Cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper give Margaret Bailey's slow-cooked specialty its kick. "I serve bowls of it with crunchy tortilla strips that bake in no time," she writes from her Coffeeville, MIssissippi home. "Leftover soup freezes well for nights I don't feel like cooking."
Extremely tender chicken is smothered in a dark, flavorful sauce in this easy and elegant entree. It's so nice to find another tantalizing way to serve chicken. Sprinkled with almonds, this is a dish I proudly serve to family or guests.
-Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa
My husband and I operate a very busy farm. There are days when there's just no time left for cooking. It's really nice to be able to come into the house at night and smell this chicken cacciatore meal simmering—dinner is a simple matter of dishing it up. It's very easy to make, but it's also special enough to serve company. —Aggie Arnold-Norman, Liberty, Pennsylvania
We live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which has a rich heritage of German culture. Dishes that include sauerkraut, potatoes and sausage around here. We enjoy this recipe on cold winter evenings, along with muffins and fruit. The "mmm's" start with the first whiff as the door opens after school or work.
Just thinking about this dish sparks my appetite. The ham and cheese rolled inside make for a tasty surprise. The chicken rolls are especially nice served over rice or pasta. —Jean Sherwood, Kenneth City, Florida
This tender chicken, from Charlotte McDaniel of Anniston, Alabama, cooks up in a golden sauce that is nicely flavored with basil. "It's great for taking to a potluck supper," she advises, "especially if you work and don't have time to cook during the day."
I've made these nicely flavored chicken wings many times for get-togethers. They're so moist and tender—I always get lots of compliments and many requests for the recipe.—Janie Botting, Sultan, Washington
It takes just minutes to get this satisfying supper ready for the slow cooker. And at the end of a busy day, your family will appreciate the simple goodness of tender chicken and vegetables. "It's one of our favorite meals," says Alpha Wilson of Roswell, New Mexico.
Oranges and olives are elegantly paired in this different but delicious dish from Aney Chatterton. "The chicken is marinated, then cooked slowly in a flavorful sauce, so it stays moist," notes the Soda Springs, Idaho cook. To trim prep time, ask your butcher to cut up and skin the chicken for you.
Prepared salsa and convenient canned corn and beans add fun color, texture and flavor to Karen Water's tender chicken dish. "I usually serve it with salad and white rice," suggests the Laurel, Maryland cook. "Our children love it."
Cooking with cranberries is a happy habit for Sandy Brooks of Tacoma, Washington. "I like to include them because the fruit is filled with vitamin C - and because my husband and son love the flavor," she smiles. "This chicken recipe is the one they request the most."