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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

canned chicken.

i need your help. several weeks ago i bought a package {8 huge cans} of canned chicken at costco. at the time i was thinking... "how convenient! i'll use this for everything." but all these weeks later, i've only used one can {to make a chicken salad sandwich}. i just have no idea what to do with all of this canned chicken. so my question is:

what recipes do you use canned chicken in {if any}?

post your recipes, thoughts, ideas, etc in the comments or email me: arielesmith{at}

♥ ariel


Chrystal Wilcox said...

I usually use the chicken for salads, use the baby spinich I get at costco, sprinkel the chicken (straight from the can after draining)over the top with some strawberries, and cheese (cause I have to have cheese on everything), and I can't forget the eggs. Since I am trying to eat better I trade the dressing for lemon juice. Seriously it is perfect for a salad topper.

Kreg and Anna said...

I will throw it in chicken enchiladas, chick, tacos or burritos, quesadillas (sp?) ect.
Also my father in law mixes it in with gravy then serves it with rice or Mashed potatoes.

Love your blog I use it alot!!
Anna wagner

Stephani Flower said...

I am Gina's cousin (actually I married her cousin) and I always read your guys' blog. I love all the ideas :)
Anyway, we use canned chicken for haystacks. Heat it in a pan with cream of chicken soup and pour it over steamed rice with olives, oranges, pineapple, chow mein noodles, cheese, whatever you like...

Also, we use it to turn average taco soup into chicken taco soup! And with the leftovers, you can thicken it with some corn starch and use it in tortillas for a cheap, fast lunch!

jakenapril said...

i'm not a canned chicken girl, but i know that any kind of shredded chicken makes great chicken lasagna (i'll have to email you the recipe), chicken soft tacos, chicken enchiladas, or use it on salads for a protein kick. you could also add it to pasta with either pesto or parmesan for a quick, healthy meal.
gotta love costco!

Gina said...

Uh, I use Costco's fabulous canned chicken for almost anything. It's a must have in my home. One of my faves is this one:

I've even used it for just plain old chicken quesidillas. Mmmm.

Ariel said...

thanks for all the great ideas! april, i'm totally interested in your chicken lasagne recipe. yum.

ARRON N' L!SA said...

i use canned chicken for chicken party rolls, or chicken pillows, whatever you call them...yum

Olivia Tuttle said...

I see the date for this is 2009, but anyway I use canned chicken for a lot of dishes. I like to mix it with yellow rice, homemade chicken pot pie, white rice or brown rice casserole (add some cream of chicken soup, onion sauteed, celery sauteed and other veggies that you like plus the rice and the canned chicken and you have a tasty casserole.