Ideas for Dinner Using Canned Chicken Breast Recipes

Updated on February 7, 2017

Ideas for Dinner

Having this canned protein ready to go is great because you can store it in your pantry for basically as long as you need to. Some brands are even 98 percent fat free. You can make quick chicken salads, chicken wraps, or throw the chicken in soup to add some protein and flavor. Let me share some specific recipes with you!

There are many easy combinations that you can throw together quickly when using canned chicken as your main source of protein. For instance, a can of chicken and a few other ingredients will make this easy chicken burger recipe that's just below. This recipe is economical, quick, and is sure to please those who love burgers.

Chicken Burgers

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: One 13 ounce can will yield four burgers


  • One 13 ounce can of chunk chicken
  • 1/2 cup Quick cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons Ground flaxmeal
  • One Large egg
  • One tablespoon Olive oil
  • One small Chopped onion
  • One chopped green pepper
  • One-quarter cup Fresh parmesan cheese
  • One tablespoon Oregano, basil, garlic powder
  • One-half teaspoon Dry chile pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame Oil


  1. Drain the can of chicken.
  2. Break up the chunks with a fork.
  3. Add oats and flaxmeal
  4. Add chopped onion, green pepper and cheese.
  5. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add the spices, salt and pepper.
  7. Heat the oil a large frying pan.
  8. Make chicken patties with your hands. Make sure they are very firm. They should be at room temperature for cooking.
  9. Add the patties to the frying pan and turn over at least once until the are lightly browned.

Serve These Burgers With...

Serve the burger on toasted whole grain rolls with lettuce, tomatoes, and sliced cucumbers. Add mayonnaise and mustard to your taste. Serve with a green salad, potato salad, or pasta salad.

Additional Recipe Suggestions

Canned Chicken Is Also Delicious in an Omelette

Add chicken to omeletes
Add chicken to omeletes
Add chicken to soups
Add chicken to soups

Ideas for Dinner

Chicken Salad: Mix a can of chicken with two tablespoons of sour cream, chopped celery, one-half cup of walnuts, chopped red peppers, and chopped black olives. Add some garlic powder, lemon pepper spice, basil, and oregano to taste.

Chicken Wrap: Mix a can of chicken with two tablespoons of mayonnaise, black olives, and sesame seeds. Add a teaspoon of curry powder, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper. Spread Dijon mustard on the tortilla shell or lavash bread, add two lettuce leaves and scoop of the chicken mixture, and then roll up for the wrap.

Chicken and rice: Cook your rice according to directions. Brown garlic and one onion in sesame oil until tender. Add finely chopped sweet red peppers. Add a teaspoon of cumin, cayenne pepper, ginger, and season salt. Blend the chicken mixture in the rice.

It's so Versatile!

Make a chicken salad.
Make a chicken salad.

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        Jen 5 months ago

        Chicken encheladas is my go to, and looking for new ideas, thinking the rice one might be right up my alley

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        carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

        Thanks for coming by and I always keep a can also for a variety of recipes. THink you might like it.

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        Faythe Payne 5 years ago from USA

        Great ideas..I always have kirkland canned chicken in my cupboard..But all ever knew to do with it was mix with mayo slap it on some bread and call it a sandwich.....I am going to tru the chicken burgar first off..thank you..voted up

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        carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

        I just like to have food around that I can whip up something without having to defrost or go to the store. And this chicken dish fills that bill. I also make great chicken salads with canned chicken. Thanks so much for dropping by.

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        Barbara Badder 5 years ago from USA

        I've got some extra cans of chicken here and a son that doesn't think beef is healthy. I'll have to try this.