When I entertain, I prefer spending time with company to being holed up in the kitchen. This fast entree lets me serve a spectacular dinner with almost no hassle. —Lisa Varner, Charleston, South Carolina
I HAVE a large collection of recipes with a Southwest flavor. Served with either pasta or rice, this is one of my husband's favorites.
The moist, flavorful chicken suits any occasion, plus it can be prepared for any number of guests.
-Carolyn Deming, Miami, Arizona
Looking for an entree that’s simple enough to fix on busy weeknights, but special enough to serve company? This scrumptious recipe from Tabetha Moore of New Braunfels, Texas fits the bill. "It goes together in just minutes and uses only four ingredients. We enjoy it at least once every week," she says.
These savory marinated chicken strips are great for a picnic or backyard barbecue. I grill them right along with sausages and hot dogs. Skewering the chicken makes it easy to handle, but you can put the strips directly on the grill or broil them in the oven if you prefer.
-Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
Tender and full of flavor, this lovely roast is an impressive main dish for a Christmas dinner or any special occasion. The aroma as the roast is baking, enhanced by rosemary and garlic, is mouthwatering. While it is in the oven I decorate my dining room table.—
This recipe is great to serve for large groups because it can be easily doubled and takes little time or effort to prepare. Even my husband likes to make this chicken dish, and he usually hates to cook!
Apples and chicken may seem like an unusual combination, but they make a wonderful meal when grilled to perfection, The thyme marinade gives a boost of flavor and tenderizes the chicken nicely.
—Peter Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas