Carrie Hickam’s family in San Jose, California can’t seem to get enough of her fresh, colorful stir-fry salad with its spicy-sweet Asian flair. “They ask for it over and over,” she reports.
CARRIE’S TIP: “I like to round out this easy dinner with a crusty loaf of sourdough bread.”
“My husband and I never met a mushroom we didn’t like…so this flavorful dish is a favorite. I cook the rice in the morning and reheat it while cooking the mushrooms and chicken.” —Susan Bazan, Sequim, Washington
“My husband and I love to eat Thai and Indian food, but notice that most of these cuisines do not offer fresh salads on their menus,” writes Grace Kunert of Salt Lake City, Utah. “This is a recipe we developed to keep all those ethnic flavors when we needed a light dinner.”
Here’s a colorful and comforting stir-fry with just a touch of heat from the crushed red pepper. Lisa suggests adding frozen stir-fry veggies to this satisfying dish, if you like.—Lisa Erickson, Ripon, Wisconsin
“My grandkids think this shredded chicken is the best thing under a bun. The peanut butter flavor and fresh fruit and veggie toppings make it a fun, packable sandwich for lunches.” —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
Salsa and peanut butter make a taste-tempting pair in this unique chicken recipe from Michelle Van Loon of Gurnee, Illinois. "Its innovative flavor combination, fresh taste and ease of preparation will bowl you over," says Michelle.