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.
For a casual get-together, this saucy herbed chicken is a terrific choice. Serve it over angel hair pasta for a delicious dinner that's special enough for company. —Marcello Basco, Deerfield Beach, Florida
"These stuffed shells are great for a cool summer meal," assures Karen Lee of Waynesville, North Carolina. Calling for just four ingredients, including chicken salad from the deli, they are easy to assemble. The only thing you have to cook are the pasta shells, which take just minutes.
“This is one recipe I just can’t resist,” writes Chris Carattini from Laramie, Wyoming. “It’s so delicious and simple to put together—but looks elegant and like you really fussed. Also, an easy recipe to double when friends drop in at the last minute.”
Pepper and nutmeg spice up the rich sauce in this hearty pasta dish from Amy Luce of Mansfield, Texas. “I made this for my husband on our first Valentine’s Day when we were dating,” she says. “It was a big success.”
Combining an Italian pasta and Mexican ingredients created an exceptional dish for Mrs. Larry Phillips from Shreveport, Louisiana. She writes, "This recipe is well-liked even in Cajun Country Louisiana!"
"I had a rich pasta dish similar to this at a restaurant," recalls Dana Simmons of Lancaster, Ohio. " It was so unique that i tried to duplicate it at home a few days later. This is remarkably close, but not as fussy because it uses ready-made ingredients rather than being made from scratch."
I developed this recipe one Saturday night when I wanted to make something a little nicer, but with minimal time in the kitchen. I'd tried something similar at a restaurant a few weeks earlier. It's a great way to use leftover grilled chicken...or you can use purchased grilled chicken strips.
"Because my job shift ends at 7 p.m., I need to get dinner on the table fast," explains Linda Sweet, Newark, Delaware. "I double this dish for my family. It's great hot or cold. Try it with cooked shrimp instead of chicken," she adds.
Potato gnocchi are little dumplings made from a dough of potatoes, flour and sometimes eggs. These irregularly shaped balls or oval disks are Italian, and they are usually boiled or baked. Look for gnocchi in the pasta, ethnic or frozen section of your grocery store. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen