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Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe

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.

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Leftover roasted chicken recipe - Fall Chicken Salad

1 Roast Chicken = 2 meals. Scroll down for the Fall Chicken Salad Recipe. 

Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe 1

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

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.

Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe 2

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.

Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe 3

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
Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe 4

Make 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 any more than making all these recipes at home. You basically have a free chef.  We have spaghetti night, taco night, pizza night, and Schnucks night.

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 stovetop or the oven. It feels like a vacation.

Leftover Roasted Chicken Recipe – Fall Chicken Salad

Leftover roasted chicken recipe - Fall Chicken Salad
5 from 1 vote

Fall Chicken Salad

Fall Chicken Salad
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Fall Chicken Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 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.

Nicole Elliott ~ Client

Friday 3rd of November 2017

This all looks so delicious! I love that you’ve also pinpointed your “had it” night and came up with an awesome solution to it!

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