Recipes Ideas to Use Up Leftover Chicken

Tonight I am sharing my Chicken Fricassee at $5 Dinners. It makes use of leftover chicken to create a fast and easy dinner for a busy night.

I like to roast a chicken on the weekend. It makes for an easy, delicious, and somewhat fancy family dinner. It also provides me with bones to make chicken broth and leftover meat to use in recipes through out the week. I rarely just reheat leftovers, instead I use them as a base to speed up dinner prep. Then I add layers of flavor to create a whole new meal. You won’t recognize Sunday’s chicken dinner when you use leftover chicken in these recipes:

Chicken and Artichoke Pizza

Asian Chicken and Rice Soup

Southwest Pasta Salad

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Curried Chicken Pasta Salad

Chicken and Mango Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

You will find more recipe ideas in this post that I wrote last year on Repurposing Leftover Chicken.

What is your favorite recipe for using up leftover chicken? Feel free to leave a link or recipe in the comments.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. YUMMERS! I’m putting that pizza on my dinner rotation!

  2. Mmmm . . . going to have to try that Chicken and Mango salad. I make a similar salad with rice that my husband loves. The cilantro dressing sounds so good!

  3. Great leftover chicken ideas! I love it when the leftover dish is better than the original! Looks like you’ve got some winners here!

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