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These 10 easy leftover chicken recipes are comforting, delicious, and simple to make for weeknight dinners!

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I love using leftover cooked (or rotisserie) chicken to save some time. These 10 recipes will give you some inspiration to make quick dinners more exciting. We’ve got soups, pastas, tacos, and more goodies right here!

close-up of easy chicken tortellini soup in a bowl

Chicken Tortellini Soup from Salt & Lavender

Pillowy cheese tortellini, tender chicken and carrots, and a delicious broth make this one tasty soup that your whole family will gobble down.

three easy mini chicken pot pies with three spoons

Easy Mini Chicken Pot Pies from The Girl on Bloor

How cute are these mini chicken pot pies?! They’re so perfect when you want something warm and cozy to eat. They also have portion control built right in. 😉

chicken taco pasta close-up in a red bowl with wooden cooking spoon

Chicken Taco Pasta from Fox & Briar

Everyone’s favorite taco flavors, shredded chicken, and pasta… what’s not to love?


close-up of easy Thai chicken curry soup in a bowl

Thai Chicken Curry Soup by Salt & Lavender

This creamy Thai curry soup comes together in about 20 minutes because (you guessed it) it uses leftover chicken! The coconut milk broth and fresh herbs make this a heck of a soup.

chicken verde enchiladas in a white pot on a wire rack with fresh herbs

Chili Verde Chicken Enchiladas from Real Food by Dad

Talk about comfort food. These chicken enchiladas are family-friendly and would also be an excellent game day option.

cast iron skillet with chicken stuffed shells and a serving spoon

Lemon Chicken Stuffed Shells from Salt & Lavender

Three kinds of melty cheese, lemon, and chicken make this a pasta dish that you’ll keep coming back to!


creamy chicken corn chowder with bacon in a white bowl on a wooden board

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder with Bacon by The Beach House Kitchen

Chicken, bacon, potatoes, corn… this is a soup that you’ll definitely want a second helping of.

chicken and chorizo jambalaya in a skillet with a wooden spoon

Rotisserie Chicken Chorizo Jambalaya from The Endless Meal 

Jambalaya made easy! There’s tons of flavors packed into this dinner, and chorizo makes everything better obviously.

several baked chicken tacos in a white casserole dish

Baked Chicken Tacos from The Seasoned Mom

These cheesy chicken tacos can be on your table in 20 minutes. Load them up with your favorite toppings, and dinner is one less thing to worry about.


close-up of bowl of chicken mushroom soup

Chicken and Mushroom Soup from Salt & Lavender

This soup is loaded with pasta, mushrooms, a touch of cream, and plenty of chicken. Ready in just over half an hour, it’s perfect when you want a hot meal fast.

Which one of these easy leftover chicken recipes would you make first? Talk to me in the comments below!

Here’s some more chicken recipes if you’re interested.

Hi! Iā€™m Natasha.

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  1. Meghan | Fox and Briar says:

    Love all these ideas for using leftover chicken! Thanks for including my Chicken Taco Pasta!

    1. Natasha says:

      Of course! It looks delicious! šŸ™‚

  2. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    A delicious list that I will certainly need to cook my way through Natasha! Thanks so much for including my Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder! XO

    1. Natasha says:

      You are welcome! šŸ™‚ That chowder looks goooood.