Easy recipes for leftover roasts

Waste not, want not with these delicious recipes that really make the most of your Sunday roast leftovers. From stir-fries to sarnies, we have plenty of inspiration to help you stretch your ingredients further and keep the family fuelled for longer with minimal fuss.

Spiced Indian chicken
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Spiced Indian chicken

This spicy chicken recipe is perfect for transforming leftover cooked chicken from your Sunday roast into a tasty midweek meal. You can use any cooked chicken, or try our Honey roast chicken recipe below. Simply chop or shred the leftover meat to stir into this spicy curry sauce.

  1. Sauté the onion in the oil, until soft. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring, for 4 mins.
  2. Add the tomatoes, ½ stock cube and 100ml water; simmer for 20 mins.
  3. Add 4 large handfuls of chopped leftover roast chicken (or try our Honey roast chicken recipe); simmer for 10 mins, or until the chicken is piping hot.
  4. Stir in the cream and top with a few torn coriander leaves. Serve with baked potatoes and a green salad, if liked.

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  • Ingredients
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 150g tikka curry paste, or Indian curry paste of your choice
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • ½ chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 4 tbsp single cream
  • handful coriander, to serve