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Leftover BBQ Chicken Recipes for kids – What to Do With Leftover Chicken

The summer is here which means it’s BBQ season. No more slaving over a hot stove because we’re out in the backyard grilling our dinners. I bet you’re already asking yourself “what can I make with leftover chicken?”. Ask no more because we’ve rounded up some great leftover BBQ chicken recipes for you to make your meal planning a little easier this summer.

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If you often find yourself asking “what can I make with leftover chicken?”, look no further because we’ve rounded up some great leftover BBQ chicken recipes for you to make your meal planning a little easier.

Related read: Baked chicken recipes

Don't miss these delicious leftover BBQ chicken recipes that the whole family will love!

Leftover BBQ Chicken Recipes

1. Leftover BBQ Chicken Nachos

Read our disclosure policyNachos using leftover chicken is the perfect 30 minute dinner that the whole family will enjoy. And using that bbq chicken will add some oomph to your nachos!

2. Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas with Leftovers

Another great leftover bbq chicken recipe is Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas. The great thing about this recipe is you can use any leftover meat, so the BBQ chicken will be perfect. And if you have vegetarians in your family you can make some up without any meat in at all.

3. BBQ Chicken Melt Sandwiches

Everyone loves a chicken melt sandwich right? This Leftover BBQ Chicken Melt Sandwich recipe is so good you’ll be making leftover chicken on purpose!

4. BBQ Chicken Salad

How about some BBQ Chicken Salad? This great recipe uses non-buttermilk Ranch dressing and is perfect for a summer evening.

5. Santa Fe Chicken Packets

This Santa Fe Chicken uses beans, chicken and veggies to make a tasty kid friendly dinner, and it’s a perfect meal to make with leftover chicken.


What to Do with Leftover Chicken

6. Easy BBQ Chicken Braid

For something a little bit different why not use that leftover chicken to make an Easy BBQ Chicken Braid which would be great for lunch or dinner and the kids can have fun helping you make it!

7. BBQ Chicken Pasta Recipe

Leftover BBQ chicken is perfect for making a pasta dish, why not try this BBQ Chicken Ranch Club Pasta Salad which will be perfect for lunch or a last minute dinner. And it’s kid friendly too!

8. BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake

Another great BBQ chicken pasta recipe is this pasta bake, which incorporates your leftover BBQ chicken with some veggies and can be prepped and cooked in less than 30 minutes.

9. Chicken Terrific

You might be better off with just plain leftover chicken for this recipe but it looked so good I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. If you’re getting bored with your usual chicken casserole recipe you will want to check out this Chicken Terrific recipe right away!

10. BBQ Bacon Spinach Chicken

Let’s finish up with this very tasty looking 30 minute recipe for BBQ Bacon Spinach Chicken. It’s perfect for using up that leftover chicken when you don’t have a lot of time to cook.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these recipes and that you now have some idea what to do with leftover BBQ chicken. Why not check out our delicious baked chicken recipes that the whole family will love.


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