When I posted the first chicken bake, I expect you to love it (after all I do too!) but I didn’t expect the OVERWHELMING response. Comments, emails, Facebook messages, and tags on Instagram all telling me how much you LOVE the chicken bake recipes. The Easy Chicken Bake phenomenon all makes sense though because these recipes are always:
Easy to prepare – Only minutes of prep!
Use only a few common ingredients!
Easy to clean up – Take only 1 dish to make!
Full of flavor and texture!
A dinner the whole family loves it– Even the kids!
You would think it doesn’t get much better than that, but I can assure you it does! Even though I really do love cooking, I still don’t enjoy the daily grind of preparing dinner every day and packing lunches for school and work. That kind of cooking kinda sucks the fun right out of the kitchen for me.
What I have learned to be really good at though, is cooking a large quantity once and then making over the leftovers into completely new meals for lunches and dinners throughout the week. It minimal time and effort to double (or triple) a recipe, but repurposing those extras into new and exciting meals throughout the week saves a tremendous amount of time throughout the week in the kitchen, not to mention the savings in time and money from preplanning the meal and using all of the food you make.
Here is another little secret about our family: We don’t really like leftovers. When we have them, they used to just sit in the fridge until I cleaned it out and threw them away, until I figured out this cool trick.
The Easy Chicken Bake Left Over Makeover Recipe Collection
The key to this whole system is not eating the food again as it was prepared the first time it was made. When you use the leftover chicken bake, you get the benefit of your main ingredient already being cooked and partially prepared BUT you use it just as that, an ingredient in a completely new dish. This saves you an amazing amount of time in cooking fresh new meals!
For example, the first day you might have enjoyed the Fajita Chicken Bake whole, plated hot and fresh out of the oven, but then over the next week you can chop it up to create Fajita Chicken Enchiladas, another evening you can have Fajita Chicken Restaurant Style Nachos, and then you can also easily make a gourmet Fajita Chicken Salad perfect for a lighter, healthy, dinner or to pack for lunch at work. And all of these come together in minutes because the main ingredient is already prepared and waiting!
All of the chicken bake recipes from The Pinning Mama are great for this type of recipe makeover and the options for what you can create are really endless! If you need a little help on what to make, take a look at the recipe packages below designed specifically for each Easy Chicken Bake recipe I have on my site, organized with the Chicken Bake Recipe and 3 delicious ways to use the leftovers delivered conveniently to your inbox so you can save them, print them, or use them however, whenever, and where ever you need.
Check out each recipe package below or click here to find out how to get over 85% off!
Fajita Chicken Bake
Fajita Chicken Enchiladas
Fajita Chicken Southwestern Rice Bowl
Restaurant Style Fajita Chicken Nachos
Italian Chicken Bake
Italian Chicken Panini
Gourmet Caprese Chicken Pizza
Italian Chicken Salad
Monterrey Chicken Bake
Southwestern Chicken Shells
Loaded Monterrey Chicken Quesadilla
Monterrey Chicken Salad
Barbecue Chicken Bake
Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad
Loaded Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Tangy Barbecue Chicken Chicken Nachos
Thai Chicken Bake
Thai Chicken Wrap
Thai Fusion Chicken Tacos
Thai Chicken Salad
Greek Chicken Bake
Greek Chicken Wrap
Loaded Greek Chicken Quesadilla
Gourmet Style Greek Chicken Pizza
Pizza Chicken Bake
Naked Chicken Parmesan Baked Sandwich
Pizza Chicken Baked Shells
Pizza Chicken French Bread Pizza
Bacon Ranch Chicken Bake
Bacon Ranch Chicken Shells
Loaded BLT Chicken Sandwich
Bacon Ranch Chicken Tacos
Buffalo Chicken Bake
Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Gourmet Style Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Isn’t your mouth watering after all of that?! If you are like me, you probably want them all… After all, that is over 2 months of easy meals! And because you just might want them all, I put together a super special package that gives you every recipe on this page (over 35 recipes!) plus a bonus tips and tricks page on how to get the best results and most delicious meals with your Easy Chicken Bakes and leftover makeovers. If you click here I have a special deal for you to get it for 85% off!