There is no shortage of chicken recipes to choose from.
You can cook it in a variety of ways, including the microwave, on the stovetop, or even under the broiler.
And when you do decide to go with a recipe that requires some cooking time, be sure to make enough so you have leftovers!
Here are 10 great ideas for canned chicken recipes that will keep you satisfied for weeks—or months.
Spicy Cajun Chicken
You might think you don’t like spicy food, but if you’ve never had this dish, then you’re missing out.
This recipe calls for two cans of chicken breast, and they should both be drained before you start.
After mixing everything together, put it all into an 8-inch square baking dish, cover tightly with foil, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.
Once done, remove the foil and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake for another five minutes, then enjoy!
Chicken and Rice
If you’re looking for a quick meal, this one is perfect.
It only takes 15 minutes to prepare, and there’s just one can of chicken breast involved.
Simply drain the chicken, add it to a bowl with your rice (cooked according to package directions), and stir until combined.
Put everything into a 9 x 13 pan, cover with foil, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
Remove the foil, top with grated cheese, and bake for another 5 minutes.
Your dinner is now ready!
Creamy Chicken Alfredo
This is a classic comfort food.
The key to making it work is using two cans of chicken breast.
Drain them both, place them in separate bowls, and mix together their contents.
Then take the mixture and add it to a greased casserole dish.
Top with mozzarella cheese and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, then remove the foil and let it sit for another five minutes.
You’ll love this creamy chicken alfredo soup!
These enchiladas are a little bit different than most others.
Instead of tortillas, you use taco shells, which makes this dish very easy to make.
Just drain and cube the chicken, then mix it with the sauce and fill the shells.
Cover each shell with cheese and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 15 minutes.
Serve with sour cream and salsa, and you’ll love how much flavor goes into these tasty chicken enchiladas.
Chicken parmesan is one of those dishes that everyone loves.
It doesn’t matter whether you eat it in a restaurant or make it at home, this dish always turns out delicious.
To make it, you need three cans of boneless chicken breasts.
Take the meat off of the bones, then chop it up.
In a large bowl, combine the chopped chicken with the spaghetti sauce and half of the mozzarella cheese.
Pour this mixture into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan, top with the remaining mozzarella cheese, and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
Chicken Pot Pie
Pot pies used to be a wintertime favorite, but they are still delicious year round.
If you want to make one of these, you’ll need to use two cans of chicken breast.
Drain and cube the chicken, then mix it with 1 cup of milk, ½ cup of flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and thyme.
Place this mixture in a lightly greased pie plate, top with the rest of the ingredients, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.
Enjoy this warm pot pie with mashed potatoes and gravy.
This is a simple chicken salad recipe that you can whip up in less than ten minutes.
All you need is a single can of chicken breast, a bagged lettuce, and mayonnaise.
Drain and cube the chicken, then toss it with the lettuce and mayonnaise.
Add a squeeze of lemon juice, and you’re done!
This is another classic barbecue recipe that you can make in a hurry.
Simply drain and cube the chicken, then pour it into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan.
Top with BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and corn chips, then wrap the whole thing in aluminum foil.
Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.
When it comes out of the oven, open the foil and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake for another 5 minutes, then serve. It tastes great served over rice.
General Tso’s Chicken
General Tso’s chicken is one of the best Chinese dishes ever created.
While you can buy it pre-made at many grocery stores, it’s much better to make it yourself.
The secret ingredient is sesame oil, which gives this dish its unique taste.
Here is the full recipe of famous General Tso’s chicken:
1 can of chicken breast
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of ginger
1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons of honey
1/3 cup of water
1 bunch of green oinions
To make it, you’ll need to drain a single can of chicken breast, then cut it into small pieces.
Mix with 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of ginger, 1/8 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, and 2 teaspoons of honey.
Heat a wok over medium heat, add the chicken, and cook until it starts to turn golden.
Add 1/3 cup of water, cover, and simmer for about 3 minutes.
Sprinkle with green onions, and you have General Tso’s chicken!
General Tso’s chicken
- 1 Pan
- Drain chicken breast, then cut it into small pieces.
- Mix with soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, and honey.
- Heat a wok over medium heat, add the chicken, and cook until it starts to turn golden.
- Add water, cover, and simmer for about 3 minutes.
- Sprinkle with green onions, and you have General Tso’s chicken!