.49 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

  • Chimichanga served on a plate

    Chicken chimichangas

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Enjoy these flavour-packed chicken chimichangas with Monterey Jack cheese, chilli, chipotle and refried beans. You can bake or deep-fry them

  • Two bowls of chicken and bacon pasta

    Chicken & bacon pasta

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.68 ratings

    Toss chicken and bacon with ribbons of tagliatelle in a deliciously creamy sauce to make this easy pasta dish. Serve with a green salad for an easy supper

  • A chicken, leek & mushroom pie

    Chicken, leek & mushroom pies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.24 ratings

    Make these creamy chicken, leek and mushroom pies from scratch or use up leftover roast chicken and make a stock from the bones. They require a little extra effort, but they're worth it

  • Salsa chicken & cheese tortillas

    Chicken quesadillas

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.37 ratings

    These easy, budget-friendly chicken quesadillas make a quick lunch for two or a simple party snack and are a great way to use up leftover roast chicken

  • Nacho chicken bake

    Nacho chicken bake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.12 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

  • Caesar pitta served on a board

    Caesar pitta

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Pack a pitta with chicken, salad and homemade Caesar dressing for an easy lunch. It takes just 10 minutes from prep to plate and it's healthy too

  • Cold chicken noodle salad

    Cold chicken noodle salad

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Make this noodle salad using leftover chicken from our Chinese poached chicken & rice

  • Honey-mustard chicken pasta

    Honey-mustard chicken pasta

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.54 ratings

    This tasty pasta dish is a great way of using up your leftover chicken

  • Chicken and mushroom risotto in a bowl with fork and napkin

    Chicken & mushroom risotto

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.182 ratings

    Learn to make this creamy, comforting risotto with our easy, step-by-step recipe – great for using up leftover chicken

  • 15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers served on a wooden serving platter

    15-minute chicken & halloumi burgers

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.61 ratings

    Struggle to find dishes to cook that take very little time but the whole family will love? Look no further than these chicken and halloumi burgers

  • Spanish chicken pie

    Spanish chicken pie

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.45 ratings

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

  • Thai chicken soup

    Thai chicken soup

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 ratings

    Create a mouth-watering chicken soup with leftovers from your roast lunch

  • Chicken & mushroom hot-pot

    Chicken & mushroom hot-pot

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.111 ratings

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

  • Chinese poached chicken & rice

    Chinese poached chicken & rice

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.17 ratings

    For a healthy yet satisfying meal, try this dish eaten across China and Southeast Asia – and use the leftovers to make our cold chicken noodle salad for the next day

  • Easy noodle soup

    Easy noodle soup

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.9 ratings

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

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