Leftover chicken: instead of throwing them, use them to prepare meatballs, salads, pasta with courgettes; and even a soup!

Cooking chicken gives tasty, healthy dishes, but with a very high risk of waste. Whenever we eat chicken, especially if it’s quite a large sized chicken, the most natural and frequent thing in the end is to leave plenty of it in the pot. Instead, chicken leftovers can be easily reused and reused, for new and original recipes. Like these five that we present, from pasta to nibbles, through meatballs, salad and soup.
recipes with chicken leftovers
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A first possibility is to turn your leftovers into the ingredient of a seasoning for a delicate pasta.

  • Gather the remaining meat and finely chop it with a knife or with the help of a mixer.
  • Then take 1-2 courgettes: wash, dry and dice.
  • Meanwhile, put the water on the stove to cook the pasta.
  • In a pan with a little oil, sauté the courgettes and add a handful of chopped parsley; when they have reached the right consistency add the chicken, cook over low heat and stir for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then add salt and pepper to taste. Add the pasta drained al dente and mix well before serving.
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That was the first chicken leftover recipe… more to follow soon! Keep an eye on our page!