Give this pizza a try, and you'll see how easily convenience foods can transform your kitchen into an aromatic pizzeria. Marinated artichoke hearts help gives that rich entree a flavorful twist, breaking up ordinary weeknight fare. And if time's tight, save a few minutes by using a package of cooked and cubed chicken.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
This change-of-pace dish combines chicken, cheese and onion with frozen pierogies for a complete meal. From Barbara Scott, Walkersville, Maryland, the satisfying skillet supper takes just 30 minutes to get on the table.
Leftover chicken finds a delicious place in this refreshing salad. “The first time I served this to my in-laws, my father-in-law teased me about becoming a gourmet cook,” Polly Thayer recalls from Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
"This dish saves a lot of time when I need a quick supper on busy nights," explains Penny Mularz of Auburn, Michigan. "I keep cooked chicken in the freezer to speed up the preparation. Sometimes I substitute carrots for the frozen corn."
This recipe is so delectable that I'm often asked to double it when family members visit over the holidays, writes Janet Lebar from her home in Littleton, Colorado. She also suggests preparing it with shrimp for a quick convenient alternative that's also delicious.
“I usually make this the night before out of left-over chicken,” says Margie Dearth of Freemont, Wisconsin. The sweet pineapples complement the crisp celery, green beans and almonds in this flavorful, well-dressed salad.
Pretty chicken strips top this hearty salad sent in by Clara Coulston of Washington Court House, Ohio. Filled with good-for-you vegetables, it's coated in a tangy balsamic-and-mustard dressing. "As a variation, you can try turkey tenderloins and arugula instead of the chicken and mixed greens," Clara recommends.