What to Do with Leftover Grilled Chicken

Christina - Apr 11, '20 - Cookbook Ideas - Recipes


Grilled chicken is a staple in the Gibson household. At least once a week we grill a few chicken breast and serve it up with some yummy steamed veggies. It’s an easy, healthy dinner. Recently we started purposely grilling a few extra pieces of chicken. We call them “plannedovers.” Here are three leftover grilled chicken dishes.undefined

Chicken Salad Sandwiches


One of our favorite dishes with leftover grilled chicken is chicken salad sandwiches.

  • 1 leftover grilled chicken breast
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons greek plain greek yogurt or mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried dill 
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ¼ cup Minced onion 
  • Pecans (optional) 
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Your favorite bread

Mince about a ¼ cup of onion. Set aside. 

Place your leftover chicken in a bowl. Use either a hand mixer or stand mixer to break up the chicken. Add your plain greek yogurt or mayonnaise. Mix on low. 

Add about a teaspoon of fresh or dried dill and one teaspoon of mustard (you can add more if you like that extra tangy flavor). Add your minced onion and pecans. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Toast your bread and voila you have a delicious chicken salad sandwich. 

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Grilled Chicken Wrap


Grilled chicken also makes the perfect cold grilled chicken wrap for lunch. All you need in tortilla wraps, and your favorite wrap toppings. I like to add buffalo sauce and ranch! YUM!

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas


Lastly, one of our favorite quick meals is a grilled chicken quesadilla. Get creative with your quesadillas. Feel free to use any remaining ingredients you might have in your fridge. Here are a few creative combinations we love:

  • Bacon, grilled chicken, and cheddar cheese
  • Goat Cheese, grilled chicken, and fig jam 
  • Any leftover veggies (give them a quick toss in a hot pan to release the flavors before putting them in your quesadillas), grilled chicken, and extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, extra sharp cheddar cheese and ranch
  • Grilled chicken, pesto and mozzarella cheese

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