Leftover Smoked Chicken Recipes

Leftover Smoked Chicken Recipes

Leftover smoked chicken recipes are so soothing to prepare, don’t take much time and are still full of taste. But you need to have smoked chickens in your freeze! Jokes apart, with leftover food you can prepare amazing recipes in no time. 

So, why don’t you learn them and enjoy delicious foods on each meal. Your dinner with leftover chicken can always be delicious. Don’t make your hungry tummy upset with tasteless dishes. Let me share my type recipes that you can always recreate and life is too short not to enjoy tasty meals. 

Leftover Smoked Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

I have been preparing chicken salad for ages. A few weeks earlier, I had a really tough day and didn’t want to prepare some but I was craving for something good to enjoy.

I saw some leftover chicken in my fridge. The idea twisted in my mind and why not prepare something delicious? With grapes and leftover smoked chicken, I prepared the quick and easy, mouth-watering chicken salad. My lunch is way more perfect now. 

Ingredients we Need: 

2 Cups of Leftover Smoked Chicken, Finely Cubed

4 Croissants, Buns, or Bread

4 Lettuce Leaves

1 Cup of Grapes, Cut in Halves

1/4 Cup of Celery, Finely Diced

1/4 Cup of Finely Diced Red Onion

1/2 Cup of Mayonnaise

Kosher Salt to Taste

Freshly Ground Black Pepper to Taste

½ Cup of Chopped Fresh Chives for Garnish

Methods of Preparing Grape Chicken Salad Step by Step:

Step 1: Take out a large mixing bowl. Add ¼ cup of celery, ¼ cup of red onion, and ½ cup of mayo. Combine them finely with a spatula.

Step 2: Place the leftover chicken in the chopping board and using a sharp knife cube the chicken fine. 

Step 3: Then add 2 cups of cubed chicken and 2 cups of prepared grape in the large bowl. 

Step 4: Mix properly and as per taste season with kosher salt and black pepper. 

Step 5: I’m using here croissants. Spilt the 4 of them and add a lettuce on each.

Step 6: Also, divide the chicken salad in 4 equal parts, and spoon the grape-smoked chicken salad on the top. 

Step 7: For garnish, scatter the chopped chives generously and enjoy!

See, within a few minutes, a mouthful lunch is ready to enjoy. I have measured the ingredients for 4 yields. Do prepare it at home to enjoy the laziness with smoky twisted balanced sweetness.   

Shredded BBQ Chicken Casserole Recipe:

Another great recipe with leftover chicken can fully satisfy your family with its deliciousness. The best part of this is its nutrition. This can be considered as one of the best chopped chicken recipes.

With tangy sauce, sweet corn and tender smoky flavoured chicken, the taste is absolutely wholesome for everyone. Let’s learn how to use smoked chicken for preparing savory meals. 

Ingredients we Need: 

4 Cups of Leftover Chicken, Finely Shredded

1 Cup of Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed

1/2 Cup of Green Pepper, Finely Diced

1 Cup of Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded

1/2 Cup of French Fried Onions

2 Tbsp of Cilantro, Finely Chopped

1 Cup of Sweet Kernel Corn (Canned or Frozen)

1 Cup of Barbecue Sauce

Methods of Preparing Shredded Chicken Casserole Step by Step:

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add 4 cups of shredded chicken, 1 cup of black beans, 1 cup of corn, ½ cup of green pepper, and 1 cup of barbeque sauce. Mix them finely with a spatula.

Step 2: Take out a casserole dish and pour the mixture into the dish. Top with 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.

Step 3: Loosely cover the casserole dish with foil paper.

Step 4: Place it in the oven and set the timer for 25 minutes at the temperature of 375 degrees F. 

Step 5: After 25 minutes, remove the foil paper and top with ½ cup of French onion. Continue baking at the same temperature for 10 minutes more or until the onions are finely browned and the edges are bubbling quite well. 

Step 6: Remove from the oven carefully and let cool for 5 minutes. 

Step 7: For garnish, sprinkle with chopped cilantro. 


The recipe is also applicable for fresh chicken. Then, you need to cook the shredded chicken until the pinkish color is gone. The casserole leftover can be enjoyed upto 4 days in the refrigerator and 1 months in the freezer. 

This one is one of the tastiest chicken breast leftover recipes, can be served over rice, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, spaghetti, wrapped in a tortilla, etc. This meal is so hearty that any of them will be perfectly tasty. 


Recipes using smoked chicken are absolutely wholesome, anything can be prepared so quick. The recipes are absolutely tangy as well as healthy. So, along with kids everyone can enjoy these toothsome recipes.

Explore your cooking experience with less ingredients and recreate your own dish until then bon appetit!

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