5 Chicken Surprises

Mix up your weekly menu with these 5 recipes featuring that dinnertime staple: chicken.

  • Chicken-and-Potato Pancakes
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    5 to Try: Chicken Surprises

    Add shredded chicken, cheese, green onions, and hashbrowns to pancake batter for a hearty twist on the traditional chicken dinner. A quick cream gravy adds even more savory flavor.
  • Chicken Portobello Lasagna

    Chicken Portobello Lasagna

    Diced chicken, portobello mushrooms, and spinach make this lasagna delicious and nutritious. Save leftovers for a filling lunch the following day.
  • Chicken Potpie Empanadas
    Photo: Antonis Achilleos

    Chicken Potpie Empanadas

    This recipe combines convenient store-bought rotisserie chicken with a rich and creamy potpie base. Rather than topped with a flaky crust, this potpie is stuffed in a piecrust, making it a true empanada.
  • Chicken-Chorizo Burgers with Avocado Mayonnaise
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Chicken-Chorizo Burgers with Avocado Mayonnaise

    Spanish chorizo sausage and chopped jalapeño add a little kick to the classic chicken burger, while bite-sized pieces of corn tortilla help hold the patty together. Top with homemade avocado mayonnaise.
  • Creamy Poblano Chicken
    Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Creamy Poblano Chicken

    Chicken and waffles is a soul food staple. Sauté chicken with poblano peppers, onion, and garlic, then stir in cream of chicken and mushroom soup, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese and cook until cheese melts. Serve over cornbread waffles for authentic flavor.
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