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Leftover chicken recipes

A big roast chicken is a lovely Sunday treat, but what are you supposed to do with all the leftover meat?

Buying a whole chicken is often cheaper than buying portions separately but it can often leave you with lots of leftover chicken. We’re here to help.

Cooked chicken can be re-used in other meals you just need to make sure that it is thoroughly re-heated when warming up. It will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days or you could freeze it for up to two months. If you’re freezing cooked chicken, it’s a good idea to cut it into strips or chunks so you it doesn’t freeze in one big chunk and you can grab handfuls of the amount you need.

If you’re following a chicken recipe, keep in mind that the cooked chicken will not need to cook for as long stated, you just need to make sure it’s piping hot all the way through.

So what are you going to make with your leftover chicken? You can combine it with lots of different ingredients to make various dishes. Click through our ideas for meals you can make with your leftover chicken.

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Leftover lamb recipes

No matter how well you plan it, there is always a little leftover meat from a roast dinner. If lamb was your meat of choice, don’t despair – there are lots of lovely ways to use it up.

Once your meat has been used in one dish, it’s hard to picture what else it can be used it. We’ve chosen our 20 favourite ways to cook lamb so that you don’t have to worry about that.

Such a versatile meat, you may not think to put lamb with your pasta or rice but it’s a surprisingly good combination – you just need to know the ingredients that compliment the strong flavours of the meat.

Your cooked lamb can be kept in the freezer for a couple of days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If freezing, cut the lamb into thin strips so its easier to store and cook.

Click through our gallery of leftover lamb recipes to see tasty ways to use up your lamb

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