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10 Flavorful Chicken Dinners For Any Night of the Week

Sep 7 2014 - 4:20am

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.

Photos: Susannah Chen, Anna Monette Roberts, Nicole Perry

Chicken Spaghetti

Put a Tex-Mex spin on traditional spaghetti with this bold chicken spaghetti casserole [1].

Chicken and Kale Salad

A healthy salad can also taste amazing. Don't believe us? This kale and chicken salad [2] is proof that you can pull together unexpected flavors and textures to create a fresh, quick, and flavorful dinner.

Lemon-Garlic Chicken Drumsticks

Cooking an entire chicken can take time. If you're in a rush, these lemon-garlic drumsticks [3] are a delicious alternative that will cut down the work for you.

Chicken Lo Mein

Don't be tempted by takeout. Make chicken lo mein [4] at home instead and celebrate your culinary talents.

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

Bulk up leftover chicken by stuffing it in homemade tacos [5]. Corn tortillas with guacamole, pico de gallo, and cotija cheese are all you need to make that chicken shine.

Chicken Parmesan Sub

A sandwich may sound more like an option for lunch, but this chicken parmesan sub [6] is robust, meaty, and worthy of your evening meal.

Chicken Noodle Soup

On a night when you're craving something cozy, there's nothing like a rich bowl of chicken noodle soup [7] to warm you up.

Larb Gai (Thai Chicken Salad)

Embrace the taste of Thailand with this Thai chicken salad [8] that blends hot, sweet, and savory notes perfectly.

Baked Fried Chicken

Who knew you could bake fried chicken [9]? The crust is made of a combo of pecans and Ritz crackers and tastes possibly better than the traditional fried batter.

Chili Con Queso Nachos

Some nights, junk food like nachos is all you crave. This cheesy nacho recipe [10] with chicken sausage fills the bill.

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