I like making a huge batch of Barbecue Chicken. The first night we simply enjoy it as is. Then I shred the leftover barbecue chicken and use it to create “encore meals”. Now I am perfectly happy to mix up leftover barbecue chicken in a bowl with baked beans and sweet corn, but my family usually wants something that resembles a real dish.
Below are a few of our favorite ways to use up leftover barbecue chicken. Some of the recipes do not start out with barbecue chicken but instead include steps to make it, which is great if you just have leftover chicken. If you have leftover barbecue chicken, you can skip that step and speed up prep time.
Recipes that Use Up Leftover BBQ Chicken
Use leftover Barbecue chicken in place of barbecue beef to make Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Potatoes.
Check out this recipe for Barbecue Chicken Penne Skillet from Laura on Real Mom Kitchen for an easy way to make BBQ chicken stretch in a meal another night.
Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas are an easy way to make lunch a hit the next day.
Cupcakes and Kale Chips has a good recipe for a kid favorite; BBQ Chicken Tostadas. These would also be a great lunch or after school snack.
Make the whole family happy with these Pull-Apart BBQ Chicken Sliders from Best Recipe Box.
Tasty has some delicious Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos and while theirs uses chicken you cook when you make them, these could easily be made from leftover BBQ chicken.
I have recently discovered how delicious quinoa is in casseroles so this BBQ Chicken Quinoa Casserole from Gimme Some Oven sounds fantastic.
Beyer Beware has a great idea! Check out this recipe of theirs for BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese for something that’s really crowd pleasing!
Taco night will never be the same after you make some of these BBQ Chicken Tacos from Mix and Match Mama.
Life in the Lofthouse has the perfect way to make a quick snack with these BBQ Chicken Rollups.
How do you like to use up your leftover barbecue chicken?