9 delicious leftover chicken recipes | Features – Jamie Oliver
A whole roast chicken is a wonderful thing: juicy meat, crispy skin, it’s one of our all-time favorite things to cook. But the real joy is in those beautiful leftovers! Check out our brilliant ideas for leftover cooked chicken and give your Sunday roast a new lease of life.
Wondering what to do with leftover roast chicken? Well, we have plenty of tasty ideas for you: try an epic salad or cozy pasta oven, a hearty stew or a hot chicken soup. If you feel like taking things to a higher level, you can use leftover roast chicken to make dumplings, dim sum or lasagna. Not only are these recipes delicious, but they’ll also help you get the most out of your whole roast chicken, helping you reduce food waste and save money.
Please note: Once cooked, chicken can only be reheated once: divide stews, cakes, and curries that use leftover chicken, so only reheat the amount you need. Reheat until hot before serving.
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Jamie’s simple chicken stew recipe is guaranteed to bring those warm and cozy sensations. This recipe uses both the carcass and leftover meat of your roast chicken, so nothing goes to waste. Topped with fluffy dumplings and served with seasonal vegetables, this warmer winter recipe is brilliant to have up your sleeve.
A family favorite, this super easy pasta baking is a brilliant way to use any leftover chicken you have in the fridge. It’s easy, tasty, and a fantastic way to make the most of your leftovers, plus it’s one of our brilliant budget recipes.
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healthy and full of colorful vegetables, a bowl of homemade chicken soup hits the nail on the head like nothing else. This leftover staple is quite flexible, so you can mix and match the herbs and vegetables with whatever is in season: you can add a handful of orzo or small forms of pasta to make it a more substantial meal.
Made with a simple dough of coconut milk and flour, these little steamed buns are an exciting way to use your roast chicken. Packed with hearty flavors of cilantro, ginger, barbecue sauce and a splash of lime, they are a total delight.
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Served with a rich tomato sauce, these epic chicken dumplings are so good! With punchy flavors of olives, capers, and parmesan, this is much more than a humble leftover recipe. In addition, they are suitable for freezing, so they are excellent for getting ahead. Serve with pasta or rice for a delicious dinner, or with salad and chili jam.
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How to make leftover chicken even more delicious? Make a lasagna! Layered between vibrant vegetables, béchamel sauce, and homemade lasagna slices (or you can use pre-made), this lovely leftover chicken recipe is full of flavor and guaranteed to fall into a storm.
Crunchy homemade croutons and crispy smoked bacon and a delicious dressing really make this epic roast chicken salad. Delicious served hot or cold, this beautiful salad could rival a roasted dinner any day!
Using many different leftovers at once, this is a brilliant recipe after roasting! It was created with Christmas dinner in mind, but this dish works just as well with classic Sunday roast chicken leftovers. Just add some fragrant spices, crispy croutons, and fresh vegetables to make this easy-to-spare salad.
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The chili, cilantro, mint and lime in this salad really highlight and will warm your cockles on a cold day. Easy to assemble, it’s perfect for lunch boxes and super flexible, so you can change things up with any crunchy vegetables you have on hand.
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