Go Ahead, Make My Dinner

March 12, 2009 @ 8:43 am | Filed under: Recipes

tastydishI have a lot of cooked chicken left over from last night. Ordinarily we’d have fajitas tonight with the leftovers, but the baby gets a diaper rash every time I eat anything acidic, including (sob) salsa. So what are your favorite ways to use cooked chicken?


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  1. Oooh, most of my meal plans have cooked chicken in them! Chix tetrazzini, chix casserole- both with a white sauce, noodles, and spices, Wedding soup, Chix pockets- crescent rolls form the base, in a white sauce, shall I continue?

  2. chicken and rice soup, yummy!

  3. We love chicken tretrazzini, lots of cream sauce and cheese. We also eat chicken pot pie, chicken with biscuits and chicken and dumplings (obviously we’re from the South). Chicken salad is also good and easy.

  4. Chicken pot pie or chicken enchiladas (with a white sauce).

  5. I don’t know if I could handle being salsa-less whilst breastfeeding. I’d be like, “Kid, you’re gettin’ a bottle. Mama wants her tacos.”

    More seriously–chicken noodle soup. Mmm. (How does the baby’s diaper feel about garlic?)

  6. Forgot 2 more, but one has been mentioned, chicken pot pie, and also chicken and stuffing! And chicken and noodles- kind of like stew, thicker than soup.

  7. Far East Parmesan Couscous, lentils, chicken, and a vegetable mixed in. I don’t make anything from a recipe so I can’t help you there. One box of couscous with all the additions feeds my family with enough leftover for dh’s lunch.

  8. I would slice the chicken thinly, mix it with a jar of ragu alfredo sauce and pour it over your favorite pasta. Of course this is all hot and makes a very easy chicken alfredo. My kids eat it up so fast there are no leftovers even when I use a whole box of pasta (I just have two small girls). It is easy and delicious. I usually put some kind of garlic bread with it and it takes very little time but is very popular at my house. There are recipes for alfredo out there but they are complicated and require cream and fresh parmasean, not bad just can get expensive. A jar of the sauce is less than $2 which fits my budget and even if supper prep starts at 6 I can have it on the table by 6:30.

  9. You’ll have to multiply this out to feed your family – this will only do about 4 people! I frequently do this one:
    Cook up a pan of pasta.
    Fry up an onion or two and some garlic.
    Add chicken left-overs.
    Chopped spinach to taste.
    Pour into cooked pasta with a can of mushroom soup, add some cheese if you like, and I always add black pepper too.
    Heat thoroughly and serve.

  10. My favorites are right out chicken enchiladas and tortilla soup won’t help you. But I’m awfully fond of chicken lemon soup.

  11. leftover chicken makes all kinds of excellent wraps…bacon, lettuce, and tomato; avocado and peppers; hummus and grilled veggies; refried beans, avocado tonato, and cucumber…all sorts of delightful combos with a salad or soup and chips on the side..can make dinner as well…even a simple chicken salad!! Also they involve very little cooking!!

  12. Thanks, everybody! It is always good to hear other people’s favorites for new ideas. I happened to have couscous and asparagus on hand, so I went with Nina’s suggestion. Have enough chicken left over for another meal so I may try another one of these suggestions for Saturday.

  13. Fried rice, chicken noodle soup, chicken salad, white pizza, Salsa-less taco (chicken, lots of lettuce and tomato and some cheese on flour or corn tortilla), white chili ….

  14. King Ranch Casserole
    -2-3 cups shredded chicken
    -9 corn tortillas, torn in small pieces
    -15 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles
    -can cheddar cheese coup (or cream of chiken, cream of mushroom
    -2 cups shredded colby or ched. cheese

    -Mix soup and tomatoes in a bowl
    -in a buttered casserole dish layer 1/3 of the tortillas, 1/3 of chicken, 1/3 of the cheese and 1/3 of the soup
    -Repeat, reserving some cheese for the top
    -Bake at 350 for 45 minutes- 1 hour

  15. I love chicken panni & you do have a george foreman grill, right? *winks* How about basil, mozarella & tomatoes. Or a simple blt with chicken. chicken bbq. You might even persuade Jane to whip up pizza dough and make some California Pizza Kitchen inspired creations. 🙂

  16. Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Spaghetti, or my mother’s chicken casserole.

  17. To counter the acidic diaper rash, try using a mixture of Maalox and Aquaphor on baby’s bottom. Works wonders! And can expand your culinary repertoire while nursing….