Over 20 Dinner Recipes using Leftover Chicken

Over 20 Dinner Recipes using Leftover ChickenMake good use of your grocery budget and your time with these Leftover Chicken Recipes that are perfect for weeknight dinners! | The Love Nerds

I have a lot of people asking me about meals that focus on using up leftovers, which is something that I try to focus on. For one, it’s budget friendly. As much as possible, I try to buy and cook in bulk so that we can make the best use of the food we bought. Two, it can make dinner prep much faster on busy week nights because using leftover meat is a shortcut … and I LOVE shortcuts!

Therefore, I thought it was time for a round up focused on leftovers and decided to start with chicken since it’s the primary meat that I use in recipes. I like to make a big batch of chicken in my slow cooker and then use it in difference recipes. All the recipes below can easily use leftover shredded or cubed meat!


Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake - A delicious casserole recipe the whole family will love. Made with a lighter homemade Alfredo Sauce. | The Love Nerds

Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake from The Love Nerds


Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll Ups by Like Mother Like Daughter


Chicken Marsala Stroganoff by A Dash of Sanity


Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos by Lovely Little Kitchen


Baked BBQ Chicken Sandwiches by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Enjoy delicious Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza in under 20 minutes! Makes a great quick lunch or dinner idea and a crowd-pleasing game day appetizer. | The Love Nerds

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza by The Love Nerds


BBQ Chicken Fresh Bread Pizza by Like Mother Like Daughter


Chicken Salad Sandwiches by Eat It and Say Yum


Chicken Quinoa Salad from Just Us Four

Chicken Taco Salad Recipe with a Jalapeno and Avocado Greek Yogurt Dressing - A light lunch or dinner idea that is the perfect use for leftover chicken! Prep time is quick making it a great weeknight meal! | The Love Nerds

Chicken Taco Salad by The Love Nerds


Chicken Enchiladas by The 36th Avenue 


Grilled Chicken Protein Pitas by Eazy Peazy Mealz


Corn and Chicken Chowder by Fake Ginger


White Chicken Chili Recipe by Gimme Some Oven


Chipotle Lime Soup with Shredded Chicken by The Honour System


Chicken Cheddar Broccoli Crescent Braid by High Heels and Grills


Salsa Verde Enchilada Bake by 24 Carrot Life


Easy Fried Rice with Chicken by Five Heart Home


Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole by The Love Nerds


One Pot Chicken and Biscuits by A Dash of Sanity


BBQ Ranch Chicken Pull Apart Bread by Just Us Four


Cracked Out Chicken Noodle Casserole by Plain Chicken

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Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup - Our favorite soup recipe and one of our most popular posts! Easy dinner idea - toss in slow cooker and forget about it! |The Love Nerds
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