6 Recipes That Reinvent Your Leftover Chicken
Leftover chicken can be the result of any number of reasons. It can be from a meal you made, the remnants of a rotisserie chicken, accidental, or on purpose because you want to use it throughout the rest of the week in other meals. No matter how you came about your spare chicken, don’t let it go to waste, and don’t let it be boring. Add spices, extra ingredients, and think just a little bit outside the box to ensure you won’t get sick of leftovers. To help get your creative cooking juices flowing, here are six recipes that will reinvent your leftover chicken.
1. After-Party Egg Scramble
When life hands you a party, and that party gives you leftovers, turn to My Utensil Crock for an after-party scrambled egg recipe. You can use the recipe for homemade pesto – giving you leftover spinach — or use a store-bought version.
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon skim milk
- ¾ teaspoon pesto
- ¾ teaspoon onion-flavored dip with dairy base
- handful of meat, to your taste, chopped small (chicken or beef)
- any other leftover veggies, like spinach (optional)
- roasted peppers, any amount
Directions: Set a medium or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. While the skillet is warming, whisk the eggs with milk until it’s uniform. Then whisk in the pesto and onion dip. Spray the warm skillet with olive oil spray. Once the spray has warmed, heat the meat until it browns a bit on the edges. Add the red peppers and mix, just to warm them.
Push the meat and veggies to one corner of the pan, and re-spray with oil. Add the egg mixture, and begin to scramble. When they are about half-done, stir in the meat and veggies. Cook until it’s as firm as you like it. When it’s almost done, stir in spinach, to wilt it. Spinach won’t need more than a few seconds in the pan.