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Old 03-19-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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What to do with leftover rotisserie chicken

We don't finish a roti-chicken and I'm always interested in doing something different with the meat the next day. I particularly like fix ahead and fridge/freeze casseroles for the evenings I'm not home to make dinner. Any ideas? We eat mostly fresh, unprocessed foods and love cheese and creamy stuff. We will eat ANY kind of ethnic food. TIA!

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Old 03-19-2006, 08:34 PM   #2
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We don't finish a roti-chicken and I'm always interested in doing something different with the meat the next day. I particularly like fix ahead and fridge/freeze casseroles for the evenings I'm not home to make dinner. Any ideas? We eat mostly fresh, unprocessed foods and love cheese and creamy stuff. We will eat ANY kind of ethnic food. TIA!
Lucky you, velochic. I never have any leftover rotisserie chicken (If you don't count the dark meat - which I don't care for.)

Chicken salad

Chicken/Veggie stir-fry

Chicken croquettes

Chicken and pasta dish - Alfredo, lasagna, etc.

Chicken/noodle/veggie bowl

Chicken pot pie

I will look through my recipes for more ideas.
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Old 03-19-2006, 08:51 PM   #3
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Try chicken a la king. Dice and saute bell peppers and onions in olive oil, add the chicken, add some of your favorite spices (powdered garlic, paprika, cayanne) one can of cream of chicken (or mushroom) condensed soup, a tad of water, some frozen peas and carrots (or whatever veggies you like) cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy over some toast!
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:11 PM   #4
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MANDARIN ORANGE CHICKEN

MIX TOGETHER

2 CUPS BBQ SAUCE
1 CUP FROZEN ORANGE CONCENTRATE
1 CUP PACKED BROWN SUGAR
1/2 CUP VEGETABLE OIL
1/4 CUP FLOUR.
2 TABLESPOONS GINGER

THEN ADD
1 CAN CRUSHED PINEAPPLE
1 CAN MANDARIN ORANGES
CHICKEN PIECES
WATER CHESTNUTS

SERVE OVER HOT COOKED RICE

You can do lots of variations of this. Add what you like...leave out what you don't!
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Old 03-19-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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Sliced chicken sandwiches on toasted bread with flavored mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Serve with some hot homemade soup.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:51 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies and thanks for the ideas Andy & Mish. Dina and Kaylinda - I can't get some of those ingredients. We don't really have the same canned selection as in the US. Maybe I can substitute a bechamel with mushrooms for the soup. I'll have to play around and find good combos of fruit that's in season. I don't think I've ever seen BBQ sauce. I need to find a good recipe that doesn't use brown sugar (also not available). Everything sounds very good, though. Thank you!!
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:03 AM   #7
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I often freeze my leftover cooked chicken in bags and when I have a recipe that needs cooked chicken I have it; very handy.the other night I added it to a rosy sauce to serve on pasta.
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:57 AM   #8
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Even just toss into a salad.

As far as BBQ sauce goes there are many recipes you can make that do not require ingredients you cannot get your hands on. Particularly Memphis style sauce.

Or take the bones, make a stock, then a pilaf and add the chicken.

Could add some beans to the mixture.

Add some tomato paste, or tomatoes, and make a kind of paella, or, the New Orleans variant, jambalya.

Or make some chicken crepes. With some shrooms and a cream sauce, what could be better?

Or how about Chinese peanut butter (sesame) noodles with chicken?

I gotta get out of here.

Am on a pretty strict diet and all of the wonderful ideas left by other posters has me hungry.
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Old 03-20-2006, 12:05 PM   #9
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I use the skin and bones and tiny leftovers to make really good chicken stock to use when cooking rice, etc. It makes good chicken soup too.
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Old 03-20-2006, 12:06 PM   #10
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Kaylinda, the Mandarin Orange Chicken looks delicious. I've copied and saved it. Thanks for sharing.
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