Do you ever find yourself with leftover grilled chicken and no idea what to do with it? Get creative with these fun and delicious easy leftover chicken recipes that will have your taste buds dancing with delight. 

Do you ever find yourself with leftover grilled chicken and no idea what to do with it? Get creative with these fun and delicious recipes. From salads to sandwiches, pasta dishes to tacos, these recipes will transform your leftovers into something new and exciting. Get ready to elevate your leftover game. #grillonadime #leftovergrilledchickenrecipes #grilledchickenrecipes #leftovers
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How Long Will Leftover Grilled Chicken Last?

Leftover grilled chicken can last up to four days when stored properly in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

See Can you Freeze Grilled Chicken to learn how to freeze grilled chicken.

Best Leftover Grilled Chicken Recipes

From salads to sandwiches, pasta dishes to tacos, these recipes will transform your leftovers into something new and exciting. Get ready to elevate your leftover game.

To complete this grilled chicken recipes, check out these easy grilled chicken side dishes.

1. Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

This Chicken Pot Pie Casserole recipe is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone licking their plates clean. The combination of leftover chicken and veggies wrapped in a flaky crescent crust, it’s a delicious combination.

You can even use leftover rotisserie chicken in this recipe.

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
It is super easy to make and each bite is amazing with the flaky crescents and delicious chicken and veggies.
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

2. Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie

Packed with tender leftover grilled chicken and fresh veggies this Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate comfort food. It’s quick and easy recipe to make and sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie
Double crust chicken pot pie is loaded with chicken, veggies and a flaky crust.
Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie

3. Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Warm up with this delicious and budget-friendly Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Soup recipe. Made with leftover grilled chicken, fresh veggies, and a creamy, savory broth, this soup is the ultimate comfort food.

Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe is so easy in the slow cooker and creamy and delicious.
Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

4. Sheet Pan Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Loaded with crispy homemade tortilla chips, juicy leftover grilled chicken, hearty black beans. This Sheet Pan Chicken and Black Bean Nachos recipe is the perfect way to spice up your next game day. Plus, it’s all baked on a sheet pan for minimal cleanup.

Sheet Pan Chicken and Black Bean Nachos
Seriously delicious nachos baked on a sheet pan with homemade tortilla chips, black beans, chicken and all the fixings.
Sheet Pan Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

5. Chicken Cottage Pie

Try this delicious Chicken Cottage Pie recipe. It is packed with grated carrots and courgettes (zucchini) for added nutrients and fresh herbs for extra flavor. It’s the perfect way to use up leftover grilled chicken and turn it into a satisfying and wholesome meal.

Chicken Cottage Pie
With some grated carrot and courgettes prepared with fresh herbs, this is a chicken cottage pie which is still full of flavour!
Chicken Cottage Pie

6. Crockpot Chicken Salad

Beat the summer heat with this easy and refreshing Crockpot Chicken Salad recipe. Simply toss your leftover grilled chicken and veggies into the slow cooker and let them cook to tender perfection.

Crockpot Chicken Salad
The chicken and veggies are cooked tender in the slow cooker for a delicious summertime recipe.
Crockpot Chicken Salad

7. Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken Salad

Packed with tender leftover grilled chicken, hearty black beans, and sweet corn. It is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings without spending hours in the kitchen. So grab a bowl and dig into this delicious and satisfying Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken Salad.

Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken Salad
Tons of tender chicken, black beans and corn combined for a hearty salad.
Crockpot Santa Fe Chicken Salad

8. Chicken Cucumber Salad Sandwich

Whether you’re looking for a lunch or dinner idea, this Chicken Cucumber Salad Sandwich is sure to hit the spot. So grab your ingredients and get ready to enjoy a delicious and easy sandwich.

Chicken Cucumber Salad Sandwich
The cucumber in this recipe really takes it up a notch and turns chicken salad into something special.
Chicken Cucumber Salad Sandwich

9. Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Packed with sautéed leftover grilled chicken breast and veggies. Then topped with gooey cheese, each bite is bursting with flavor and is sure to satisfy your cravings. Plus, it’s all wrapped up in a crispy tortilla for added texture and crunch.

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
Each bite is loaded with sautéed chicken and veggies and topped with cheese.
Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

10. Crockpot Shredded Chicken Quesadillas

The tender and juicy leftover grilled chicken is slow-cooked to perfection. Then combined with cheese and tortillas, it creates the perfect combination of textures and flavors

Crockpot Shredded Chicken Quesadillas
The chicken is so tender that it falls apart and it’s packed with flavor. It’s the perfect recipe for busy nights.
Crockpot Shredded Chicken Quesadillas

11. Butter Chicken Pizza

Try making this Butter Chicken Pizza. This quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious recipe is the perfect way to use up any leftover chicken.

Butter Chicken Pizza
It has an ultra crispy pizza crust and is topped with saucy butter chicken, red onions, tomatoes, fresh gooey mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkle of parsley.
Butter Chicken Pizza

12. Crockpot Potato Soup With Chicken

Packed with creamy potatoes and juicy grilled chicken, this Crockpot Potato Soup With Chicken recipe is delicious. It is a perfect way to use up any leftover chicken while also satisfying your soup cravings. The crockpot does all the work for you, making it super easy to prepare.

Crockpot Potato Soup with Chicken
Crock pot potato soup with chicken is creamy and full of flavor.
Crockpot Potato Soup with Chicken

13. Chick-Fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup

Loaded with tender leftover grilled chicken and all the classic Tex-Mex flavors. This soup is perfect for a cozy night in or a quick and easy weeknight meal. So give this Chick-Fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup a try.

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup
The ingredients are added to the a large pot and cooked for less than 30 minutes. Cooking this seasonal soup at home saves time and money.
Chick-Fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup

14. Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy and delicious, this Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a must-try recipe. Packed with tender leftover grilled chicken and hearty wild rice. This soup will satisfy your taste buds and warm you up on a cold day.

Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This creamy soup is loaded with flavor and is easy to make.
Copycat Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

15. Mexican Chicken Soup

Packed with flavor and a touch of spice, this Mexican Chicken Soup is delicious. Plus, you can add your favorite toppings, like cheese or avocado, for even more flavor.

Mexican Chicken Soup
I love that I can use leftover chicken in this recipe and the veggies give it a ton of flavor.
Mexican Chicken Soup

16. Crockpot Green Enchilada Chicken Soup

With creamy textures and flavors, this Crockpot Green Enchilada Chicken Soup is packed with tasty green enchilada sauce. It the perfect blend of cheese. Throw everything in the crockpot and let it cook until it’s time to eat.

Crockpot Green Enchilada Chicken Soup
The blends of cheese in this soup create a rich and creamy soup that will satisfy any craving for comfort food!
Crockpot Green Enchilada Chicken Soup

17. Crockpot Chicken Tortellini Soup

Warm up with a bowl of this cozy Crockpot Chicken Tortellini Soup recipe. The combination of your leftover grilled chicken and cheesy tortellini creates a hearty and satisfying dish that your family will love.

Crockpot Chicken Tortellini Soup
The cheese tortellini and tender chicken make this soup hearty and delicious for a meal your family will love.
Crockpot Chicken Tortellini Soup

18. Crockpot Creamy Chicken Parmesan Soup

Indulge in the creamy goodness of this easy and delicious Crockpot Creamy Chicken Parmesan Soup recipe. With all the flavors you love in Chicken Parmesan, this soup is the perfect comfort food.

Crockpot Creamy Chicken Parmesan Soup
Each bite is loaded with flavor and the crock pot makes it super easy.
Crockpot Creamy Chicken Parmesan Soup

19. Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

Warm up with this delicious and easy-to-make Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup. Packed with tender leftover grilled chicken and veggies, this soup is the perfect comfort food for any cold winter day.

Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup
This recipe is healthy and comforting and loved by everyone.
Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup

20. Crockpot Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

Check out this Crockpot Creamy Chicken Taco Soup. Simply throw your leftover grilled chicken, veggies, and broth in the slow cooker and let it do the work for you.

Crockpot Creamy Chicken Taco Soup
Toss the chicken, vegetables and broth in the slow cooker for an amazing soup.
Crockpot Creamy Chicken Taco Soup

21. Crockpot Chicken Quinoa Soup

This amazing Crockpot Chicken Quinoa Soup recipe is loaded with tender leftover grilled chicken. Add in hearty veggies, and quinoa to keep you full and satisfied. Perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends.

Crockpot Chicken Quinoa Sou
It’s full of delicious chicken, hearty vegetables, and filling quinoa for an easy meal everyone will love.
Crockpot Chicken Quinoa Sou

22. Chicken Alfredo Bake

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this Chicken Alfredo Bake. Loaded with creamy Alfredo sauce, juicy leftover grilled chicken, and tender pasta, this dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Chicken Alfredo Bake
This creamy and indulgent pasta bake will become one of your favorite dishes to prepare, too because it’s super easy to make ahead and then assemble just before baking.
Chicken Alfredo Bake

23. Chicken Curry Soup

This Chicken Curry Soup recipe is the perfect blend of flavors for a cozy and comforting meal. The warm and aromatic spices in this soup will transport you straight to India.

Chicken Curry Soup
This chicken curry soup recipe is comfort in a bowl and perfectly served with pillowy naan bread for an easy, wholesome meal.
Chicken Curry Soup

24. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

With only a few ingredients and less than 25 minutes in the oven, you’ll have a delicious and healthy meal. Get ready to enjoy a flavorful and satisfying meal without the hassle of this Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas only takes a few ingredients and less than 25 minutes.
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

25. Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

With tons of tender leftover grilled chicken, flavorful veggies, and more, dinner will be on the table in just minutes. So grab your Instant Pot and get ready to savor every bite of these tasty Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas.

Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
The chicken is cooked tender and juicy with the bell peppers.
Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

26. Skillet Chicken Fajitas

This Skillet Chicken Fajitas recipe is bursting with flavor. Add some fresh homemade salsa and a side of homemade white cheese dip to take it to the next level.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas
This recipe for quick and easy cast iron skillet chicken fajitas is a family favorite.
Skillet Chicken Fajitas

27. Easy Chicken Stir Fry

Tired of ordering take-out? Spice things up with this easy and delicious Chicken Stir Fry recipe. Packed with flavor from your leftover grilled chicken, this dish is sure to satisfy your cravings in no time.

Easy Chicken Stir Fry
This Easy Chicken Stir Fry Recipe is bursting with flavor but is so simple to make.
Easy Chicken Stir Fry

28. Easy Skillet Orange Chicken

With its delicious orange sauce, this Easy Skillet Orange Chicken recipe is sure to be a hit. Plus, it’s easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights.

Easy Skillet Orange Chicken
The orange sauce is divine and the recipe is super easy.
Easy Skillet Orange Chicken

39. Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet

Get ready to indulge in a scrumptious meal with this Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet recipe. With your leftover grilled chicken and cheesy rice, you won’t be able to resist this savory dish.

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet
In just 30 minutes, this cheesy chicken dish can be on the table for an easy dinner.
Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet

30. Skillet Salsa Chicken

Indulge in the tastiest Skillet Salsa Chicken recipe that you will want to make over and over again. This delicious recipe is loaded with juicy leftover grilled chicken, topped with salsa and melted cheese. Making it perfect for a quick, low-carb dinner.

Skillet Salsa Chicken
The salsa makes the chicken so flavorful and the melted cheese makes it even better!
Skillet Salsa Chicken

31. Tex-Mex Skillet Chicken

With this Tex-Mex Chicken Skillet recipe, dinner can be on the table in no time. Packed with lots of Southwestern flavors, this dish is perfect for those busy weeknights.

Tex-Mex Skillet Chicken
This Tex Mex Chicken Skillet Recipe is super easy to make and packed with lots of southwestern flavor.
Tex-Mex Skillet Chicken

32. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

You won’t have to wait until the weekend to savor the classic chicken Parmesan. This Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta recipe makes it easier to make. Simply throw in the leftover grilled chicken, some pasta, and sauce into the slow cooker, and let it cook to perfection.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta
The chicken is cooked in a tomato sauce and seasoning to add so much flavor.
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta

33. Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

This creamy and delicious Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta recipe features crispy bacon, melted cheese, leftover grilled chicken. With perfectly cooked pasta, all made in a flash with the help of your trusty Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta
Chicken, bacon, pasta, and ranch combine to make this creamy and delicious dish.
Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta

34. Easy Chicken Penne Pasta

With tender leftover grilled chicken and a rich, creamy sauce, this Easy Chicken Penne Pasta recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, it’s sure to become a family favorite in no time.

Easy Chicken Penne Pasta
Everyone will love this delicious chicken paired with a rich and creamy sauce over pasta.
Easy Chicken Penne Pasta

35. Crockpot Creamy Salsa Ranch Chicken Pasta

The combination of ranch and salsa flavors will make your taste buds dance with joy. The tender shredded cooked chicken and perfectly cooked pasta make this Crockpot Creamy Salsa Ranch Chicken Pasta delicious.

Crockpot Creamy Salsa Ranch Chicken Pasta
All of the delicious ingredients in this Crock Pot Creamy Salsa Ranch Chicken Pasta combine for a creamy and decadent pasta dish.
Crockpot Creamy Salsa Ranch Chicken Pasta

36. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

This Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta is a perfect blend of spicy buffalo sauce, creamy cream cheese, and tender leftover grilled chicken. Simply toss everything into the crockpot and let it do the work for you.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta is absolutely delicious with tons of buffalo flavor.
Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Leftover grilled chicken is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different ways. From chicken enchiladas to chicken fried rice, there is no limit to the amazing recipes. 

Learn how to use your leftover grilled chicken and don’t let it go to waste. Get creative and whip up something amazing for your next meal.

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