One-Dish Chicken Dinners

Take the hassle out of dinner tonight with these quick and easy recipes, from lemon-flavored chicken with kalamata olives to chicken and rice in a rich cream sauce.


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Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Rice

    This hearty chicken-and-rice dish offers fresh herbs and nutritious veggies -- and prep takes just 20 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   40 mins  375°F 
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Hearty Chicken and Noodles

    Chicken and noodles make the ultimate comfort meal. This thyme-seasoned version features fresh veggies and a creamy, easy-to-make sauce.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Cook   35 mins 
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Peruvian-Style Chicken Tacos

    Olives and dried plums mingle with ground chicken, coriander, and smoky cumin to create a flavorful one-dish dinner.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 12 tacos
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Bake   15 mins  350°F 
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Simple Chicken and Rice

    A homemade blend of spices featuring dried tomatoes and mushrooms adds delicious flavor to the chicken in this healthful dinner recipe. Fresh snap peas, cooked with the chicken and rice in the same skillet, brighten it up.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
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Tender-Crisp Spring Braise

    For a fresh spin on the classic meat-and-potatoes dinner try this quick braise featuring asparagus, new potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and a couple of chicken thighs for flavor.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   50 mins 
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Paula Deen's Herb-Fried Chicken

    With a crispy buttermilk-herb crust, TV chef Paula Deen's fried chicken is comfort food at it's finest.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  2 hrs 
Cook   14 mins 
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Chicken with Olives

    Ideal for a chilly night, this supper features chicken simmered with a zesty mixture of garlic, onion, crushed tomatoes, capers, lemon peel, and oregano.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   26 mins  to  30 mins 
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Ginger Curry Chicken with Lentils and Leeks

    All by itself, the cooking liquid -- chicken broth flavored with ginger, oranges, and leeks -- would be a great soup. Chicken, bok choy, and lentils make it a meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   55 mins  to 1 hr 
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Greek-Style Chicken Skillet

    Chicken and a medley of fresh vegetables simmer together in a garlic-spiced, tomato-based broth. Feta cheese adds a touch of creaminess.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   40 mins 
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Coconut-Curry Chicken

    Coconut curls and fresh cilantro top this spicy chicken dish, served with a side of steamed white rice.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   16 mins 
Stand   30 mins 
11/26
Chicken Thighs and Orzo

    A creamy goat-basil sauce tops chicken simmered with orzo, Kalamata olives, and tomatoes - all served on crisp spinach.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
12/26
Ravioli Chicken Soup

    Just a pinch of saffron goes a long way to add flavor and more intense color to this delicious soup.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Chicken Alfredo and Rice Casserole

    This classic chicken and rice casserole is quick and easy. Refrigerated pasta sauce takes the place of soup as a rich, no-fuss base, while leftover cubed chicken -- roasted or fried -- keeps the whole dish simple.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   50 mins  350°F 
14/26
Creamy Basil Chicken

    Onions, garlic, and bacon give this dish homey goodness. Prep time is a snap: Simply put the chicken and veggies in a slow-cooker and dinner will be ready by the time you get home.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 4 servings plus additional chicken for Chicken and Wild Rice Chowder
Prep   25 mins 
Cook  3 hrs 30 mins (high) or 6 hours (low) + 30 minutes(high)
15/26
Kalamata-Lemon Chicken

    This flavorful dish is sure to be a hit. Cut down on prep time by skipping browning the chicken and baking all the ingredients together in a two-quart rectangular baking dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Bake   35 mins  400°F 
16/26
Fast Chicken and Rice

    Here's a great solution for hectic weeknights: Combine chicken, brown rice, peas, almonds, and your favorite bottled stir-fry sauce and bake for 10 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   10 mins 
17/26
Herbed Chicken and Orzo

    This fresh spin on the classic chicken and rice casserole takes just 30 minutes to put together, thanks to purchased rotisserie chicken. A creamy sauce made from soft herb cheese with garlic and herbs makes it irresistible.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   30 mins  350°F 
18/26
Chicken and Noodles

    This classic recipe is comfort food at its finest, with chicken, noodles, veggies, and herbs that simmer together in a creamy sauce. Leftovers make a great lunch.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   30 mins 
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Chicken and Wild Rice Chowder

    Use leftover chicken mixed with mushrooms for this earthy chowder. It takes less than an hour to make -- its creamy goodness will make it a family favorite.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
20/26
Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

    This supper of veggies, chicken, nuts, and brown rice tosses together in 25 minutes. No need for a complicated sauce -- bottled peanut sauce and a dash of ginger do the trick.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Zesty Ginger-Tomato Chicken

    Chicken drumsticks or thighs stay moist and tender during the slow cooker's long cooking time in this Zesty Ginger-Tomato Chicken.

Makes: 6 servings
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Oregano Chicken and Vegetables

    This meal-in-a-skillet is redolent with the scents of oregano and garlic. Accompany the chicken-and-vegetable mixture with steamed rice.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish  1 hr  to 2 hrs 
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Chicken with Cherry-Ginger Chutney

    Tired of the same old chicken? Dress it up with our quick-and-easy chutney, made from a dash of ginger, tart dried cherries, and fresh apple slices.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Peruvian Chicken Ragout

    This ragout joins seasoned chunks of chicken with tomatoes, corn, and iron-packed spinach for a quick and hearty meal.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   25 mins 
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Chicken with Orange Couscous

    You'll taste a hint of exotic Asian cooking from blending the sweet licorice flavor of anise seeds with the fruitiness of plums and oranges. The couscous is a snap to prepare -- just stir it into boiling water about 5 minutes before the chicken is done.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook  5 hrs  to 6 hrs (low) or 2-1/2 to 3 hours (high)
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