Easy meals using chicken breast?

Megan - posted on 07/23/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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Hello i always buy a big 4 kg box of chicken breast but i'm always stuck trying to figure out what to make thats fast and easy but still yummy and of course kid friendly.

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Tami - posted on 07/23/2010

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My kids love chicken fajitas. I cut the chicken into thin strips and stir fry w/ a sliced pepper and onion. I add fajita seasoning and cook a bit longer and then squeeze half of a fresh lime over the whole thing when it is done. I serve in tortillas w/ sour cream, salsa and hot sauce.

Cut the chicken breasts into strips. Season and coat the strips w/ breadcrumbs. String the chicken on skewers or popcicle sticks and bake. You will have chicken on a stick that kids love. Serve w/ ranch, honey mustard, ketchup, etc. for dipping.

I cook a 3 lb. bag of chicken breasts in the slow cooker w/ a jar of salsa all day. Top w/ a brick of cream cheese for the last hour. Stir and it falls apart and becomes shredded chicken. I use the chicken for tacos, salads, wraps, Mexican lasagna, etc.

My kids love chicken breasts coated in Shake 'n Bake and baked in the oven...super simple.

Chicken kebobs are a favorite in our house. I marinate the chicken in one bag and veggies in another. Put the meat and veggies on bamboo skewers that have been soaked for an hour or so in water (to prevent them from catching on fire) and grill the kebobs.

Leftover chicken breast can be added to a pasta salad for a cool and yummy summer dinner.

I like to flatten chicken breasts by placing between pieces of plastic wrap and pounding w/ a rolling pin. I mix sun dried tomatoes and feta (pesto and feta would be good, too) or just use vegetable or herb flavored cream cheese to stuff the chicken breasts. Wrap the chicken in a slice or two of bacon, secure w/ a toothpick and bake until done.

Sometimes I use shredded chicken (just boil it and shred w/ forks) mixed w/ grated onion and shredded cheese. I roll out canned biscuits, add a dollop of the chicken and seal the chicken into the biscuit. Brush w/ a beaten egg and sprinkle the top w/ a little parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, until the biscuits are browned. My kids love these things.

Chicken parmesan is easy. Flatten chicken breasts and coat in beaten egg and breadcrumbs. Brown in a skillet. Transfer to a baking dish and top w/ marinara sauce. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is done. Top w/ mozarella and pop under the broiler until the cheese is melted and serve over spaghetti w/ marinara.

Samantha - posted on 08/03/2010

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Shepard Pie is a great recipe

Boil 2 Chicken Breasts
While that is cooking add
2 cans of chicken gravy
1 8oz bag of frozen vegetables
2 teaspoons of sour cream (Can add more if desire)

Into a frying pan and cook until vegetables are done. Then when that is done rip the chicken breasts into bite size pieces and add them into the ingredients.

You are going to want to have a whole box of mashed potatoes cooked up already!

Add the sauce with chicken into a deep dish backing pan (Should be a pretty big pan!) and add mashed potatoes on top
Preheat the oven for 350, and bake for about 10 minutes until the mashed potatoes are a little crispy on top and serve!

Julie - posted on 07/30/2010

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trust me it sounds gross but
cup peanut butter
1tbs shriaka( or other hot sauce)
1/4c soy sauce
1 clove minced garlic
dash of salt•
2 tsp. cumin
•5-6 Tbsp. brown sugar
•1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
mix it up in a bowl
slice breast into strips place in zip lock baggie
dump the mix in squeeeeesh it all up to coat the chicken nad let it sit over night
then throw the chicken strips onto skewers and and grill untill chicken is done.

Chris - posted on 07/26/2010

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Hi Megan,

I love to bargain shop as well. Pampered Chef has what we call "Power Cooking" recipes. Where you cook up so many pounds of chicken then partially prepare recipes for the freezer. It makes dinner time so much easier. If you are interested, please just let me know, and I'll email you the recipes.

Chris

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Desiree - posted on 08/03/2010

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One of my new recipes I hope to add to my upcoming recipe book
Boil chicken breast in water with chicken bouillon on stove till cooked through and liquid is gone
Add a lil cream, honey mustard, garlic
Bring to light boil, add a hand full or two of fresh spinach and eat with a side of some rice
delicious and very healthy!

Samantha - posted on 08/03/2010

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Italian chicken! This recipe is really simple fast and tastes great! My Fiancee' gave me the idea one day when we had just moved in together and had absolutely nothing to cook with

If you want to Take a few boneless chicken breasts and marinate with your favorite italian salad dressing sauce over night. If you do marinate the chicken through the left over italian sauce out the next day. Place the chicken in a frying pan and cover with more Italian sauce (I usually use a whole small bottle of the sauce, you can add as much or as little as you like though) and cook until chicken is tender or looks done I would say about 15 minutes give or take a few minutes. Make sure to flip a couple times while cooking also

Samantha - posted on 08/03/2010

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chopd cherry tomatoes on a baking tray put chicken brest on top in strips lay streky bacon over the chicken season to your taste drizzle a little oil over and oven till chicken is cooked though about 20 minets searve with pasta easy quick and healthy also good for mummy and daddy x

Tracy - posted on 08/02/2010

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OOOPS!! sorry, just read thru that one of mine again, and for the second recipe, it's not 1 cup of white wine, it's 1/2 cup! I was a TEENY bit distracted by the kids....I'm sure you know how that goes!

Barbara Brennan - posted on 08/02/2010

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i always used to make chicken corden bleu...we would all sit in dining room...kids thought it was a formal dinner! They loved it!

Tracy - posted on 08/02/2010

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I use the frozen boneless, skinless breasts to make homemade chicken tenders--thaw the breasts, then slice them into pieces about 1 inch wide (generally 4-6 pieces per breast). Dip each piece into beaten egg, then coat in breadcrumbs (we like the Italian seasoned kind, but whatever works for your family is best.) I bake them on a broiling pan I've sprayed with non-stick cooking spray--350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

A little more grown-up choice for those breasts is Chicken Parisienne. Place 6 frozen boneless skinless breasts, or 6 thawed bone-in breasts in a baking dish. In a bowl, mix one can of cream of mushroom soup (I prefer golden mushroom soup), 1 cup of white wine, and one can of sliced mushroom pieces (drained). Pour this sauce over the chicken breasts, then bake at 350 for 45-60 min. Remove chicken from baking dish to serving platter and sprinkle with paprika. Pour the sauce into a pan on the stovetop and add 1 cup sour cream; stir until heated through. Serve chicken with sauce over rice or egg noodles.

Starr - posted on 07/31/2010

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My daughter loves this recipe. Is very simple and healthy
1 yellow bell pepper cut in strips, one medium vidalia onion cut in strips, 1 apple cut in strips.( I use gala) throw ontop of chicken. Season the chicken with salt pepper tyme and basil. drizzle with honey(over chicken and veggies) pour about 1/4 cup of apllecider vinegar in pan and bake. It comes out sweet and tender. Ur kids will even like the onion amd peppers. Enjoy!

Montana - posted on 07/31/2010

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i do my own version of campbells cheesy chicken and rice casserole. i put my rice in a rice cooker. while thats going i cook chuncks of chicken on the stove (seasoning to my taste) i get steamer bags and steam fresh broccoli in the microwave. i add a large can of cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup in with my chicken. then i add my broccoli. pour in some milk till its creamy then slowly add it to my rice. i stick it in a 9x13 pan, top with cheese and throw it in the oven for about a half hour (just till the cheese is melted). my daughter and husband both love it. sounds like more work than it is. super simple and easy and great as leftovers.

Theresa - posted on 07/29/2010

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you could also try:

Chicken and parma ham cheesy parcels

Ingredients:

Chicken Breasts
Parma ham slices
Cream cheese
fresh vegetables (your own choice of)

Cut a small pocket into the cicken breast
Pop into the pocket, some cream cheese
Roll the chicken breast in the parma ham
Place into an ovenproof dish and bake (approx 15-20 minutes depending on size of chicken breasts)
While chicken is in oven, cook vegetables.
Drain vegetables.

Serve and enjoy

lv theresa.x

Theresa - posted on 07/29/2010

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Cheesy Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Tagliatelle.
Time : About 15 minutes start to finish.
Costs about £8 for family of four approx.

Ingredients:
Approx 4/5 chicken breasts
Approx 150g of bacon
Large pot of cream cheese (philadelphia etc) - i use garlic and herb variety
1 large onion
Small packet of mushrooms
Small block of cheese ( for grating as a topping)

Method:

Dice up 4 / 5 chicken breasts (depending on size)
Cook through in large saucepan, add chopped bacon pieces and cook through.
While chicken and bacon is cooking, chop up a large onion and small packet of mushrooms.
Put required amount of dried tagliatelle into a pan of boiling water and cook for about 10 minutes (less if you are using fresh tagliatelle)
Once chicken and bacon are cooked through, add onions and soften.
Add the mushrooms to the pan.
Grate the cheese ready for the topping (if desired)

Add the cream cheese to the pan and mix through (this will make a lovely thick sauce when it warms through)

Drain tagliatelle and add to the mixture.
Stir everything together and serve.

If you want to have a crispy cheesy topping, add the mixture into a ovenproof dish, spread evenly and add the grated cheese over the top. Place under a grill or in the oven to brown.

Serve and enjoy!!!

Let me know if you like this meal.

My fussy son and my even fussier husband have told me this is their favourite meal that i cook for them. and it's so simple!!! (though i dont let them know that!!! lol)

lv theresa.,x

Sarah - posted on 07/28/2010

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My kids love this recipe I got from the Cheapskate Monthly Magazine:

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces or 1 inch strips

1 1/2 cups Shake n Bake

Preheat oven to 400 F. Moisten chicken pieces with water. Shake off excess water. Place coating mix in a plastic bag. Shake 3 or 4 pieces at a time with coating mix. Discard any remaining coating mix. Place chicken pieces in a single layer in a foil lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with ranch dressing or any such dipping sauce.

Enjoy..

Ruth - posted on 07/28/2010

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Stir-fries are really easy and flexible--Cut up some chicken in thin strips, cook it in a very tiny amount of oil (a wok if you have one, but a large skillet also works well), then you can add the veggies of your choice (whatever you have on hand--broccoli, cauliflower, sliced carrots or celery, cabbage, bell peppers, mushrooms, pea pods, sliced sweet potato, okra--seriously, ANYTHING you have will work), and then some sort of sauce--usually soy sauce watered down, and a variety of other options: garlic, ginger, sesame oil (always add this after you're done cooking), red pepper flakes, maybe sugar and either rice vinegar or lemon juice, chinese 5-spice. Try a few flavor combinations, and see what you like. You can also use prepared sauces, like hoisin or sweet and sour. Serve over rice or noodles.
If you change out your vegetables and sauces, there's a LOT of variation to be had with one basic recipe.

Allison - posted on 07/27/2010

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Here's one and it's pretty simple: You can use either chicken breast or cut the chicken breast into chicken tender strips, season it up however way you want it. Salt, pepper whatever, layer all the chicken down on a cake pan or lasagna pan. Add a layer of the stove top stuffing, any kind you like, I personally use either the cornbread or the herb seasoned stuffing. Make sure the chicken is completely covered by the stuffing mix. Then get a bag of the frozen broccoli florets, pour all over the the stuffing mixture, again make sure it's completely covered. Then for all the cheese lovers out there, I use velvetta cheese, cut into cubes and cover the broccoli with it. Cover the dish and put it in the oven for about 40-45 minutes at 375. It's yummy, my kids love it, it's quick and easy and all in one dish.

Stacy - posted on 07/26/2010

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cut the breasts into strips and fry them make a bx of pasta roni and cut the strips into bite size peices and put them into the pasta add a can of sweet cream style corn and you've got a very yummy goolosh!! my husband and son love it!!!

Nicole - posted on 07/26/2010

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it sounds hard, but it's really simple. i'm actually making it tonight [:
it's chicken breast stuffed with a broccolli stuffing.

all you do is cook broccolli, when it's done you mix the broccolli, lowfat cheese, breadcrumbs, onions (if you want to), garlic powder and pepper.

then you take a chicken breast, slice it in half (not all the way, just enough so you can open in), put the broccolli mix in the center of the chicken where you sliced it, roll the chicken breast up and pop it in the oven.
then have like a sweet potato with it and some seasoned veggies [:

for the veggies, you can use a little bit of butter, garlic powder and some italian seasonings. it's very healthy and tastes amazing!

Stephanie - posted on 07/24/2010

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I like to cut into small pieces, cook in pan with small amtof olive oil, add pepper garlic; then add sliced zucchini or squash. You can also add any of your favorit seasonings for different tastes. * left over chicken can also be used in chicken salad (boiled eggs, celery, mayo, mustard, other preferred items) * When I'm in a rush I may add cooked chick into the mac and cheese

Ciara - posted on 07/24/2010

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casseroles are easy and kid freindly and if u do it like i do a one pot dish...i pick up cheap casserole sauces there are a wide variety of these and i literally just cut up the chicken breasts add watever veg i have (or my son eats) peel and add potatoes and the sauce...the only problem is that you need time for it cook as it takes 1 n 1/2 hrs but i do mine the night beore and then it quick to reheat plus if i make a large i freeze the leftovers and voila u have a meal ready in minutes if u havent time to cook simply defrost and serve..hope this was of some help

Elani - posted on 07/23/2010

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cut the chicken breast in strips, spice only with salt and pepper, panfry. When almost cook and a spoon full of honey and add some fresh ginger. Add mush potatoes or put on a pizza

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