These 22 Quick and Easy Leftover Chicken Recipes are perfect for repurposing your leftovers and reducing food waste – and if you're really in a pinch, you can use rotisserie chicken in most of these recipes!
Leftover chicken…it's just not something that happens regularly in my house since I'm usually just cooking for one, but when I do have some on hand I know I'm in for a super quick and healthy dinner!
I know leftover chicken is one of those things though where you just sometimes aren't sure how to use it up in a way that tastes good and is appealing enough for a fresh twist. That's why I've got your back with these leftover chicken recipes! They're great for those busy weeknights where you don't feel like you have time to cook, or you're just trying to reduce food waste.
I almost always have some sort of veggie in my fridge in need of using up, but I recognize this can happen very often in larger households where you often end up cooking too much chicken for a recipe or you're cooking for the week ahead and want to get ahead on some prep work.
And I know that leftover chicken isn't always appealing, but it's definitely all in how you reheat it and the way you repurpose it. I promise that plenty of the recipes in this round up will have you reheating the chicken in such a way that it tastes like new – think leftover chicken in chicken pot pies, pulled chicken tacos, flatbread style pizzas, mason jar soups and more. There's always a great way to reuse chicken because it basically goes with everything!
I should mention that these are also great leftover rotisserie chicken recipes so if you have some of that on hand in the fridge instead, feel free to use it up here!