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
Here are three recipes :-)
Quick & Easy Chicken Quesadillas
1 3oz can diced chicken breasts, drained
1/4 cup medium or hot salsa
4ea 8 inch flour tortillas
1 cup Colby, Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese, finely shredded (mix & match is fun ;-)
Sour cream and extra salsa for serving
Mix chicken and salsa in a small bowl.
Layer two of the tortillas with 1/2 of the chicken mixture and 1/2 of the cheese. Top each with the remaining two tortillas.
Lightly spray the top of each quesadilla with cooking spray and lightly spray the skillet and lightly spray the skillet again for the subsequent quesadilla.
Cook each quesadilla uncovered over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa.
Be creative and add items such as chopped: Green Chilis, Jalapeños, Black Olives or even Corn Kernnels.
Chipotle Chicken Soft Tacos for Two
12 ounces sliced bacon, cut in to small pieces
1/8 onion, diced
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
4 corn tortillas
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 lime, juiced
In a large, deep skillet fry the bacon over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain the bacon fat. Add the onions to the pan with the bacon and cook 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent. Stir in the chicken and chipotle chiles; cook 4 minutes or until heated through.
I have a tortilla warmer that you pop in the microwave but if you don't have one you can heat the tortillas in an ungreased skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 to 10 seconds on each side.
Chicken Salad Bagel Sandwiches
Great way to use up leftovers and they can be wrapped and stored in the fridge for the next day if you would like to make ahead.
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or diced
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste
4 bagels, split (I happen to love sesame for this recipe but onion is yummy, too)
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
Mix chicken, bacon, celery, onions, basil, garlic powder and mayonnaise in a bowl. Spread chicken mixture on bottom halves of bagels, top with cucumber slices and cover with top halves of bagels.
This is an easy way to use the chicken. Saute as much onion and celery in butter as you will need for whatever amount you are making. Then add one or two cans of cream of "your choice" soup, some pimento for color and the chicken.
You could mix the chicken with cream cheese and onion, then bake in crescent rolls. Possibilities are endless!
French Toast Chicken Sandwich: 1 cup finely diced cooked chicken, 2 T. chopped onions, 1/4 cup finely diced celery (I omit), 1/2 t. prepared mustard, 1/4 cup mayo, 1/2 t. salt, dash pepper, 8 slices buttered bread (outside), 3 eggs, 6 T. milk. Combine chicken, onion, celery, mayo, and seasonings.
I often make fast chicken noodle soup with canned chicken. I heat canned chicken, packaged broth, and frozen mixed vegetables to a boil, add noodles until cooked. It takes perhaps 10 minutes to make and is great on a cold day or when sick.
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.
This page contains chicken crescent square recipes. Crescent rolls stuffed with chicken and other tasty ingredients make for a delicious light meal. Serve with fresh fruit or a salad.
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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.