10 Easy Chicken Recipes the Family Will Love
Are you looking for a way to bring dinner to the table with a little creativity but no rush and busy preparation time? I learned many years ago that just because I am in charge of the dinner at home does not mean that I can or are interested in preparing a time-consuming hot meal every Friday night. If you live a lifestyle as busy as most families today, these tips and recipes should help you support your family, keep your budget and truly enjoy your cooking!
All the recipes here start with cooked chicken and feed four (average appetite). Whether it is white meat or black meat. No matter how much chicken you use, you know your family’s appetite better than anyone!
I know most of you say, “Cooked chicken? You just told me that I don’t need to spend a lot of preparation time to prepare these meals! “
Yes! All I have to do is buy one of those pre-cooked roast chickens (I like Costco’s ones because they are only 4.99 freezer bag size for later use. Forgot to take out something to thaw in the morning? No problem, but the other Throw a thawed bag into the microwave while the ingredients are put together.
Well, this is the beauty of what I do: I teach you how to combine ingredients to make a meal. I am not sketching out the ingredients you need to measure.
- Add your cooked chicken to the steamed rice (I use brown rice to cook two bags at a time) and a can of creamy chicken soup. Stir well. Spray Pam on the baking sheet and add this mixture. Top with cheddar cheese slices. Turn on the microwave until the cheese starts to bubble. Remember, everything else is already cooked.
- Add the chicken to a big bag of the green giant steamer. Wait a minute before they are done, then add the chicken. I like broccoli and cheese and garlic and pepper fried potatoes, but nothing works.
- Add the chicken to some macaroni and cheese! Personally, I prefer the pre-cooked side dishes you can find in the refrigerator section. (I had enough packaged varieties in college, thank you!) Add a sliced fresh tomato or a can of diced tomatoes.
- Put chicken with or without beans in a jar of chilli and serve on baked potatoes.
- To make an open chicken sandwich: Cut a loaf of French bread into thick slices. Put chicken on top and cover with a can of chicken sauce. I also make instant mashed potatoes! (do not laugh… My family loves instant mashed potatoes, if you haven’t tried the new mashed potatoes that have been on the market recently, you should try them!)
- The chicken omelette is great! Rich in protein, easy to prepare. Add feta cheese, tomatoes, and even a can of white potato chips!
- Mix chicken with vegetables, add dried cranberries, walnuts, sesame seeds, chopped blue cheese and apple slices to make a delicious chicken salad.
- Make your own chicken pie! Mix the chicken with canned chicken sauce and a can of creamy chicken broth. Add a can of peas and carrots and a can of diced white potatoes. Pour into the cake pan. Cover the prepared pie crust. Follow the instructions to bake the pie crust, this is your main ingredient. Usually, plan for about 15 minutes at a temperature of 400 degrees.
- Chicken flatbread! Buy a pre-made pizza or flatbread, then top it with your choice of chicken, pizza sauce or diced tomatoes and cheese. Add black olives, chopped garlic or whatever you like to pizzas and flatbreads. Follow the instructions on the flatbread packaging to cook.
- The chicken and pasta are delicious, with rich fillings, people of any age will not miss this. I like to use macaroni or macaroni, but it doesn’t matter. Mix the pasta with olive oil, a little lemon, a little chopped garlic, salt and pepper, capers, and other condiments that your family likes very much. Throw well. This can even be used as a cold pasta salad.