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!

Easy & Healthy Recipes to Use Leftover Chicken

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 featuring my easy whole roasted chicken recipe.

  • Step 1: make a flavorful, juicy roasted chicken with perfectly crispy skin. Or skip it and purchase a rotisserie chicken!
  • 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.

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!

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