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1 Rotisserie Chicken: 5 Tasty Leftover Chicken Recipes

Brown Bag Chicken Sandwich

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Leftover rotisserie chicken is a great base for healthy sandwiches like this Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwich. Adding condiments to the chicken itself gives the day-old protein a flavor boost and keeps your bread from getting soggy. If mayo's not your thing, add more pesto and watch coworkers wish they could swap lunches. Check out more easy-to-make sandwiches under 300 calories!

Turn a Simple Side Salad into a Main Course

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Add substance to a salad by placing leftover rotisserie chicken on top of greens and dressing the salad with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. Or just dress the chicken itself. Use fresh herbs, lemon, and Dijon mustard like in this satisfying Tarragon Chicken Salad.

Stuff it Inside a Taco or Enchilada

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When it comes to leftovers, tortillas may be your savior. Simply add shredded cheese, sliced avocado, and chunks of mango and you've got an amazing meal. If you don't feel like turning on the oven, shred the rotisserie chicken, serve it alongside the above ingredients and call it a taco. Extra tomato sauce on hand? Add chili powder to leftover chicken and bake up this quick enchilada recipe.

Stir it into Comforting Chicken Soup

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Rotisserie chicken is a great way to speed up the cooking process for comforting chicken soup (think 5-10 minutes versus an hour). By using leftover chicken, you get the speed and convenience of canned soup without all the sodium or preservatives. Check out these totally unexpected sodium shockers to avoid.

Make Healthier Hash Browns

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Try jazzing up your hash brown recipe with a little protein to balance out the carbs. Simply shred some rotisserie chicken and add it to the pan. Add leafy greens like this Spinach Hash Browns recipe, and you've got a filling meal that's much healthier than anything at the diner.