Meal Plan for the Week: Transform Roast Chicken Into 5 Different Dishes!

Make easy dishes for the rest of the week!

IMAGE Patrick Martires

Here's an idea you need to try: you can make a big batch of roast chicken on the weekend and transform it into 5 different meals throughout the week. While the chicken is roasting, you can roast your veggies right there as well! You’ve instantly taken the chunk out of prepping time for the rest of the week to prepare healthy and delicious meals.


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You can keep your cooked chicken in the refrigerator for 2-3 days but you can keep it for way longer in a freezer at 0 degrees Celsius. To minimize freezer burn, it’s key to get as much air out of the plastic bag. You can either vacuum seal ziplock or do something easier! Place your leftovers in the ziplock bag and insert a straw into the bag. Close the bag except for the small partition around your straw and suck the air out as much as you can before taking the straw out and completely sealing it.



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1 Assemble Your Deli Chicken Sandwich + Potato Salad

With a chicken that’s already tasty, all there’s left to do is assemble! Slice up your chicken to go with a good loaf of bread, (we recommend sourdough!) and a few fresh veggies. If you’re on your fifth dish and your chicken may be a little on the dry side, rehydrate with barbecue sauce when you use it for a pulled chicken sandwich.


When it comes to prepping your potato salad, it’s usually boiling the potatoes that take a chunk of the time. With your potatoes cooked, seasoning is a breeze.


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Dress up your potato salad in a delicious tangy sauce!

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2 Throw-Together Quiche

Instead of using ham or bacon, you can use chunks of your flavorful roasted chicken for your quiche. Make mini quiches that will be great for your lunch box, especially if you have a pantry to toast or microwave it.



These mini versions of your fave quiche make it easy to bring to the office as breakfast or as a snack!

This recipe has broccoli, too! it's a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables, too.



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3 Fuss-Free Frittata

You can skip a whole bunch of steps with nearly everything precooked. If you recently made leche flan, you can also purely use your leftover egg whites for this recipe.


This breakfast frittata is loaded with last night's leftovers.

This is an egg dish similar to the familiar torta?one that doesn?t require any flipping.



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4 Hearty Chunky Soup

Who says soup can’t be filling? With a whole lot of vegetables and meat, soup can be really satisfying. Another alternative is to mix it up with some condensed mushroom soup and quickly, easily transform your leftover roasts.


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5 Unbelievably Easy Chicken Pot Pie

All you need to add in is some sauce to your diced chicken and veggies then a mashed potato cover and you’re set. Instead of instant mashed potato, you can mash your roasted potatoes and just a little bit of seasoning. Not into mashed potatoes? You can make chicken pastel instead! 



These pot pies are topped with a blanket of creamy mashed potatoes instead. You can cook the filling in advance and just assemble the pies on the day itself.

The more common type of pastel has the chicken cooked in rich, cream sauce, but you can also cook it in tomato sauce for a lighter alternative.



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