You can use precooked rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken in recipes to help you save time. Here are 5 whole30 recipes using leftover chicken.
Don't get me wrong, there's nothing quite like cooking from scratch, but sometimes we just don't have the time to get all of the elements scratch made.
One of my favorite ways to reduce time in the kitchen after a long day of work is buy utilizing the almighty rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken.
Where can I get a Whole30 compliant rotisserie chicken?
I've seen many people get compliant rotisserie chickens from all kinds of places all over the country including walmart and neighborhood grocery stores. A safe bet is always Whole Foods who has the plain rotisserie chickens or salt and pepper flavored. They come in conventional and organic varieties.
How long will my rotisserie chicken last in the fridge?
A rotisserie chicken will last about 3-4 days in the fridge. If you can't get to it right away, tear off the meat you would like to use and it will freeze well.
5 Whole30 Recipes Using Leftover Chicken
**replace any chicken cooking instructions with the same amount of leftover cooked chicken in these recipes
This recipe for Sonoma Chicken Salad is a perfect way to make sure you have a meal that can be eaten for lunch, dinner or snacking. A classic chicken salad with the addition of red seedless grapes for a hint of sweetness along with an earthy kick from celery seed.
Utilizing ALL parts of the chicken will make the most of your leftovers. Using the bones to make a rich collagen filled bone broth is the perfect way to add some nutrition while you cook or drink for the health benefits.
This recipe for chicken pot pie is perfect because it uses mashed potatoes on top to make a nice "crust" but it also uses mashed potatoes to thicken the dish. This makes for a creamy pot pie filling without the use of dairy. The poultry seasoning in this dish hits all the right flavor combinations you'd expect in a chicken pot pie.
This recipe uses a simple homemade red enchilada sauce to add a punch of flavor. Roll up your seasoned leftover chicken breast in these thin strips of zucchini. Add some sauce on top and bake for an easy healthy chicken enchilada.
This buffalo chicken chili is a take on white chicken chili with a buffalo sauce kick. Made from simple ingredients, it can be made creamy using coconut milk or a compliant almond cream cheese at the end. This recipe uses buffalo sauce from The New Primal.
Valerie Skinner is a Whole30 approved personal chef & recipe developer that bridges the gap between healthy eating and busy lives by providing simple healthy meals and recipes for you and your family.