Leftover Salsa Chicken and Cheese

"Necessity may be the mother of invention but a near empty fridge is the mother of this meal :) Cook time = Prep time"
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Ready In:


  • 12 cup leftover chicken (chopped or shredded)
  • 4 ounces shredded cheese (whatever you have, I used mozzarella)
  • 2 ounces salsa


  • Spread the chicken evenly on a plate and microwave 30-45 seconds.
  • Sprinkle cheese over the top and microwave again until cheese is mostly melted (about another 30 second).
  • Spread salsa on to and stir all ingredients together.
  • Super tasty and super quick!

Questions & Replies

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  1. b.marco
    Love several of these menus however I can't find any of the calorie counts. Is it somewhere that I am not looking? Thank you for your help. Barbara


  1. Boomette
    This is a good recipe to do when we have leftover chicken and don't know what to eat. It's done in just a few minutes. Next time DH asked me to put the salsa before the cheese. Thanks RaeMay :) Made for Cookbook tag game
  2. Anonymous
    This is so quick, easy and super tasty! Mixed the salsa with the chicken then the cheese on top and served over a quick Mexican flavored rice, excellent!
  3. SarahBeth
    I made this with left over grilled chicken and some mexican blend cheese. It was nice to be able to throw together dinner and not have to worry about pots and pans. I do think that cooking the salsa with the chicken and then adding the cheese on top would improve the flavor a bit (although I could be way wrong on this!) and I will try it that way next time! Thanks for posting! Made for New Kids on the Block Tag April 2010!
  4. teresas
    Tasty little recipe. I made it as posted but did add a touch of sour cream...Yum! Thanks for posting. :)
  5. bmcnichol
    Made this for lunch. It was quick and easy to make. I think I would have liked this a bit better if my chicken would have been seasoned with taco seasoning other then just grilled chicken. I added the salsa and cooked it with the chicken and then topped with cheese and melted that. Made for Spring PAC 2011.


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