Nancy MacLeod of Boynton Beach, Florida turns garden-fresh tomatoes into a sensational summer meal when she fills them with this creamy chicken salad. “I came up with this recipe when I had a lot of fresh tomatoes on hand,” she relates.
“It’s great for lunch or dinner with a side salad and some crusty bread.”
Field editor Doris Heath of Franklin, North Carolina shares her rich and creamy Hot Chicken Salad. Topped with crunchy potato chips and almonds, the comforting casserole could be made with leftover cooked chicken. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
Here’s a party appetizer that’s delicious and so simple. Rotisserie (or leftover) chicken keeps it quick, and the seasonings and splash of lime juice lend fantastic flavor. My husband likes this snack so much that he often requests it for dinner! —Gail Cawsey, Geneseo, Illinois
Deli-roasted chicken is the secret to Paula Marchesi’s super-quick family favorite in Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania. “It’s so-o-o good after a long day of shopping, when you’re tired or the kids have a game and time’s tight,” she says.
PAULA’S TIP: “I like to serve this fail-proof meal-in-one with crusty Italian bread. That’s all it needs!”
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.
“I've had this recipe for years and usually made it with chicken breasts. Just recently, I started using rotisserie chicken from the store cut into strips. Very quick!” notes Barbara Hunt of Nipomo, California.