February 08, 2006

Things to Do with Leftover Roast Chicken

So, having roasted a chicken, I've had lots of lovely leftover roasted chicken to use. Leftovers are always funny things - it seems like I'm eternally coming across recipes that call for cooked chicken, or a bit of stale bread, or coooked rice. Except when I actually happen to have any of those things on hand, and then I can't find anything and am left wondering what I'm going to do with the stuff.

My first tactic in using up leftover chicken is a rather uncreative one: put some in a whole wheat tortilla, top with Safeway's bottled chipotle salsa, roll up, and eat. Uncreative, because sufficient quantities of chipotle salsa can make anything taste good. Chipotles - Part of This Complete Breakfast!

The second tactic involved just slightly more culinary cleverness: toss some chopped leftover chicken with thinly sliced red cabbage, sugar snap peas, and Ginger People sesame ginger dressing. This makes a really nice crunchy salad. (I think I'm going to start using more red cabbage in salads. It's tasty and crunchy, and it keeps a bit better than the more delicate lettuces.)

But I've still got some leftover chicken. At least one, maybe two meal's worth. So I've got to come up with some more ideas. (Not to mention that I have a frozen chicken carcass in the freezer, waiting for me to make stock.)

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