leftover chicken meatballs

The joy of roasting a chicken is that the leftovers goes a long way! Check out these brilliant ideas for leftover cooked chicken and give Sunday’s roast a new lease of life.

Find yourself wondering what to do with leftover chicken? We’ve got so many tasty ideas for you – try zingy salads and cozy pasta bakes, or step it up a level and use leftover chicken to make meatballs, dim sum or lasagne.

CHICKEN, LEEK & PEA PASTA BAKE

Leftover chicken pasta bake recipe

A proper family favourite, this simple pasta bake is a brilliant way to use up any leftover chicken you have in the fridge. It’s easy, tasty comfort food and a fantastic way to get the most from your leftovers.

BARBECUED CHICKEN DIM SUM

Leftover chicken - dim sum

Such a simple dough of coconut milk and flour – these buns are a delight! Filled with shredded leftover chicken, coriander, ginger, barbecue sauce and a squeeze of lime, they’re smoky, zingy, sweet and sticky.

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POLPETTE DI POLLO

leftover chicken potpette

These epic chicken meatballs are so good with the rich tomato sauce. Mix together leftover roast chicken with breadcrumbs and a handful of Parmesan – beautiful. Plus, they freeze well – great for throwing together a meal when you’re short on time.

INCREDIBLE LEFTOVER LASAGNE

How do you make leftover chicken even more delicious? Make a lasagne! This lovely recipe shows you how to make your own lasagne sheets, but if you’re short on time you can use pre-made… We won’t tell anyone!

CHICKEN AND SQUASH SALAD

Leftover chicken and squash salad recipe

Using lots of different leftovers at once, this is a brilliant post-roast recipe! It was created with Christmas dinner in mind, but this dish works just as well with your classic Sunday’s roast chicken leftovers.

FIRECRACKER CHICKEN NOODLE SALAD

Firecracker chicken recipe

The chilli, coriander, mint and lime in this salad really pop, while the carrot ribbons look beautiful. Ideal for a lunchbox, this colourful leftover chicken salad is easy to make in advance and feels just a little bit special.

For more delicious recipes using up leftovers, check out the full collection of leftover recipes here.