Leftover Smoked Chicken Recipes are the perfect way to repurpose leftover smoked chicken meat into another dinner or lunch. Chicken seems to be one of those dinners I can smoke quickly, and the whole family loves dinner. So now not use it for dinner or lunch the next day??
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Smoked meat leftovers… one thing I love to feed my lunch box and my belly the next day. Repurposing smoked chicken into other meals is fantastic for the tummy but also good for meal prepping. Good food is just a bonus.
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I smoke most of my meat on my Pit Pellet Smoker; cooking low and slow is how I cook with it. Now, this also works amazing for leftover meals, using it as an oven but adding smoke flavor! I love the cost of them vs. other pellet grills, plus it hasn’t disappointed me yet.
How to Store Leftover Smoked Chicken
Once your chicken has cooled, you can shred it using the meat claws; in my opinion, chicken is easier to shred or tear apart when it is still warm. Place your chicken into an airtight container or bag and store it in the fridge. The chicken should be used or frozen within five days.
How To Freeze Leftover Smoked Chicken
Once your chicken is in an airtight container, please place it in the freezer; you can store it in the freezer for up to three months. Allow thawing within a food-safe temperature. You can freeze it as shredded chicken or chunks of chicken.
Now storing anything in the freezer requires the proper tools. I like storing leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container. What food can be sealed in a food saver I do that way, and without a food saver, I use actual freezer bags as regular Ziploc bags are not as good of a quality for freezing. The food scale is handy for measuring the amounts you are freezing to know the portion size.
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Leftover Smoked Chicken Recipes:
Now if you are struggling to find ways to use leftover smoked chicken, just put the chicken in any recipe using chicken. The smoke flavor will be present even if you don’t smoke the new dish. (But if you can smoke it, you should!! ) My favorite chicken to use is Smoked Chicken Breast.
Smoked Chicken Noodle Soup-This Smoked Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe is the perfect way to make comfort food on your smoker! Use smoked chicken breast to bring even more flavor! Get the recipe -> here.
Smoked Chicken Pot Pie-The perfect comfort food to make on a pellet grill!! The smoke flavor is amazing on the crust and the chicken in the pot pie. Get the recipe > here.
Leftover Smoked Chicken Salad– An easy way to use leftover smoked chicken! Pair up with good bread to make the perfect sandwich for lunch at work the next day! Get the recipe -> here.
Smoked White Chicken Chili– Shred the chicken into a delicious white bean chili! Just shred up the smoked chicken and throw it in the Dutch oven the next day on the smoker. Get the recipe ->here.
Stove Top Casserole– The ultimate comfort food casserole with stuffing, cheese, and creamy sauce. Use the shredded chicken to bake or smoke this casserole! Get the recipe -> here.
Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup– Add the smoke flavor to this fantastic comfort food, shred the chicken, and allow it to simmer with the pot pie fixings for a tasty soup. Get the recipe ->here.
Easy Chicken Quesadilla Dip– Make an easy dip for an appetizer or tailgating. The added smoke flavoring will pair great with the dip ingredients. Get the recipe-> here.
Pellet Smoker Recipes To check out
Looking for more smoker recipes?? Be sure to check out Smoker Recipes. The post contains smoker recipes from ham to macaroni and cheese to Prime Rib! See it -> here.
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