Quick Chicken Classics

Classic chicken recipes just got easier with these recipe makeovers featuring shortcuts and convenience products.

  • Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie
    Randy Mayor

    Biscuit-Topped Chicken Potpie

    When you don't have time to make an old-fashioned potpie, turn to this easy version featuring a biscuit mix topping, refrigerated potatoes, frozen veggies, and rotisserie chicken.
  • Weeknight Coq au Vin
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Weeknight Coq au Vin

    This classic French dish is typically made with a whole chicken that's cut into quarters and simmered in a red wine-vegetable mixture for well over an hour. This one starts with chicken pieces that are already cut up, and it simmers for about 25 minutes.
  • Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Save time by topping the breaded chicken with the ham and Swiss cheese instead of rolling them up inside the chicken pieces.
  • Quick Chicken and Dumplings

    Quick Chicken and Dumplings

    Flour tortilla strips are the surprise ingredient in this shortcut version of chicken and dumplings and take the place of biscuit-dough dumplings. Rotisserie chicken, pre-chopped onion, and frozen vegetables all help simplify this traditional dish.
  • Simple Roast Chicken
    Photo: Jim Franco

    Simple Roast Chicken

    You can't go wrong with this simple and classic chicken recipe. There are only 4 ingredients and the prep time is less than 5 minutes. While it's in the oven roasting, you can read a magazine and enjoy a glass of wine.
  • Quick Barbecue Chicken
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Quick Barbecue Chicken

    Instead of marinating or basting, simply rub the chicken breasts with a spice mixture of chili powder, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper and put them on the grill.
  • Chicken Scaloppine With Spinach and Linguine
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Chicken Scaloppine With Spinach and Linguine

    If you can't find chicken cutlets, use 4-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves and pound them to a 1/4-inch thickness. The thin pieces of chicken will cook in about 4 to 6 minutes. Because this chicken is topped with both spinach and pasta, you've got your whole meal ready in 45 minutes.
  • Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken

    Crunchy Pan-Fried Chicken

    Enjoy crispy fried chicken in only 20 minutes by dredging boned, skinned chicken breasts in a self-rising flour-breadcrumb mixture and pan-frying in a large skillet. Add refrigerated mashed potatoes and a tossed green salad, and you've got dinner on the table.
  • Speedy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

    Speedy Chicken Enchiladas

    Save time by warming flour tortillas in the microwave before filling them with the chicken mixture. Then when you put them in the casserole dish and top with sauce and cheese, you only have to broil for about 4 minutes.
  • Curried Chicken Salad
    Karry Hosford

    Curried Chicken Salad

    The key to shortcut chicken salad is using chopped rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken. This fresh and easy favorite features the bright spiciness of curry and the sweetness of grapes, currants, apple, and pineapple.
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