Have leftover grilled chicken on hand? Repurpose those leftovers into one or more of these quick, delicious meal ideas! Who says leftovers can’t be delicious AND convenient?!
Like many of you, I see video and recipes online that look amazing. And require too much forethought, prep, or that ONE ingredient I never use or have on hand. So if you can relate to simplicity, and yes, sometimes freezer meals, then you’ve come to the right place! I was recently chatting with an old classmate of mine who expressed great appreciation for my recipes because a. they usually involve ingredients she commonly has on hand and b. my recipes aren’t complicated or too time consuming. Guys, that was music to my ears. And gave me the extra push to write this post [similar in theme to my 10 dinners to make with jarred pasta sauce].
Grilled chicken is to my summer food prep like shredded chicken is to my winter food prep. I almost always grill a big batch on the weekend to use midweek. While I don’t have a photo to go alongside each of these leftover grilled chicken ideas, I do have some snaps of my FAVORITE grilled chicken recipes to get you started:
Heck, even if you marinate the chicken in your favorite Italian salad dressing or soy sauce for a few hours then grill, that’s plenty delicious!
So here you have it, 10 ways to use that leftover grilled chicken breast. You know, after you eat it as-is!
Wraps: You know I’m a fan of a simple flatbread sandwich for lunch, so for me, the ultimate wrap includes flatbread, avocado, lettuce, tomato, and a little spicy mayo!
Tacos: Toss the grilled chicken in some taco seasoning, and pile high with your favorite taco toppings! In a taco shell of course.
Pasta: The boys are screaming YES for this one! Grilled chicken alfredo, anyone?! Made even easier with this 5-minute cheese sauce.
Pizza: Oh man, I could eat a BBQ chicken pizza any day of the week. And for any meal! Except I like my little BBQ chicken pizzas on flatbread!
Enchiladas: Yep, grilled chicken + cheese makes the perfect enchilada filling!
Salad: The obvious, most delicious example IMO. I think lots of people forget about protein + leafy greens for a satisfying meal… so add a breast or two to your bowl!
Egg Scramble: Ted would roll his eyes at this one, but if you are a fan of omelets or egg scrambles, why not add some extra protein to the mix?!
Stir-Fry: Once you sauté some of your favorite stir-fry veggies [we like peppers, onions, garlic, and mushrooms], add the chicken, perhaps this peanut sauce, and serve over rice!
Soup: Who says grilled chicken can’t be used in chicken noodle soup? Just chop up the chicken and throw in with the veggies and broth before serving!
And lastly, Grilled Chicken Parmesan. Because I just wanted to send you a friendly reminder about one of my most popular recipes in 2017!Fan of leftovers? Then get out your grill, cook a batch of chicken, and repurpose into one of… Click To Tweet
What am I missing?! Are you a fan of repurposing grilled chicken into multiple meals too?!