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Recipe for leftover cooked chicken?

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mintmagnummm Mon 16-Oct-17 12:23:19

I have some leftover cooked chicken and have no idea what to make with it? I want to get another dinner from it and there's plenty leftover for this but what can I make?? Anyone know any good casserole/curry etc hearty recipes?? I have a slow cooker too so any hob/oven/slow cooker ideas very welcome smile

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bigfishlittlefishtupperwarebox Mon 16-Oct-17 12:35:40

Mine either goes for chicken and chips, or a chicken pie of some sort or other. Chicken and mushrooms, sweet corn etc in a pie dish, a tin of Campbell’s condensed chicken soup in, ready rolled pastry on top. Yum!

AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 16-Oct-17 13:20:08

We often have this Italian chicken bake goes great with pasta or mash

DubiousCredentials Mon 16-Oct-17 13:26:18

I like to soften an onion or two in some butter, add a load of curry powder to taste, maybe some cardamon, then add in chopped up cooked chicken and some cold precooked rice and a handful of peas and/or sweet corn, heat through and scoff. Yum.

foodiemama26 Mon 16-Oct-17 15:02:21

Chicken fried rice is lovely with leftover chicken and uses up any veg too!
Chicken fajitas are also handy and can be bulked out with peppers, mushrooms, etc.

StewPots Mon 16-Oct-17 15:38:33

I do a Mexican chicken stew, with onions, peppers and kidney beans, with tinned tomatoes, chilli powder, and jalapeños. In fact I'm having it tonight.

I serve it with wraps (and dips with nachos if I have them in). Uses up loads of chicken, is filling and tasty and the ingredients are all things I have in my store cupboard.

everythingstaken123 Mon 16-Oct-17 15:50:21

I make chicken stew and serve either with mash or a pastry top to make a pie. You can also make it into a pasty if you make sure there's not too much liquid.

You can also make chicken risotto with it.

I am making chicken pie right now with last night's chicken!

PoohBearsHole Mon 16-Oct-17 15:52:46

Another one for chicken fried rice, simple and quick post school meal on late days for us. Shred chicken, use microwave rice, egg and any beg hanging around. Fry chicken veg, then rice and add egg - simples, on table in under 10 minutes from walking through the door 😃

mintmagnummm Mon 16-Oct-17 17:52:20

Thanks everyone so far. What's a nice recipe for chicken stew??

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PosieNarka Mon 16-Oct-17 18:06:09

Biryani or stir fry (either noodles or rice)

Cookingongas Mon 16-Oct-17 19:25:02

This chicken casserole is a firm favourite here

I often have leftover chicken and make- risotto, noodle soup, chicken and veg soup, croquettas, fajitas, chicken fried rice, chicken and leek pie, chicken and mushroom pasties, chicken and chorizo stew, chicken and red peppers lasagne, chicken and basil pasta bake- there’s loads to do with some cooked chicken hanging around!

Curlyshabtree Mon 16-Oct-17 19:36:23

Mix the cooked chicken with cooked onions, peppers, passatta, kidney beans and rice and put into tortillas for burittos! Big favourite in our house.
Also make a white sauce, add tomatoes , mushrooms whatever veg you have and serve with rice or pasta. We call this dish chicken gunge up!
Or we make a chicken and pea risotto.

Tatapie Mon 16-Oct-17 21:50:18

I love Delia Smiths left over chicken curry recipe from her classic cookbook.

mintmagnummm Tue 17-Oct-17 06:41:54

@Tatapie is the delia one the creamy chicken curry??

Thanks everyone

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Tatapie Tue 17-Oct-17 07:43:34

Yes it is, delicious! We use greek yog instead of double cream btw.

mintmagnummm Tue 17-Oct-17 09:22:44

Thank u

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kateandme Tue 17-Oct-17 09:49:13

chicken and ham (optional)and sweetcorn,salt plenty of pepper.stirred into a basic white sauce.serve over rice.taste yummy.
buy a curry sauce in a jar?
knorr do some great pour over sauce.
chicken and veg stir fry
casserole with dumpling.
chicken hotpot

Hippadippadation Tue 17-Oct-17 17:45:01

Pizza bake - leftover chicken, chorizo / pepperoni, mozzarella, tomato puree, mushrooms/peppers/jalapenos/onion/anything else you fancy. All in a casserole dish, sprinkle with cheese. Bake for about 30 mins.

cdtaylornats Tue 17-Oct-17 20:29:52

Spanish Chicken Pie

SealSong Tue 17-Oct-17 20:41:39

I often do it with noodles (vaguely) Thai style....stir fry red pepper, spring onion, sugar snap peas/ baby sweetcorn....add the chicken, cut in to bite sized bits, add sploshes of soy/sweet chilli/blob of peanut butter (or whatever Chinese/ Thai sauces you want), add cooked noodles, mix together, serve immediately. Easy peasy and ready in ten minutes max.

Impostress99 Tue 17-Oct-17 20:46:03

We have just eaten what dubiouscredentials posted. Yummy and we eat it all the time

PeasAndHarmony Tue 17-Oct-17 20:49:50

We just had ‘diamond chicken jubilee” from the Leon cookbook (Google it, the recipe is online).

It’s described as a sandwich topping but we had it in big jacket potatoes, absolutely delicious and dead easy to make - roast chicken, mayo, natural yoghurt, curry powder, seasoning I think? There’s a mango salsa you can make to go with it,

Stillwishihadabs Tue 17-Oct-17 20:55:05

Chicken rogan josh (think its on simple recipes website.

PurpleCrowbar Tue 17-Oct-17 21:01:18

Our basic leftover chicken curry:

Cook a couple of onions, slooooowwwwly, in ghee or vegetable oil. Add chopped garlic, grated ginger, chilli (they freeze well chopped) to taste - you'll need to experiment - my lot like it heavy on the garlic but easy on the chilli - then any veg which needs using up e.g. chopped carrot, peppers, zucchini, aubergine etc along with a teaspoon each of cumin, coriander & turmeric. I like to chuck some fenugreek in too.

Add half a dozen fresh ripe tomatoes (or a tin) OR tin of coconut milk for a creamy curry. If kids are weird about veg you can blend the sauce at this stage, once the tomatoes if using have cooked down a bit.

Chop your chicken & throw in, along with a handful of frozen peas, spinach or beans. Simmer gently to hear through & finish with a teaspoon of garam masala & chopped fresh coriander (which also freezes well so I buy a big bunch, chop & freeze).

Serve with steamed basmati rice &/or naan.

Also good with lentils added with the veg or a tin of chick peas instead of/as well as the chicken.

Not terribly authentic but a popular staple here!

mintmagnummm Wed 18-Oct-17 08:02:04

Thanks everyone I'm going to go with a curry, I have adapted a couple of recipes (using a few ideas from each one) and will let you know the results. I will be doing it thurs

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