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Budget Chicken Recipes

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I wanted the buttery crunch of layered pastry without the sweet filling of strudel. Using rotisserie chicken from the store, I found my savory answer. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chop, chop...or not. These tacos are easy on the cook with ready-to-use produce, pico, dressing and cheese. Thinly slice the radishes and hot peppers, and your fiesta is ready. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mediterranean Orzo Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Chicken Salad

On hot days, I pull out this recipe for a cool supper. The lemon dressing is so refreshing. If you have it, used grilled chicken. —Susan Kieboam, Streetsboro, Ohio

Moo Shu Chicken Cones

Moo Shu Chicken Cones

Moo Shu Chicken Cones

My Asian-inspired cones make a distinctively different main dish for holiday get-togethers and game-day parties. If you like, substitute pulled pork for the shredded chicken.
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Smoky Gouda & Chicken Sandwiches

Smoky Gouda & Chicken Sandwiches

Smoky Gouda & Chicken Sandwiches

My whole family loves this, but especially my husband and I for the deep smoke and garlic flavors. The cheese combined with the savory garlic-herb mayo is simply mouthwatering. —Nancy Mock, Colchester, Vermont

Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

With tomatillos and jalapenos, these chicken enchiladas have authentic Mexican flavor. Serve them with sour cream to cut some of the heat.—Jolie Stinson, Lebanon, Oregon

Curry Chicken and Rice

Curry Chicken and Rice

Curry Chicken and Rice

I updated this chicken and rice dish by adding veggies and cashews to give it fresh and crunchy appeal. The green chilies in the tomatoes give it just the right little kick, but if you really like spice, add fresh, diced jalapeño. —Denise Klibert, Shreveport, Louisiana

Veggie-Sesame Chicken Salad

Veggie-Sesame Chicken Salad

Veggie-Sesame Chicken Salad

Sweet, crisp, sunshine-packed and fun, this delightful salad has it all. Perfect for those nights you don't want to cook. —Betty Slivon, Sun City, Arizona

Chicken Bagel Melts

Chicken Bagel Melts

Chicken Bagel Melts

Our taste testers loved these scrumptious sandwiches from Shannon Brown, who created the melts to use up leftover chicken. “Deli chicken works well, too, when you don't have rotisserie on hand,” she notes from Omaha, Nebraska.

Chicken and Asparagus Crepes

Chicken and Asparagus Crepes

Chicken and Asparagus Crepes

The crepes used in this recipe come from my mom's special recipe, and can be made ahead of time, refrigerated to assemble the next day. Cooked rotisserie chicken is a real time-saver when making this savory brunch specialty. —Mary Sloan, Brighton, Michigan

Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles

Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles

Spicy Peanut Chicken & Noodles

This simple recipe tastes like it took hours to make. Everybody says it has the perfect levels of heat and spice. —Sharon Collison, Newark, Delaware

Cheesy Bow Tie Chicken

Cheesy Bow Tie Chicken

Cheesy Bow Tie Chicken

Here's a super-simple dish that tastes like it's straight from a nice Italian restaurant. Spinach-artichoke dip is usually available in supermarket delis. It comes frozen, too. Just make sure to thaw it according to the package directions before dinnertime. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan
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