When I was first married, we didn’t have a working oven or grill, so I had to use the stovetop for everything. After a few months of the same thing, I needed some new ideas and developed this simple chicken stir-fry. I make half of it when we’re home alone and can easily double it for company. –April Walcher, Hutchinson, Kansas
Everyone raves about how sweet the sauce is for these slow-cooked chicken thighs. They’re such a breeze because they simmer away while you do other things. They’re ideal appetizers, but you can also add your favorite side for a nice meal. –Kim Puckett, Reagan, Tennessee
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“My grandchildren all love chicken nuggets," writes Donna Louderback from Arkansas City, Kansas, "and they think this recipe tops those from the fast-food restaurants.” For a fun dipping sauce, mix together 1/2 cup of mayonnaise with 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa.
After trying this delicious chicken dish in a restaurant, I decided to recreate it at home. Topped with bacon, caramelized onions and zippy shredded cheese, it comes together in no time with ingredients I usually have on hand. Plus, it cooks in one skillet, so it’s a cinch to clean up! —Brenda Carpenter, Warrensburg, Missouri
“On hot summer days, this yummy chicken dish is a cinch to throw together without heating up the kitchen,” Missy Herr confirms from Quarryville, Pennsylvania. “Almost all of the ingredients are probably already on hand, so you can serve it any time.”
This pasta dish features ingredients mild enough for kids, but tasty enough for grown-ups. The dish also works well for company. Cindy Cohen of Alta Loma, California writes, “Not only is it tasty, it has nice and colorful presentation.”
I found this recipe in a cookbook we received as a wedding gift and altered it to fit my family’s tastes. Now, I always cook enough extra chicken so we can have this casserole the next day. My husband and daughters rush to the table when they know it’s on the menu. –Janet Applin, Gladstone, Michigan
Start your next dinner off with this dish from Diane Hendrixson of Wapakoneta, OH. Elegance has never been so easy. This tender, lightly pan-fried chicken is topped with a creamy Dijon sauce that pairs beautifully with wilted spinach flavored with a hint of garlic.
“The use of precooked chicken and sauce that comes in a jar make this dish fast and easy to assemble.” The sun-dried tomatoes give this cheesy casserole a sophisticated feel; it's great for company. -Robin Klawinski of Eagle, Idaho
With chicken and veggies, this pasta medley in a mild lemon and wine sauce is a complete meal in one that’s a snap to assemble. I try to keep leftover chicken or turkey on hand so that I can fix this dish whenever I want. –Jackie Hannahs, Fountain, Michigan
“This recipe is so quick and easy, and I always receive a ton of compliments,” writes Kristi Black from Harrison Township, Michigan. “It quickly becomes a favorite of friends whenever I share the recipe. Modify the spiciness with the intensity of the salsa and the green chilis to suit your taste.”
TIP: Kristi suggests serving her Easy Chicken Enchiladas with sweet corn cake for a “really yummy” summer spread!