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32 Leftover Chicken Recipes

Make your family’s favorite meal from yesterday’s leftover chicken even more delicious by using one of these creative recipes for tonight’s chicken.
These straightforward recipes, which range from pasta to salad to tacos, are ideal for making use of any leftover chicken. In either case, selecting one of these simple and speedy recipes is a safe bet that won’t let you down.

1. Chicken Patties

Even the pickiest diners can’t resist the irresistible flavor of these Chicken Patties. They are brilliantly crispy on the exterior with a juicy and cheesy inside, and they make excellent use of any leftover rotisserie chicken. After being combined with the batter, the chicken develops an incredibly soft and flavorful texture, and the panko coating helps to ensure that the center remains moist.

2. Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Find out how to create our homemade Chicken Pot Pie recipe in this easy-to-follow tutorial. My notion of a good meal to relax with! This recipe for pot pie is also an excellent way to utilize any leftover turkey.

3. Jamie Oliver Chicken Pie Recipe

Jamie Oliver Chicken Pie Recipe
Jamie Oliver Chicken Pie Recipe

Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Pie Recipe is similar to pot pie, but it’s packed with flavorful ingredients like buttery mushrooms, chicken, bacon, and cheese, all wrapped in flaky puff pastry and ready in less than an hour.

4. Ina Garten Chicken Pot Pie

Ina Garten Chicken Pot Pie
Ina Garten Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie by Ina Garten is the epitome of comfort food for me. Chicken with a tender texture, veggies, and sauce cooked into a shell made of flaky pastry. This homemade chicken pot pie recipe is not only simple but also an excellent way to utilize any leftover chicken you may have.

5. Tex-Mex Chicken Spaghetti Pioneer Woman

Tex-Mex Chicken Spaghetti Pioneer Woman
Tex-Mex Chicken Spaghetti Pioneer Woman

This Tex-Mex Chicken Spaghetti Pioneer Woman dish is guaranteed to be a hit thanks to the fact that it is baked to perfection and features a Tex-Mex flair. It is cheesy, it is creamy, it is calming, and makes use of ingredients that are easily accessible.

6. Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken Soup
Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken Soup

This flavor-packed Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken Soup is the perfect healthy comfort meal. It is a tomato, bean, corn, and chicken soup that is served with sour cream, avocado, and corn chips. Just five minutes are needed for the preparation, after which the soup may be left to cook on its own as you go about your day.

7. Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Spaghetti

Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti
Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Spaghetti

The preparation of this Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Spaghetti is quick and simple. This meal has a nice Southern kick to it, but it’s also velvety smooth and full of flavor! An excellent way to utilize the chicken from the night before!

8. Chicken Divan Pioneer Woman

Chicken Divan Pioneer Woman
Chicken Divan Pioneer Woman

Pioneer Woman Chicken Divan is a cheesy, creamy chicken and broccoli dish topped with buttery panko breadcrumbs and baked until golden. This Pioneer Woman Chicken Divan recipe is cooked from scratch and does not include any condensed soup.

9. Pioneer Woman Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Pioneer Woman Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe
Pioneer Woman Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

This simple Pioneer Woman Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe is the ideal blend of spicy and creamy, with tender chicken breast (if you have leftovers, use them! ), penne pasta, and the creamiest cheese sauce. Additionally, it contains herbs, sliced bell pepper, and a Cajun spice combination that you will like.

10. Portobello Mushroom Chicken Texas Roadhouse

Portobello Mushroom Chicken Texas Roadhouse
Portobello Mushroom Chicken Texas Roadhouse

The Texas Roadhouse portobello Mushroom Chicken is an out-of-the-way recipe for cooking chicken if you are tired of cooking the same chicken meals over and over again. Even if your children and spouse are finicky eaters, they will like this dish. If you are interested in learning more about the original Texas Roadhouse portobello mushroom chicken dish, then continue reading.

11. Trader Joe’s Wontons Mini Chicken Cilantro

Trader Joe’s Wontons Mini Chicken Cilantro
Trader Joe’s Wontons Mini Chicken Cilantro

Trader Joe’s Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons, in a nutshell, are savory little pillows filled with herbaceous, aromatic, and superbly seasoned chicken filling. The delectable flavor makes these Mini Wontons an excellent choice for a quick, savory snack. Because of their small size, they are ideal for an appetizer platter or an after-school snack.

12. Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole

Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole
Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole

The Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Casserole is bursting with flavor because of the use of three different types of ooey-gooey cheese, fresh spinach, decadent artichoke hearts, tangy Greek yogurt, and chicken. Believe me when I say that this dish is so delicious that you will be tempted to eat it right out of the pan if you make it!

13.Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

On a night when you don’t have much time to cook, this Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is exactly what you need. We’re talking about a rice casserole that’s not only creamy and cheesy, but also loaded with ranch, chicken, and bacon!

14. Chicken Mushroom Casserole

Chicken Mushroom Casserole
Chicken Mushroom Casserole

You don’t even have to bring the noodles to a boil or perform any preliminary cooking on the chicken! The Chicken Mushroom Casserole is an excellent choice for a supper meal since it is both simple and healthful, and it only requires five minutes of preparation time.

15. Pioneer Woman Chicken Ala King

Pioneer Woman Chicken Ala King
Pioneer Woman Chicken Ala King

Pioneer Woman Chicken Ala King is a creamy, flavorful, and simple to prepare comfort dinner that the entire family will adore! Dinner is ready in about 30 minutes.

16. King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole
King Ranch Chicken Casserole

An easy dinner that only requires ten minutes of preparation time is a King Ranch Chicken Casserole made in the traditional style. Either put it in the freezer for later use or serve it today with a side of chips and salsa. You can’t go wrong with either option. Your loved ones are going to go crazy for the chicken, corn tortillas, vegetables, and cheese that are layered in this spicy and creamy dish.

17. Green Chili Chicken Casserole

Green Chili Chicken Casserole
Green Chili Chicken Casserole

This Green Chile Chicken Casserole is loaded with the zesty taste of the southwest, is very soothing, and is simple to prepare. Because there are only eight of them, it’s easy to throw together and makes supper preparation a joy. This will soon become a favorite since there are so many different ways to serve it!

18. Dorito Chicken Casserole

Dorito Chicken Casserole
Dorito Chicken Casserole

This easy Dorito Chicken Casserole is delicious enough to serve on any night of the week and only takes a few minutes to prepare. The crunchy crust and gooey topping of my decadently cheesy dish are both made with crushed nacho cheese Doritos. Everyone will have a good time while enjoying this mouthwatering and entertaining lunch!

19. Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

The preparation time for this quick, healthful, and delightfully surprising Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole dish is just fifteen minutes, and it has juicy chicken and ham, a creamy sauce, gooey cheese, and a hidden vegetable.

20. Crockpot Chicken Casserole

Crockpot Chicken Casserole
Crockpot Chicken Casserole

Nothing surpasses the traditional combo of Crockpot Chicken Casserole for a simple meal when you’re wanting comfort food. It’s a genuine one-pot supper that warms our bodies, nurtures our hearts, and takes the chill off these winter nights, with carrots, broccoli, chicken, and stuffing all cooked in a creamy sauce!

21. Chicken Fajita Casserole

Chicken Fajita Casserole
Chicken Fajita Casserole

This Chicken Fajita Casserole could be my new favorite casserole. This simple chicken casserole is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama approved.

22. Chicken And Sweet Potato Recipe Jamie Oliver

Chicken And Sweet Potato Recipe Jamie Oliver
Chicken And Sweet Potato Recipe Jamie Oliver

This easy chicken and sweet potato recipe Jamie Oliver can be made quickly on the stovetop and then baked in the oven. It also comes with delectable honey butter and chipotle pan sauce that everyone will enjoy!

23. Pioneer Woman White Chicken Chili Instant Pot

Pioneer Woman White Chicken Chili Instant Pot
Pioneer Woman White Chicken Chili Instant Pot

Pioneer Woman White Chicken Chili Instant Pot is an outrageously delicious dinner made in one hour with only ten minutes of preparation. Simple pantry ingredients, creamy, and just surprise your family with white bean chicken chili.

24. Pioneer Woman Chicken And Sausage Gumbo

Pioneer Woman Chicken And Sausage Gumbo
Pioneer Woman Chicken And Sausage Gumbo

The Pioneer Woman Chicken And Sausage Gumbo is a beautiful dish representing the cuisines and ingredients of several cultures: West African, French, German, and Choctaw.

25. Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Pioneer Woman

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Pioneer Woman
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Pioneer Woman

This Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe from Pioneer Woman is super delicious, rich, hearty, and good for what ails you, this homemade chicken soup features perfectly seasoned chicken swimming in flavorful broth surrounded by wide egg noodles.

26. Leftover BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Quesadillas stuffed with grilled chicken, sharp cheddar cheese, sweet corn, and tangy barbecue sauce

27. Thai Chicken Soba Noodle Salad Jars

These Thai Chicken Soba Noodle Salad Jars are a creative and delicious take on a traditional cold noodle salad that is perfect for meal prepping during the warm summer months.

28. Peanut Butter Chicken Salad Sandwich

Sandwiches made with peanut butter and chicken salad are the ideal option for children since they are delicious, fun, and healthful.

29. Leftover Chicken Salad 

A traditional chicken salad recipe calls for only a few basic ingredients to be combined in order to produce a crunchy and velvety salad filling that is ideal for a homemade chicken salad sandwich.

30. “Nextover” Chicken Tacos

With this mouthwatering recipe, you can bring the party right to the dinner table. A sophisticated taco experience is achieved by combining a vibrant cabbage slaw with a fiery tomatillo salsa.

31. Asian Chicken Rice Bowl

This quick and easy Asian chicken rice bowl is created with rotisserie chicken, edamame, green onions, and is topped with an Asian sauce and served over brown or white rice.

32. Leftover Chicken Lentil Soup

Soup made using leftover chicken and lentils, seasoned with thyme, carrots, and celery. After a meal of roasted chicken or turkey, this uncomplicated and straightforward yet still wholesome soup is the perfect accompaniment.