When I lived in Cleveland I dined at a really good Vietnamese restaurant. There was a dish that I couldn't get enough of. Since I had it so frequently, I figured out the components and flavors and created my own easy-to-make version. Everyone who tasted it loves it. —Erin Schillo, Sagamore Hills, Ohio
My husband and I like chicken and spicy food. This dish can be adapted to any degree of heat by switching the green chilies to jalapeno peppers. Either way, it's flavorful, moist and tender.—LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
These creative kabobs make a great first impression, according to Nancy Morrison. "I brought them to a neighborhood dinner when we moved to our new home. People couldn't wait 'til dinner and started snatching them as soon as I walked in the door," she reports from Midlothian, Virginia. "They just couldn't resist the tantalizing aroma."
I actually invented this at a campground, so you know it's easy. Using the same marinade for the chicken and veggies keeps it simple so we can spend more time outside and less making dinner. —Jayme Schertz, Clintonville, Wisconsin
When my friends and I were new moms, we started organizing lunchtime play groups for our kids. Here's one of the recipes I made for them. It's their hands-down favorite. —Shannon Brown, Omaha, Nebraska
I served this potpie along with chili on Super Bowl Sunday. No one ate the chili. In fact, one of my husband's single friends called the next day and asked for the leftover pie.—Darlene Claxton, Brighton, Michigan
I ordered an entrée similar to this at the local museum café and liked it so much I decided to make something similar. At the museum it was served as a filling for a sandwich made with lettuce, tomato and thinly sliced red onion. I tend to serve it as a salad during the summer. It’s really good on a hot day.
“This dish was a favorite of mine at a local restaurant, but when I saw the recipe, I knew it was too rich for my family's diet,” writes Lynn Skilsky of Oro Valley, Arizona. “I made some healthy changes, and now it's one of my favorites.”
For a casual meal, this fast and flavorful sandwich from Sue Bosek of Whittier, California can’t be beat. The tender chicken breasts are coated with seasoned bread crumbs and smothered in marinara sauce. Served on a hoagie, it’s a real treat!