Are you tired of letting your leftover chicken soup go to waste? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with a variety of mouthwatering recipes that will transform your leftovers into delicious and comforting dishes. From chicken pot pie to creamy risotto and savory bourekas, these recipes will not only satisfy your taste buds but also help you make the most of your ingredients. So, let’s dive in and explore the wonderful world of leftover chicken soup recipes!

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Leftover Chicken Soup Pot Pie

Warm, comforting, and reminiscent of a cozy hug, chicken pot pie is the perfect dish to enjoy during colder months. This recipe takes your leftover chicken soup to a whole new level of deliciousness. The combination of tender chicken, flavorful vegetables, and a flaky puff pastry crust creates a symphony of flavors.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock (from soup)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Leftover chicken from chicken soup, diced
  • Leftover carrots from chicken soup, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 sheet puff pastry or puff pastry squares for individual pies, thawed
  • 1 beaten egg


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet and sauté the diced onion until translucent. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  3. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and continue sautéing until the flour starts to take on some color.
  4. Add chicken stock to the skillet and bring it to a simmer, whisking continuously to incorporate the flour. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in the leftover chicken, carrots, and peas until well combined.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a pie dish (or individual dishes/ramekins) and cover it with puff pastry squares. The squares should overlap the dish by 1 to 2 inches.
  7. Brush the puff pastry with beaten egg for a golden, glossy finish.
  8. Bake the pot pie for approximately 30 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.

Leftover Chicken Soup Risotto

Risotto is a classic Italian dish known for its creamy texture and rich flavors. By using your homemade chicken broth from the leftover chicken soup, you can take your risotto to new heights. This dish is simple yet incredibly satisfying, making it a perfect option for a cozy night in.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 and 3/4 cups arborio rice
  • 4 cups hot chicken broth (from soup)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup shredded chicken from chicken soup
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan and cook the chopped onion and minced garlic for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the arborio rice and cook for an additional minute, until it starts to look transparent.
  3. Slowly add the hot chicken broth to the pan, one ladle at a time, stirring continuously until the liquid is absorbed before adding the next ladle. Continue this process until the rice is just tender.
  4. Stir in the shredded chicken and cook for 2 minutes or until the chicken is heated through.
  5. Add the fresh spinach and remove the pan from heat. Cover it with a lid and let it stand for 2 minutes before serving.
  6. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Chicken Bourekas with a Twist

Bourekas are delightful pastries filled with various ingredients. Why not incorporate your leftover chicken soup chicken into these flaky and flavorful treats? The addition of the chicken will infuse the bourekas with a comforting and rich taste that the whole family will love.


  • 1 cup shredded leftover chicken from chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce or sauce of your choice
  • 8 mini puff pastry squares
  • Egg wash
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the shredded chicken with the BBQ sauce or sauce of your choice.
  3. Place a dollop of the chicken mixture in the middle of a puff pastry square.
  4. Fold the pastry like a triangle, gently pressing the sides to stick them together. Repeat with the remaining pastry squares.
  5. Brush the bourekas with egg wash and top them with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake the bourekas for about 20 minutes or until they are puffed and golden.

Leftover chicken soup recipes are a fantastic way to transform your leftovers into delicious and comforting dishes. Whether you choose to make a chicken pot pie, creamy risotto, or savory bourekas, these recipes will help you make the most of your ingredients while satisfying your taste buds. So, don’t let your leftover chicken soup go to waste – get creative and enjoy a delightful meal that will warm your heart and soul.

Remember, cooking is an art, and even leftovers can be transformed into culinary masterpieces with a little creativity and love. So grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and let your imagination run wild in the kitchen. Happy cooking!