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Having chopped or shredded cooked chicken on hand is a lifesaver. You'll save both time and money. Watch for sales on chicken to get the lowest prices; then cook, package, and freeze bags of it. Supper will be ready to serve much faster. And don't forget, in a pinch, you can always use a rotisserie chicken from the deli. Round out either of these meals with a green vegetable, salad, or fresh fruit. Soft rolls are excellent to help savor all the richness by sopping the bowl clean.
For three ways to cook chicken along with how-to-freeze instructions, check out Basic Baked Chicken Breasts, Grilled Chicken Breasts, and Boiled Chicken Breasts. You'll also find 25 of our readers' highest rated chicken recipes listed below.
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"Quick & Easy: Start With Cooked Chicken" is from the February 2007 issue of Southern Living.