Sunday, January 4, 2009

Seven Things To Make With Leftover Chicken

Check out this great list from Prevention Magazine on how to use up leftover rotisserie chicken! Your leftovers will never taste the same!

**Use it as ravioli filling--Mix shredded chicken with ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan and dried or fresh Italian spices and seal inside storebought wonton wrappers (usually found in the produce section). Boil in water until cooked through, drain and serve with sauce.

**Make Easy Tamales--Mix chicken with salsa and sandwich inside slices of storebought polenta. Microwave on high for one minute, then top with sour cream and sliced scallions.

**Make Chili--Substitute shredded chicken for ground beef in your favorite chili recipe.

**Make Chicken Soup--Heat chicken stock, frozen corn or other veggies, onions and spinach. Stir in chopped chicken and top with sour cream, croutons or shredded cheese.

**Use it in stirfry--Mix shredded chicken with soy sauce and add to stirfried veggies for an easy weeknight meal.

**Add it to your favorite salad--Turn a side dish into a main dish by adding chicken to your usual salad.

**Take it for lunch--Fill a pita with shredded chicken, hummus, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes and top with feta cheese.

Don't forget to save the chicken carcass and use it to make Crockpot Stock!

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