Some benefits of chicken leftovers over the fresh roast chicken: it’s a versatile ingredient, there’s no fussing about white or dark meat and even the drumsticks get eaten – all meat stripped off bones and lumped together.
Pastilla is one wonderful option, featuring shredded chicken (or any other meat for that matter, perhaps except beef), spices, raisins and almonds wrapped in filo or brick pastry. You can mince your chicken meat and stuff things, from puff pastry to roasted peppers. Or make the chicken Caesar.
I will probably always struggle with the spelling of this great salad, embarrassing really considering it’s one of my top ever starters. ‘CEASAR’ keeps popping up, in spite of my sound, albeit long ago, Latin schooling. I’m only hoping that having written this will exorcise my spelling daemon (ha! working already, see?!).
Anyway – nice and not too anchovy dressing, best ever croutons, meaty fresh lettuce and good quality roast chicken. Just don’t cook diced chicken specially for the salad – that should only happen in Pizza Express.