10 Unique Recipes you can make with Canned Chicken


July 18, 2023

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Cans of chicken can be used in 10 unique recipes.

Sandwiches With Chicken Salad: Drain canned chicken, mix in mayonnaise with diced celery and onions chopped fine, along with any desired seasonings; spread onto bread for easy serving as sandwiches.

Canned Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients Needed for Chicken Parm are:

A can of Chicken with 1/4 cup mayonnaise; Celery diced to 1/4 cup and Red Onions diced 1/4 cup. Also add lemon juice (1 teaspoon). Finally, season to your tastes by seasoning as necessary with salt and pepper as necessary.

Serving bread or rolls along with lettuce slices and tomato (optional).


  1. Once finished draining the chicken, transfer to a large mixing bowl in order to mix evenly before refrigerating for four to eight hours at high pressure before eating.

  1. Cut up the chicken using a fork.

  1. Add celery dices, red onion dices, mayonnaise and lemon to a large mixing bowl.

  1. Season your dish according to its taste by using salt and pepper as seasoning agents.

  1. Stir all ingredients until well mixed.

  1. Toast bread for an added textural dimension.

  1. Spread chicken salad on rolls or bread and enjoy!

  1. Add extra pop with tomato and lettuce slices!

  1. To finish off your sandwich, place the second half of roll or bread over your first.

  1. Savor every bite of this delectable, canned chicken salad!

Combine diced onion, shredded cheese and spices with canned chicken before rolling up tortillas to place into an oven dish and adding Enchilada Sauce as needed before baking until bubbly.

Ingredients Needed for This Recipe: Wedge Cut Chicken Fillets; Diced onion and minced garlic

Add one can of Enchilada Sauce, one cup of grated cheese and eight small tortillas; season to taste with salt and pepper as desired for best results. Optional toppings could include sour cream, chopped cilantro or avocado slices to top it all off!

Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven at 350degF (175degC).

  1. Heat some oil over medium-high heat and sauté minced garlic and onions until fragrant and translucent, for around 10-15 minutes.

  1. After draining, add your chicken to a pan, breaking apart each piece with a spatula or fork and seasoning it to suit your preferences with salt and pepper as desired.

  1. Spread out the prepared enchilada mixture onto a dish.

  1. Add chicken mixture to one tortilla and lay it seam side down in your dish; repeat this step until all tortillas, chicken mixture and remaining tortillas have been used up.

  1. Cover each tortilla with the remaining enchilada filling and proceed to step 7.

  1. Arrange cheese evenly over each enchilada.

  1. Preheat the oven at its highest setting for 20 minutes at highest temperature before baking the dish in it.

  1. Continue baking until all the cheese has melted into a solid form.

  1. Once finished, remove from the heat and allow them to rest for several minutes to cool before serving them up.

  1. Add your desired toppings, such as sour cream, chopped cilantro or avocado slices, for the final touches to these delicious enchiladas.

Eat up! Enjoy your homemade canned chicken enchiladas!

Soupe au Noodle: Combine celery, carrots, onions and chicken broth in a large pot to form the foundation for this classic French soup. Allow this mix to simmer until all components have combined and the vegetables become tender.

Ingredients Needed for this Recipe:

1 can of Chicken; 4 cups Chicken Broth and 1 Cup Chopped Carrots.

1 cup chopped celery will be needed and 1 cup chopped onion as well.

Mix minced garlic together.

1 teaspoon is equivalent to dried thyme.

One teaspoon of dried parsley

Add salt and pepper according to your individual taste preferences.

Egg noodles – 2 Cups


  1. Heat some oil over medium-high heat in a large pan, adding celery, carrots and onions until vegetables become soft – approximately five minutes.

  1. Stir and continue cooking for another minute. Stir your mixture while it continues cooking for one more minute.

  1. Bring the broth to a rolling boil.

  1. After adding the chicken, decrease the heat so the flavors have time to combine and simmer for 10 minutes so the flavors can deepen.

  1. Prepare egg noodles according to package directions in simmering soup, drain and set them aside once finished.

  1. Once your soup has simmered for 10 minutes, mix in your egg noodles carefully to combine everything well.

  1. Add salt and pepper according to your taste; adjust seasoning as necessary for best results.

  1. Allow the soup to simmer an additional five minutes and check that all components have become hot enough.

  1. Savor this warm chicken noodles soup!

This guide is meant as a useful resource, so if there are any queries please let me know immediately.

Chicken Quesadillas – To create these delectable quesadillas, combine canned chicken, shredded cheese and diced tomato with spices in a mixing bowl before spreading onto tortillas and folding over to cook until cheese has fully melted.

Ingredients Needed for This Recipe: 1 can of Chicken Breast meat and half cup of grated cheese

4 tortillas and 14 cups of diced onion (optional).

Optionally dice one cup of red bell pepper (optional).

Add diced tomato for extra color (optional).

Optional Ingredient: 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Add salt and pepper according to your personal taste.

Cooking oil spray or cooking oil drizzle are great tools to have in any kitchen, helping ensure an even cook.


  1. Shred the chicken using a fork.

  1. Combine chicken shreds with diced bell peppers, tomato, cilantro and onions in a large bowl and season to your own preference with salt and pepper as desired.

  1. Lightly coat a nonstick pan with oil or cooking spray before heating it on medium.

  1. Layer one tortilla with chicken mixture.

  1. Top your chicken mixture with a layer of shredded cheddar.

  1. Top your quesadilla off by layering one more tortilla on top.

  1. Tortillas should be cooked for approximately 2-3 minutes per side until golden-brown in color.

  1. Allow the quesadilla to cool for approximately one minute in its pan.

  1. Repeat steps 4-8 with the remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and step 8.

  1. Serve hot quesadillas with salsa or your preferred dipping sauce for optimal enjoyment.

Buffalo Chicken Dip: Combine cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch and cheese shredding until creamy; bake until bubbling before serving warm to enjoy this warm dip.

Ingredients Needed for this Recipe: A Drained Can of Chicken and put a 8 Ounce Container of Softened Cream Cheese (butter/Margarine or similar).

Make an effortless chicken dish using 1/2 cup ranch dressing, 1/2 cup buffalo sauce and 14 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Optional Ingredient: 1/4 Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles

Green onions – 14 cup. (Optional).

Serve tortilla chips or celery as snacks to the team during breaks between games or events.

Instructions: 1 Preheat the oven at 350degF or 175degC.

  1. Combine chicken from cans, softened cream cheese, Ranch dressing and Buffalo sauce in a large mixing bowl and stir thoroughly to combine them all.

  1. Evenly distribute the mixture in a baking pan.

  1. Scatter shredded cheddar cheese over your dish.

  1. Add crumbled Blue Cheese for extra flavour if desired.

  1. After 20 minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 200F or higher, your dip should be hot and bubbling with moisture.

  1. After taking it out of the oven, allow it to rest and cool for several minutes before refrigerating or serving it immediately.

  1. You may choose to embellish with green onion slices if desired.

  1. Buffalo chicken dip should always be served warm with celery sticks or tortilla chips as an accompaniment.

Prepare pasta according to package directions, heat chicken in a pan with garlic and Parmesan before mixing everything with pasta sauce for delicious results! Enjoy it immediately after preparation!

Ingredients: for an effortless pasta fix, consider an 8-ounce fettuccine dish! Its compact shape offers ample space to store all of those pasta delights that your heart desires!

Two Tablespoons of Butter with Two Cloves of Minted Garlic.

1 Cup of Heavy Cream; 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Add salt and pepper according to your tastes for optimal flavor.

Clean and shred the can of chicken before placing into your cooking device.


  1. Follow the package’s directions when cooking pasta and then drain and set it aside when done.

  1. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-low heat and saute garlic until aromatic, about 2-3 minutes.

  1. Pour the cream heavy into a pot and heat to simmering point; allow this process to continue for two minutes while periodically stirring it with a wooden spoon.

  1. Gradually incorporate grated Parmesan into the sauce while whisking until all of it melts away.

  1. Season according to your own taste with salt and pepper as desired.

  1. Add the chicken from a can and mix until coated by sauce, until everything has reached an ideal temperature for consumption.

  1. Coat the pasta in sauce before placing in boiling water to cook it.

  1. To serve pasta alfredo with canned chicken hot, top off each plate with extra grated Parmesan for garnish if you desire.

  1. To prepare a Chicken and Rice casserole, the following ingredients will be necessary: canned chicken, cooked rice, chicken cream soup, diced veggies and seasonings. Bake this casserole until its top layer turns a deep golden color before enjoying!

Undoubtedly! Here is a guide on how to prepare canned chicken and rice:

Ingredients for This Recipe:

1 Can of Chicken And 1 Cup of Cooked Brown Rice.

Cream of Chicken Soup

Add 2 1/2 tablespoons of cheddar cheese for each half cup of sourcream used, and stir.

14 cups diced onion umplut 1/4 cups diced red bell pepper

Celery diced into 1/4 cups umplut and 1/4 cups diced carrots

can all be mixed and combined according to individual tastes for optimal taste and aroma. Season accordingly for desired flavors!

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven at 350degF (175degC).

  1. Combine diced onion, bell peppers, celery and carrots in a large bowl along with cream of chicken soup until well mixed.

  1. Adjust to taste: Season the mixture according to personal preferences with salt and pepper for additional seasoning.

  1. Pour the mixture evenly into a casserole dish that has been greased.

  1. Preheat the casserole at the desired temperature for approximately 25-30 minutes until fully heated and all of the cheese has melted, or until desired result has been obtained.

  1. Once your dish has finished cooking, remove the foil and allow it to cool for several minutes before placing into your serving dishes.

  1. Treat yourself and enjoy this tasty hot chicken rice casserole!

Add flair and extra taste with extra toppings like diced tomatoes or sliced olives!

Chicken Caesar Salad – Drain canned chicken and mix in romaine, croutons and Caesar dressing to create this refreshing salad for lunch or as an energizing appetizer dish.

Ingredients and Instructions for Chicken Caesar Croutons and Parmesan Cheese Puffs. 1. Remove chicken from its can and shred it into smaller pieces before setting it aside to chill before freezing or refrigerating for later.

  1. Cut the lettuce into smaller pieces before beginning this step.

  1. Mix together chicken shreds and Romaine lettuce in a large mixing bowl for best results.

  1. Gently toss all ingredients with dressing until everything is evenly covered.

  1. Add crunchy croutons for an added crunch in a salad dish.

  1. Finish it all off by topping your salad with grated Parmesan.

  1. Enjoy your canned chicken Caesar Salad!

Tacos de Chicken: Combine canned chicken, taco seasoning and water until all components have come to a simmer before heating again for best results. Arrange in taco shells before topping with desired ingredients such as lettuce or diced tomato for your preferred experience!

Ingredients needed are as follows:

1 can of Chicken; Taco shells; Taco seasoning (shredded leaves and chopped tomatoes are fine); Cheese shreds for topping off each taco; Sour Cream for spreading out and Serving and Salsa as sauce

  1. Add taco seasoning to the chicken, mixing well. 4. Cook until heated for five minutes (the package should provide instructions). 6. Fill each taco shell with chicken for serving!
  2. Layer lettuce, diced tomato and cheese on your salad bowl for an attractive presentation. 10. Combine creamed chicken soup, canned vegetables and chicken together with seasonings before spreading in an unbaked pie shell before covering with another crust to bake for 15 minutes or more.

Ingredients Needed for Chicken Cream Soup Recipe are:.

One cup of frozen mixed vegetables

One cup of chicken stock umplut 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Reduce odor by half using half of a teaspoon of dried rosemary

Add salt and pepper, according to your personal tastes.

Refrigerator pie crusts come in one pack.

Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to approximately 375F/190C.

  1. Combine chicken pieces in a large pan with cream of chicken soup and frozen vegetables, along with chicken broth, over medium-low heat until both ingredients have reached an even consistency and your vegetables have softened sufficiently to become an edible texture.

  1. Roll out and place a chilled pie crust at the base of your pie dish while your chicken mixture cooks, in order to cover its entire area of contact with heat.

  1. Evenly distribute the chicken mixture across your pie dish.

  1. Roll out and place the second pie crust atop of your chicken mixture, sealing both pie crust edges together as closely as possible and cutting small slits into it so steam can escape from under it.

  1. Bake the pie in a preheated oven until its filling has started bubbling and turned golden-brown in about 30 to 35 minutes, or until its top layer appears bubbly and golden in appearance.

  1. Allow it to cool for several minutes before serving.

Try your hand at making delicious chicken pot pies using canned chicken! Enjoy it as much as homemade!

These recipes should provide some great ideas to create tasty meals using canned chicken, so feel free to reach out if there is anything further I can provide or if any questions arise.

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