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9 Ways Amanda's Turned Dinner's Roast Chicken Into Lunch

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To celebrate this week’s launch of Amanda and Merrill’s book, A New Way to Dinner, we’re diving into the archives to revisit times they ripped out a page from their dinner playbooks for us. Loved leftovers, brown bag lunches, and roast chicken awaits.

We all know roast chicken is the hero of weeknight dinners: Roast over the weekend, and eat your way through its parts every which way all week. Our co-founder Amanda sure has done this more than once.

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If you're looking for a little inspiration to do the same, here are a handful of ways Amanda's turned chicken into her kids' brown bag lunches. Suppress your jealousy.

Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch by Food52

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch by Food52

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Don't Forget About Chicken Salad
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Don't Forget About Chicken Salad
Refrigerator Chicken Salad

Refrigerator Chicken Salad by Kenzi Wilbur

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A Vacation-Worthy Lunch

A Vacation-Worthy Lunch by Amanda Hesser

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Chicken Dinner Masquerading as Chicken Lunch

Chicken Dinner Masquerading as Chicken Lunch by Amanda Hesser

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We're Jealous of This Sandwich, and You Should Be Too

We're Jealous of This Sandwich, and You Should Be Too by Amanda Hesser

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While these recipes use oven-fried chicken and chicken with charmoula, you could easily make them with your roast chicken.

A Leftovers Lunch

A Leftovers Lunch by Amanda Hesser

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Amanda's Kids' Lunch

Amanda's Kids' Lunch by Food52

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Tell us: How do you turn roast chicken into lunch?