“Here’s a great make-ahead recipe! I cut up fresh chicken, put in a bag with the remaining slow-cooker ingredients and freeze.” To cook her frozen Indonesian Peanut Chicken, Sarah simply removes the bag a day ahead to thaw in the fridge, then pours all the contents into her slow cooker. Sarah Newman - Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
This recipe is foolproof and well worth the prep time. Kids love the sweetness of the honey, and I serve the slaw on the side so my vegetarian friends can enjoy it, too.—Karen Norris, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“My husband and I never met a mushroom we didn’t like…so this flavorful dish is a favorite. I cook the rice in the morning and reheat it while cooking the mushrooms and chicken.” —Susan Bazan, Sequim, Washington
My family has always enjoyed Thai food, but we really love chicken curry. Since we have a two-year-old son, I wanted to make something that he would eat. Since his favorite food is chicken strips, I started making the strips with some curry flavor. Now my family prefers these even more than my chicken curry. —Daniel Fox, Queen Creek, Arizona
Alabama is well known for growing peanuts…in fact, our state hosts the National Peanut Festival each year. Peanut butter stars in this recipe, making a tasty sauce for the tender chicken. Don’t let the unusual combination of ingredients—tomato sauce, chili powder, garlic and onion with the peanut butter—keep you from trying it. My family loves it!
I came up with this when I combined some of my favorite ingredients: sweet potatoes, chicken and peanut butter. Add mango chutney and tomatoes and you've got a fantastic busy-week recipe. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut