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Old 05-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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What can I do with leftover chicken?

I frequently make chicken stock by cutting up and boiling a whole chicken. After having done this several times I'm running out of ways to use resulting chicken that we're not bored of. So far I've made chicken noodle soup, tortilla soup with shredded chicken in it, tacos, chicken pot pie (a great use, by the way), hot sandwiches and I think that's about it.

I would appreciate any other suggestions.

Another angle from which to approach this, of course, is to use certain cuts separately in the first place rather than boiling everything. I'll probably do this more in the future but right now I have a whole cooked chicken that I don't know what to do with.

Thanks!

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Old 05-03-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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I frequently make chicken stock by cutting up and boiling a whole chicken. After having done this several times I'm running out of ways to use resulting chicken that we're not bored of. So far I've made chicken noodle soup, tortilla soup with shredded chicken in it, tacos, chicken pot pie (a great use, by the way), hot sandwiches and I think that's about it.

I would appreciate any other suggestions.

Another angle from which to approach this, of course, is to use certain cuts separately in the first place rather than boiling everything. I'll probably do this more in the future but right now I have a whole cooked chicken that I don't know what to do with.

Thanks!
Strip the meat from the bones and package in dinner size baggies and freeze for later.

Since I buy chicken leg quarters in 10# bags, I separate the drumsticks and thighs and bag them separately.

When I want to make broth, I use one chicken thigh and cook the broth only long enough to cook the chicken. Don't overcook the meat. If you wish, you can return the stripped bones to the broth and continue to cook it down for stock.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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Brunswick stew is a hearty dish. Chicken salad is another option. Use it in Alfredo sauce over pasta. Chicken and dumplings. Any recipe that calls for cooked cubed chicken you can sub the shredded chicken.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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Chicken sandwiches, chicken salad, quesadillas.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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Tacos........
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:45 PM   #6
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And or Enchiladas!
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #7
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I second the quesadillas.
Also, Chicken Caesar Salad or Chef's Salad or Pasta Salad, Chicken Souvlaki Salad, Chicken Pita Sandwiches, Chicken Lo Mein, Chicken Fried Rice...
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:51 PM   #8
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+1 on freezing it for later. Shred it, portion it out, then take it out when you are craving something with chicken, like Chimichitos! (a favorite), or nachos, or a sandwich with lettuce and mayo, or chilaquiles, or chicken salad, or chicken noodle soup, or a chicken melt,...
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:55 PM   #9
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Here's something I happen to be saving fo rmy next rotisserie chicken leftovers. It's something different, and I bet you'd like it:

Chicken Croquetas
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