As a girl, I spent summers on my grandparents' farm and helped harvest bushels of fresh vegetables. To this day, I enjoy making recipes like this lasagna, laden with juicy tomatoes and herbs fresh from my own garden.
These tender crumb-coated chicken breasts are topped with a savory homemade spaghetti sauce and served over pasta. "You can adjust the seasonings in this dish to your taste. My husband and I like lots of garlic, onion and herbs in everything," writes Heather Powers Sauter of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Our Test Kitchen sped up Joy Bilbey’s pasta, chicken and asparagus medley flavored with Caesar salad dressing so it’s even faster to fix. The Holt, Michigan cook created the recipe when looking for a no-hassle dinner to feed her hungry family–it was a hit!
"My family loves this zesty salad, and they eat it so fast that it barely has time to chill in the fridge," comments Cynthia Griffith from Danville, Virginia. Tip: Cynthia suggests serving this savory main dish over a bed of fresh torn greens.
I first had this summery salad at a family reunion, and it's become one of my husband's favorite dinners. Sometimes, we leave out the chicken and serve it as a side dish instead. —Jennifer Madsen, Rexburg, Idaho
Calling for several convenience products, this easy-to-assemble main course has a delightful taste pesto lovers especially will enjoy. Tip: "Serve it with Caesar salad and garlic bread, and it's sure to get rave reviews," relates Andrea Fishlock of Barto, Pennsylvania.
"I use chicken breasts as a base for building a variety of interesting meals," related Bill Hilbrich of St. Cloud, Minnesota. "This quick meal requires only on skillet plus a pan for the rice or pasta. Sometimes I change the recipe by adding a half cup of uncooked rice after the chicken and veggies have been sauteed."
“I like to cook a package of boneless chicken breasts in the microwave, then dice it up and store in freezer bags. On hectic nights, just pull one out and thaw in the microwave for a real timesaver with quick, tasty recipes like this.” Patty Putter - Marion, Kansas