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Do More with Leftover Chicken or Turkey

posted in Meat, Poultry and Seafood by Jessica Howard

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After Roasting a chicken or a turkey you often end up with some leftovers that can make for a delicious, easy lunch/dinner for tomorrow. For most recipes, you can interchange cooked chicken for cooked turkey. When making Chicken in Lettuce Cups, Chicken Salad with Wild Rice and Chicken Salad with Grapes, you can substitute the cooked chicken for cooked turkey. Cooked chicken or turkey also stars in recipes for casseroles, enchiladas and lasagna.

Here are just a few more recipe ideas:

  1. Roasted chicken or turkey makes a great addition to soup. Tear it into pieces and warm it up in either a homemade or canned soup.http://startcooking.com/public/IMG_1113.JPG
  2. Enjoy it cold, cut into chunks on top of a simple green salad, Caesar salad or coleslaw.
  3. Mix chopped pieces of chicken with avocado, mayonnaise or a favorite salad dressing and use it as a sandwich, pita or wrap filling.
  4. Add it to pasta sauces and dishes.
  5. Heat it up in a favorite ready-made sauce and serve it over rice.
  6. Wrap it up and freeze it to use later.

Tip: Cooked chicken or turkey shouldn’t stay in the fridge more than two days. It can be frozen, but not for more than a few months.

If you want to use every last bit of a roasted chicken or turkey, make homemade soup stock from the bones. Homemade stock tends to be more flavorful than store-bought, plus you can adjust the salt to your own taste.

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