13 Shortcut Chicken Favorites
Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas
Faster than fast food and way more delicious, these cheesy enchiladas come together in a snap. A quick spritz of vegetable cooking spray adds extra crispness to flour tortillas as they bake.
Recipe: 1-2-3 Jambalaya
Smoked sausage and Creole seasoning deliver long-simmered flavor to this hearty Louisiana favorite.
Chicken Pot Pie
Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie
The convenience of refrigerated piecrust makes this deep-dish favorite easy enough for a weeknight. If you don’t have time to simmer a whole chicken, just substitute an equal amount of canned broth and the meat from a rotisserie chicken.
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Recipe: Light King Ranch Casserole
If you think cutting calories means giving up the foods you love, think again. This top-rated makeover is every bit as creamy and satisfying as the full-fat original.
Spicy Chicken-Rice Bowl
Recipe: Spicy Chicken-Rice Bowl
Forget about calling for takeout! Red curry paste and coconut milk add instant Asian flavor to this soul-warming dish. Rather than chopping the chicken, use 2 forks or your fingers to pull the meat apart lengthwise, separating it into long shreds. Prepare the dish even faster by steaming frozen green beans instead of fresh.
Chicken Cobbler Casserole
Recipe: Chicken Cobbler Casserole
Buttery cubes of sourdough rolls make a quick and crunchy topping for this speedy twist on chicken pot pie.
Recipe: Chicken Tetrazzini
A speedy Italian classic, this tetrazzini can be made ahead for easy weeknight dinners. Freeze an unbaked casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw overnight in refrigerator. Let stand 30 minutes at room temperature, and bake as directed
Recipe: Chicken-Olive-Cheddar Quiche
We grill year round and always put on extra chicken to use in other recipes such as this quiche – but it’s equally good when made with roasted chicken.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Artichoke Salad
Spread over slices of Texas toast and topped with Colby-jack cheese, chicken salad warms up for a winter day.
Chicken Cannelloni with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce
A creamy mix of chicken, spinach, and mozzarella turns manicotti shells into an impressively easy one-dish meal.
Smoky Chicken Chili
Recipe: Smoky Chicken Chili
Save time by making this chicken chili with smoked chicken from your favorite barbecue restaurant, or use a barbecue-flavored rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket.
Chicken Casserole D'Iberville
Recipe: Chicken Casserole D’Iberville
Fresh mushrooms and wild rice team up with chopped cooked chicken in this company-worthy casserole. Try the original recipe or our Kitchen Express – both versions freeze beautifully. Spoon the mixture into 8 (2-cup) casserole dishes, 8 (5 1/2- x 3 1/2- x 2-inch) mini-loaf pans, 3 (8-inch or 9-inch) square baking dishes, or 1 (4-quart or 15- x 10-inch) casserole dish.