So today, whilst Princess lies on the sofa willing herself back to school tomorrow I am compiling all my ideas for leftover roast chicken as I did for lamb last week.
Lots of chicken
A pie or casserole. There are endless variations of pie to make with varying amounts of chicken, as they can always be boosted with vegetables or beans. Plus you don't have to make a pie with pastry. I often serve 'pies' with rice or mash, or you could even use the mash as a pie topping like Shepherds Pie. And remember that chicken can be used instead of turkey in all the old faithful Christmas turkey leftover recipes.
In no particular order are my favourite pie fillings or casseroles; Cassoulet, Chicken & Mushroom or Sweetcorn, Turkey & Leek Pie,
Just under a portion per person of chicken can easily make a meal as a curry or a stir fry. Add the cooked chicken at the end of the cooking, just warm it up thoroughly in the sauce before serving.
- Chicken Korma - Korma's are packed with protein from almonds or cashews so you don't need much chicken
- Sweet & Sour Chicken - this sweet & sour is loaded with vegetables so you only need a little chicken, if any at all
- Thai Curry - broccoli (including chopped stalk) and peas work well with chicken
- Chilli con Chicken
- Chicken Chop Suey
Tiny amounts of leftover meat find themselves in a soup or stir fry in our house;