I love sharing yummy, healthy, and budget-friendly recipes. When I find something I love, it’s hard not to spread the news; especially because I know how much it takes to throw together a meal as a tired working mom at the end of the day, and still keep it healthy and affordable.
I am a HUGE fan of buying the precooked whole chicken – especially at Costco where it only costs $5. It’s well worth the money considering how large their chickens are and the fact that I don’t have to clean and cook it myself (bleck to raw chicken…).
I generally buy the chicken in the morning, let it cool, shred the entire thing, and put it in the fridge. Dinner that night is a snap as I turn to one of my favorite “leftover chicken recipes.”
In honor of my blogiversary this week, I’m rounding up all my go-to leftover chicken recipes that I’ve shared in the past so that you have an easy resource the next time you’re out of ideas.
If you keep some of the ingredients on hand like I do (like enchilada sauce, cream of mushroom soup, boxed rice, etc.), then most of the time you won’t even have to run to the store to make one of these meals happen. Doesn’t that just make life so much easier?
Leftover Chicken Recipe Round-up:
Easy chicken enchiladas (6 ingredients!)
Chicken & rice casserole (5 ingredients!)
Chicken orzo soup
Pesto chicken pasta with asparagus