25 Mar Five Things to Do With Roast Chicken
Making roast chicken means having leftovers for another meal. That’s called working smart in the kitchen. I love it. Gone are the days when I used to buy roast chicken from the grocery store – way too salty. I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I like Mark Bittman’s clever method of roasting chicken in a preheated cast iron skillet. However, roasting at a very high temperature with olive oil makes it a bit too smoky for my liking. I lean towards canola oil. Remember to use a digital thermometer to know when the chicken is done (165F in the thickest part of the thigh).
Here are five ways to spin those succulent leftovers into a brand new meal:
1) Wraps, sandwiches and tacos – give these mango chicken wraps a try or tuck into a cheesy chicken panini
2) Salads – apple, grape and chicken salad with Korean dressing catch your fancy, or how about citrusy chicken salad with feta
3) Soups – add to any vegetable soup, such as this lentil soup with barley soup
4) Pizza – my kids love chicken + mushrooms + pineapple + mozzarella, but I’m curious to try this Thai chicken pizza
How do you use leftover roast chicken?