Make dinner prep easy with these leftover chicken recipes! Perfect for making sure all your chicken goes to good use, but I also cook shredded chicken as part of my meal planning for these easy dinner recipes!
Over 20 Dinner Recipes using Leftover Chicken
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!
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BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Flatbread pizzas are a super easy dinner idea and adding bbq sauce and chicken adds big flavor the whole family will love!
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Bring your favorite buffalo chicken combination to an easy flatbread pizza!
Festive Chicken Taco Nachos
Who says nachos can't be for dinner?! These nachos are filled with tons of topping, including leftover chicken, black beans and more!
Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake
A delicious chicken Alfredo pasta in an easy baked casserole! Prep is super easy, especially with cooked chicken made and ready to toss in.
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
The classic soup recipe is turned into an easy and yummy casserole recipe that everyone can enjoy.
Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Wraps
One of my favorite easy recipes to have on our menu plan because the classic salad recipe is so much better in this pita form!
Chicken Taco Salad with Jalapeno Avocado Salad Dressing
Enjoy taco salad inside an easy to prep tortilla bowl and filled with corn, tomatoes, avocado and more!
BROCCOLI BACON CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA
Pasta tossed with Alfredo sauce, broccoli, chopped bacon and cooked chicken!
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
While this soup is normally made in a slow cooker while the chicken breasts cook, it can also be made on stove top with cooked chicken tossed in.
Easy Chicken Lo Mein
Chinese take out made easy with this chicken lo mein recipe!
Chicken Teriyaki Fried Rice
This is probably my favorite recipe on this list! It is full of amazing flavor with tons of veggies and tasty pineapple!
Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll Ups
These chicken Alfredo lasagna roll ups are perfect for dinner and ready in 30 minutes or less. It has a creamy ricotta and chicken filling, and topped with Alfredo sauce and cheese!
Chicken Marsala Stroganoff
Savor this Chicken Marsala Stroganoff dish made with chicken, mushrooms and Marsala wine with the classic creamy sauce.
Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos
Flavorful taquitos that the kids are going to love!
Baked Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Easy sandwiches with a ton of flavor that are easy to make for a whole crowd!
BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza
I LOVE french bread pizza! Made in only 15 minutes and absolutely delicious!
Chicken Enchiladas Casserole Recipe
Delicious, quick and easy - it's a family favorite recipe!
10 Minute Grilled Chicken Protein Pitas
Full of great protein and absolutely delicious!
Corn and Chicken Chowder
Warm and delicious! This is so easy to toss together with cooked chicken on hand.
Italian Chicken, Veggie, and Pasta Skillet
Italian Chicken, Veggie, and Pasta Skillet is an easy one-pot comfort food recipe using leftover chicken, and a different way to enjoy cheesy pasta. Plus - only ONE PAN to clean!
Chicken and Dumpling Casserole Recipe
Ultimate comfort food in a casserole dish!
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Take everyone's favorite soup recipe and turn it into a yummy casserole!
5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe
In addition to only calling for a handful of ingredients, this easy white chicken chili recipe also can be made and on the table in just 15 minutes.
Chipotle Lime Soup with Shredded Chicken
Smoky and spicy with tangy hints of citrus and creamy bites avocado, this recipe for Chipotle Lime Soup with Shredded Chicken hits all the marks!
Cracked Out Chicken Noodle Casserole
Chicken, noodles, chicken soup, cheddar, bacon, Ranch and sour cream, topped with crushed Fritos - all combines for the BEST chicken casserole!!