Our Best Chicken Recipes for Winter

Warm up on a winter night with this collection of chicken casseroles, soups, sandwiches, and slow cooker recipes. We've baked, roasted, and stuffed the lean protein with seasonal ingredients so you can curl up to a comforting meal.


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    • Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole

      Make a winter dinner the entire family can agree on with this easy cheesy casserole made with purchased roasted chicken. Baby carrots, leeks, and brown rice help you fill up without making you feel overly full.

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    • Roast Chicken with Apples, Fennel, and Italian Beer Sauce

      For roast chicken that drips with harvest flavor, baste the meat with lager and bake it on a bed of fennel, potatoes, and apples. If you can't find cippolini at your supermarket, swap in pearl onions.

    • Bone-In Chicken Noodle Soup

      It would hardly be winter without a steamy bowl of chicken noodle soup. We've used bone-in chicken thighs for this recipe to add richness to the broth.

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    • Cheese Tortellini and Chicken Mushroom Casserole

      Give the chicken casserole you know from childhood a new look. Cheese tortellini, green beans, mushrooms, red sweet peppers, and shredded chicken get a tomato-pesto coating before being baked to perfection.

    • Easy Chicken Chilaquiles

      With crisp tortilla strips, gooey cheese, and a chunky tomato sauce, it's hard to believe a helping of this traditional Mexican dish has under 350 calories. For extra spice, add jalepenos or fire-roasted tomatoes to the skillet chicken.

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    • Prosciutto-Provolone Stuffed Chicken Breasts

      Upgrade plain chicken breasts by rolling them with salty prosciutto and gooey cheese then baking until tender. Pile the masterpiece onto pasta and season with fresh basil.

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    • Classic Chicken Pot Pie

      Serve your family a cozy helping of comfort food with this big-batch chicken pot pie recipe. The favorite winter recipe can be made lighter with reduced-fat ingredients and quicker with store-bought pastry crust.

    • Buffalo Chicken Soup

      Love Buffalo wings? Then we promise you'll be a fan of our creamy soup that starts with deli-roasted chicken. Add a splash of hot pepper sauce for kick and some crumbles of blue cheese for a cool finish.

    • Cranberry-Chipotle Chicken

      Cranberry sauce gets new life in this slow cooker chicken recipe. Balance its sweetness with canned chipotle peppers, then use it to coat tender chicken thighs.

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      Chicken Crepes with Mole Sauce

      Spice up a cold winter night with these zesty sauced crepes stuffed with shredded chicken. The fun Mexican dish features mild flavors for family appeal.

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      Old World Chicken

      Paired with red currant jelly, fresh juniper berries give this slow cooker chicken dinner a taste of winter flavor. Serve the meat over cooked pasta with port-soaked veggies.

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      Chicken-Noodle Casserole

      We've captured all the deliciousness of hearty chicken-noodle soup and made it into a casserole that's brimming with tender chicken, buttery egg noodles, and a creamy homemade sauce.

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      Chicken Lasagna Rolls with Chive-Cream Sauce

      For a simple, elegant twist on traditional lasagna, roll delicious chicken and veggies in noodles and top with marinara sauce. It's a dish everyone in the family is sure to love.

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      Chicken Taco Casserole

      What makes this cheesy, tomato-topped, chicken- and vegetable-packed taco bake even better? It has only 196 calories per serving, which makes it a dish you can happily serve to your family.

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      Chicken-Chile Stew with Beans

      Three types of peppers and a dash of cocoa powder bring out the authentic side of our Mexican-inspired chicken stew.

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      Chicken Cacciatore

      Fill your home with the rich flavors of slow-simmered chicken cacciatore. Toss chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, and wine into your slow cooker for this make-ahead take on an Italian classic.

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      Garlic-Parmesan Chicken and Noodles

      Warm up a chilly night with a 30-minute, Italian-inspired casserole featuring egg noodles, deli-roasted chicken, and lots of Parmesan cheese.

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      Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

      Start with deli-roasted chicken and you'll still have time to whip together our sweet homemade barbecue sauce for a warm, hearty lunch or dinner that's ready in 30 minutes.

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      Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Bake

      Update a weeknight standby with slices of savory prosciutto, asparagus, and a sherry-Parmesan sauce. If you like to plan ahead, you can cover and chill this dish for two days or freeze for up to three months.

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      Chicken and White Bean Stew

      This slow-cooked dinner features boneless chicken thighs, kidney beans, onions, and peppers. We call for purchased Alfredo sauce, but you could sub in your favorite homemade version to get the creamy base.

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      Chicken Enchilada Pasta

      Mexican dishes don't have to include tortillas. Our warm chicken bake has a base of jumbo shell macaroni and is full of traditional Mexican flavor, courtesy of taco seasoning, refried beans, and enchilada sauce.

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      Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

      Pat chicken breasts with Italian seasoning, then simmer in a slow cooker with delicious vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, and sweet peppers. The result is a filling topping for slices of ciabatta bread.

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      Moroccan Chicken Stew

      If stew alone isn't enough to warm you up, consider the spices in this popular chicken dish: cumin, paprika, and coriander. A pinch of ground cinnamon adds subtle sweetness.

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      Chicken Pot Pie Soup

      Enjoy the flavors of chicken pot pie in a broth-base soup. Cook chicken, vegetables, noodles, and broth in a large saucepan, then top with our homemade biscuits for a down-home treat.

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      Easy Fruit Cobblers and Crisps

      Cobblers and crisps traditionally are warm fruit desserts with a biscuit or crunchy topping. Thanks to the availability of fresh, frozen, and canned fruits, you can enjoy cobblers and crisps any time of year. Among the variety of fruits, spices, and toppings in these recipes, you'll find the perfect one for you.
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