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KATIE135 SparkPoints: (19,815)
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11/11/09 3:18 P

Just throw it away!


LOL - Joking - a lot of good suggestions here! I like to use them in my salad, or eat it by itself as a snack!

MITECU Posts: 7,061
11/11/09 2:06 P

As you can see by all the responses, boneless, skinless chicken breast is so versatile and leftovers can be used in many, many dishes.

ITGIRL74 SparkPoints: (13,899)
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11/11/09 1:51 P

I personally like cold cubed chicken breast by itself as a high-protein snack, maybe paired with some cut up veggies to make it even more filling. Also, it's really good eaten with fruit - especially pineapple or blueberries.

THENAMESLISA Posts: 2,537
11/11/09 1:36 P

I like to throw it in my salad to make a nice meal.

MEGANE2007 SparkPoints: (23,168)
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11/11/09 12:58 P

I shred up leftover chicken breasts and use them in a great chicken salsa soup recipe that is perfect for cool winter nights. Here is the recipe I found: http://www.grouprecipes.com/85993/chicken-
salsa-soup.html. It doesn't call for them, but I also add a large can of black beans as well. You can easily make it spicy or mild according to your likings. I tend to make a big batch over the weekend and freeze it for quick and easy weeknight dinners :)

R3DROBIN Posts: 1,388
11/11/09 12:51 P

mmmmmmmmmmm thanks for all the great ideas! i cant believe i didnt think of some of them! im not very creative.. lol


ANEWMELI Posts: 822
11/11/09 10:48 A

You could try chopping it up and adding some vegetables (I like celery) and some fat free mayo, lemon juice, some spices... make it a chicken salad!! It goes great with crackers, wheat bread, wrap bread...

WARMSPRINGDAY Posts: 4,989
11/11/09 7:32 A

Oh, wow! I love having leftover chicken. I guess most of these things have already been mentioned. Sandwiches, wraps, chicken tacos, throw it into fried brown rice, dice up for soups or casseroles. I purposely try to make extra chicken breast when I prepare it so I have some left to use for other things.

FORESTGHOUL Posts: 569
11/11/09 6:54 A

homemade buffalo chicken pizza! white sauce, garlic, onions, mozzarella cheese and hot sauce. use a tortilla for a conveniently portioned serving. or i make a skillet type thing with steamed veggies. toss everything in a frying pan with some veggie or chicken broth, let it simmer until the liquid is almost gone and top with whatever cheese you want.

-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
11/11/09 6:46 A

I love making coronation chicken... in a healthy way!

Mix the cut up cooked chicken with some cottage cheese instead of mayo, then add a teaspoon curry powder, some chopped almonds, a few raisins and some peach chunks. Makes an amazing cracker topping or salad side.

JULIEN* Posts: 5,331
11/11/09 1:40 A

Lucky! I love leftover chicken. You can freeze it and later cube it up and toss it in a stew, soup or chicken pot pie. You can simmer it in fajita seasonings and make burritos. Slice it and make sandwiches (try hummus instead of mayo!)

CECHANDLER Posts: 499
11/10/09 9:50 P

Tacos
chicken noodle soup
curry
casseroles
salad

KALORIE-KILLAH SparkPoints: (20,313)
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11/10/09 9:40 P

On top of a salad.

In a wrap.

On home-made pizza.

Made into chicken salad (with mayo, spices, etc.) in a wrap or on a sandwich.

Put in stir-fry.

ILOST150POUNDS Posts: 1,662
11/10/09 9:37 P

I make batches of brown rice and freeze it. Then with leftover chicken I just throw it all together in a skillet, heat it up with some homemade chicken broth and put it on a whole wheat wrap. Low cal, low fat, and full of flavor!

XMELISSA26811 Posts: 286
11/10/09 5:46 P

Leftover chicken is great in a sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and a little bit of mayo.

PINK_NEVAEH22 Posts: 2,276
11/10/09 5:28 P

I like making chicken salad with chopped celery, pickle, cucumber, carrot and kraft fat free mayo on whole wheat pita chips. YUM!



VHALKYRIE Posts: 2,017
11/10/09 5:26 P

Chop them up, throw them in a skillet with some taco seasoning, then put in a taco shell with salsa and a little bit of cheese. My favorite! emoticon

IRIE_KEY Posts: 1,261
11/10/09 5:20 P

I used the leftover grilled chicken from last night today to make a sandwich. You already mentioned salad. You could also dice up into soup.


LISA.LOU Posts: 1,902
11/10/09 5:07 P

Try dicing them and adding them kind of early on to the pot while you cook down a little onion, bell pepper and celery. If you have a little stock to cook that in, so much the better. Season it with salt and pepper....maybe try a few herbs that you like....and don't cook it dry. I like mushrooms in this, too.

Edited by: LISA.LOU at: 11/10/2009 (17:08)
R3DROBIN Posts: 1,388
11/10/09 4:55 P

HELP... what do you guys do w/leftover grilled chicken breasts? reheating it in any way just dries it out beyond being able to eat it.
i do not like red tomato sauces and most other sauces are too high in calories so im stuck as to what to do with my leftovers. i have ended up throwin them out every single time i have them.
oh...and yea, i know, put it on salad but any other new ideas?


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