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Leftover chicken recipes please

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
I'm looking for recipes for left over chicken - all the breast meat has gone so salads are out, there is too much left to make a soup from it (that's tomorrow!), I don't want to make sandwiches as it's for an evening meal. We are fed-up with my usual left over recipes such as curry, rice dishes like pilaff or chinese style fried rice or chicken fricasse - any new ideas? preferably not too calorific (I would LOVE to make a chicken and mushroom pie out of it but it's not good calorie wise!)


  • crazyhazycrazyhazy Forumite
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    what about sweet and sour chicken? Or another stir fry type meal. Or a chicken pasta bake?
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  • The chicken pasta bake is on the hob now!!
  • SarahsaverSarahsaver Forumite
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    next time try a savoury crumble.use mushroom or chicken soup and some extra veg as a sauce.
    Make a topping the same as for a fruit crumble but add some herbs/spices/salt and enjoy!
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    The chicken pasta bake is on the hob now!!
    What have you bunged in with it? Maybe you could add it to our list of recipes?
  • Judi wrote:
    What have you bunged in with it? Maybe you could add it to our list of recipes?
    The pasta bake was made up of diced chicken, sliced mushrooms, chopped onions, cooked penne pasta all in a veloute sauce(a white sauce flavoured with chicken stock cube)...all topped with grated cheese and baked to re-heat and brown...thank you all for your ideas!
  • sarah1sarah1 Forumite
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    Hi we buy a tesco chicken every week, we have the chicken breast that night while it is still hot, and then make a few sandwiches for work the next day and that's it. I pick the carcas for the dogs but it seems such as waste and was looking for ideas of how you all use the leftovers up. :confused:
    Thanks all.
  • squeakysqueaky Forumite
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    Pickings for sarnies or soup. Carcass for chicken soup and or chicken stock. There's a "leftovers" list in the Cooking section of the MEGA Index sticky that I'm sure has chicken in there...

    Edit: No it doesn't! <shock><horror>!! I'm sure it will soon though :)
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  • Lillibet_2Lillibet_2 Forumite
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    Drumsticks cold with salad
    Wings covered in BBQ sauce with rice or spicy potato wedges
    "Pickings" for a curry or enchiladers/tacos
    Spare bits egged & floured for nuggetts

    I can normally 3 x 2 adult meals plus soup/stock out of one medium chicken. It's just a case of "eeking" things out a tiny bit with veg/kidney beans/pulses etc. A sauce covers a multitude of other things besides the meat;) and you actually don't need very much meat to get teh flavour of the chicken.

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  • PookyPooky Forumite
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    Chicken and veg pie --- pick off enough meat - fry an onion, add some stock, what ever veg you want to use (or whatever needs using up) add the chicken and thicken the gravy if needed.

    Bung in some homemade shortcrust pastry and oven for about 25 mins at about 220.

    My kids ask for this every time we have chicken. I freeze the cooked meat down in "pie" sized portions too if there's enough.
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    Stir fry whatever veg you can find in the fridge - onions, peppers, mushrooms etc. Add the scraps from the chicken and stir in a tin of Campbells Condensed Soup. Simmer for a few minutes (you may need to add a little water if sauce is too thick)

    Serve with pasta for a quick and easy meal.
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