Leftover chicken recipes

Leftover chicken recipes are the perfect way to use up chicken that didn't get eaten after making a big family roast.

A big roast chicken is a lovely Sunday treat, but what are you supposed to do with all the leftover meat? Buying a whole chicken is often cheaper than buying portions separately but it can often leave you with lots of leftover chicken. We’re here to help with our leftover chicken recipes.

See our easy recipes to make another meal from your leftover chicken – you’ll never have to eat the same thing two nights in a row! There are so many ways to jazz up leftover roast chicken. These leftover chicken recipes are sure to inspire you – from chicken stir-fries to chicken curries, we’ve got lots of delicious leftover chicken recipes to choose from.

Cooked chicken can be re-used in other meals, you just need to make sure that it is thoroughly re-heated when warming up. This is a great way to make sure you can use your leftover chicken to make one of these leftover chicken recipes at a later date. Leftover chicken will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days or you could freeze it for up to two months. If you’re freezing cooked chicken, it’s a good idea to cut it into strips or chunks so you it doesn’t freeze in one big chunk and you can grab handfuls of the amount you need.

So what are you going to make with your leftover chicken? There are so many leftover chicken recipes you can try to make for your family, from classic chicken curries to more fun recipes like chicken tacos. You can combine it with lots of different ingredients to make various dishes.

Scroll through our ideas for meals you can make with your leftover chicken

First up are these delicious chicken taco bowls made with leftover chicken, salad and tortilla wraps.

Ingredients you need:

  • Corn
  • Tortilla
  • Chicken
  • Mayo
  • Lettuce

Get the recipe: Chicken taco bowls