10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Your Meal Plan — Recipes from The Kitchn

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When your top meal plan criteria is dinner that comes together with no fuss, grab a pack of chicken and look no further than these one-pot meals. For the uninitiated, "one-pot" is code for simple and easy. It's your cue that the whole meal, everything from the chicken to the sides to the sauce, comes together in a single pot or skillet. From burrito bowls to weeknight chili, these 10 one-pot chicken dinners come with the promise of easy cooking and cleanup.


This Is the Most Popular Chicken Recipe on Pinterest — On Trend

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"It tastes like chicken." This has to be one of the most common phrases uttered in the world. Mothers say it to children who won't try food. New lovers suggest it on a date to try to entice the other person to snuggle a little closer and taste food off their plates. It's a joke in Disney movies, a promise from novice home cooks, and probably the only way that my sister ever felt safe enough to try popcorn shrimp (she says there is no comparison, but she actually likes popcorn shrimp even more than chicken fingers).

Many omnivores love chicken. It's less expensive than other meat, it has both lean and richer cuts, and it's incredibly versatile. Roasts, cutlets, sausage, burgers, braises — the list goes on and on. The most popular chicken recipe on Pinterest (it's been saved over 570,000 times this year) comes together quickly, can be made ahead of time, and is, of course, totally delicious.


Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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The only thing better than a slow cooker chicken dinner is one that's cooked on a bed of tender red potatoes, then tossed with a buttery lemon sauce that's punched up with briny capers. This piccata will win your heart not only for its bold layers of flavor, but also for how simple it is to pull together.


This Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken Is Salty-Sweet Perfection — Delicious Links

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Sometimes slow cooker food has a reputation of being a bit bland. I mean, it makes sense when you think about it. Using a slow cooker is convenient for sure, but when you combine everything in one vessel to cook, it's bound to come out a little ... one-note.

Well, this recipe for apricot chicken gives you the best of both worlds. With a few little tricks you can have a set-it-and-forget-it meal that's packed with flavor and color. I promise!


So You Forget to Defrost the Chicken. Here’s How to Save Dinner. — Tips from The Kitchn

Remembering to thaw the chicken should be easy, right? All you have to do is put it in the refrigerator before you go to bed and, by the next evening when you're ready to cook, it should be good to go. But a lot of things should be easy that aren't, like remembering to buy milk, apply eye cream before bed, or mail the bills on time, or getting your kids to go to the bathroom before a long trip.

So what do you do when you're ready to make dinner and you forgot the most important part? Well, if you're me, you might just go buy a thawed chicken and keep the other one in the freezer for another day, or pick up a bucket of fried chicken. But sometimes those options aren't available. Can this dinner be saved? Maybe!


These Easy Chicken Tacos Come Together in 20 Minutes — Delicious Links

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Happy Taco Tuesday! If you've been making the same tacos every week, it's time to switch things up. Worried about trying out a new recipe on a busy weeknight? Don't be. These easy chicken tacos only take 20 minutes to prepare!


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