A can of chicken
15 Ways To Elevate Canned Chicken
You can give a canned chicken's mushy profile a textural and flavor boost by pairing it with textural ingredients like cranberries and pecans in a chicken salad.
Mix drained canned chicken with mayonnaise, dried cranberries, pecans, and some Dijon mustard. Serve it on its own, on crackers, or in sandwiches.
For a more pleasurable canned chicken experience, slather it underneath a mix of cheese and seasonings in a dip. However, don't make it in a slow cooker, as it may turn rubbery.
Since it's already pre-cooked and needs minimal prep time, you can prepare fresh dips with canned chicken in under five minutes, and you won't even have to turn on the stove.
Since canned chicken can sometimes be a tad mealy, try giving it a new life by frying it to make deliciously crispy patties. Doing so is also super convenient.
Drain and rinse the chicken, combine it with binders like eggs and flour, form patties, and coat them in breadcrumbs before frying them on the stove or air-frying them.
Pot Pie
Using canned chicken to prepare chicken pot pie elevates the taste and makes the recipe easy to execute since the chicken is already cooked.
Be sure to infuse the pie with many diverse textures and flavors to make up for the chicken's soft, mealy texture. Be sure to drain the water out of the can first.
Fresh Herbs
Flavor up your canned chicken, regardless of the recipe, with herbs like dill, which adds a grassy and lemony flavor, or tarragon, which has citrusy undertones.
Fresh herbs should be added within 30 minutes of serving so they don't develop bitter flavors. You can also add dry herbs, but you'll have to do so earlier in the cooking process.