From soups and sandwiches to casseroles and salads, here are some delicious ways to use leftover fried chicken.
Turn your leftovers into dishes teeming with personality!
Sometimes we just can’t finish our fried chicken, and we’re left with leftovers, but they shouldn’t stress you out.
These 45 ways to use leftover fried chicken will help you come up with some of the most exciting and interesting dishes.
With the help of this list, you can find a way to turn your leftover chicken into a dish that will surely leave you with no more leftovers.
From a simple Fried Chicken Salad to a more delectable Dump-&-Bake Chicken Cordon Bleu, there’s surely something here for every person.
But whatever you do, don’t skip on #43!
Let’s heat things up!
Leftover fried chicken doesn’t have to be boring.
This recipe shows that you can add life to a simple fried chicken by adding more spices and putting it into a salad.
This salad will give a bold and rich taste that will leave you excitedly waiting for the next time you have leftovers.
Easy and cheesy–that’s exactly what this recipe is all about.
There’s a complete burst of flavor happening in this recipe, and all of that is because of some leftover fried chicken glow-up.
This recipe works with any leftover chicken, so feel free to take note of this when you have something other than fried chicken.
Soup is a great go-to if you want to make something out of your leftover chicken, but incorporating Thai flavors into your soup will make everything a step better.
This recipe is simple and something you can whip up in half an hour.
Pro tip: Add some curry paste if you want an extra kick or are just craving that curry taste.
If you want an uncomplicated dish that just brings out the delicious flavor of your leftover fried chicken, this recipe does just that.
This dish has a more Asian vibe that really makes all the flavors come out.
Add some pasta and parmesan cheese to your leftover fried chicken, and you have this cheesy, thick, and rich dish.
This recipe requires some time and effort to make, but that’s another reason to make a bigger batch: so you can enjoy more of it.
Pro tip: Go for whole milk mozzarella so that it melts perfectly.
If you want a unique spin on your leftover chicken, this Thai Chicken Salad bursting with a mixture of flavors should do the trick.
This dish will work if you shred your leftover fried chicken.
Pro tip: Let your peanut butter warm up before incorporating it into the dish.
This will help you mix the ingredients better.
In under 20 minutes, you can make a cheesy and hearty pasta dish that anyone will enjoy.
If you have some people over, this is actually a great dish to make.
It will be a sure hit at a party!
Who knew you could turn leftover fried chicken into an appetizing and glamorous meal?
With just the right texture and cheesiness, these Chicken Quesadillas will make you wish you had more leftover chicken.
Although this dish is easier done with chicken breast, you can go for any other fried chicken part; just shred it.
It’s hard to say no to a hearty soup such as this one.
The best thing about this is that it’s so easy and quick to make.
If you just want to bring life to your leftover fried chicken as fast as possible, then this recipe should be able to help you with that.
A casserole is a great way to put a fun twist on your leftover chicken.
If you’re not sure about whether you might like the taste of your leftover chicken dish, leave your worries behind with this recipe.
This one is rich, flavorful, and creamy–something that not many people can resist.
Pro tip: If you prefer your dishes to be creamier, replace the milk with heavy cream.
Salads are simple, so they should be on top of your list if you want to make something out of your leftovers that won’t take a lot of effort.
All you really need to do is add some common salad ingredients to your leftover chicken, and there you have it: one nice but delicious Fried Chicken Salad.
13. Chicken Ala King
How about some completely homemade chicken ala king that still looks and tastes as fancy as it sounds?
Your leftover chicken will definitely not turn to waste if you turn it into this filling dish.
Potatoes work well with chicken, so there’s no doubt this will be delicious.
This Creamy Chicken Potato Bake has a citrusy punch to it that elevates the taste of the overall dish.
Add some bacon or ham to the dish if you want even more flavor (or if you just love your meat).
These deviled eggs will do the work if you want to turn your leftover fried chicken into some cute and scrumptious snacks.
These deviled eggs play around the salty and savory tastes, so you know it will be a burst of flavor in your mouth.
It will be an “eggs-citing” experience tasting these!
This Korean Fried Chicken recipe is perfect for fried chicken leftovers because it tastes better with double-fried chicken.
The crispiness and flavor really come out when you use leftover fried chicken to make this recipe.
This fried rice recipe is a great twist to your leftover fried chicken, and it can fill up the whole family.
Shred your pan-fried chicken and bring out the eggs to create this wonderfully delicious twist to your chicken.
It’s amazing to know that you can make a mouthwatering dish by simply dumping and baking.
This is a great recipe if you really don’t want to spend time cooking more ingredients (since your chicken is already cooked).
This recipe is basically throwing your shredded fried chicken into the dish and then focusing on enjoying the dish itself.
You don’t need much effort to cook this dish, so it’s one that you can whip up when you’re in a hurry, or you’re in one of those moods when you can’t be bothered to cook something.
Despite the lack of effort, this dish will still come out creamy and oozing with flavor.
Making a wrap is one of the easiest ways to bring life to your otherwise boring fried chicken.
In just 10 minutes, you can create this dish with ingredients that you already have in your kitchen.
Don’t be fooled by how effortless this dish looks because it’s packed with seasonings and zing.
Aside from being a twist from your fried chicken, this is also a twist to the classic salad.
The add-on pasta really does a lot to boost the overall appeal of the dish.
Salad sandwiches are another great way to give new personality to a boring fried chicken leftover.
This recipe combines two classic twists to leftovers and turns them into something more interesting than what we’re usually used to.
This is a British classic that you can make easily if you have some chicken leftovers.
This recipe’s real draw is the sauce you will make from scratch!
If you want to turn your fried leftovers into something that can be enjoyed by the whole family (and your friends), turn them into these Fried Chicken Tacos that are a breeze to make.
The ingredients you will use here are most likely already in your pantry.
If you have some leftover ham along with your leftover chicken, this recipe should be a no-brainer.
This dish is perfect if you want to whip up a quick breakfast for yourself and the family.
It’s filling and rich enough to jumpstart your day!
These Fried Chicken Salad Sliders are a satisfying take on fried chicken sliders.
It’s best to use biscuits in this recipe because fried chicken and biscuits are a match made in heaven.
Adjust your seasoning as you go since fried chickens will usually taste different from one to another.
What other way to use your leftover chicken than to fry it to make that exterior crispy again?
This Air Fryer Chicken recipe will show you how to bring back the crispy in your crispy fried chicken.
This Crispy Cobb Salad is everything juicy and crispy you could ever expect.
Although this recipe needs quite a few ingredients, it’s all worth it when you realize how abundant the zest and zing are in this dish.
This tasty twist on the Mexican dish will give new meaning to leftover chicken.
If you have spare time and want to make this dish the best, you should make the enchilada sauce and stuffing a day ahead.
Here’s a great twist to lasagna and fried chicken: some Chicken Lasagna Rolls that a whole group of people can enjoy.
The combination of spices and seasonings in this dish is bold, vibrant, and extremely luscious.
Sure, there are fried chicken sandwiches, but who knew Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches were a thing?
With the combination of simple foods–fried chicken, biscuits, and buns– you can already create this masterpiece.
This recipe suggests using gravy with the sandwiches to make them even better.
If you’re too busy to come up with a complicated and tasty recipe, then this simple and scrumptious recipe can be your saving grace.
This is a one-skillet recipe, which means easier preparation, cooking, and cleaning!
Turn your fried chicken into little balls that are easy to eat and even easier to make.
This recipe, however, will only work if you remove the bones from your fried chicken.
These are definitely good snacks if you want to stay in and watch movies all night!
Here’s another exciting casserole on this list!
Although there are quite a number of ingredients in this recipe, it’s extremely simple to make.
It’s a great twist to your usual casserole, especially if you enjoy pasta.
Add artichoke hearts to this dish, and the dining experience will be complete.
Making a pasta dish is unquestionably one of the best ways to bring new life to fried chicken.
This pasta is creamy and cheesy–exactly what a pasta dish should be.
Instead of going for canned soup, why not make homemade soup from your leftover chicken?
It’s bound to be fresher and tastier!
This dish is basic and comforting, just what you need if you’re not feeling up to making a grand twist to your chicken.
Pro tip: Salt is important, but go light on it since the broth, and leftover chicken already has salt.
This hearty recipe is so easy to make; you’ll be surprised how it came out so beautiful and appetizing.
With a lot of spices, it’s hard not to fall in love with how diverse but well-blended the taste of this dish is.
40. Chicken Cakes
You can turn your boring fried chicken into something festive but simple, like these Chicken Cakes.
Shred enough cooked chicken to make these cakes, but be careful when you’re already flipping and cooking.
Since these consist of shredded ingredients, the cakes are delicate.
Did you ever think that you could turn your leftover chicken into pizza?
This Pizza Chicken Casserole dish will wow you with how amazing leftover chicken can turn out.
Although the recipe says that it uses rotisserie chicken, it also suggests you can use any chicken you have on hand.
Yes, even fried chicken.
Debone your fried chicken and be astonished by how finger-licking good this recipe is!
This one is as easy as putting the ingredients together in the wrap.
You can even play around with the recipe by using a different sauce or dressing, depending on what suits your taste.
Some people enjoy the spicy kick in their dishes.
This recipe might be your next favorite if you’re that kind of person.
Pro tip: You can add more veggies (broccoli, green beans, etc.) if you want to heighten the flavor.
These Vietnamese Summer Rolls will do the trick if you want a light spin on your leftover fried chicken.
Although they look complicated from the outside, they are very easy and quick to make.
The peanut dipping sauce really takes this dish to a whole new level!
By shredding your leftover fried chicken, you can make these easy and flavorful croquettes.
The mixture of butter, milk, and flour will help your chicken and other ingredients come together beautifully.
You can also put some chilies in the mix if you feel like tasting an extra kick in your croquettes.
The bottom line
Now you have seen it all!
There are many ways to turn your lifeless and boring leftover chicken into festive and enjoyable dishes.
Whether you crave a filling meal or a simple snack, there’s one in this list that you will relish.
Now that you know the ways to use leftover fried chicken, you shouldn’t worry about eating another dull meal.
- Fried Chicken Salad
- Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
- Fried Chicken Over Rice
- Chicken Parmesan Casserole
- Chicken Paksiw
- Thai Chicken Salad With Peanut Dressing
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta
- Leftover Chicken Quesadillas
- Tuscan Style Chicken Soup
- Chicken & Shells Casserole
- Leftover Fried Chicken Salad
- Chicken Ala King
- Creamy Chicken Potato Bake
- Hot Chicken Deviled Eggs
- Korean Fried Chicken
- Chicken & Egg Fried Rice
- Dump-&-Bake Chicken Cordon Bleu
- Creamy White Chicken Chili
- Fried Chicken Pitas
- Cheesy Chicken Wrap
- Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
- Southern Fried Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Coronation Chicken Sandwich
- Fried Chicken Tacos
- Monte Cristo Cordon Bleu
- Fried Chicken Salad Sliders
- Loaded Chicken Mac & Cheese
- Air Fryer Chicken
- Crispy Cobb Salad
- Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Southwest Chicken Lasagna Rolls
- Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches
- Green Chile Chicken
- Fried Chicken Balls
- Chicken Pasta Casserole
- Cajun Chicken Pasta
- Leftover Chicken Soup
- Fiesta Chicken Casserole
- Chicken Cakes
- Pizza Chicken Casserole
- Buffalo Chicken Wrap
- Spicy Sriracha Chicken Noodles
- Vietnamese Summer Rolls
- Air Fryer Chicken Croquettes
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