The ultimate leftover chicken-mayo

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The ultimate leftover chicken-mayo. (Photo: MISHA JORDAAN)
The ultimate leftover chicken-mayo. (Photo: MISHA JORDAAN)

When there’s roast chicken on the dinner table, chicken mayo sandwiches are sure to follow! Try out our delicious version of this family favourite and use it as a filling for toasties or even samosas – the options are endless. Strip the cooked chicken carcass of any leftover meat and use it in this versatile recipe.


Mix 30ml (2T) each plain full-cream yoghurt and mayonnaise until well combined. Add 1 small chopped onion, the grated zest of 1 lemon and a handful grated cheddar cheese. Mix well and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Mix in 500ml (2c) pulled chicken. Transfer to a dish and seal well – it can keep in the fridge for up to 2 days. Use it in sandwiches, tortillas, wraps, on nachos, in savoury pancakes or as filling for samosas.

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