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Budget Chicken Recipes

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Chicken-Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken-Stuffed Tomatoes

Chicken-Stuffed Tomatoes

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.”

Chicken Salad Casserole

Chicken Salad Casserole

Chicken Salad Casserole

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

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Few dishes are as comforting as the popular potpie. This satisfying version is loaded with veggies and chunks of chicken, and it costs just $1.57 a serving. —Lucille Terry, Frankfort, Kentucky
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Baked Chicken Nachos

Baked Chicken Nachos

Baked Chicken Nachos

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

Rotisserie Chicken Ragout

Rotisserie Chicken Ragout

Rotisserie Chicken Ragout

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!”

Chicken Spareribs

Chicken Spareribs

Chicken Spareribs

Inexpensive chicken thighs get all gussied up in a zippy sparerib-style sauce that's irresistable. Janice Porterfield of Atlanta, Texas shared the recipe.

Chicken Chorizo Lasagna

Chicken Chorizo Lasagna

Chicken Chorizo Lasagna

The combination of roasted chicken and chorizo is so good, you have to serve this lasagna at your next Mexican-themed meal. The avocado lime cream adds a bit of coolness to offset the recipe's heat.

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.

Avocado Chicken Pitas

Avocado Chicken Pitas

Avocado Chicken Pitas

“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.

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.”

Chicken Pesto with Pasta

Chicken Pesto with Pasta

Chicken Pesto with Pasta

Prepared pesto accents this warm pasta toss using rotisserie chicken. Keep pesto in the freezer for the next time you have leftover chicken. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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