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7 Healthy Lunches to Make With Leftover Roast Chicken

Roast chicken is an easy and delicious dinner idea, but where this dinner hero becomes a superhero is the next day, in your lunch. Prepared roast chicken really saves time when making lunches and, as you’ll see in the recipes below, it can be used in everything from soups, to sandwiches, to salads, to casseroles. Here are seven lunch ideas to get you inspired to work your roast chicken overtime.

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    Avocado, Beet and Chicken Tostadas

    Enjoy a taste of Mexico at your desk with these delicious tostadas. Just pack the ingredients separately to be combined on the spot for a snack or a light lunch.
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    Salad of Apples, Grapes & Roast Chicken with Korean Dressing

    This salad serves up fantastic crunch and a hint of sweetness. Make some extra salad dressing to keep in the fridge at work or home and enjoy this salad again another day.
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    Tomato Dill Bisque with Roast Chicken

    Enjoy this warm and creamy soup as a simple hot lunch paired with a sandwich or add a few extra strips of roast chicken for a hearty meal.
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    Curried Waldorf Salad

    This easy lunch is the perfect combination of curried chicken salad and the classic Waldorf ingredients of apples, raisins, celery and walnuts. By substituting plain yogurt in place of mayo this salad is also a lower-fat option for your mid-day meal. Layer ingredients in a glass jar for easy transportation and envious lunchroom presentation.
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    Broccoli, Chicken & Pesto Rotini Salad

    Make a big bowl of this salad on the weekend and take it for lunch during the week to be enjoyed hot or cold. The broccoli and rotini are like little sauce-sponges, perfect for ensuring every bite is loaded with the flavours of fresh pesto.
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    Quesadillas with Chicken, Smoked Gouda and Caramelized Onions

    If the kids come home for lunch, whip up these delicious quesadillas, with cooked roast chicken making prep time especially speedy. These wedges are the perfect combo of gourmet for the grown-ups and finger food fun for the kids.
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    Deluxe California Club Sandwich

    Impress your co-workers with this towering sandwich of roasted chicken, bacon, tomato and home-made avocado spread. Called the “California” style of club because it omits the third layer of bread, this sandwich is a lower carbohydrate option. The avocado spread is also a healthier alternative to mayo and butter on the traditional club sandwich.