6. Chicken Parmesan
For a hearty, filling chicken meal with the taste of Italy, you can’t beat chicken Parmesan. Chicken cutlets smothered in cheese and a rich tomato sauce makes for a warming meal that satisfies and comforts. If you have Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, and tomato puree on hand, try this Classic Chicken Parmesan recipe. It takes only 20 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook. Serve with a garden salad and crusty bread for a deliciously filling meal. Add a glass of red wine and you’ve got a decadent dinner.
5. Chicken Caesar Salad
Grilled chicken breasts are perfect for adding delicious protein to salads. Any greens can benefit from juicy chunks or slices of grilled chicken, nuts, veggies, and berries for a nutrient-packed meal. However, the classic chicken Caesar salad is a delicious staple in any home chef’s salad repertoire. Taste of Home’s Herbed Chicken Caesar Salad takes only 25 minutes to prepare. Use bottled Caesar salad dressing, or try making your own dressing from ingredients including mayonnaise, buttermilk, garlic, and anchovies. If you are really feeling adventurous, try making your own croutons as well.
4. Crock Pot Pulled Chicken
For a simple yet flavorful pulled chicken, there’s nothing easier than dumping three chicken breasts and a half bottle of barbecue sauce in the crock pot for a few hours. Remove from the crock pot, shred with a fork, mix in additional barbecue sauce, and dinner is ready. Serve on buns with additional barbecue sauce to taste. A cool, crunchy coleslaw makes the perfect side dish for this meal. The addition of potato salad, pickles, and fresh fruit evokes memories of summertime picnics, even in the cold of winter.