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Old 11-14-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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I have a LOT of leftover chicken...what to make with it?

I have a ton of leftover chicken from the 5lber I made the other day. I made chicken noodle soup last night with some of it, but what can I do with the rest? Can I freeze the cooked chicken?

I'm so inept in the kitchen! I rarely cook anything from scratch and this was the first time I ever cooked a whole chicken.

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Old 11-14-2006, 08:40 AM   #2
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Re: I have a LOT of leftover chicken...what to make with it?

Yes, you can freeze cooked chicken. I do it all the time. Then use it later for chicken and noodles, chicken fettuccini alfredo, etc. Freeze it in ziploc bags or Vac-n-Seal bags in appropriate portion sizes for adding to other meals.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:41 AM   #3
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P.S. I just noticed your sig. I'm a TS consultant too. I have been since Jan. 03. I LOVE it!
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:11 AM   #4
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Hmm...chicken sandwiches!
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:05 AM   #5
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P.S. I just noticed your sig. I'm a TS consultant too. I have been since Jan. 03. I LOVE it!
Isn't it sad that I have to ask what to do with chicken when I sell TS? I should be looking up the recipes on there and getting creative!

Seriously, though, my standard routine for ages was pasta with jar sauce a few nights a week, chili, grill some chicken/steak/burgers, and sometimes make baked mac & cheese from scratch. I'm trying to break out of the routine and try new things but it's hard when you're used to not really cooking much.

Good to know that I can freeze that cooked chicken! I'd hate for it to go bad before I use it all up.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:11 AM   #6
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you can also make spaghetti sauces or lasagna and freeze those. Glad that cookbook is on its way... it has some awesome recipes (I never tried them but did flip through the book!)
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Re: I have a LOT of leftover chicken...what to make with it?

bbq chicken sandwiches
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:23 AM   #8
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Re: I have a LOT of leftover chicken...what to make with it?

Since I know you have TS products on hand, try this. Shred the chicken or even run it through a food chopper (be careful not to puree it). Spread prepared Fiesta Party Dip on a flour tortilla, then shredded chicken, then shredded cheese. Add onions or green peppers if you'd like. Then put another tortilla on top and cook in a skillet or a quesadilla maker. Cut into triangles and dip into sour cream or more Fiesta. YUM!!!
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my favorite is my super easy chicken enchiladas....so easy to make and so yummy!!
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I have a recipe that most you young ones won't have. It was my grandmothers, circa 1933. They used EVERYTHING back then. Nothing was thrown out. She had chickens, so she had eggs and chicken. So she used an old Swedish recipe called chicken and rivvles. Cook chicken in just enough water to cover. I usually cheat and use frozen chicken breast. But if you have left over chicken, just add some canned chicken broth. You may want to add some water and chicken boullion cubes too. It takes about 6 cups of broth to do. Remove chicken when cooked to cool and cut into bite size pieces. Then make the rivvles. Depending on family size, this will feed about 4-6. Take 2-3 eggs. I prefer organic, free ranging. Add about 1/3 to 1/2 cup water. Add about 2 tsps salt. Whisk briskly. Then with a fork mix in enough flour so that when you tip the bowl the dough will move slowly to the edge. Now comes the hard part. Get your chicken broth to a rolling boil. Hold the bowl over the pot of broth and with a regular knife, cut off small pieces of dough as it reaches the edge. So you should have thin stips of dough starting to cook in the broth. Continue until no more dough. Tip: if you dip your knife in the hot broth after cutting each rivvle, the dough won't stick to your knife. Once all rivvles are in the pot, continue cooking a few more minutes to make sure all dough has been cooked. If you like a little thicker broth, take a small amount of (2 Tbls) flour, add water until thin. SLOWLY add this to boiling broth, a little at a time until desired consistancy is reached. Return chicken to pot. I serve this with mashed potatoes and a green vege. Usually peas. This was my kids FAVORITE meal for years. You can serve the rivvles over the mashed potatoes or at the side. Either way home made noodles with chicken can't be beat on a cold day. Sometimes for a little bit different taste i will add 1/2 tsp tarragon to broth. I think i need to make some soon. Only thing is, my kids are grown now with spouses, so i would have to make enough for five. And if my brother who lives about three miles from me finds out, he will invite himself. With him comes his wife and 14 year old twins. One of which is a boy. That's a lot of rivvles, and holding a heavy bowl over boiling broth. Still sounds so good. Kim <><
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