If there's one staple that should always be in your freezer, it's chicken. Delicious, healthy, affordable, and filling, it's also easy to defrost and incredibly versatile. From tacos to pasta to salad, there isn't much you can't do with it. Don't have a lot of time to spare for most meals? That's OK: slender chicken tenders can be ready in a flash, and even soul-soothing chicken noodle soup can be ready in under an hour. Join us for some fast and creative ideas with America's most popular meat.
— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry
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