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Budget Chicken Recipes

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"My family loves Chinese food," says Carol Roane, Sarasota, Florida, "so I came up with this quick-and-easy recipe to use up leftover chicken, pork or beef."
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Curry Chicken and Rice

Curry Chicken and Rice

Curry Chicken and Rice

I updated this chicken and rice dish by adding veggies and cashews to give it fresh and crunchy appeal. The green chilies in the tomatoes give it just the right little kick, but if you really like spice, add fresh, diced jalapeño. —Denise Klibert, Shreveport, Louisiana

Smoky Gouda & Chicken Sandwiches

Smoky Gouda & Chicken Sandwiches

Smoky Gouda & Chicken Sandwiches

My whole family loves this, but especially my husband and I for the deep smoke and garlic flavors. The cheese combined with the savory garlic-herb mayo is simply mouthwatering. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont

Traditional Italian Wedding Soup

Traditional Italian Wedding Soup

Traditional Italian Wedding Soup

You don’t have to be Italian to love this easy-to-make soup! I find it's very popular when I serve it, and makes a great meal with hot crusty Italian bread or garlic bread. —Mary Sheetz, Carmel, Indiana
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Swiss Chicken Sliders

Swiss Chicken Sliders

Swiss Chicken Sliders

Friends came over for a spur-of-the-moment bonfire, and I dreamed up these quick chicken sliders so we'd have something to eat. Bake them till the cheese is gooey. —Sara Martin, Whitefish, MT

Cheesy Bow Tie Chicken

Cheesy Bow Tie Chicken

Cheesy Bow Tie Chicken

Here's a super-simple dish that tastes like it's straight from a nice Italian restaurant. Spinach-artichoke dip is usually available in supermarket delis. It comes frozen, too. Just make sure to thaw it according to the package directions before dinnertime. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan

Spring Chicken and Pea Salad

Spring Chicken and Pea Salad

Spring Chicken and Pea Salad

My endive, radicchio and chicken salad with a dash of mint jelly dressing makes a wonderful meal for a luncheon or light dinner. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

Veggie-Sesame Chicken Salad

Veggie-Sesame Chicken Salad

Veggie-Sesame Chicken Salad

Sweet, crisp, sunshine-packed and fun, this delightful salad has it all. Perfect for those nights you don't want to cook.

Chicken Bagel Melts

Chicken Bagel Melts

Chicken Bagel Melts

Our taste testers loved these scrumptious sandwiches from Shannon Brown, who created the melts to use up leftover chicken. “Deli chicken works well, too, when you don't have rotisserie on hand,” she notes from Omaha, Nebraska.

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Similar to a Vietnamese pho rice noodle soup, red curry vermicelli noodle soup packs big flavor and a bit of heat. The crisp raw vegetables help cool things down. —Monnie Norasing, Mansfield, Texas

Moo Shu Chicken Cones

Moo Shu Chicken Cones

Moo Shu Chicken Cones

My Asian-inspired cones make a distinctively different main dish for holiday get-togethers and game-day parties. If you like, substitute pulled pork for the shredded chicken.

Apricot-Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Apricot-Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Apricot-Pistachio Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I ordered an entrée similar to this at the local museum café and liked it so much I decided to make something similar. At the museum it was served as a filling for a sandwich made with lettuce, tomato and thinly sliced red onion. I tend to serve it as a salad during the summer. It’s really good on a hot day.
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