8 Ways to Use Grilled Chicken

Grilled-Chicken Quesadillas Photo © Christina Holmes
By Kristin Donnelly Posted June 13, 2015

Grilled chicken is a versatile ingredient to have on hand for throwing into salads, sandwiches and some of these other great dishes.

Grilled chicken is a versatile ingredient to have on hand for throwing into salads, sandwiches and some of these other great dishes.

1. Tacos
Whether you top them with a simple cabbage slaw or the works, tacos are always a great way to use up grilled chicken.

2. Quesadillas
Shred leftover grilled chicken and layer with melting cheese like Fontina in between tortillas, and then grill or griddle.

3. Grilled salad
Instead of throwing leftover chicken on your salad, trying grilling the salad alongside your chicken.

4. Banh Mi
Slip chicken into a baguette with pickled vegetables, spicy mayo and cilantro to make a satisfying Vietnamese-style sandwich.

5. Vermicelli
Serve fish-sauce-marinated chicken skewers over cool rice noodles and cucumbers for a fantastic summer main course.

6. Stir-fry
Leftover grilled chicken is great for throwing into any stir-fry, including this one that’s somewhat reminiscent of pad thai.

7. Tagine
Turn harissa-rubbed grilled chicken with tomato salad into a simple Moroccan-style stew.

8. Caprese sandwiches
For a simple summer picnic lunch, layer grilled chicken with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on a chewy roll.

Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of the forthcoming The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016). She is also the cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.

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