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20+ Easy Leftover Chicken Recipes for Cooked Leftover Chicken

Easy leftover chicken recipes that will make you want to have chicken leftovers all the time! From comfort food favourites like chicken salad and chicken noodle soup to creative chicken recipes like chicken spaghetti and chicken taquitos, you’ll find the best recipes for leftover chicken here.

(Dealing with leftovers all the time? Check out these ideas on what to do with leftover buttermilk, these delicious recipes for leftover ricotta cheese and these recipes that only use egg whites if you’re tired of egg white omelettes!)

Easy Leftover Chicken Recipes

Did you buy a whole rotisserie chicken and now have parts of chicken left that nobody wants to eat anymore? Do you have a lone chicken breast sitting in the fridge that you don’t know what to do with?

Don’t despair.

Our recipe roundup this quarter is all about what you can do with leftover chicken. And the recipes are so delicious you might just want to have chicken leftovers all the time!


20+ Easy Leftover Chicken Recipes for Cooked Leftover Chicken

If you bought rotisserie chicken and don’t know what to do with leftovers. If you’re meal planning for the week. If you’re thinking of quick and easy dinners for the family.

Here are easy chicken leftover recipes everybody will enjoy.

Easy leftover chicken recipes

So what can you make with leftover chicken? The answer is a lot.

My grandma loves making chicken salad. I love making chicken spaghetti.

And with the list above, we now know that there’s a whole world of delicious recipes for rotisserie, cooked and leftover chicken out there to explore! Who knew leftover chicken can be such an exciting adventure?


Which of these easy leftover chicken recipes are you trying first? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

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Friday 26th of April 2019

Chicken Pasta Salad looking great will surely try it and let you know the results btw thanks for sharing

Marisa F. Stewart

Saturday 6th of April 2019

I think rotisserie chicken is the best thing to come along since sliced bread. We love having it on hand and we pick it up at the store and it costs just about as much as buying a whole chicken and roasting it ourselves. Now I have more of an excuse to buy it -- you got some delicious recipes here. That chicken gnocchi is calling to me.


Friday 19th of April 2019

I agree with you! We always have rotisserie chicken, it's such a lifesaver when we're too lazy to cook anything.

Denise Wright

Thursday 4th of April 2019

I always buy a rotisserie chicken when at Costco because there are so many things to make with cooked chicken. You have an awesome list here.....especially like those tacos and soup! Great roundup!

Veena Azmanov

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Everything in these recipes are delicious and the look is awesome. Love all of it.


Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Love this round-up post. We always have chicken in the house. Saying that, finding great ways to use the leftovers is always a task. Lots of great things here.