Simple Solutions: Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe – Chicken Salad

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Pick up a whole roasted chicken meal tonight for dinner. Then make this leftover roasted chicken recipe, Fall Chicken Salad. A simple solution for busy weekday nights.

As parents we are hustling to get our job, house work, and homework done each day. By Thursday I dread hearing the backpack hit the table and seeing papers pouring out of the homework folder. I know that homework is necessary and practice makes perfect. However, I have had a long day at work, I have a pile of laundry the size of Mount Fuji, and dishes still in the sink from breakfast. Oh and EVERYONE is hungry!

Simple Solutions Tea

I cook dinner every night while the kids decompress from school. We have a delicious dinner and talk about our day and our plans for the next day. It is awesome and I love that time we spend together as a family. Then it is over. The dishes are now over flowing and some are piled up on the counter. But first there is HOMEWORK!! My husband and I each take a kid and spend about hour studying and finishing up homework with them. Once done the kids have free time. My husband and I tackle the pile of dishes then off to mountain of laundry.  Can you relate? On Thursday I have to hit the pause button. SERIOUSLY! I am in my late 30s and life has me wiped out. Let me tell you about the Simple Solutions Family Meal at Schnucks. No more crash and burn Thursdays.

I run into Schnucks Grocery Store and head straight to the deli. I grab one of those delicious smelling whole roasted chickens and a couple of sides. Conveniently, Schnucks has Coca-Cola™ products by the roasted chickens.  We like Gold Peak® Tea with our Family Meal.

Look at all those sides to choose from. I recommend the broccoli raisin salad and the macaroni salad. So creamy and so good!!!

Macaroni Salad

Make after dinner clean up a breeze by grabbing some paper plates too.  The whole meal is the best bang for your buck. It doesn’t cost anymore than making all these recipes at home. You basically have a free chef.  We have spaghetti night, taco night, pizza night and Schnucks night. MOM WIN!

If you need to find your closest Schnucks Grocery Store use their Store Locator.

Here is a bonus with the whole roasted chicken. Use the leftovers to make something delicious like this Fall Chicken Salad Recipe below. I love it for lunch the day.

Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe - Fall Chicken Salad

This leftover roasted chicken recipe is loaded with sweet bursts of craisins and apples. It has crunch from the fresh celery and pecans.  You get two meals from one roasted chicken and you don’t even have fire up the stove top or the oven. It feels like a vacation.

Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe – Fall Chicken Salad

Fall Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

4 cups

1/2 cup

Fall Chicken Salad

Fall Chicken Salad


  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1/2 apple, cored and diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 2 cups roasted chicken, chopped up
  • 1/2 cups mayonnaise


  1. Add all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Toss to combine. Continue to toss until evenly mixed.
  3. Serve immediately.

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