Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    Default 25 Ways To Recycle Chicken

    Coming up with dinner every day can be a pain in the neck especially if

    you are a single cook. Just thinking about going to the store is

    discouraging enough much less having to cook after a day's work.Many of

    us take the easy way out and throw something together from the leftover

    dishes in the refrigerator and more often than not that leftover is

    chicken.Not that there's anything wrong with chicken.It's quick easy and

    economical. It tastes good and it's good for you.But chicken is boring

    if you always make the same old thing in the same old way.

    Depending on the size of your cooking audience and with a little

    imagination you can keep a roasted chicken going for a day or a

    week.Start with a whole roasted or rotisserie broiled chicken from the

    supermarket or a take out restaurant.After your first meal the rest of

    the bird looms as leftovers.

    Here are 25 ways to recycle leftover chicken without actually

    cooking.With most of them you could round out the meal by serving a

    salad a good piece of bread or a hard roll a piece of fresh fruit and a

    couple of cookies.Most of the suggestions are quickie versions of more

    complicated dishes.Assemble here heat up there.So who's telling?t


    1. International "Ketchup": Heat up a hefty portion of leftover chicken

    and serve with an international dipping sauce found in the ethnic

    sections of supermarkets. Try Thai dipping sauce, Szechuan dipping

    sauce, Indian chutney and a smoky cowboy barbecue sauce. Do it with Eggs


    2. Chicken Deviled Eggs: Mash six hard cooked egg yolks with mayo,

    grated onion, mustard and salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce to taste.

    Stir in about a half-cup of finely chopped cooked chicken.


    3. Omelet or Scrambled Eggs: Combine small cubes of chicken, cubes of

    cream cheese and some chopped herbs (parsley, chives and tarragon make a

    good combination). Toss into an omelet or scrambled eggs and let heat

    through until the chicken is warm and the cream cheese is oozy. Match it

    with Breads


    4. Pita Sandwich: Spread pita pocket bread (whole wheat or sesame) with

    mayonnaise to which you've added a pinch of curry and a few drops of

    fresh lemon juice. Add slices of cooked chicken. Stuff in a few slices

    of mango or avocado for a surprise and finish with a good spray of

    watercress or crisp lettuce. If you have some chopped nuts handy toss

    them in.


    5. Another Pita Sandwich: Spread pita pocket bread with mayo. Stuff it

    with slices of leftover chicken, sweet cabbage relish and a slice of

    tomato.Sprinkle generously with pepper. The crisp-sweet relish is the

    flavor secret here.


    6. Cheese Melt: Spread a split and partly toasted English muffin with

    pesto or mayo, top with slices of leftover chicken and grated or sliced

    cheese.Heat under the broiler until brown and bubbly.


    7. White Pizza: Brush a small round of focaccia bread or Boboli with

    olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder. Scatter with pieces of

    leftover chicken, chopped fresh herbs and top with shredded mozzarella

    cheese. Run under the broiler to brown.


    8. Red Pizza: Slice a piece of French bread in half lengthwise. Brush it

    with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder. Spoon on a little canned

    pizza sauce and scatter shreds of leftover chicken over all. Add chopped

    fresh basil and oregano if you have some. Top with shredded mozzarella

    cheese. Run under the broiler to brown.


    9. Mexican Pizza: Scatter shredded leftover chicken on a flour tortilla

    to within a half inch of the edge. Generously shake mild or hot pepper

    sauce onto the chicken.Top with some shredded mozzarella or jack cheese.

    Run under the broiler until the cheese melts and browns and the edges of

    the tortilla turn up like a saucer.Reach for additional hot pepper



    10. Rancher Pizza: Scatter shredded leftover chicken on a flour

    tortilla.Douse with smoked barbecue sauce. Top with grated cheddar

    cheese if you like.Run under the broiler until cheese melts and browns

    and the edges of the tortilla turn up like a saucer.


    11. Peking Chicken: Steam a flour tortilla to warm and soften it. Spread

    the tortilla with a teaspoon of hoisin sauce or more to taste (you can

    boost the flavor with a drop of sesame oil), add thin shreds of leftover

    chicken and small chopped pieces of chicken skin.The skin won't be very

    crisp but it adds a ton of flavor.Snip a scallion into rings and scatter

    them over the chicken.Wrap up into a package.As an alternative spread

    the hoisin sauce in a pita pocket and stuff with chicken, chicken skin

    and scallions.


    12. Fajitas: Saute a little sliced onion and green pepper in olive

    oil.Place on a warm flour tortilla. Add strips of warm cooked leftover

    chicken. Spritz with lime juice.Top with a dollop of sour cream,shredded

    lettuce and a spoonful of salsa.Roll up into a package.Warm it up


    13. Stir Fry: You don't need a wok. A skillet will work just as well.

    Toss sliced onion, garlic, red pepper, yellow squash and zucchini,

    broccoli buds and bean sprouts with olive oil until soft. Toss in cubes

    of leftover cooked chicken to heat. Douse with stir-fry sauce and heat



    14. Fried Rice: Saute onion and garlic. Add a portion of leftover rice.

    Add chopped scrambled egg, minced leftover vegetables and diced leftover

    chicken. If there's a little piece of ham or shrimp in the fridge chop

    it and add. Season with soy sauce heat and serve.


    15. Kebabs: Alternate cubes of leftover chicken, pineapple and red

    pepper on a skewer. Brush with melted butter or spritz with olive oil

    cooking spray and heat briefly under the broiler to brown.


    16. Soup Helper: Reinforce any canned vegetable or chicken soup with

    real pieces of chicken.


    17. Variations on a theme: Toss leftover chicken pieces with almost

    anything: apples, olives, mandarin oranges, avocado, ham, pesto. Add

    celery or nuts for crunch, onions or shallots for bite and lemon juice

    for zest. Bind with mayo, a little yogurt or sour cream. Serve on

    lettuce or in a sandwich.


    18. Chicken Caesar Salad:Toss pieces of romaine lettuce in a bowl.Add

    chopped anchovies, chopped hard cooked egg and croutons.Toss with

    bottled Caesar salad dressing.Top with strips of grilled chicken and

    grated Parmesan cheese.


    19. Cobb Salad: Top salad greens with strips of julienne of leftover

    chicken, ham and cheese. Make other strips of red onion, crumbled bacon,

    bleu cheese and diced tomatoes. Add avocado and hard cooked eggs if you



    20. Pasta Salad: Bolster almost any homemade or store-bought pasta salad

    with chunks of chicken.


    21. Oriental Chicken Salad: Mix diced or shredded leftover chicken,

    sliced water chestnuts, diced celery and a sliced scallion. Toss with

    mayo to which you've added a pinch each of ginger and mustard and a

    tablespoon or so of chopped candied ginger. Scatter sliced toasted

    almonds over the top.Pick it off the Carcass


    22. Chicken Log: Soften a small package of cream cheese, and add

    Worcestershire sauce and mild or hot pepper sauce to taste. Add a

    chopped stalk of celery and about a cup and a half of minced leftover

    chicken. Mix well and dump onto a piece of waxed paper. Form into a log

    and chill. Unwrap and roll in chopped nuts and parsley. Serve with



    23. Chicken Hash: Mince up leftover chicken and leftover potatoes. Add a

    beaten egg, a sliced scallion and season heavily. Melt butter in a

    no-stick pan, add the mixture to the pan and heat until a crust forms.

    Flip and cook on other side.


    24. Mix it up: Toss scraps and shreds of leftover chicken into pancake

    mix into waffle mix into griddle fritters.


    25. Chicken Pecan Spread: Blend a large package of cream cheese and 1/3

    cup mayo. Stir in 3/4 cup of pecans, 2 tablespoons chutney (chopped if

    necessary), 1 -1/2 teaspoons curry powder and a tablespoon of chopped

    parsley.Add 1 cup chopped leftover chicken and stir well. Turn into a

    serving dish.

    Serve with crackers or as a spread for pear or apple slices.


    26. Time to buy another chicken.

    The beauty of life is not how happy you are but how happy others can be

    because of you.

  2. #2
    Carolyn Moen

    Default 25 Ways To Recycle Chicken

    One of my favorites is "Chix Pot Pie Minis".


    Grease custard cups and take left over chicken, mixed vegetables and cream of

    mushroom soup.  A dash of worsteshire sauce.  Spoon into custard cups

    and top with buttermilk bisquits.  Spread over the cups like a crust. 

    Bake at 375 for 20 minutes...I spread a bit of butter on the top when it comes

    out of the oven.


    Possibilities are endless...beef pies, hot dog/bkd beans and cheddar

    pies/sausage w/peppers and onions with a bit of pasta sauce...sprinkle a bit of

    garlic powder over the bisquits on that one.




    Little ones love their "own pies" too,

    --- On Mon, 6/16/08, <> wrote:

    From: whomeworry@

    Subject: : 25 Ways To Recycle Chicken

    Date: Monday, June 16, 2008, 7:14 AM

    Coming up with dinner every day can be a pain in the neck especially if

    you are a single cook. <HUGE EXCESS RETURN POST EDITED BY MODS>



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts