Browse through your grocer's meat department and you'll find many new ways chicken is being packaged for sale. Frozen chopped fully cooked chicken, cooked chicken strips seasoned with southwest, mesquite, lemon pepper, Italian, barbecue, or spicy flavorings, and many other fully cooked products make throwing together a chicken salad or sandwich super easy. And of course, uncooked chicken tenders, cutlets, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and chicken ready for stir-frying save time in the kitchen too. There are even raw chicken products which have already been seasoned; all you do is grill them and serve.
Food safety is really important when you're working with raw poultry products. Use a separate cutting board to prepare the meat, wash counters and utensils with hot soapy water, and wash your hands frequently.
Five Ingredient Chicken Recipes
- Walnut Cherry Chicken Salad
It's hard to believe this easy chicken recipe has just five ingredients, but it does! Succulent cherries and crunchy walnuts add great taste and texture to this simple main dish salad.
- Crockpot Chicken Supreme
This delicious and simple recipe is comforting and hearty. I like to add baby carrots as a sixth ingredient to make it a one dish meal. Serve it with a green salad and rice to soak up the wonderful sauce.
- Pineapple Tarragon Chicken Breasts
Grill these succulent chicken breasts glazed with pineapple, and serve with instant couscous, some fresh grapes, and crisp breadsticks.
- Southwest Chicken Tostada Salad
Use seasoned chicken strips to make this salad super quick and easy.
- Gingered Chicken Crockpot Stew
This fresh recipe is like sweet and sour chicken, but with the extra kick of ginger. It cooks all day in your crockpot.
- White Bean Chicken Chili
Just five ingredients and 20 minutes makes this super easy chili chicken recipe one of my staples.
- Sour Cream and Bacon Crockpot Chicken
This creamy, family-friendly recipe is another crockpot winner. It tastes as good as it sounds!
- Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken
This recipe is super rich and creamy, with very tender chicken. Serve it over hot cooked rice or pasta.
- Chicken Manicotti
Chicken tenders fill manicotti noodles in this simple and hearty recipe.
- Cranberry Grilled Chicken
Cranberry sauce glazes chicken breasts cooked on your grill, adding color, flavor, and nutrition.
- Orange Chicken and Wild Rice Salad
This easy main dish salad uses ingredients that store in your pantry, so you can make it anytime.
- Chicken Fried Rice
Make your own fried rice! It's easy and fun, and you control the nutrition.
- Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
The flavors of buffalo chicken wings come together in a delicious chicken recipe. Serve celery and carrot sticks on the side for a great lunch.
- Italian Chicken and Rice
Instant rice combines with tender chicken and seasoned tomatoes in this easy one dish meal.
- Mesquite Chicken Sandwiches
Use mesquite-seasoned chicken strips in this easy and tasty sandwich.
- Crockpot Chicken Bean Stew
This easy and hearty slow cooker chicken recipe is delicious served with some crisp crackers and a crunchy green salad.
- Chicken Spaghetti
This kid-friendly meal takes just 30 minutes from start to finish. If your kids don't like mushrooms, just leave them out and you'll have a four ingredient recipe!