Chicken Fried Rice

This is an authentic version of the fried rice I learned to make (and ate an awful lot of) when we lived in Japan. It can be made with most any meat or shrimp, or you can add more vegetables for a vegetarian version.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Chicken drumsticks are a kid favorite, and these breaded garlic chicken drumsticks are sure to please.

Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti

Pimentos and green chilies combine with cheddar to give Cheddar Chicken Spaghetti casserole its unique flavor. The casserole freezes well so if you want to double up on the recipe, it’s a good dish to stock the freezer.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is comfort food that I grew up with. My grandmother made this often for my grandfather because he loved it so much. Her version contains sliced hard boiled eggs in it, but my husband is not an egg fan so I leave them out. What I never leave out is the bottom crust, because I feel cheated if I cut into a pot pie and discover that there is only a top crust.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Bulk cooking chicken for the freezer to use in casseroles, stovetop meals, soups, and stews makes recipes like this tasty Chicken Tetrazzini a snap to prepare. Canned soups ease the prep time, but a homemade white sauce and sautéed mushrooms can be used in place of the soups if you prefer.

Quick Lemony Pasta with Chicken

If you have cooked chicken on hand, this dish can be on the table in the time it takes to boil the pasta. Its lemony flavor is a perfect complement to the pasta and chicken. It is a terrific dish to have in your list of quick dishes to make at the last minute because you can keep all of the ingredients on hand in the pantry or freezer.

Sticky Chicken

Tender and delicious, Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken is easy to prepare and makes a delicious dinner while providing leftovers for use in a later meal. Prepare the chicken for marinating at night, then pop it in the slow cooker in the morning for a low stress dinner.

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad is a perfect recipe for planned leftovers which reduce prep time and cut waste. The homemade dressing is full of rich flavors, but a prepared Asian dressing could be used to save even more time.

Sesame Chicken

This recipe makes enough chicken to plan leftovers for a later meal. Any Asian-inspired recipe that calls for cooked chicken would be a good follow up meal using the leftovers.

Tex-Mex Chicken Corn Chowder

Made with canned creamed corn, this hearty chicken corn chowder has the kick of green chilies with the creamy base of half and half thickened with corn. Garnished with fresh cilantro, it’s the perfect dinner for a cold day.

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