24 Easy Meal Ideas for Cooked & Leftover Chicken

Keep some precooked chicken in the freezer and you've got the beginnings of a quick & easy meal! Here's 24 ideas to get you started.

Cooked chicken in the freezer saves time!

One of the quickest ways to get dinner on the table is to have a freezer stocked with some precooked or prepped ingredients. You’ll still get a fresh meal on the table – plus it will save you time!

The best trick in my arsenal of quick meals is the precooked packages of ground beef or shredded chicken in my freezer. But sometimes I look at that package and think to myself, “What am I going to make with this tonight?” Well, here are a few easy meal ideas for that package of shredded chicken in your hand:

  • Toss it on a green salad
  • chicken salad sandwiches
  • hot chicken sandwiches
  • quick chicken noodle soup
  • tacos
  • pot pie
  • pizza
  • chili
  • chicken & dumplings
  • enchiladas
  • lasagna or stuffed shells

Easy Meal Ideas for Cooked Shredded Chicken


Soups & Stews


Sandwiches, Pizza & Little Bites

Want to get some precooked chicken in the freezer? It’s easy to do using this effortless chicken plan and these easy meal ideas!

Check out my freezer cooking board on Pinterest for more ideas!

Follow Tonia @ The Sunny Patch’s board Freezer Cooking on Pinterest.


  1. added to my freezer cooking board! Awesome choices :)

  2. There are some fabulous recipes in this post. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow, I have hit the jackpot with this post! :)

  4. Julia@Happy House and Home says:

    WOW there are some awesome ideas here… I will pin this for when I need chicken ideas! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday Linky Party! See you next week I hope! Julia (co-host)

  5. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday. We eat a lot of chicken and this roundup will come in handy.

  6. Great recipe roundup!! Thanks so much for sharing. Pinning. Found at inspire me wed. Have a great week.

  7. this is a great list!!! Just Pinned!

  8. Tonia…Great recipes here. Thank you for getting them together for easy reference. Glad you shared at Monday’s Musings. Have great weekend.

  9. Having cooked chicken is so handy. There are so many ways you can use it. Occasionally I will buy a rotisserie chicken and hubby and I will get three meals out of it. I use it in various ways. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Thanks for sharing these recipes! =)

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