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55 Healthy and Delicious Canned Chicken Recipes

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Looking for some new and delicious canned chicken recipes? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, we will share 55 of our favorite recipes that are both healthy and delicious.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner option or something a little fancier, we’ve got you covered. So what are you waiting for? Start browsing through these recipes and get cooking!

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50+ Healthy and Delicious Canned Chicken Recipes

15 Minute Angel Hair Pasta Recipe with Chicken from The Forked Spoon

This 15 minute angel hair pasta recipe utilizes canned chicken to make a quick and easy dinner that your family will love. To prepare, cook the angel hair pasta according to package instructions in a pot of salted boiling water.

Drain the cooked pasta and set aside. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat for one minute.

Add in diced onion, and minced garlic and cook until the onions are translucent. Reduce heat to low and add in canned chicken with juice, Italian seasonings and salt & pepper. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Next, increase heat to medium-high and stir in cooked angel hair pasta. Stir until everything is evenly combined before adding in freshly grated Parmesan cheese and parsley. Turn off the heat and serve immediately, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and parsley if desired. Enjoy!

20 Minute Enchilada Chicken Skillet from The Weary Chef

This 20 minute enchilada chicken skillet features a delicious combination of canned chicken, tomatoes, and chilies, along with cumin, chili powder, and oregano for flavor.

It’s all cooked together in one skillet for an easy meal that’s packed with protein and nutrition. Serve it over rice or quinoa for a complete dinner!

30 Minute Pantry Chicken Noodle Soup from Big Bear’s Wife

One of the most classic recipes for canned chicken is this easy pantry chicken noodle soup recipe. This comforting dish takes just 30 minutes to prepare and is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables or herbs you might have in your kitchen.

To make this meal, start by heating some oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add some diced onions and cook for a few minutes until beginning to soften.

Then, add some garlic and cook for another minute before adding one can of chicken broth and one can of condensed cream of chicken soup. Bring the mixture to a boil before adding two cups of uncooked egg noodles and one cup of frozen peas.

Simmer the soup for ten minutes before adding one cup of canned chicken. Stir in some fresh parsley and season with salt, pepper, and paprika to taste. Serve your delicious 30 minute pantry chicken noodle soup hot and enjoy!

4 Can Mexican Chicken Casserole from The Seasoned Mom

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This 4 Can Mexican Chicken Casserole is a delicious, comforting dinner that comes together in just one skillet! With just a few pantry staples and pre-cooked chicken, you can enjoy a tasty meal with little effort.

All of the great flavors of Mexican cuisine are combined into this easy casserole – black beans, corn, Rotel tomatoes, and plenty of cheese. Give this one a try – you won’t be disappointed!

4 Ingredient Taco Chicken from The Kitchen

This 4 Ingredient Taco Chicken is a great way to use canned chicken and have dinner on the table in no time.

All you need is a can of chicken, taco seasoning mix, salsa, and cheese for an easy and delicious meal.

Simply combine the ingredients and heat until melted, then spoon into tortillas or over rice.

It’s a great meal for busy nights or a last-minute dinner. Add some lettuce, tomatoes and other toppings to make it even tastier! Enjoy!

4-Ingredient Mini Chicken Pot Pies from Unsophisticook

This easy-to-make mini chicken pot pies recipe uses just 4 simple ingredients – canned chicken, cream of celery soup, frozen mixed vegetables, and biscuit dough.

The biscuit dough makes the perfect crust for these tasty little pies that are filled with creamy comfort food goodness.

To make them even quicker, you can use store-bought biscuit dough. Simply roll out the dough and use a biscuit cutter to create circles for the crusts of your pot pies.

Place them in a greased muffin tin, add the chicken and veggies, top with soup, bake for 20 minutes, and dinner is served!

7 Can Chicken Taco Soup from Together as Family

This recipe is easy and tasty! Start by heating some olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add one diced onion and one diced bell pepper to the pot. Saute for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften.

Add two cloves of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon paprika, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Saute for an additional minute or two until the garlic is fragrant.

Next, add one 14-ounce can (undrained) of diced tomatoes to the pot, two cans of undrained black beans, two cups of chicken broth, and one 7-ounce can of diced green chilies. Stir everything together, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add one can (drained) of canned chicken to the pot and stir everything together. Simmer an additional five minutes or until everything is hot and bubbly. Taste test and season as needed with more salt/pepper or chili powder.

Serve the taco soup with your favorite toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, diced onions, jalapenos, and/or crushed tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Avocado Chicken Salad from Natasha’s Kitchen

This creamy, protein-packed salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Start by combining canned chicken with diced avocado and celery in a bowl. Whisk together mayonnaise, orange juice, and garlic powder in another small bowl until blended.

Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and stir to combine. Serve as a sandwich filling or as a salad, topped with freshly ground black pepper and extra diced celery, if desired.

BBQ Chicken Roll-Ups from Ready Set Eat

This is a super simple, yet tasty recipe for BBQ Chicken Roll-Ups. You only need four ingredients, including canned chicken and your favorite BBQ sauce! To make it, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F.

Drain the water from the canned chicken and place it in a medium bowl. Pour in 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce and mix together. Take a 12-inch tortilla and spread the mixture evenly over it. Roll up tightly, tucking in the sides.

Place seam side down on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining ingredients until you have eight total roll-ups. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Serve warm topped with extra BBQ sauce and your favorite sides.

Best Chicken Salad Sandwiches from Belly Full

The classic chicken salad sandwich is a staple in many households, and this version is sure to become one of your favorites.

This recipe calls for canned chicken, making it easy to whip up with ingredients you likely already have on hand. Serve it up on your favorite bun or wrap it in lettuce leaves for a low-carb option.

Buffalo Chicken Dip from Mom Dot

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is a delicious dish perfect for entertaining or just having on hand for snacking.

With canned chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch dressing and shredded cheese, this five-ingredient dip requires minimal effort yet looks impressive! Serve with celery sticks or tortilla chips to make it extra special.

Canned Chicken Salad from Honest and Truly

This easy canned chicken salad is perfect for lunch. It’s made with crunchy celery, onions, and walnuts, all tossed in a creamy mayo-based dressing.

Serve it on top of sliced tomatoes or a bed of greens to make it extra healthy.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole from Mom on Timeout

This recipe is perfect for weeknights when you’re pressed for time! A creamy cheese sauce combined with broccoli and wild rice ensures that this dish will be a hit. For an extra crunch, top it off with crispy, buttery-fried onions.

Cheesy Chicken Pasta Skillet from Inside BruCrew Life

This Cheesy Chicken Pasta Skillet is a hearty and healthy dinner option that uses canned chicken. It’s quick to make, creamy, and loaded with flavor!

You’ll need one can of chicken, penne pasta, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

Sauté onions in olive oil until soft. Add garlic, penne pasta, and chicken broth. Cook for about 8 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.

Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, canned chicken with juice, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Cook until it’s creamy. Serve warm with extra Parmesan cheese on top! Enjoy!

Chicken Patties from Natasha’s Kitchen


– 1 (12.5 oz) can chicken, drained and flaked with a fork

– 2 Tbsp mayonnaise

– 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

– 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

– 1 large egg, lightly beaten

– 2 Tbsp flour or breadcrumbs

– 1/4 tsp garlic powder

– Salt and black pepper to taste

– 2 Tbsp cooking oil (for frying)


1. In a medium bowl, combine drained chicken, mayonnaise, onion, celery, egg, flour or breadcrumbs and garlic powder.

2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Form the mixture into 4-6 patties, depending on size desired.

4. Heat cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry each patty for 3-5 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve hot as desired.

With this recipe, you can turn canned chicken into a delicious and healthy meal. Start by combining the canned chicken with finely chopped onion, garlic powder, parsley flakes, salt, pepper, and an egg in a medium bowl.

Once everything is combined well, shape it into 1 inch thick patties. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Once the oil is hot, add the patties to the pan and cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Serve with your favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese for a complete meal.

Chicken Dip from Plain Chicken

This delicious dip is made with canned chicken, cream cheese and ranch dressing mix. It’s perfect for parties or game day gatherings.

To make it even healthier, you can use low-fat cream cheese and light mayonnaise. Serve the dip with celery sticks, crackers, tortilla chips – anything you like!

Chicken Dumpling Soup from Lil Luna

This comforting, yet light and delicious Chicken Dumpling Soup is the perfect meal to make on a chilly night. It’s easy to prepare with canned chicken, frozen vegetables, and dumplings made from store-bought biscuit mix. The broth is simple but flavorful thanks to garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Chicken Enchilada Skillet from The Weary Chef

This healthy, one-skillet meal is a delicious way to enjoy your canned chicken. Start by heating a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add one diced onion and 1/2 cup each of chopped bell peppers and mushrooms.

Cook, until the vegetables are softened then add 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of cumin and one, can of diced tomatoes.

Simmer for five minutes then stir in two cups of cooked brown rice, one cup of frozen corn and one can of rinsed black beans.

Finally, add a can of shredded chicken and let the mixture simmer for another 10 minutes. Serve with toppings like sour cream, cilantro, diced avocados and shredded cheese. Enjoy!

Chicken Flautas from Together as Family

Chicken flautas are such a delicious and easy meal, especially when you use canned chicken! Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl mix together one can of drained and rinsed black beans, one can of drained and rinsed white corn, two cans of chicken (drained), 1/2 cup of diced red onion, 1/2 cup of diced green pepper and one minced jalapeno.

To give the mixture flavor mix in 1/4 tsp salt, ground cumin, chili powder and garlic powder. Once everything is mixed together grab a large spoonful and place down the center of each tortilla that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Roll up the tortillas and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm topped with sour cream, guacamole and cilantro!

Chicken Fried Rice from Mad about Food

This delicious fried rice dish is a great way to use up some canned chicken and make an easy meal.

All you need is some cooked long grain white rice, diced canned chicken, frozen peas and carrots, garlic, shallots, soy sauce, sesame oil and a few other pantry staples.

Simply stir-fry everything together until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is nicely browned. Serve with fresh scallions or sesame seeds on top for a flavorful meal!

Chicken Macaroni Salad from This Ole Mom

This Macaroni Salad is a great way to use up some of that leftover canned chicken. It’s a creamy and delicious side dish for any occasion!

All you need is cooked macaroni, mayonnaise, celery, onion, garlic powder, and your favorite seasonings. This healthy salad can be put together quickly and is sure to be a hit with the family.

Chicken Nacho Dip from Recipes That Crock


  • 1 (10 oz) can chicken, drained and flaked
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup shredded taco cheese blend


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine cream cheese, milk and salsa; mix well with a spoon.
  3. Gently stir in chicken and taco cheese blend.
  4. Spread mixture into ungreased 9-inch pie plate or shallow ovenproof casserole dish.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and dip is hot.
  6. Serve with desired dippers such as tortilla chips, crackers or vegetables. Enjoy!

Chicken Noodle Casserole from The Country Cook

Chicken noodle casserole is a classic family favorite, and this recipe uses just a few ingredients – canned chicken, egg noodles, cream of chicken soup, butter, cheese and seasonings.

Combine these simple ingredients for an easy weeknight dinner or potluck dish that will be sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Chicken Noodle Soup from Big Bear’s Wife

This classic soup is a favorite in households all over the world. Using canned chicken makes this recipe even easier and faster to prepare.

All you need is one can of chicken, some broth, vegetables and noodles for a hearty meal that’s sure to please everyone.

Chicken Nuggets with Canned Chicken from HoneyB’s Kitchen

This ultimate comfort food is made with canned chicken, panko crumbs and Italian flavored breadcrumbs for an extra crunch. Serve these up with your favorite dipping sauce for a tasty treat!

Chicken Pot Pie from The Stay At Home Chef

This Chicken Pot Pie is classic comfort food, made with a creamy sauce and vegetables of your choice. It’s easy to make and always a crowd pleaser!

To make this delicious dish, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Then, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and add 1 cup of diced yellow onion, 1/2 cup of diced celery, and 1/4 cup of diced carrots. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened.

Next, add 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook for an additional minute. Then add 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour to create a roux and stir constantly until it turns golden brown. Gradually add 2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.

Then add 1 cup of canned peas and carrots, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, and one 12.5 ounce can of chunk white chicken breast that has been drained. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Finally, pour the mixture into a 9 inch deep dish pie plate that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange 1 sheet of pre-made puff pastry over top and press down around edges to seal. Cut 4 slits in the center of the puff pastry to allow steam to escape.

Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until the puff pastry is puffed and golden brown. Let cool before serving, and enjoy!

Chicken Quesadilla from Valentina’s Corner

This delicious and healthy canned chicken quesadilla has all the flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine. Start by heating a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add 1 tablespoon of oil and let it warm up for a minute before adding 2 cups of cooked, shredded, or chopped canned chicken.

Sauté the chicken until lightly browned; about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup diced onion, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of cumin, and a pinch of chili powder to the skillet.

Stir until all the ingredients are combined and cook for an additional minute before adding 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese blend. Once the cheese has melted, turn off the heat and set aside.

Take two flour tortillas (or one large one) and spread 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture over each. Top with a little more cheese if desired and fold in half.

Grease a griddle or skillet with non-stick cooking spray or butter and cook the quesadilla for about 2 minutes per side, or until the cheese is melted and it’s golden brown. Cut into triangles and serve with your favorite toppings or sides.

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole from The Seasoned Mom

This classic Chicken Spaghetti Casserole is an easy, comforting dinner that everyone will love! It’s a simple mix of juicy canned chicken, spaghetti noodles, and your favorite cheese.

All you need to do is layer the ingredients in a baking dish, top with cheese, and bake until bubbly. Enjoy this family-friendly casserole with a side of steamed vegetables or a green salad.

Chicken Stew from Butter with a side of Bread

This easy chicken stew is a classic comfort food that the whole family will love. It’s an incredibly simple recipe, and you can make it with just five ingredients: canned chicken, condensed cream of mushroom soup, frozen mixed vegetables, garlic powder and a can of whole potatoes.

To make this hearty meal even healthier, you could substitute the regular canned chicken with a low-sodium or reduced-fat version.

To give the stew some flavor, you can also add other herbs and spices like thyme, oregano, parsley and black pepper. Serve this dish over cooked rice or mashed potatoes for an easy weeknight dinner.

Chicken Stuffing Casserole from Feast and Farm

This Chicken Stuffing Casserole is the perfect combination of savory and comforting flavors.

This casserole utilizes canned chicken, stuffing mix, cream of chicken soup, veggies, and cheese to create a delicious meal that is ready in no time!

It can also be prepped ahead and frozen for convenience.

Chicken Taco Soup from Together as Family

This easy and delicious soup is loaded with all of your favorite taco ingredients. It’s also a great way to use up pantry staples like canned chicken, beans, corn and tomatoes.

Serve it with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, cheese, avocado or cilantro for an extra touch of flavor.

Crescent Chicken Roll-Ups from Favorite Family Recipes

This dish is a great way to use up canned chicken and make something delicious in the process.

This tasty recipe uses cream cheese, green chiles, and crescent roll dough for extra flavor and texture. It’s easy to prepare and perfect for weeknight dinners or lunches.

Crispy Chicken Fritters from South Your Mouth

If you’re looking for a tasty way to use canned chicken, try this recipe for Crispy Chicken Fritters. With only 4 ingredients – canned chicken, cream of chicken soup, Bisquick mix and cheese – this quick and easy dish is sure to be crowd pleaser!

Start by mixing the canned chicken with the cream of chicken soup and Bisquick mix. Form the mixture into balls, flatten them and sprinkle with cheese. Fry the fritters in a skillet until golden brown on both sides and serve hot!

Easy Canned Chicken Salad Recipe from An Edible Mosaic

This canned chicken salad is a healthy and delicious meal that comes together quickly!

You’ll love the combination of crisp celery, crunchy almonds, grapes, and creamy mayonnaise in this easy-to-make meal.

The flavorful mix of seasonings gives it just the right zing to make it a favorite with everyone.

Easy Chicken Caesar Wraps from


• 1 can of chicken (10.5 ounces), drained and shredded

• 2 tablespoons Caesar salad dressing

• 4 large Mission® carb balance flour tortillas

• 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

• ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, salad dressing and lettuce.
  2. Place ¼ cup of the mixture on each tortilla and top with parmesan cheese.
  3. Roll up the wraps tightly, cut in half and serve immediately.

This quick-to-make wrap is packed with protein and flavor. The perfect lunch option when you need something to grab and go! Enjoy with a side of your favorite chips or fresh fruit.

Easy Chicken Chili Recipe Made with Costco Canned Chicken from One Hundred Dollars a Month

This delicious, easy chili recipe is perfect for a cold day. Made with Costco canned chicken and simple pantry ingredients, this hearty meal is sure to be a hit with your family.

Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole from The Country Cook

This classic casserole is the perfect comfort food that can be made quickly and easily using canned chicken.

Simply add egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and cheese to a large bowl. Mix the canned chicken and pour it into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.

Sprinkle the top with crushed potato chips for a flavorful crunch and bake for 45 minutes. This casserole is sure to be a family favorite.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie from Joyful Homemaking

Looking for a quick and easy dinner that your family will love? This chicken pot pie recipe is sure to please! With the help of canned chicken, you can have this delicious dish on the table in no time.

Easy Chicken Sandwich Melts from Natasha’s Kitchen

This easy chicken sandwich melt recipe makes a delicious and healthy lunch. Combine canned chicken with cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and parsley to make tasty sandwiches that can be cooked in just minutes.

Serve these quick melts on whole wheat bread with your favorite fresh vegetables or a side salad for an added boost of nutrition.

For a heartier meal, try them with a cup of soup or your favorite chips. You won’t even miss the fresh chicken in this simple and flavorful dish!

Easy Chicken Spaghetti from A Reinvented Mom

This is one of the easiest canned chicken recipes out there and can be made in no time. All you need is a can of chicken, spaghetti noodles, and your favorite pasta sauce!

Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the package, then add the chicken to a skillet with some oil or butter.

Add in your favorite pasta sauce and mix it all together. Serve the chicken spaghetti over the cooked noodles and enjoy!

Easy Chicken Tinga Tacos from Binge Worthy Bites

This dish is a Mexican favorite that can be prepared in minutes.

Simply sauté onion and garlic in some oil, add canned chicken, and your favorite salsa, and simmer until it is heated through.

Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and other toppings of your choice.

Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad from Butter with aside of Bread

This simple and tasty Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad is a great addition to any summer barbecue or potluck.

It’s loaded with healthy ingredients like black beans, corn, bell peppers, and tomatoes that combine for a delicious flavor.

To top it off, it’s all tossed in a creamy dressing made from ranch seasoning mix and canned chicken. This salad is sure to be a hit!

Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe from Budget Bytes

This delicious BBQ chicken pizza is made with a homemade crust, canned chicken, and all your favorite BBQ fixings. The greatest part is that it only takes 25 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes to cook!

Pesto Chicken Pasta (5 ingredients) from The Toasty Kitchen

This Pesto Chicken Pasta dish is one of the quickest and easiest ways to use canned chicken.

All you need are five ingredients: a can of chicken, some pesto sauce, some cooked pasta, Parmesan cheese and parsley. This meal comes together in less than 30 minutes and tastes delicious!

Pillsbury Crescent Roll Chicken Bundles Recipe from Lil Luna

This tasty recipe for Pillsbury Crescent Roll Chicken Bundles is a quick and easy way to make a delicious meal with canned chicken.

The crescent rolls are filled with cream cheese, canned chicken, diced vegetables, and herbs for added flavor. Bake for about 20 minutes and you have yourself an easy dinner that the whole family will love.

Quick & Easy Chicken Flautas from Together as family

These quick & easy chicken flautas are made with canned chicken, making these an inexpensive and delicious dinner. Not to mention they’re super kid-friendly!

Quick Canned Chicken Quesadillas Recipe from CD Kitchen

These quick and easy Quesadillas use canned chicken, tortillas and cheese to make a delicious meal in minutes.


  • 2 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (12 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet; top each with chicken, cheese, onions, chili powder and chilies.
  3. Fold tortillas in half; press lightly with a spatula to seal edges.
  4. Bake 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges before serving. Enjoy!

Quick Chicken Enchilada Nachos from Realmom Kitchen

This quick and easy recipe for Chicken Enchilada Nachos has a great flavor that is sure to please the whole family.

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F. Then, drain two cans of chicken, and mix it together with one can of enchilada sauce in a bowl.

Spread out tortilla chips on a baking sheet and top with the chicken and enchilada mixture.

Sprinkle some cheese over the top, and bake for 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve with a side of sour cream or guacamole. Enjoy your Chicken Enchilada Nachos!

Ranch Chicken Cheese Dip from Butter with a side of Bread

This easy appetizer recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Simply combine canned chicken, cream cheese, mayonnaise, dry ranch mix, garlic powder, and shredded cheddar cheese in a skillet.

Heat until the cheese melts and serve with chips or crackers. For an extra special touch, top with bacon bits and diced green onions. Enjoy!

Ranch Chicken Salad from The Pinning Mama

This easy and delicious recipe for Ranch Chicken Salad is a great way to use up your canned chicken. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a tasty meal in minutes!

Salsa Ranch Chicken Wrap from Thrifty Frugal Mom

This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for lunch, dinner, or an on-the-go snack. Serve with a side of chips and guacamole for a delicious combination that everyone will love!

For added flavor, you can add shredded cheese or diced tomatoes before rolling up each wrap. For a healthier alternative, you can use whole wheat tortillas or low-fat ranch dressing instead.


  • 2 – 8.5 oz cans of white chicken, drained and flaked/shredded
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • 1/2 cup of ranch dressing
  • 4 tortillas (or wraps)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, salsa, and ranch dressing until everything is evenly distributed.
  3. Place ¼ of the mixture in the center of each wrap/tortilla and roll up tightly.
  4. Place each wrap on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool for a few minutes before serving and enjoy!

Thai Chicken Salad from Stylish Cravings

This Thai Chicken Salad is one of the easiest and most flavorful canned chicken recipes. It combines sweet, spicy, and crunchy flavors with just a few simple ingredients like rotisserie chicken, honey-roasted peanuts, red onion, cucumber, cilantro, lime juice and Sriracha.

Serve as a main dish or as an appetizer. It makes a wonderful meal for any occasion!

Warm Chicken Salad from Savory Spin

This warm chicken salad recipe is a great option when you’re looking for something a little heartier to go with your salad.

It’s made with canned chicken, mayonnaise, sour cream, onion and celery for crunch and flavor, then heavily seasoned with garlic powder and dill weed.

This easy dish can be served as a side dish or main dish. Serve it with some fresh greens and tomatoes for a complete dinner. If you want to make this an even heartier meal, add some cooked macaroni noodles, peas, carrots or other vegetables of your choice.

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What dishes can be made from canned chicken?

There are many delicious dishes that can be made using canned chicken. One of the most popular is chicken salad. This dish is simple to make, and all you need to do is mix together some canned chicken with mayonnaise, celery, onion, and seasonings. You can also use canned chicken to make casseroles, soups, sandwiches, quesadillas, and burritos. You can even use it to make a tasty pot pie!

What is canned chicken good in?

Canned chicken is an incredibly versatile ingredient, which makes it a great choice for many recipes. It can be used in salads, tacos, soups and casseroles, making it a delicious addition to any meal. Canned chicken also works well in sandwiches, wraps or even pizza toppings. This type of pre-cooked poultry is also a great option for making chicken salad, as its already cooked and ready to be cubed and seasoned.

Should I rinse canned chicken?

The answer really depends on your personal preference. Some people like to rinse canned chicken because they think it removes excess salt or other preservatives and makes the meat more flavorful. Others don’t feel that rinsing it adds anything to the flavor and would rather eat it straight out of the can.

What happens if you cook canned chicken?

The answer is yes! Canned chicken can be cooked and enjoyed as part of a meal. Simply drain the can, pour in some liquid such as broth or water, bring it to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Once cooked, you can use it in a variety of recipes like casseroles or salads. Be sure not to overcook it, as this can make the meat tough. Canned chicken is also a great way to add protein to your meal without having to cook from scratch.

Can I lose weight eating canned chicken?

The answer is yes, you can lose weight by eating canned chicken. Canned chicken is a convenient and affordable source of lean protein, which has been shown to help support weight loss by promoting fullness and reducing calorie intake.

It’s also a good source of other important nutrients like iron, zinc and B vitamins. When buying canned chicken, make sure to read labels carefully and look for low-sodium varieties.

Add canned chicken to salads, sandwiches, soups, casseroles and other dishes for a quick and easy meal that can help you reach your weight loss goals. To maximize nutrition, opt for home cooked or grilled poultry over processed canned options whenever possible.

Why is canned chicken so tender?

Canned chicken is tender because it is cooked in the canning process. This process involves pressurizing, heating, and cooling the product before sealing it in the can.

The pressure-cooking with steam helps break down the proteins of the meat, resulting in a soft and tender texture. Additionally, canned chicken often contains broth or other liquid that helps to further tenderize the meat as it cooks.

After being canned, the chicken is ready to eat and can be used in a variety of recipes. Canned chicken is also usually pre-seasoned, making it even easier to incorporate into meals without additional preparation.

Why does canned chicken upset my stomach?

Canned chicken can be a source of food-borne illnesses. This is due to the fact that canned foods, including canned chicken, are processed with high heat and pressure in order to ensure their shelf life lasts for years.

Unfortunately, this process also kills off beneficial bacteria and increases the chances of contamination from bad bacteria. Canned chicken may also contain added preservatives or sodium that can further irritate the stomach.

Canned chicken may also be difficult to digest and can cause an upset stomach due to its high fat content. The higher fat content of canned chicken means it takes longer for the body to break down and absorb the nutrients, leading to digestive discomfort. Additionally, some people may have an allergy or intolerance to certain ingredients found in canned chicken, such as added preservatives or food dyes.

What is the white stuff in canned chicken?

It is a mixture of fat, protein and water called ‘broth’. This broth helps to keep the chicken moist and gives it flavor. It also acts as a preservative to help extend the shelf life of the canned chicken. The broth contains salt, sugar and other seasonings that can enhance the taste of the canned chicken. In some cans, you may also find pieces of celery, onion or other vegetables. All of these ingredients combine to make a flavorful broth that helps to keep the chicken moist and tasty.

Canned chicken salad recipe

Canned chicken salad recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This delicious and easy-to-make recipe for canned chicken salad is perfect for lunch or a picnic.


  • 2 cans of chicken chunks
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of minced onion
  • A pinch of dill, parsley, garlic powder, or other desired herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Drain the cans of chicken chunks in a colander.
    2. Place the chicken chunks in a medium-sized bowl and use a fork to break up any large pieces of meat.
    3. Add the diced celery, mayonnaise or Greek yogurt, minced onion, seasonings and salt and pepper to the bowl and mix until combined.
    4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
    5. Serve chilled on top of a bed of lettuce or in a sandwich or wrap. Enjoy!

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Canned chicken is a versatile and budget-friendly ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner, delicious appetizer, or an easy lunch to take on the go, there’s no shortage of canned chicken recipes to explore. From classic dishes like chicken salad sandwiches and creamy casseroles to creative takes on tacos, salads and more, you can find something that everyone in the family will love. Be sure to keep a few cans of chicken handy in your pantry!

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