6 delicious ways with leftover roast chicken

By Melissa Scheepers, 14 April 2020

Feeling cooking exhaustion set in? Next time you’re roasting a chicken, why not roast two, and eat for the next three days? Here’s how to transform the leftovers into something to get excited about.

We’ve featured six (and linked to 13 more) delicious recipes that redefine (and reuse) leftover roast chicken. Get ready to whip up one of the quickest dinners of your life!


This easy (deconstructed) salad is great for sharing! It can be put together quickly if you're juggling WFH (working from home) and childcare. The fresh mango slices and the nutty, creamy salad dressing add a lovely hit of freshness.

Get the recipe here.

If you like this, also try the Asian-style rotisserie chicken salad recipe or the Vietnamese-style chicken slaw recipe. If you’d prefer a fresh and fruity version, try the Asian chicken and mango salad. Into grains? Try the rotisserie chicken with barley-and-feta salad recipe.


A one-pot wonder, this filling and moreish dish is twist on the traditional paella but with chicken and chorizo.

Get the recipe here.


One of our personal favourites – this open chicken-and-garlic mayonnaise sandwich is sure to satisfy your hunger. Roasting the garlic first and then adding it to the mayo is totally worth it.

Get the recipe here.

If you like this, also try the Asian-style crunchy stir-fry wrap recipe here.


Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Think: Cheddar, mozzarella and cream cheese combined with shredded chicken and sandwiched between two tortillas, then pan-fried until oozy and crisp.

Get the recipe here.

If you like this, try another Mexican-inspired favourite, tacos with spicy chicken con carne. Like it hot? Try this rotisserie chicken and roast tomatoes in peri-peri sauce recipe.


Is there anything more comforting than a home-made chicken pie? We think not. This recipe takes care of all the heavy lifting compared to traditional pie recipes by using leftover roast chicken and frozen puff pastry. All you have to do is put them together!

Get the recipe here.

If you like this, also try roast chicken, mushroom and leek pie or the quick chicken and mushroom pie recipe here.


This is the ultimate made-from-scratch soup recipe. If you’re a soup fanatic this one is for you!

Get the recipe here.

Pro-tip: Save the carcass and make your own chicken stock at home. Get the recipe here.
For a hint of Mexican flavour try the black bean and coriander soup with zesty guacamole recipe. Are you craving noodles? Try the Asian chicken noodles recipe here.

Discover more quick meal recipes here.

Melissa Scheepers

Article by Melissa Scheepers

Woolworths TASTE’s online content producer has faced constant temptation since joining the team last year. When she’s not thinking about her next meal (it’s usually a variation of a cheese toastie), she’s researching the best cooking methods for her next article.
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