The Canned Chicken Recipe Roundup is showcasing all our favorite recipes using canned chicken breast. Canned Chicken is a great pantry staple to keep on hand. It stays at optimal freshness for years and does not require refrigeration so it’s ready when you need to cook dinner.
Redeeming Qualities of Canned Chicken
A lot of people turn their noses up at the thought of using canned chicken breast.
And, of course, if you have the time, money, and storage space for fresh chicken then go right ahead.
But canned chicken has plenty of redeeming qualities that make it a pantry staple at our house.
- Long-lasting – Canned chicken will stay at optimal quality levels for 2-3 years
- Requires no refrigeration – Canned chicken does not need to be refrigerated or frozen to maintain freshness
- Ready when you are – Since canned chicken is pre-cooked, you don’t have to wait for it to thaw or cook before using it.
- Quality – Some brands contain high-quality white meat chicken breast, no funny fillers *see below
- Great for Emergencies – Since the chicken is fully cooked, this is one protein that can be kept on hand and eaten straight out of the can in emergencies
One key to success is to remember to drain the can of chicken well before using it in most recipes.
Check the recipes for specific instructions, but 9 times out of 10 the canned chicken should be drained before using.
Tyson Brand for the Win
I highly recommend the Tyson brand Chunk White Chicken Breasts in the can.
This brand never has any weird bits in the can or a funky smell like some other brands.
I stock up on the 12-ounce cans of the Tyson Chicken Breast for all sorts of recipes.
It’s perfect when you need a quick meal and you didn’t think to defrost some chicken from the freezer.
A Personal Favorite
My son’s personal favorite is the Chicken and Rice stovetop meal that is on this Roundup list.
It comes together in under 30 minutes so it’s perfect for those nights where we’re scrambling to get to practices or meetings.
The simple recipe includes all his favorite ingredients, such as chicken, white rice, cheese, and sour cream.
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Canned Chicken Recipe Roundup
Canned Chicken Breast is a great pantry staple to keep on hand for those busy weeknights.
The chicken breast stays at the best quality for years and does not require refrigeration.
You don't have to wait for the chicken to thaw or cook so it's ready to go when you are ready to make dinner.
Chicken Taquitos are full of flavor and surprisingly easy to make at a home.
Authentic flavor with just a few simple steps.
We're sharing all the keys to success, including how to keep the corn tortillas from cracking when you roll up the taquitos!
Chicken Salad Sandwiches are a great finger sandwich option for picnics or parties.
You can customize the sandwiches with lots of different mix-ins and serve them in many many different ways.
You can serve the chicken salad on white bread, 7-grain bread, croissants, crackers, or even on a bed of lettuce.
Kid-friendly ingredients too!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups are a quick and easy party snack that is full of flavor.
Who doesn't love chicken and bacon and ranch?
I'm sharing all the keys to success for this perfect make-ahead snack recipe.
Chicken Cheese Ball is a fantastic and flavorful appetizer that is perfectly paired with buttery crackers.
The Ranch Dressing Mix adds tons of flavor to this Chicken Cheese Ball.
You can customize the flavor by using fiesta ranch, spicy ranch, buttermilk ranch, or any of the other ranch flavor mixes.
Baked Cheesy Chicken Flautas are a great easy recipe for your next Mexican Fiesta.
They bring loads of flavor with just a few ingredients.
Canned chicken makes it an easy meal idea too.
Chicken and Rice is a quick and easy meal that comes together in under 20 minutes.
This one could not be simpler and is a family favorite around here.
I'm sharing all the keys to success that will make this one a family favorite at your house too.
Crescent Chicken Pot Pie Casserole is a delicious comfort food dinner that the whole family will love.
A tender, flaky crescent crust is overflowing with chunks of chicken and your favorite veggies in a flavorful sauce.
We won't tell them how easy it is to put together.
Bean Pot Chicken Enchiladas are an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love.
Just a few pantry ingredients go into this quick and easy meal.
And don't let the word 'bean pot' scare you away.
You can use any microwave-safe covered casserole dish.
Friday 17th of March 2023
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