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Leftover Chicken Stir Fry

Updated on February 4, 2013

Why Leftover Fried Chicken Stir Fry?

My husband and I both needed to start eating more healthy. I needed to have more fiber in my diet because of my diverticulitis. My husband needed to have a more healthy diet with less meat. He could sit down and eat a 2 pound steak every meal if I would let him. I figured that making stir fries would make a more healthy meal for us with less meat. Saves on the budget, too.

But, why leftovers stir fry? Because if the meat wasn't used, I would have had to throw it out and waste what little money we had at the time. Also, because there wasn't enough meat for both of us if we used the fried chicken as a meal.

Of course, it doesn't have to be fried chicken. It was just what we had at the time. I have used all kinds of left over meat to make my stir fries.

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Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients
Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients

Leftover Fried Chicken Stir Fry

Here's What You Need

We had had some good old Church's Fried chicken an evening earlier in the week. We had 2 chicken breasts left over. I kept looking at the pieces of chicken wondering what I could do with them. Then thought of one of the stir fries that I had been making lately.

To make my stir fry, I would need some veggies. I like to get the frozen bags of stir fry veggies.

Next, I would need something to fortify the meal. So I decided that I would make some rice to go along with it.

Veggies on stove with microwave
Veggies on stove with microwave

Serving Size

Serves: 2


  • 2 Leftover Chicken Breasts (or any other type of meat)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (for heating meat)
  • 2 cups raw rice (or any other type of base you would like)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 bags of frozen stir fry vegetables
  • Soy Sauce or Teriyaki Sauce (optional - to taste)


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Leftover Fried Chicken - Meat for your stir fry

Leftover Fried Chicken de-boned
Leftover Fried Chicken de-boned

First you need to de-bone and break up your chicken for your stir fry. I left the crust and all on the chicken and heated it up at about medium heat in a skillet with just a little olive oil to keep it from sticking to the skillet.

If you are using some other type of leftover meat, just chop it up into bite-sized pieces and heat with just a little olive oil.

While the meat is heating, I put on the rice. I use my microwave with a microwave bowl to make my rice. I tend to burn the rice when I cook it on the stove.

Place 2 cups of raw rice in a microwaveable bowl with a lid. Add 4 cups of water.

Place the lid on the bowl. Place in the microwave. My microwave is a 1100 watt. Set timer for about 19 minutes.

Once done, stir and place lid over again to keep warm. I usually leave in the microwave until I am ready for it.

Items You Can Use - To make your stir fry

Kokuho Rice Sushi, 5 Lb
Kokuho Rice Sushi, 5 Lb

Rice makes a good base for your stir fry.

Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables
Frozen Stir Fry Vegetables

Vegetables For Stir Fry

These are the veggies that I use

I like to use frozen vegetables for my stir fries. My favorites are Sugar Snap Stir Fry and Asparagus Stir Fry Vegetables. Of course, you can use any type of vegetables you want to use. You can even use fresh vegetables if that is your choice.

Once the meat is heated through and cooked to your satisfaction, it is time to add the vegetables. I pour them on top of my meat and stir them in.

At this point, you can add soy sauce or teriyaki sauce if you would like to or you can wait until it is done to do so.

I cook this about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are heated to your preference.

Leftover Chicken Stir Fry - Is ready to serve

Leftover Fried Chicken Stir Fry Ready to Eat
Leftover Fried Chicken Stir Fry Ready to Eat

Just take the rice and place on a plate or in a bowl. I usually use about 1/2 of the rice per person. Then spoon your chicken stir fry over the rice. Add more soy sauce or teriyaki sauce to your taste.

You are now ready to sit down to a healthy meal with lots of fiber.

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Do You Make Stir Fry - With your left overs

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @lewisgirl: One of my favorite meals, too.

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      lewisgirl 5 years ago

      Love to make stir-fry!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @choosehappy: You'll love it. I love cooking with vegetables and stir-fry is the way to go in my opinion.

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Love my stir-fry. Just picked up some to make for tomorrow. What a great idea about using the left over fried chicken. We always have some left over. I'll remember this next time.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Oh, it was delicious. I am always looking for ways to use my leftovers so everything won't seem the same all the time.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Sounds delicious and exactly why I like leftovers! Some of the most delicious recipes are a result of trying to use up leftovers :)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @poutine: Hope you like it. I know we did.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      I am glad I came to this lens right now because after seeing the picture, I have

      decided to make this for tonight. Thanks

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @safereview: Thank you. I like simple, too.

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      Bob 5 years ago from Kansas City

      This looks really good.. and simple, just the way I like it! Great lens and idea for leftovers!