Your roast chicken leftovers need never end up in the bin with these inspirational ideas for delicious chicken-based dishes

 

1. Chicken, pea and goat’s cheese risotto

Transform your leftover roast chicken into a satisfying midweek dinner with this risotto recipe that uses soft goat’s cheese and tasty peas. 

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2. Chicken and bacon jacket potato filler

Baked potatoes are a real winter comfort. This recipe loads them up with leftover roast chicken, unsmoked bacon and gooey melted cheese.

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3. Moroccan-style chicken soup

Give your chicken soup a North African spin with this recipe that includes harissa, dried apricots and flat-leaf parsley. This can also be frozen and defrosted when needed. 

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4. Pesto chicken pasta

Pesto and chicken is a winning combination. Combine with courgette and parmesan shavings for a simple and irresistible supper.

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5. Chicken, leek and mushroom pie

This easy-peasy shortcut pie combines leftover chicken and a tin of soup to get the ultimate creamy filling.

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6. Chicken, vegetable and spinach curry

Spinach and squash add a light touch to this delicious curry dish with gentle spices including ginger, turmeric and cumin.

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