10 Meals to Make from Leftovers


Leftover Chicken

Put your leftovers into a pot pie.
Put your leftovers into a pot pie.
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Perhaps you bought one of those rotisserie chickens from the supermarket, and now you're stuck with a surplus of roasted chicken. Luckily, chicken is a very flexible ingredient.

For example, try a family-friendly chicken salad. No cooking required. Just combine cubed or shredded leftover chicken, salad greens, olives, hard-boiled eggs, grape tomatoes and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Top with your favorite dressing.

Chicken quesadillas are another good way to use chicken and any leftover cheese you might have as well. Served with salsa and sour cream, it's a quick meal.

Chicken pot pie is also great for leftovers. Sauté a few vegetables (carrots, onions, peas) with olive oil. Add some milk and flour to create a thick sauce, along with some salt and pepper. Mix in shredded chicken and put everything in a baking dish. Top the baking dish with a pre-made piecrust, seal the crust to the sides, cut a few vents in the dough and bake until golden brown and bubbly.

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