Roast Chicken Leftovers
Because the chicken is roasted, it adds a little different and a very yummy flavor to these recipes in the same way that if you roast your veggies before you put them in soups, stews or casseroles, it adds a nice flavor.
Chicken Spaghetti Bake
Make your favorite spaghetti, mixing noodles and sauce. Instead of adding hamburger to it or leaving it without meat, add some cubed leftover chicken. Put it in a 9×13 greased pan sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and grated Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° until heated through and cheese is melted.
Take your chicken leftovers and make this warm and comforting soup with them. The roasted chicken adds a little different and yummy flavor. Don’t be frightened by all the ingredients. You can chop a lot of it the day before you make it and just dump and add the rest.
1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp. olive oil or canola oil
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. thyme
8 cups chicken broth
4 cups potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsp. salt (adjust to taste)
2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
2 cups wide egg noodles
1/2 cup evaporated milk
Saute* first 4 ingredients in oil in a large Dutch oven (big pot or pan). Stir in flour, oregano and thyme. Gradually add chicken broth, potatoes and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are tender. Add chicken and noodles and simmer 10 more minutes. Reduce heat and add milk. Do not boil.
*Saute means to stir and cook until tender, usually about 3-5 minutes.
Once again, you can change this recipe to suit your taste. Add other veggies like peas, corn or broccoli. You can leave out the potatoes or substitute them with something like sweet potatoes or squash. You can leave out the milk (but the milk makes a nice creamy soup) and/or add more or less broth. You can also adjust the spices, for example you might add a little Tabasco sauce to give it a little kick.
Take a can of cream of chicken soup mix with milk as directed on the can. Add any leftover mixed veggies or any kind of leftover veggies, leftover baked potato peeled and diced, leftover cooked rice, or leftover chicken. Heat in microwave.
If you have any of this soup left, thicken it with a little cornstarch or flour mixed in water. Make a batch of homemade biscuits or use any leftover biscuits you have and pour the thickened soup over it.
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