Nine Leftover Chicken Recipes

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We all know how difficult it is deciding what to do with leftover chicken, usually, it ends up just being eaten cold the next day. The epic leftover chicken recipes are here to help get rid of this boring habit!

Check out these nine recipes to see the different ways you can create more delicious dishes with your leftover chicken!


1. Butter Chicken Curry

This tasty treat is an easy butter chicken curry recipe, it’s a great way to reuse leftover Chicken, for a wholesome filling midweek meal. This is an ideal dish for those who prefer milder flavours, our chipotle chilli paste gives a distinctive twist to this Indian classic.

2. Spicy Creole Chicken Casserole

The Spicy creole chicken casserole recipe is the brainchild of Tom Parker Bowles, a Gran Luchito Fan. This recipe is laced with Gran Luchito Chipotle Chilli Paste, which adds rich smoky chilli flavour.

3. Mexican Chicken Tacos

Using Sunday roast leftovers, fresh coriander, crunchy radish and a ripe slice of avocado and a generous dollop of our chipotle mayo the little beauties have the perfect amount of smoke and spice. To get the true taste of Mexico you will need some corn tortillas if you can’t get hold of these ordinary flour wraps will do the job.

4. Vietnamese Chicken Salad

This Vietnamese chicken is an uber healthy meal, perfect low-carb lunch or dinner. Most importantly this recipe is full of bold flavours lots of fresh ingredients and is the perfect way to use up leftover roast chicken. We made a classic south-east Asian inspired salad dressing with a Mexican twist using our chipotle chilli.


5. Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

Leftover chicken was made for risotto. Pretty quick and simple to make and so heartwarming. This recipe uses our smoky chipotle paste for some big bold flavours. Don’t forget to throw in the chorizo!

7. Chicken Tortilla Soup

This leftover chicken recipe is packed full of tasty fresh ingredients. The chicken is mixed with a spicy tomato base and topped with cheese, freshly chopped coriander, sliced avocado, lime juice and crispy fried tortilla chips. This is one of our favourite leftover chicken recipes.

7. Crispy Shredded Chicken

As much Asian as it’s Mexican, the truth is we don’t care where this chicken recipe is from as it tastes so frickin good! A dollop of our chipotle paste gives the leftover chicken a smoky spice and the dash of vinegar and brown sugar bring the sweet and sour.

8.Chicken Flautas

These are chicken flautas and they’re an amazing little Mexican street food snack that hit the spot every time. If you’ve got leftover chicken from a Sunday roast, why not give these a go and try something a little different?

9. Easy Chicken Quesadillas

If you’ve got left-over roast chicken and you’re looking for an easy and delicious way to use it up, you’ve found a great recipe. This easy chicken quesadillas recipe is unbelievably moreish. Shredded roast chicken, melted cheese, soft tortillas all served with a spicy salsa and fresh guacamole.

Have you made any of these Leftover Chicken Recipes? If so please do let us know how you got on!




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