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Leftover Fried Chicken Recipes

leftover fried chicken recipes

As a writer and food enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for creative ways to use up leftovers. One of my favorite ingredients to work with is leftover fried chicken. Not only is it delicious, but it's also incredibly versatile. In this article, I will share with you some of my favorite recipes for using up leftover fried chicken.

Fried Chicken and Waffles

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Recipe Cuisine: American
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.5


  • 4 leftover fried chicken thighs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Waffle maker


  1. Preheat your waffle maker.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the beaten eggs, milk, and melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Coat each piece of fried chicken in the batter and place it in the preheated waffle maker.
  5. Cook until the waffles are golden brown and crispy, about 5-7 minutes.
Nutrition InformationAmount Per Serving
Total Fat34g
Saturated Fat10g
Total Carbohydrates56g
Dietary Fiber2g


  • Q: Can I use leftover chicken tenders instead of fried chicken thighs?
  • A: Yes, any leftover chicken will work for this recipe.
  • Q: Can I make the waffles ahead of time?
  • A: Yes, you can make the waffles ahead of time and reheat them in the oven or toaster.
  • Q: What can I serve with fried chicken and waffles?
  • A: Fried chicken and waffles are often served with syrup or honey, but you can also try them with hot sauce or gravy.

Recipes Tips:

If you don't have a waffle maker, you can still enjoy this dish by making pancakes instead. Simply follow the same instructions for the batter and cook the chicken and batter in a greased skillet over medium heat until golden brown.

If you want to add some extra flavor to your waffles, try adding some shredded cheese or chopped herbs to the batter.

You can also try using different types of fried chicken, such as spicy or honey mustard, for a different flavor profile.

Chicken Fried Rice

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Main Course
  • Recipe Cuisine: Asian
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.2


  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 leftover fried chicken breasts, chopped


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until softened.
  3. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  4. Add the frozen peas and carrots to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until they are tender.
  5. Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the beaten eggs to the other side.
  6. Scramble the eggs until they are fully cooked, then mix them into the vegetables.
  7. Add the cooked white rice, soy sauce, and chopped fried chicken to the skillet and stir until everything is well combined.
  8. Continue to cook the fried rice for an additional 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it is heated through.
Nutrition InformationAmount Per Serving
Total Fat24g
Saturated Fat3g
Total Carbohydrates48g
Dietary Fiber3g


  • Q: Can I use brown rice instead of white rice?
  • A: Yes, you can use any type of rice for this recipe.
  • Q: Can I add other vegetables to the fried rice?
  • A: Yes, you can add any vegetables you like to the fried rice, such as bell peppers, broccoli, or mushrooms.
  • Q: Can I use leftover grilled chicken instead of fried chicken?
  • A: Yes, any type of leftover chicken will work for this recipe.