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11 Easy Canned Chicken Recipes

These canned chicken recipes are simple to throw together for a delicious weeknight dinner.

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Bacon-Chicken Crescent Ring

When it comes to quick and easy chicken dinners, this beats all other crescent ring recipes. The results are simple and so good that people always ask for a copy. —Michele McWhorter, Jacksonville, North Carolina

Unsure of which canned chicken to use? The Taste of Home Test Kitchen recommends using Swanson’s canned chicken. (We’re big fans of their canned tuna, too.)

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Enchilada Chicken Soup

Canned soups, enchilada sauce and a few other convenience items make this chicken enchilada soup recipe one of my fast-to-fix favorites. Use mild green chiles if they suit your taste, or try a spicier variety to give the soup more kick. —Cristin Fischer, Bellevue, Nebraska

Find even more super simple recipes made with canned foods!

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Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip

This slightly spicy dip cleverly captures the flavor of Buffalo chicken wings. Using canned chicken adds to the convenience. —Allyson, DiLascio, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
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Chicken & Bacon Roll-Ups

My children like these so much that they ask for them every day for lunch during the summer. Whenever I have leftover chicken or turkey breast, this is a delicious way to use it up. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California
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Dill Pickle Chicken Salad

A low-carb chicken salad that uses up a can of chicken? Yes, please. Serve this dish from Little Pine Kitchen by itself, stuffed in bell peppers or a pita, or spread over crackers.

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Chicken Crescent Wreath

Here’s an impressive-looking dish that’s a snap to prepare. Even when my cooking time is limited, I can still serve this delicious crescent wreath. The red pepper and green broccoli add a festive touch. —Marlene Denissen, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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Chicken Parmesan Patties

Say hello to your next weeknight favorite: chicken parmesan patties. Made of canned chicken, zucchini, cheese, spinach and egg, these patties from The Big Man’s World are so easy to throw together, and can even be made in the air fryer.

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Pantry Chicken Fried Rice

If you’re craving Chinese takeout but don’t want to spend the money on delivery, turn to your trusty can of chicken. One serving of Mad About Food‘s chicken fried rice costs as little as $1.50!

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Pull-Apart Chicken Sliders

Make dinnertime a breeze, and a whole lot more delicious, by serving TipBuzz‘s pull-apart chicken sliders. This one-dish delight can be served right out of your 13×9. Here are some other quick and easy dinners made in a 13×9 pan.

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Chicken noodle casserole is a classic. Make it even easier by using canned chicken breast and cream of chicken soup, like in this tasty comfort food recipe from The Country Cook.

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Lemon Chicken Pasta

Got 10 minutes? That’s all you need to make this lemon chicken pasta recipe from These Old Cookbooks. Add this recipe to your canned food meal plan.

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Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.
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