Consider yourself lucky if you have leftover cooked chicken or turkey. Nutritious and delicious with half the work already done.
No matter how you’ve cooked it, leftover poultry is perfect for repurposing into new dishes. Here are five ways with leftover cooked chicken or turkey to start you off.
2. Freeze It
If you can’t use your cooked chicken or turkey within three days, freeze it to use another day. For convenience, remove it from the bone and freeze it sliced or diced to quickly thaw and add to recipes.
3. Make Homemade Stock
After removing most of the meat off the bones, use any remaining bits to make soup stock. If you don’t have enough bones, freeze them. Once you’ve saved enough bones, use them and scrap veggies to make stock like this Turkey Stock by Christine Tizzard.
Did You Know?
Did you know all cuts of chicken and turkey are an excellent source of high-quality protein? It’s worth using up every little morsel. If you don’t have quite enough leftovers for a recipe use beans, cashews or extra veggies to make up the difference.