Monday, August 19, 2013

What to do with leftover chicken and rice

Since we have no maids and nannies, I have to resort to food deliveries often. Sometimes, there are lots of leftovers when the kids decide they didn't want what they ordered after all. Now, you all know that eating leftover fast food is depressing. For example, leftover Jollibee Chicken Joy is no longer crispy. So what I do is turn them into something else!

I got this recipe from the package of rice we buy. This recipe is by Chef Laudico but I tweaked it so that it's now mine. It is super delicious!


2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp garlic, minced
4 tbsp onion, diced
2 tbsp carrots, diced (I used red bell pepper since I ran out of carrots.)
2 tbsp celery, diced
1 cup cabbage, shredded
1 cup chicken meat, cooked
2 cups rice, cooked
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup milk

Heat butter and sauté onions, garlic, celery and bell pepper. The recipe called for carrots but since I didn't have any, I used red bell peppers because they're just as crunchy and sweet. Plus, they add heat that carrots don't!

Add cabbage and when it's a bit limp, add the rice.

You can actually stop at this point and now you have fancy fried rice!

Add chicken stock and simmer for 15 minutes. My chicken stock is just two Knorr chicken flavor cubes dissolved in hot water.

(If you have real chicken stock, much better! You'll just have to season the dish with 2 tbsp patis. Since I used flavor cubes, I didn't need seasoning.)

Add milk and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Add chicken meat.

Serve! This is sooo perfect for this rainy weather. Try it!

P.S. I hope you're all safe and warm and dry, dear readers.


  1. Great food Mommy.. can i try this at home?

  2. I love that your recipes use easily available ingredients! They're very useful ha. Thanks! Keep safe too.

    1. I'm the laziest mommy in the world so I don't attempt those gourmet stuff =P

    2. I don't have the guts to try the gourmet stuff,too. Baka masayang ko kasi. Mahalia fuentes pa naman. ;)

      I'll try this one time. :)

    3. Well, okay, I've actually tried cooking gourmet stuff. They're too much effort and I'm lazy. I live by Nigella Lawson's motto: "Minimum effort, maximum pleasure." =)

  3. Gusto ko tuloy ng Chicken Joy. Pero dahil kawawa naman ang mag de-deliver, Joy nalang muna. Next time na ang Chicken. Haay. :( Try ko 'to! :D

  4. wow, this looks awesome! btw, i really love how creative you are with leftovers.:) and very practical pa yung ingredients.

  5. Hi francés! I'm new to your blog but this post immediately caught my eye! I love creative and practical recipes! :) Thanks a lot for this, I must try :) Just like to share... it reminds me of this "strawberry shortcut cake" I made recently. Only if you have time, hope you can check it out here:

    1. Thanks for dropping by! And thanks for the new recipe =)

  6. Ahh!!! Awesome! We always have chicken leftovers so this will be useful in my recipe arsenal
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Looks yummy! I'd like to try this but with McDo chicken naman hihi.


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