Five ways you can reuse grilled chicken leftovers

If you’ve recently had a big cookout or meal and have leftover grilled chicken, Tariq Halal has several recipes to make the most of your leftover meat. These grilled chicken recipes only use a few extra ingredients, many of which you probably already have on hand!

Grilled Chicken Kebab

Take your leftover grilled chicken and place it onto skewers with thick slices of onions, peppers, and feta cheese. They can be served hot or cold and go great with rice pilaf or couscous.

Grilled Chicken Tacos

It’s your choice whether you want to use soft tortillas or hard taco shells. You can get creative with this one and add in whatever toppings you like. Assembling tacos is also a fun activity for the whole family to get involved with.

Popular taco toppings include:

  • Seasonings
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Onions
  • Grilled peppers
  • Salsa
  • Tomatoes

Grilled Chicken Pasta

While you cook the pasta, take a skillet, and lightly fry crushed garlic, fresh basil, and some onions in ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil. Once softened, pour ½ cup of lemon juice into the skillet and reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir constantly and simmer the mixture for two minutes before putting it to the side.

After you’ve drained the finished spaghetti, toss it with the sauce you’ve made and the grilled chicken. Sprinkle it with grated parmesan cheese and pepper to serve. For an added boost, add in some fresh lemon zest.

Piri Piri Stir Fry with Rice and Grilled Chicken

Grab whatever fresh or frozen veg you have on hand and sauté them in a skillet or wok before adding in some Piri Piri sauce. Add in the chicken and serve over fragrant jasmine rice or long-grain rice. 

Grilled Chicken Salad

Fresh chilled lettuce and other salad greens are a perfect pairing with warm, tender chicken. Customize your grilled chicken salad to suit your taste, topping it with things like tomatoes, salad onions, croutons, cheese, or cucumbers. There are several recipes available for homemade salad dressings or you can buy some premade ones from your local grocer.

All these grilled chicken recipes are great for mid-week meals because they require very little prep work and can be made quickly. To make these recipes and more, continue exploring buying premium halal chicken and pre-seasoned halal grilled chicken.