12 Amazing Canned Chicken Recipes Your Family Will Love

Canned chicken is great. It tastes delicious, and it is incredibly useful for those days when you want to make a meal, but don’t want to have to spend your time cooking chicken breast.

Canned chicken is ready cooked, so it can significantly reduce the amount of time that you spend cooking.

12 Amazing Canned Chicken Recipes Your Family Will Love

Canned chicken is great for throwing together a quick meal, and it is incredibly versatile too!

There are lots of different things that you can make using canned chicken, and in some recipes, it’ll taste so good that you may forget it is canned.

In this guide, we have taken a look at 12 of the most amazing canned chicken recipes that are guaranteed to be a hit with your family.

So, if you want to find out more, keep on reading!

Pantry Chicken Fried Rice

First up, we have this delicious pantry chicken fried rice recipe by Mad About Food.

This recipe is an excellent option if you are preparing a meal on a budget because the ingredients that you need are very cheap.

It is also a great recipe if you don’t have much time as this recipe is very quick to prepare.

This chicken fried recipe is the perfect side dish for when you are having a picky lunch. It is a great side dish for a BBQ, and it goes well alongside a salad too.

It can make a great snack on its own because the chicken and fried rice mixed together are a meal in itself. But it is also a great side dish too.

Don’t believe us? Just try it!

Chicken Flautas

Sometimes you just want to make a recipe that is quick and easy, this chicken flautas recipe by Together As Family is just that.

It uses ingredients that are easy to throw together, and in just 10 minutes you will have a delicious meal for you and your family.

Think about those hot summer days when you don’t want to be spending your time in the kitchen, this chicken flautas recipe is perfect for those days.

What is even better about this recipe is that you can freeze the chicken flautas.

So, you can easily prepare this meal in advance, and defrost whenever you want to eat it.

But as it uses canned chicken, this recipe is quick and easy to prepare from fresh anyway.

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Everybody loves pizza, don’t they? This chicken alfredo pizza recipe by JoyFilleDeats is absolutely delicious, and it uses canned chicken too!

As you will see in this guide, it is amazing just how versatile canned chicken is. This recipe is straightforward to make, and it doesn’t take too long to cook.

You can make your pizza base from scratch (like this recipe suggests), or for a quicker meal, you can simply purchase ready-made pizza bases from the store.

Either way, this recipe is guaranteed to be a hit!

Canned Chicken Salad

Sometimes a salad is the only meal that will hit the spot, but we all know that preparing a salad is a fiddly job. That is why this canned chicken salad recipe is so great.

One of the hardest parts of preparing a salad is cooking the meat to add to it. But with this canned chicken salad recipe, you don’t need to worry about that.

The canned chicken will already be cooked, so you can simply add this canned chicken to the salad for a quick and easy meal.

If you love the taste of canned chicken, then this is the perfect recipe for you because the flavour of the meat really is the centrepiece of this meal.

Ranch Cream Cheese Chicken Dip

But it isn’t just meals that you can make using canned chicken, you can also make a pretty delicious ranch cream cheese chicken dip using this recipe by Butter With a Side of Bread.

This recipe is the perfect option if you want to prepare a quick, but delicious, snack to enjoy with your family.

This ranch cream cheese chicken dip is packed with flavour due to the different ingredients that are used to make it.

With cream cheese and cheddar cheese, this dip (Check out What Is Fondue) is the perfect balance of chicken and cheese flavours.

What’s better is that it only takes 5 minutes to prepare, so this is definitely a recipe to try.

Salsa Ranch Chicken Wraps

On the topic of ranch, you can also use canned chicken to make these delicious salsa ranch chicken wraps.

Wraps are a great meal to prepare if you want a light lunch, and this recipe by Thrifty Frugal Mom is full of flavour.

Canned chicken is a great option when you are making chicken wraps because it reduces the amount of time that it makes to prepare the meal.

Canned chicken is ready cooked so you can simply add it to your wrap alongside the other ingredients that do not need to be cooked.

It might not be the healthiest wrap in the world, but it is packed with flavour.

Mom’s Chicken Pot Pie

There are very few foods that are more comforting than a chicken pot pie.

When you are having a bad day, there is something about a chicken pot pie that can really warm the soul, it truly does bring comfort.

But when you are having a bad day, the last thing that you want to be doing is spending hours cooking. Enter this Mom’s Chicken Pot Pie recipe by The Stay At Home Chef.

As you have probably guessed, this recipe uses canned chicken, and that is why it is so easy to make.

It reduces the preparation time significantly, allowing you to prepare this recipe much quicker, and settle down to eat your meal in less than an hour.

Cheesy Chicken Pasta

By simply looking at the recipes that we have seen so far in this guide, it is easy to see that cheese and chicken work incredibly well together.

So, it is no surprise that this cheesy chicken pasta recipe by Inside BruCrew Life is delicious.

If you want a quick and easy recipe that is packed with flavour, then this cheesy chicken pasta is perfect. It is quick and easy to make, allowing you to enjoy this meal in just 30 minutes.

It doesn’t contain too many ingredients, but it doesn’t need to because the ingredients that it does use are full of flavour.

It is simple to make, and that is what makes this recipe so great.

Chicken Patties

One of the last things that you might consider making out of canned chicken is chicken patties. But, canned chicken actually works surprisingly well for making these treats.

Everybody loves chicken patties, and this recipe makes preparing this meal simple.

Canned chicken is full of flavour, and it is easy to transform into chicken patties. If you want to find out how to make these delicious treats, then check out this recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen.

Warm Chicken Salad

We’ve already taken a look at one chicken salad recipe that uses canned chicken, but this one is a little different because this salad is designed to be eaten warm.

Warm salads are becoming more popular, so why not give this recipe a try?

This recipe is packed with flavour, and it is super easy to make. There are lots of different flavours in this recipe and that comes from the various different ingredients.

The preparation is a little fiddly, but that’s to be expected with a salad. Once you taste this meal, you will see that this recipe is completely worth it. It is definitely one to try.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

Another quality comfort food is chicken noodle casserole.

Chicken noodle casserole is delicious when you make it using fresh chicken, but using canned chicken makes this recipe a lot easier.

It also enables you to enjoy this meal much quicker.

Chicken noodle casserole is a great meal that uses a variety of ingredients to create a totally unique flavour.

This recipe is quick and easy to make, and you’ll be able to enjoy it in no time.

Chicken Tostadas

Finally, we have this chicken tostadas recipe. If you want a quick and easy meal to prepare that will be a showstopper for your guests, then this recipe by Beautiful Eats and Things is the one for you.

This recipe contains a variety of different ingredients, and this might lead you to believe that it’ll take a long time to prepare, but this isn’t the case.

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and thanks to the use of canned chicken, you will be able to enjoy it in no time.


In short, in this guide we have taken a look at 12 of the most amazing canned chicken recipes that you can make using canned chicken.

From chicken alfredo pizza to chicken tostadas, there are lots of options to choose from.

Thank you for reading!

Jeff Pratt
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