Leftover Chicken Recipes

Dips, Soups, Salads and More

These leftover chicken recipes can be made with any type of cooked chicken. If you have leftover roast chicken, fried chicken or stir-fried chicken, it all works, provided the chicken isn't coated with a heavy sauce or coating. If it is, you can still use it; just scrape off any bread crumbs or sauces before proceeding with the recipe. Of course, rotisserie chicken works well in all of these recipes, too.

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    French Bread Pizza. LauriPatterson/Vetta/Getty Images

    This easy five-ingredient pizza is made with prepared barbecue sauce, French bread as the crust and leftover cooked chicken. What could be easier? Pizza is a terrific way to use leftovers because you don't need a lot of meat to make a difference. Even if you only have half a chicken breast or one leg leftover, you can make this pizza.

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    Chicken Pot Pie
    Chicken Pot Pie. Jeff Shaffer/ Dawn Smith/Getty Images

    There's no reason to cook chicken from scratch to make a luscious chicken pot pie. This recipe proves it. A refrigerated pie crust and frozen mixed vegetables are the other shortcuts that make this recipe easy.

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    Buffalo Chicken Dip
    Buffalo Chicken Dip. James Baigrie/Getty Images

    This slow cooker dip is so simple to make and always a hit. Even better: It takes less than 10 minutes of active prep time. Serve with celery sticks or pita chips.

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    Chicken Noodle Soup. Westend61/Getty Images

    Using pre-cooked chicken in this soup means you can have soul-soothing homemade soup in minutes. If you have homemade chicken stock, by all means, use it for this recipe. If not, feel free to use store-bought broth or stock.