Fun with Leftover Fried Chicken

John and I did something we never do on Saturday night. We ordered fried chicken. From Popeyes, to be exact. It was glorious.

But when you order a family pack and your family is a family of two, leftover fried chicken ensues. Beyond just eating it plain (and fried chicken is admittedly great cold), I’ve been coming up with interesting things to do with it.

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Wedge Salad

Wedge salads are kind of a guilty restaurant pleasure for me, but I never really made them at home (mostly because of their dubious nutritional value). But for some reason I decided to do so last night (mostly to use up some bleu cheese) and we enjoyed these (John wanted more bacon.)

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Shrimp Bisque

I saw this recipe in a Penzey’s catalogue and thought it looked pretty solid. John absolutely loved the broth; I’d say this fell into the “liked but didn’t love” category for me. I halved the recipe since it was for a huge batch, and added saffron.

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Basic Bison Burgers

This is a pretty¬†straightforward burger recipe. John and I both have always liked rosemary in our burgers, though it’s not for everyone. You could use beef as well, but we tend to by bison for a lot of our red meat dishes. I left these with friends who were staying with John last night.

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Tuna Rice Bowl

This dish was more about assembling little mini-dishes, but it turned out so nicely that I wanted to post it regardless.

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Baba Ghanoush

Like hummus, baba ghanoush¬†is something I usually just kind of eyeball (which is probably why I don’t have a recipe posted on this site). This recipe is a good one if you want something more precise: below is approximately what I did yesterday.

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Thai Steak Salad

This is a great way to use up leftover steak (if you manage to have any).

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