Creamy Leftover Chicken Surprise

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by veggienut

I invented this recipe a long time ago and make it when I have leftover chicken. It's quick and made with simple ingredients. Feel free to make substitutions and experiment with it. Fresh or frozen broccoli. Cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom. Any type of cooked chicken will do, but I prefer breast. If the leftover chicken has been marinated or seasoned, it will be a bonus. Any type of small pasta. Cheeses are flexible as well. I often use a combination of whatever I have on hand. Just be sure its sliced or shredded so that it melts quickly.It's a great all in one meal to keep on the stove on nights when family members are coming and going at different times.

Top Review by Waverly

Has that casserole kind of taste, but really, it was quite good! I increased the recipe by a third so I could cook a pound of pasta. It seemed kind of dry so I added 1/2 cup of milk. I used pre-shredded cheese from Trader Joe (165 grams). That cheese has no flavor! Next time I will try shredding my own cheese, maybe a sharp cheddar. Can't bring myself to try American Cheese. (Don't get me wrong, I do like American cheese, like on grilled cheese sandwiches, or burgers.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Cook pasta al dente and drain.
  2. 2. Cook or steam broccoli until tender
  3. 3. In a large pot combine cream of chicken soup and milk on medium high heat.
  4. 4. When heated, add pasta, chicken, cheese, curry powder and pepper. Mix ingredients thorougly.
  5. 5. In about 3-5 minutes when cheese is completely melted, stir in the broccoli.
  6. 6. Give the broccoli a minute or two to heat up.
  7. 7. Enjoy.

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