Have some leftover chicken in the fridge? Then you’re in for a treat! These three delicious ideas will turn your leftover chicken into a feast.
This is one of the simplest ways to enjoy your leftover chicken. Just shred the meat, reheat it following the instructions you’ll find below, and put it in a warm tortilla. It’s that easy!
Feel free to add extras like beans, salsa, guacamole, cilantro, or onion.
Want to take things up a notch? Add some cheese to your taco and warm it on a skillet to turn it into a delicious chicken quesadilla.
Chicken chilaquiles are the go-to morning dish for millions of Mexicans and it’s easy to see why: tasty, spicy, and nutritious, this the ideal combination to start your day off right!
The best part is that chicken chilaquiles are also easy to prepare. Just shred the chicken and reheat it. Then fry shredded tortillas (which you can also buy ready-made) and make your favorite salsa — red or green.
Cook the salsa until it boils and then add the tortillas and the chicken, mix and enjoy!
Salads are another easy way to make the most of your leftover chicken.
This is one of the cases when an idea is just as easily said as done. Just mix your favorite salad ingredients and add the leftover chicken. Some of the topics you can consider include:
- Romaine lettuce
- Sliced apples
- Bell peppers
For the vinaigrette, just mix ⅓ cup of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, add salt and pepper to taste, and you’re ready to go!
A Word of Caution
Remember that you have to be careful when handling chicken. Before refrigerating or freezing cooked chicken, make sure that it hasn’t sat at room temperature for more than two hours.
If you freeze chicken, thaw it by leaving it in the fridge overnight. Thawing it at room temperature may be dangerous, as it may promote the breeding of bacteria.
Finally, when you reheat your chicken, keep in mind that the USDA recommends that “All poultry should reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F (73.9 °C)”
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