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  • What do you like to do with leftover chicken

    I have a lot of chicken leftover from a whole chicken I made...

    What do you like to do with leftovers?? Need ideas!!

  • #2
    I haven't tried this with chicken yet, but when I had lots of turkey left over I cut it in small strips and sauteed it in butter and a little stock (or gravy). It was amazing.


    • #3
      Turkey Sandwich on rye.... kiddin'!

      I'll cook up some bacon and then put brussle sprouts in with the bacon and grease with a little chicken broth to soften the sprouts. Then add the left over chicken. Really good!
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      • #4
        When I roast a chicken, the thighs, drumsticks and other delicious bits disapear, leaving me with two breasts and some other random hunks of meat. I usually make chicken salad (regular with sliced green grapes, or curried with bits of dried apricot) and then stock with the bones. Leftover chicken is also great in frittatas or other egg dishes.
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        • #5
          My new favorite is tortilla soup - pick off the meat, make stock with the bones, tons of carrots, celery (stalk and leaves), tomatoes, cumin, garlic, onion, cilantro, lime, additional stock from previous birds if necessary, etc. My husband fries up corn tortilla strips for him and the kids and they eat theirs over rice. I just add avocado and extra lime to mine.

          I also like stir-frying left over poultry with broccoli slaw, tamari, lime, ginger, garlic, etc.
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          • #6
            Shred it up and throw it in with egg scrambles, or on a salad
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            • #7
              I've made this salad twice in the past week or so: Warm Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad | Everyday Paleo It's really freaking good, and a good way to use leftover chicken.


              • #8
                Mixed with pesto, added to tomato & leafy salad. Avocado doesn't hurt this either.

                Also, I always make stock from the bones, and having some chopped cooked meat to mix in makes for quick soup.


                • #9
                  Any fowl or pork I have left over almost invariably gets chopped up and doused with my Carolina BBQ sauce (a cup of apple cider vinegar and 6 tbsp flaked red pepper will do a whole chicken) and seared in a pan (then eaten and/or frozen for later use).

                  That said, chicken seared in coconut oil and served next to butter-scrambled eggs is bloody awesome as well.


                  • #10
                    I love chicken salad that has curry powder in it, along with some bits of fruit (grape halves, or bits of apple or pear) and some walnuts.

                    I also love chicken tortilla soup, as another poster has mentioned. Pioneer Woman Cooks has a good recipe, and beans are easily omitted.


                    • #11
                      We both work and with a young child when we get home we love to have a whole chicken that gets cooked on Sunday and reused. We usually have at least 1 traditional roast chicken dinner.....then......Like PP we'll make a chicken salad (various types) with some of the breast meat, our big favorite is just to use avacado in place of mayo and pulsed with chicken and raw onion in the food processor with salt/pepper....soooo good if you put it in half a tomato "boat" and drizzle with balsamic.... and save some breast meat for soup or we'll pull half the breast and put it in a bit of marinade overnight (we're currently trying some of the primal friendly ones we're finding online) and then stirfry up veggies and add the cooked meat and some of the marinade right at the end for stirfry. Soup always happens, even if I just freeze the carcass for later. We raise chickens with friends so ours are only about 5lbs each so usually our family of three gets 2 MAYBE 3 chicken meals and soup out of 1 bird.

                      We're dying to try the cauliflowr "rice" with leftover chicken next to make chicken fried rice.... we have our caluliflower in the fridge finally, now I just have to plan the chicken part!


                      • #12
                        I made a really nice, simple soup the other day. Gonna make it again tonight. You can adjust the ratios, but here's what I used:

                        1/2 lb chicken
                        3 tbsp wakame seaweed
                        1 medium onion, chopped
                        2 cloves garlic, minced
                        1 tbsp curry powder
                        1 tbsp coconut oil
                        3 cups chicken stock

                        Saute the onions and garlic in coconut oil, add chicken, curry and stock and heat through. Add wakame and let it hydrate, then salt to taste.


                        • #13
                          Mark's Bacon, Chicken, Avocado salad . It totally rocks.
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                          • #14
                            Big enough pieces, I just eat with some veg as lunch. Smaller bits I chop up into a BAS.
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                            • #15
                              Sautee in butter until crispy and have it for breakfast