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Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to’s for weekday meal prep!

We’re kicking off the week with one of my favorite ways to meal prep. Step 1: make a flavorful, juicy roasted chicken with perfectly crispy skin. Step 2: add chicken to any & all recipes for a delicious boost of protein. Step 3: pack recipes for lunch and enjoy them for dinner all week long.

That’s right, you’re just 3 easy steps away from some incredible weekday meals. Excited? Me too.

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Let’s start with my easy whole roasted chicken recipe. See how to make it:

The entire chicken takes just over an hour to prep and cook, so while it’s doing it’s thing in the oven you can whip up a couple of these easy, healthy recipes that are perfect for using leftover chicken. I included a mix of hearty salads, cozy soups & stews, and even my favorite enchiladas that are a breeze when you add leftover chicken.

These recipes are equally as delicious as they are protein and fiber-packed, and you’re guaranteed to feel like a meal prep boss bringing them in for your workday lunch. Scroll through, make a few, and add that perfectly roasted chicken!

If you make any of these leftover chicken recipes be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it. Snap a pic and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen, or add it to our Facebook group. Enjoy, xo!

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

1. Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad (Whole30, Vegan & Gluten Free)

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

2. Spicy Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sour Cream Sauce

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

3. Healing Lemongrass Chickpea Thai Green Curry with Toasted Coconut Brown Rice

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

4. Healthy Delicious White Chicken Chili

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

5. Roasted Butternut Squash Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Couscous

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

6. Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

7. Cheesy BBQ Chicken Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

8. Paleo Coconut Chicken Sweet Potato Noodle Soup

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

9. Crunchy Rainbow Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps + Video

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

10. Butternut Squash Green Chile Chicken Soup

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

11. Healthy Meal Prep Salads

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

12. Healthy Pumpkin Seed & Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

13. Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

14. Golden Turmeric Chickpea Chicken Soup

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

15. Cheap & Healthy Meal Prep Idea: Better Than Chipotle DIY Chicken Burrito Bowls

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

16. Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

17. Golden Coconut Chicken Lentil Soup

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

18. Skinny Refried Bean & Chicken Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

19. Nourishing Yellow Chickpea Pumpkin Curry with Coconut Brown Rice

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

20. The Best Chicken Soup You’ll Ever Eat

Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!

21. Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Chickpea Chili

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Easy and healthy recipes using leftover chicken that will make lunch and dinner a breeze. From cozy soups to my favorite enchiladas, these leftover chicken recipes will be your new go-to's for weekday meal prep!