Before we know Thanksgiving will be here. You always have some leftover turkey after each thanksgiving, what you can do with it? Yesterday I had more than half left over roast chicken I bought from Costco. So I am going to tell you what I did with it. All the recipes work fine with Turkey too.
Chicken breast is good for sandwich, Panini, wrap or even salad. I am only going to tell you the dishes I had already done. If I create more dishes with the left over later, I will update this post.
Cut the chicken breast into small pieces and add some same size celery or cucumber and some dry cranberries. My favor thing to add to it is mayonnaise. You can use any kind of wrap to make a yummy chicken wrap. Have a cup of tea and in less than 10 minutes, I have the yummy lunch ready
Chicken noodle soup
After I used the chicken breast, I still had the dark meat and the chicken frame. Cut the dark meat into small pieces too and use the frame to cook broth for chicken noodle soup.
In a big cooking pot, add water and chicken frame and cook 30 minutes with medium low heat for brother.
Cut some vegetable such as carrot, onion and celery and a little bit of garlic. In a sautéed pan add some butter add in all the vegetable and sweat them for a few minutes until they are all tender, add a pinch of salt and black pepper ( chicken was already flavored with salt and pepper, so don’t put too much here) add in the broth then simmer for 15-20 minutes. In a separated pot, bring some water to boil, add a pinch of salt, and cook some bow ties. When the vegetable is almost ready, add in bow ties and dark meat then cook 2, 3 more minutes
One day after I cooked soup, I still had some chicken breast left. I opened my refrigerator and I only found some cheddar cheese and wrap. I didn’t feel like to eat wrap. So I created my own version of Panini. I spread the cheese and chicken over half of the wrap and fold the other half over. I grilled it for a few minutes. The result: super juicy and yummy.
Cooking should be fun and creative. Don’t be afraid of doing something different, Lol… At least I am not.
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