125 Best Chicken Recipes

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I will admit it.  I love chicken.  That is why I was excited to check out 125 Best Chicken Recipes.  I like to change up how I make chicken, and this cookbook allowed me to do that!

Whether using a skillet, frying pan, oven or grill, most of these recipes can be prepared in 20 to 30 minutes. With just a few ingredients, chicken happily takes up flavors from all parts of the globe, whether it’s Coq au Vin from Europe or the savory curry flavors of Easy Tandoori from India.  Here  are a few of the recipes you can find:

Woks, Wings and Wraps

  • Burmese Chicken Thighs, Tex-Mex Wings, Roasted Chicken Fajitas

Substantial Soups

  • Chicken Cheese Chowder, Hot and Sour Soup

Satisfying Salads

  • Curried Chicken and Pasta Salad, Thai Chicken Noodle Salad, Chicken Caesar

Oven Roasting and Broiling

  • Orange-Rosemary Glazed Chicken Breasts

Sautées and Skillet Suppers

  • Quick Coq au Vin, Braised Chicken with New Potatoes and Peas

Pasta and Rice

  • Mediterranean Pasta, Penne with Herbed Chicken Sauce

Great Grills

  • Gremolata Grilled Chicken, Chicken and Summer Fruit Kabobs.

This book features a complete menu as well as helpful make-ahead tips and shopping suggestions for each recipe.  Everyone will want to eat chicken in your kitchen!

 

125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals

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125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals is one of my favorite cookbooks.  Casseroles and one-pot meals are the ideal solution for busy home cooks who want wonderful food with a minimum of fuss and maximum taste. Convenience, easy preparation, economy and portability make this method of cooking perfect for today’s busy lifestyles.  I know I am running most nights after school getting the kids everywhere they need to be.   Many of these recipes you can actually make ahead too!  This cookbook includes big casseroles to delight a number of friends or to freeze in small amounts for future family meals, to long-simmering stews that will warm and comfort all on cold winter nights. The skillet meals range from small and quick dinners and stir-fries that are easy for novice cooks to elegant dishes that are entertaining worthy.  Here are a few of the recipes that can be found:

Pasta

  • Baked Tortellini with Three Cheeses, Quick Mushroom-Beef Lasagna, Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai, Pasta E Fagioli Casserole

Chicken and Turkey

  • Honey-Curried Chicken and Apricots, Individual Chicken Pot Pies, Quick Cassoulet, Turkey and Corn Enchiladas

Beef and Veal

  • Meatball Stroganoff, Osso Buco-Style Braised Veal, Skillet Shepherd’s Pie, Indian Corn Stew, Classic Cabbage Rolls

Lamb, Fish and Seafood

  • Braised Lamb Shanks with Olives, Grilled Eggplant Moussaka, Salmon and Potato Strata, Seafood and Broccoli Lasagna

Vegetarian

  • Garden Paella, Confetti Corn and Chili Pie, Squash and Bean Stew with Chipotle Cream, Roasted Summer Vegetable Lasagna.

I recommend getting your hands on 125 Best Casseroles and One-Pot Meals!

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 onion
  • 1½ pound boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • taco seasoning packet (or make your own)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in your slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours.
  3. About 1 hour before serving, shred the chicken.
  4. Serve on warm tortilla shells.

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