11 Easy And Delicious Chicken Recipes

Chicken leftovers hogging your fridge? Don’t toss them—use them in your lunches instead. Whether roasted, grilled, or slow-cooked into submission, the affordable and versatile protein works well in nearly anything.

These 11 recipes will teach you how to add it to your lunch in the best way possible, with no extra cooking required. Sandwiches, salads, grain bowls, and more are just waiting to beef (or should we say chicken?) up your afternoon.

1. Grilled Chicken Arugula And Pear Salad With Toasted Walnuts from The Iron You

There’s something scrumptious about arugula, pears, celery, and walnuts. It’s one of those flavor combos that just works. Just add some grilled chicken and some Parmesan shaving to this salad, for a complete meal. But if you want to keep it vegan, just leave them out. Get the recipe here.

2. Saucy Shredded Chicken Tacos from I Wash You Dry

i-wash-you-dry-Saucy-Shredded-Chicken-Tacos-2All that leftover chicken is just a handful of spices away from becoming the best tacos ever. And you only need 5 ingredients. Get the recipe here.

3. Greek Yogurt Curry Chicken Salad from 24 Carrot Life

24-carrot-life-Curry-Chicken-Salad-copy If you get a little grossed out by the amount of mayonnaise in store-bought chicken salads, Try this curry chicken salad sandwich with Greek yogurt to lighten things up and it’s so tasty! Get the recipe here.

4. Chicken Buddha Bowl With Spicy Mango Sauce from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

lexis-clean-kitchen-Chicken-Buddha-Bowl-with-Spicy-Mango-Sauce3With some roasted veggies and a handful of chicken, this stunning bowl lunch is super easy to put together. If you are Vegan simply opt out the Chicken! It’d be great since it’s packed with veggies! Get the recipe here.


5. Asian Chicken Wraps With Thai Peanut Sauce from Well Plated

well-plated-Asian-Chicken-Wraps-with-Thai-Peanut-SauceLove Asian chicken salads, but want to mix it up? Try this flavorful wrap. Get the recipe here.
how-sweet-it-is-greek-chicken-lettuce-cups-I-howsweeteats.com-5Though this recipe calls for a honey-dill chicken marinade, if you’re pressed for time you can totally use the plain chicken in your fridge instead. Get the recipe here.


7. Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches from Minimalist Baker

minimalist-baker-Chicken-Parmesan-Sandwich-Minimalist-BakerThis spin on the sandwich classic only requires six ingredients. Behold the chicken Parmesan sandwich. Simple grilled chicken (or sauteed/grilled eggplant), tomato sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, sliced red onion all on a toasted ciabatta bun. I’m in healthy food heaven. Get the recipe here.

8. Chicken Kale Rice Bowl from Healthy Nibbles And Bits

healthy-nibbles-and-bitsChicken-Kale-Rice-Bowl-6This veggie- and chicken-packed bowl will fill you up for days. Sweet brown rice seasoned with Asian flavors and tossed with shredded coconut, chicken, and vegetables. Toasted kale chips provide an extra crunch. Get the recipe here.

9. Lightened-Up Chicken Salad from Gimme Some Oven

gimme-some-oven-Lightened-Up-Chicken-Salad-Recipe-4Fresh grapes and cherry tomatoes give this chicken salad a refreshing upgrade. To make it, just chop up a bunch of cooked chicken (You can use a rotisserie), celery, grapes, shallot, walnuts, dried cranberries, Greek yogurt, and lots of salt and pepper. Get the recipe here.

10. Red Curry Dragon Bowl from Nutritionist In The Kitch

nutritionist-in-the-kitch-IMG_3600The colors, textures, flavor combinations, mixture of warm and soft with cold and crunchy is honestly so amazingly good. You won’t help but FEEL unbelievably nourished and satisfied after this meal. It’s definitely a keeper. Get the recipe here.

11. Mango Chipotle Chicken Salad from Creme De La Crumb

le-creme-de-la-crumb-mango-chipotle-chicken-salad-4wIf you don’t have time to marinate the chicken in this salad, use the marinade as a dressing instead. Get the recipe here.

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