Wednesday, June 26, 2013

20 Fabulous Beat the Heat Summer Salad Recipes from Leftover Rotisserie Chicken

Keep your kitchen cool with these 20 favorite salads to make with leftover rotisserie chicken!

It's officially summer, and Salt Lake has already had lots of hot days, with more to come.  I love salads all year round, but when it's hot outside a cool salad is absolutely the perfect lunch, and I've posted hundreds of salad recipes on Kalyn's Kitchen through the years.  Leftover rotisserie chicken is one ingredient that often inspires me to create new salads, and here are 20 of my favorite salads using leftover rotisserie chicken.  Hope these salads will help keep your kitchen cool; enjoy!

Do you have a favorite salad that's made with leftover rotisserie chicken?  Tell us about your salad or share the link in the comments.
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  1. Wow! Every salad is so distinct and filled with summery colors and flavors!! Everything is more delicious with leftover rotisserie chicken :)

  2. Thanks Kiran; so glad you like the ideas.

  3. Thanks for sharing these great recipe ideas. Cooking nutritious meals that don't take too much time to prepare is important when you are trying to lose weight or just stay in shape. Eating healthy should be simple and accessible to everyone, and recipes using rotisserie chicken left overs can't get any easier!

  4. Cathi, so glad it was useful for you!

  5. I was looking at some of the recipes that called for fresh cilantro, and have a question... how do you prep it? Chop stems and all? Or pluck leaves and toss stems?


  6. Karen, cilantro stems are used in recipes a lot in some Asian countries, but for salads or Mexican dishes I cut off the stems from the whole bunch, just below where the leaves start, and then chop the rest. So there's some stems in the chopped part, but not the thickest lower stems.


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