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Chicken & Wild Rice Strudels

Chicken & Wild Rice Strudels

Chicken & Wild Rice Strudels

I wanted the buttery crunch of layered pastry without the sweet filling of strudel. Using rotisserie chicken from the store, I found my savory answer. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie

Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie

Chicken & Cheese Tortilla Pie

Trust me when I say this hearty dish can be assembled in minutes, then devoured even quicker with no leftovers. —Karen Kuebler, Dallas, Texas

Garlic Clove Chicken

Garlic Clove Chicken

Garlic Clove Chicken

“My Greek neighbors made Garlic Clove Chicken frequently, and I couldn’t get enough of it,” writes Denise Hollebeke of Penhold, Alberta. “If you like garlic, you’ll love this chicken.”
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Tangy Chicken Legs

Tangy Chicken Legs

Tangy Chicken Legs

This sweet and tangy sauce shared by Joey McGuire of Lynn, Indiana is easily assembled with basic pantry ingredients. Brushed on chicken leg quarters, it's bargain-priced at just 39 cents a serving. Try it over beef or pork, too.

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

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chop, chop...or not. These tacos are easy on the cook with ready-to-use produce, pico, dressing and cheese. Thinly slice the radishes and hot peppers, and your fiesta is ready.

Orange-Mustard Grilled Chicken

Orange-Mustard Grilled Chicken

Orange-Mustard Grilled Chicken

Writes Paula Marchesi of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania, "We love grilling out...and this is one of our favorite recipes. The ginger, orange and mustard flavors make a tantalizing sauce for moist chicken."

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Toss

"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."

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

Buffalo Chicken Empanadas with Blue Cheese Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Empanadas with Blue Cheese Sauce

Buffalo Chicken Empanadas with Blue Cheese Sauce

These little golden-brown pockets are fun to eat and feature the popular taste of Buffalo wings. Using rotisserie chicken and refrigerated pie pastry speed up the preparation. —Melissa Millwood, Lyman, South Carolina

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.
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