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When I bake chicken, whatever chicken is left over I take and pull off the bones and make chicken salad. I can also take the chicken and put barbecue sauce with it and use it for tacos.
By Pam from AKRON, OH
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I have several cans of cooked chicken. What can I do with already cooked chicken other than salad? I want something hot for winter months. Thanks.
By Sandy from Baltimore, MD
Make a medium white sauce, add the chicken and add some peas or whatever veggies you might have leftover. Heat and serve over toast, rice or potatoes.
What is a good way (besides grilling) to use chicken leg quarters? They are so cheap when bought in bulk, but I need something different to do with them.
Cheri from Garland, TX
A great way to do it that my family loves is to bake them. I put the leg quarters in a glass casserole dish with a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the bottom (just enough to coat the bottom and prevent sticking.) Then I take a brush and brush a bit of the EVOO on the top and season with Adobo. Adobo is my sort of catch all, umbrella seasoning. Then just bake it about 30 min on 350 (or until cooked all the way through.) It goes great with a pot of white or Spanish (yellow) rice.
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I already requested recipes for canned corn and dried beans. Now this one is again from the food pantry. I have several large cans of chicken. It is meat from a whole chicken, 4 cups worth actually. I don't know what to do with it. I am single and when I make a recipe, it is always too much. I have to do with what is on hand, so I don't have the nerve to give it to a neighbor.
Sandy from Baltimore, MD
1. Make chicken salad with mayo, chopped celery/onion, and have sandwiches.
2. Shred chicken into a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed with 1/2 can milk, heat and serve over toast, rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. Add peas if you wish.
3. Make macaroni salad with chicken instead of tuna.
4. Make chicken quesadillas by putting shredded chicken and shredded cheese between 2 tortillas, and browning both sides in a frying pan. Serve with salsa/sour cream.
5. Cook 1 cup noodles, make 2-3 cups chicken bouillon, combine noodles, and add chicken for a fast soup.
6. Add shredded chicken to chicken ramen noodle, if you make them. (03/14/2007)
Topping: 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes, 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted.
-Mix all ingredients, except topping. Pour into greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Take out of refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Combine cornflakes and melted butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake uncovered for 15-20 more minutes. (03/15/2007)
Cook some rice (white, brown or mixed), add some cheese sauce (Ragu Double Cheddar is good and keeps for awhile in the fridge), butter, a bit of cream of mushroom soup (freeze the rest in small containers), broccoli, cauliflower, carrots or whatever you like, and some chicken. Bake in a small oven proof bowl until bubbly.
Mix chicken with some cheese sauce, sour cream, canned diced tomatoes with green chilies. Place some of the chicken mix down the middle of a couple of tortillas and roll up. Place in a small casserole dish and bake for a few minutes. Top with salsa, sour cream, more cheese sauce, etc.
Use the rest of the can of diced tomatoes with green chilies to make an easy salsa: Mix the contents of the can (including juice) with a pinch of salt, a couple grinds of black pepper, a pinch of parsley and a couple pinches dried onion flakes. You can add a pinch or two of dried cilantro if you like. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes before using. This will keep in a glass jar (like a spaghetti sauce jar) for a week or two. Great on tortilla chips, eggs, baked potatoes, frozen burritos, etc.
Mix chicken with some mayo and some sour cream and then add the "homemade" salsa to taste. Serve on bread, chips, tortilla chips, etc. You can also do this with canned tuna. (It sounds weird, but try it.)
Mix some cooked rice, reserved frozen (thawed) cream of mushroom soup, chicken, sauteed peppers and onions.
Combine chicken with Jarred Alfredo sauce, spread on a mini pre-baked pizza shell or a soft pita. Top with onions, mushrooms, green peppers, spinach, broccoli, etc. Bake until bubbly. Top with some shredded mozzarella or Parmesan and bake a few minutes more. (03/15/2007)
Using freezer quart zip bags will save freezer burn from happening. Using broth with the chicken will extend the freezer life. Use a Sharpie marker to date your package the date it was frozen. Freeze flat or put a cardboard box the size of the bag to keep flat until frozen. Then can be put in another spot in the freezer. (03/16/2007)