Recipe Roundups

15 Disguises for Leftover Grilled Chicken

Kosher.com Staff July 5, 2023

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Straight off the grill, there is nothing better. The next day, out of the fridge…well… we’ve seen prettier sights. But leftover grilled chicken is actually the opposite of a problem. Below, you will find recipes that are beautiful, versatile, and deliciously innovative. You’ll love it. Your family will love it. And who knows? You might find yourself making extra grilled chicken in the future, on purpose.

1. Tex-Mex Chicken Tacos by Meira Zisovitch

2. Southwestern Cobb Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing by The Gush Gourmet

I get great satisfaction from re-purposing leftovers. Often when planning dinner I already know what I will be making for lunch and dinner the next day with the leftovers. When I was grilling the chili cilantro lime chicken I made last week I was already dreaming up this yummy and gorgeous salad that would be dinner the next night. I went low carb with this salad (minus the fresh corn) but you could also add black beans to this salad which would be delicious. The best part of course is the dressing – a smooth, creamy, spicy and fresh avocado dressing that gets whipped up in the food processor in no time and is the perfect complement to this salad. Enjoy!

3. Chicken or Turkey Hash by OU Kosher

How to use that leftover cooked bird.

4. Chicken Salad with Strawberry Viniagrette by Brynie Greisman

Different, slightly daring, and downright delectable!

5. Chicken Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes by Sina Mizrahi

Like any legitimate stuffed potato, this one is filled to the brim with wholesome ingredients. It also makes it the perfect meal with an easy prep and delicious results.

6. Classic Chicken Pot Pie by Brynie Greisman

I usually serve this pie on Yom Tov when there are so many fleishig meals and I want to serve something different. It’s also a great idea for using up the soup chicken. The dough itself freezes beautifully and so does the ready baked pie. Food that can be prepared in advanced and whipped out when needed, is always a boon to us busy “balabusta”s.  

7. BBQ Leftover Pizza by Esty Wolbe

This is a classy and tasty way to use up those leftover bits and bobs from the grill. I listed what I used below, but you can absolutely use whatever leftovers you have on hand. 

8. Leftover Eggrolls by Danielle Renov

People are always wondering what to do with their leftovers. Well, wonder no more. Turn all those leftovers into a delicouse dinner with this leftover eggrolls recipe. Join Danielle as she teaches you her ultimate leftover secret: Leftover Eggrolls!

9. Mango Chicken Summer Rolls by Naomi Nachman

Naomi is making the most of her leftovers in quarantine, and she’ll show you how to do the same. Don’t waste that delicious soup chicken! Instead, try these two incredible recipes that will bring the tastes of Spring and Summer into your home. 

10. Chicken Salad 2 Ways from the Nitra Cookbook

Here are two ways to prepare classic and delicious Chicken Salad. Choose your favorite, or try them both! Chicken Salad is delicious on its on or inside a sandwich for lunch or even supper on warm days when you’d rather be outside than stuck in the kitchen.   For a chunky variation, try this chicken salad recipe from the OU.

11. Cooked Chicken Sauté from the Nitra Cookbook

Two fresh ways to repurpose leftover chicken. Each comes together in one pan in less time than it takes to run a load of laundry.

12. Best Leftover Saucy Chicken by Rikki Samuels

This is the best way to reuse leftover chicken cutlets — that will actually get eaten.

13. Tortilla Soup by Joy Devor

No matter how I plan it, I always have leftover chicken soup (all the “stuff” is gone) and pieces of chicken. I have tried numerous ways of disguising the chicken (chicken salad, chicken pot pie, putting the chicken on the grill, etc.), but I’ve found that the best method is to make a new soup with the chicken and soup. This tortilla soup is unique, delicious, and fun to eat.

14. Cali Love Wrap by Victoria Dwek and Leah Schapira

Some sandwiches have just “got it.” And this one works (we call it “a beautiful sandwich”), whether you enjoy the original or the light version that’s just as good. This one is a complete meal. Watch how Victoria does it on Secrets of Skinny Cooking.

15. Chicken Bourekas by Kosher.com Staff

Bourekas are a great blank slate for so many different fillings, so why not add in your chicken soup chicken? It lends such a comforting and rich flavor to the bourekas that the entire family will devour.

This recipe idea is a great way to use up your leftover chicken soup.