Make Roast Chicken Into Multiple Meals

July 15, 2011
Roast Chicken on a white backgroundEach week I buy an already roasted chicken for $4.98 from Sam's and can put together a different quick meal from it using the following recipes.

Soup: Add chicken broth, mixed vegetables and pasta, noodles, rice or dumplings (cut can biscuits into 4 pieces), and drop in pot. Heat in pot until dumplings, rice or noodles are done.

Fried Rice: Add cooked rice, soy sauce, garlic, salt, pepper, peas and carrots, and stir-fry in wok or large frying pan. Stir in 2 beaten eggs while it's heating.

Divan: To chicken add cooked broccoli, white sauce or a cream of soup, top with cheddar cheese. Bake in casserole dish at 325* for one-half hour.

Sandwich: Slice chicken and place with (or w/out) cheese on bread which has been spread with mayonnaise or mustard. You can also place the chicken in the blender for a chicken spread.

Pulled Chicken: Warm with diced onions and BBQ sauce. Scoop onto rolls, add cheese slices.

Chicken and Gravy: Cover with cream of mushroom soup, add mushrooms and cook. Serve over mashed potatoes, stuffing or egg noodles.


Fettuccine Alfredo: Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese to cream of chicken soup, cook, pour over cooked fettuccine pasta and add cooked peas.

Chicken Salad: Dice chicken and mix with mayonnaise, sliced celery, onion, salt and pepper. Use for sandwiches or add to cooked pasta. You can use Italian salad dressing instead of mayonnaise

Stir Fry: Add to package of stir fry vegetables, with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. Serve over rice.

Lo Mein: Cook with broccoli, garlic, olive oil and soy sauce, salt and pepper; adding cooked linguine and warm to bend favors before serving.

Scampi: Fry lots of garlic in butter, add yellow rice. When rice is done, add diced chicken, and heat.

Spanish Chicken with Rice: Dice chicken and heat with olives, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, garlic and, other spices you like (such as hot pepper, saffron, or chili powder). Pour over cooked yellow rice and peas.


Mexican: Add chicken to black beans and rice, diced tomatoes, and add chili powder cumin, garlic, pepper or other spices to taste.

Sweet and Sour: Sauce: cornstarch in cold water, smooth, add 1 small can of crushed pineapple, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add chicken pieces and heat until sauce is thick.

Greek Lemon: Heat chicken in olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Can sprinkle feta cheese on top.

Enchiladas: Roll tortillas with chicken, black beans, cheese, salsa. Place in casserole, pour enchiladas sauce over all, cover and bake 350 degrees F about 1/2 an hour.

Pot Pie: Mix together cooked mixed vegetables, chicken gravy, thyme and diced chicken in oiled dish. Lay prepared pie dough (or mix 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, and 1 cup all-purpose baking mix, and pour over top. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Pad Thai: Rice noodles sauteed with chicken, egg, bean sprouts, diced scallions, ground peanuts, a little peanut butter.

Cajun Chicken Salad: Cajun spice, hot sauce, romaine lettuce, reduced fat Caesar salad dressing, grated Parmesan cheese (tomatoes, olives, etc. optional).

By Dee Bee from Naples, FL



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Great ideas. All that typing you did definitely deserves a Thumbs Up from me so I hope you win. Roast chicken also makes great dog and alligator food. Just make sure there's no chocolate in the recipe because chocolate is toxic to dogs. I'd also make sure there are no loose needles or utensils accidentally left in the chicken because it might really annoy the alligator. Also, if you want to feed it to a kid who hates chicken, simply puree the meat beyond recognizability and then sneak it into carrots, lemongrass, broccoli, okra, capers, olives, etc or whatever his favorite vegetable is.


He'll be getting extra protein with his favorite foods without knowing that he just had chicken. Mom also used shredded chicken instead of lemon zest for desserts to surprise guests.

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December 11, 2008

I cook for two and the most bang for my buck has been roast chicken. On Sunday, when I have some extra time, I make this for dinner with the usual sides (mashed potatoes, salad, veggies). We eat what we want off of the roast chicken. After dinner, I strip the extra meat off.


October 14, 2010

Great meal the first day and lots of tasty leftovers. Always a big hit.


May 12, 2020

One roasted chicken can feed a family for many meals. You can make pot pie and chicken salad with the leftover meat after serving the roast chicken.

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October 15, 2010

After we have eaten a grocery store roasted chicken, I put the carcass, including juices and skin, into a big pot and cover with water.

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