A blue bowl with a salad topped with canned salmon.
Updated: June 30, 2023

Canned Chicken and Fish 5 Ways


A series of 3 photos, top is a bowl of chicken noodle soup, the middle is chicken lettuce wraps and bottom photo is a tuna pasta salad.

Homemade soup saves money and is a great way to use leftover vegetables, pasta, rice, or barley. Add drained, canned chicken to soups and stews to make a healthy main-dish meal. Serve soup for lunch or dinner with a side salad and whole grain bread or crackers.

Lettuce Wraps
Mix canned chicken or tuna with some low-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing like Italian or ranch. Add chopped or shredded veggies like carrots, peppers,
and onions for flavor and crunch! Serve inside lettuce leaves.

Add a packet of taco or chili seasoning mix to canned chicken. Mix in canned beans, canned tomatoes, corn, peppers and onions to make burrito filling. Serve inside whole grain tortillas and top with low-fat cheese and salsa.

Top a salad with canned chicken, salmon, or tuna and turn it into a main-dish meal. Mix chicken or fish with low-fat mayo or salad dressing. Add dried or fresh herbs and chopped veggies like onion, celery, and peppers. Serve on whole grain bread or tortillas. 

Make a protein-packed meal with canned tuna, salmon, or chicken. Add drained chicken or fish to cooked pasta, cooked rice, or to a casserole for a quick and filling lunch or dinner.


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