Over 20 Dinner Recipes using Leftover Chicken

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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! 

This recipe for homemade chicken lo mein is an easy family dinner the whole family will love! Noodles, vegetables, and soy sauce combine for a light, fresh meal that makes a tasty dinner and leftovers! | THE LOVE NERDS #chickendinner #easychickenlomein #chinesechickenrecipe

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!

Add these easy leftover chicken recipes to your menu planning! It is easy on your grocery budget by making good use of leftovers or by cooking inexpensive chicken to use! Most are ready in less than 30 minutes, making them perfect for easy weeknight dinners! | The Love Nerds #chickendinner #easyfamilydinners #30minutedinners



Make your dinner prep easy with these leftover chicken recipes! Most of these recipes can be ready in less than 30 minutes (some in less than 15 minutes!), which makes them perfect as easy weeknight dinners!

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!

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Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza

Bring your favorite buffalo chicken combination to an easy flatbread pizza!

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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!

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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.

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Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

The classic soup recipe is turned into an easy and yummy casserole recipe that everyone can enjoy.

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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!

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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!

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Pasta tossed with Alfredo sauce, broccoli, chopped bacon and cooked chicken!

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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.

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Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Chinese take out made easy with this chicken lo mein recipe!

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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!

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Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll Ups

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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!

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Chicken Marsala Stroganoff

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Savor this Chicken Marsala Stroganoff dish made with chicken, mushrooms and Marsala wine with the classic creamy sauce.

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Baked Honey Lime Chicken Taquitos

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Flavorful taquitos that the kids are going to love!

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Baked Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches

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Easy sandwiches with a ton of flavor that are easy to make for a whole crowd!

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BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza 

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I LOVE french bread pizza! Made in only 15 minutes and absolutely delicious!

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Chicken Enchiladas Casserole Recipe

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Delicious, quick and easy - it's a family favorite recipe!

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10 Minute Grilled Chicken Protein Pitas

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Full of great protein and absolutely delicious!

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Corn and Chicken Chowder

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Warm and delicious! This is so easy to toss together with cooked chicken on hand.

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Italian Chicken, Veggie, and Pasta Skillet

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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!

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Chicken and Dumpling Casserole Recipe

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Ultimate comfort food in a casserole dish!

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

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Take everyone's favorite soup recipe and turn it into a yummy casserole!

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5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe

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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. 

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Chipotle Lime Soup with Shredded Chicken 

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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!

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Cracked Out Chicken Noodle Casserole

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Chicken, noodles, chicken soup, cheddar, bacon, Ranch and sour cream, topped with crushed Fritos - all combines for the BEST chicken casserole!!

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


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