Leftover Chicken Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Sub

I love to do roaster chicken for my family not only because chicken is good for you but also because I can squeeze at least  2 meals out of it (3 if I use the leftover meat and bones for broth!).  Any meal that sets itself up for a second easy dinner is my kind of cooking!  Such is the case with this Buffalo Chicken Sub using leftover chicken. My family always has a generous amount of meat left after we eat roaster chicken, we have done chicken salad to death with it- how about you? I started looking for new ways to use it and happened to have buffalo sauce and crumbled blue cheese on hand from another recipe. It was definitely a winner, winner chicken dinner! Thanks to Perdue for sponsoring today’s leftover chicken recipe post!

buffalo chicken sub

Here is how my chicken started out…. as a Perdue Oven Ready Roaster. This is already seasoned, in a cooking bag for tender, juicy chicken. Chicken that  has been fed an all vegetarian diet, raised cage-free, and with no animal by-products for an easy to bake chicken that tastes great, and I can feel good about feeding my family. Every time you redeem one of these Perdue chicken coupons they will donate 4 oz. of protein to Feeding America.

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Simply remove from the outer bag, cut a 1″ slit in cooking bag, and place in oven preheated to 400° for 90-115 minutes until internal temperature reaches 180°. Let it rest for 10 minutes. You can even use the drippings in the bag to make a tasty homemade gravy!  I served it the first night with mashed potatoes and broccoli.

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We had plenty of leftovers so I made these Buffalo Chicken Subs the next night.

Buffalo Chicken Subs

Ingredients:

2 cups leftover Perdue Oven Ready Roaster chicken, shredded

1/4 cup buffalo sauce

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

3 T. ranch salad dressing

optional-

diced celery

shredded carrot

buffalo chicken sub ingredients

Directions:

Pull leftover meat from roaster chicken, chop well.

In a large bowl stir together chicken, ranch dressing, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, celery, and carrots until thoroughly combined.

Scoop into 4 sub rolls.

Bake in oven on 350 for 10 minutes to heat throughout and lightly toast bun.

 

buffalo chicken sub

 

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Leftover Chicken Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Sub
Author: Brett
Ingredients
  • 2 cups leftover Perdue Oven Ready Roaster chicken, shredded
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 T. ranch salad dressing
  • optional-
  • diced celery
  • shredded carrot
Instructions
  1. Pull leftover meat from roaster chicken, chop well.
  2. In a large bowl stir together chicken, ranch dressing, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, celery, and carrots until thoroughly combined.
  3. Scoop into 4 sub rolls.
  4. Bake in oven on 350 for 10 minutes to heat throughout and lightly toast bun.

 

About the author: I am a Work at home homeschooling mom of two- a fierce 4 year old princess who keeps me hopping, and my sweet, laid back, first born- a little boy who is 7. Underfoot are also two little Dachshunds, a Sun Conure, and my hard working hubby too. When i am not dodging Legos on the floor or playing princess tea party I am crafting, cooking , gardening, or junkin’. I get through these crazy days of life fueled by countless cups of coffee and a whole lotta’ Jesus.

21 comments… add one
  • I tried one of these chickens recently and have another one waiting for me in the freezer. They are AMAZING! Although we didn't have any leftovers. Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday this past week. We're sharing your recipe/link tomorrow on Daily Dish Recipe!
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  • Yum!!! Always looking for ways to use leftover chicken & this looks easy & delicious!!! Found this at Wine'd Down Wednesday
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  • What a great idea! I love buffalo chicken, these sound amazing! I have a whole bunch of roaster chicken recipes, Chicken Gnocchi Soup is my family's fave. Pinned and scheduled to share with my Facebook readers! Found you on Wine'd Down Wednesdays!
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  • Pinned to my Football Food Board! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Have a great week! Kim
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  • Oh my gosh do these look fantastic! I would love to enjoy one with my husband who loves buffalo chicken anything.
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  • I've never tried buffalo chicken in a sandwich before! Sounds delicious!
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  • I am pinning this to share it with my husband. I think he'd love if I made this for him!! Great recipe!
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  • This is a great idea! I actually recently tried these chickens and didn't even think to make them buffalo style and put them into a sub roll. The kids would love that, mainly my oldest and middle as they are like me and love us some spicy food!
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  • What a yummy idea for leftover chicken. Got some in the fridge, I will try this.
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  • this looks great. very fresh and all the ingredients looks yummy
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  • We love having a whole chicken (especially this time of the year) but I don't always have time to process an entire chicken. As for the buffalo chicken, sign me up- it sounds perfect for any game day lunch!
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  • I have leftover chicken i could use to make this tomorrow. We love making subs for lunch. It looks so delicious.
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  • This is a great way to use up leftover chicken. I will have to try this on the weekend. I am making a roasted chicken for dinner tomorrow night.
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  • Now this is an awesome idea. I could go for more lunches like this one!
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  • On the hunt for leftover chicken recipes and this is going on the list! Doesn't hurt that it's my daughter's second favorite type of sub either!
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  • What a great way to use up leftover chicken. This would be a perfect lunch idea. Will be using this recipe.
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  • That is a SUCH a great idea! This looks SO good and great for a game day! Everyone will love it!
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  • What an awesome way to use up that leftover chicken. This sounds delicious.
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  • What a great idea! I haven't bought a rotisserie chicken in so long but this is a great reason to! Looks so good.
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  • My local grocery store often has a sale on whole fryer chickens at $1/lb and I always grab one when the sale is going on. This recipe is perfect for me because I'm always at a loss of how to change up flavors with all the chicken I have.
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  • We buy Rotisserie chicken at least 2-3 times a month. This is the perfect way to use that leftover chicken!
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