i am in need of easy chicken and pork recipes for a family of five

Candace - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 40 moms have responded )




due to doctors order the love of my life has been told to severly cut back to almost out his red meat intake i am in need of easy chicken or pork recipes .


Jessica - posted on 04/30/2010




Chicken recipe: line the bottom of the crock pot with salsa. lay boneless chicken on top, then layer more salsa on top and cook until done. Yummy and easy. (I got that recipe from an LDS missionary).


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Ashley - posted on 07/29/2011




Chicken tacos are very easy! You can make them with pork also. Let me know if you like spicey and I have a really good chicken enchilada cassarole recipe. Very very easy.

Stephanie - posted on 04/01/2011




Easy, tender, no mess pork chops.

I cook pork chops in individual foil packets with butter and brown sugar...that's it, I was shocked!

350 degrees for 35 minutes or until cooked through

You might want to put a baking sheet underneath the packets just in case they leak

Theresa - posted on 07/29/2010




Chicken and parma ham cheesy parcels


Chicken breasts
Parma ham slices
Cream cheese
Vegetables (your choice of)

Make a small pocket in the chicken breasts and fill with the cream cheese
Wrap chicken breasts with parma ham
Place in ovenproof dish ad bake for approx 15-20 minutes (depending on size of chicken breasts)
Cook vegetables while chicken is cooking in oven
Drain vegetables

Serve and enjoy!!

Theresa - posted on 07/29/2010




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

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)


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

Megan - posted on 07/27/2010




Hello this is my fav meal.

Fry pork chops brown on both sides.
Put in slow cooker add mushroom soup and canned mushrooms salt pepper. let cook all day.
Serve with noodles or best of all mashed potatoes

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My husband's FAV from back home in S.A. is as follows:

Chicken thighs or drumsticks (skins removed for more healthful version)
Large tin peaches (in water or their own juices)
Boiled new potatoes or brown rice
Any veg you have on hand

Place chicken in baking dish, cover with peaches and a little of the juice. Bake at 375f for 40 mins or so, checking with knife for doneness.
Cook up rice/taters and veg. Add chicken broth (cambells has low sodium versons) to water when cooking rice for extra flavour. For taters add herbs de provence, 1 tbsp EVOO and garlic to pot when cooked and drained, crush lightly with fork. Season veg with whatever herbs or use small amount of juices from chicken and peaches to drizzle over, or for the kids just use some light cheese lol.

And voila! A typically south african meal!

One of MY fav dishes is pork tenderloin stuffed with dried apricots.
make an incision in the tenderloin (or chops if you prefer) and rub with rapeseed oil or sunflower oil, pepper, paprika and ground cumin. place apricots inside and close up the pork. Tie with butchers twine.

Heat an oven save pan (cast iron work wonderfully) add some rapeseed or sunflower oil (I say use these because, although olive oil is very healthy, as soon as it is heated to a certain temp it becomes pure fat and it is no longer healthy, so always cook with rapeseed or sunflower oil, dress with olive oil). Add pork, brown on both sides and place in the oven at about 350f. Bake until done to your liking, serve with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted carrots (carrots in baking dish, drizzle with rapeseed or sunflower oil and paprika, takes about 45 mins in oven depending on how big or small they are).

Also, another fav of ours, can use chicken or pork and is a 2 pot dinner!

Medieval apricot stew:
Boil small cut up potatoes, drain, set aside.
Brown cubed pork or chicken, remove from pan. Add onions and mushrooms to pan, cook until onions translucent and mushrooms soft, remove from pan. Add 1 cup chicken broth, dried apricots and 1 tsp cornstarch (adding more broth to find thickness you like, but if you can find ready made apricot compote, use this as the base for your sauce not adding any cornstarch). bring to a boil then add dash or 2 of cinnamon, chicken/pork and veg, turn down and simmer. Add potatoes and simmer for about 10-15 mins. SO good!

Heather - posted on 05/20/2010




its not exactly on the diet but its super rich and delicous and quick. its called CHICKEN MEXICO

chicken mexico
1-1.5 lbs chicken breast
i canned chopped green chilis lg can
.5-1 lb of sharp shredded cheddar cheese possibly more
2 can cream of mushroom soup
2 can cream of chicken soup
1 16 count flour burrito size tortillas

so basically you cook the chicken in a skillet, when that is cooked you add the chopped green chilis, and two soups to that.
in a casserole dish you rip up about two tortillas and put down a even layer on the bottom of the dish. then you put the chicken concoction and then a layer of shredded cheese. then another layer of tortillas chicken mix and cheese. then you bake at about 375 for around 30 minutes or until is golden brown.
i usually serve it in a tortilla as a soft taco but my husband likes it in a bowl. its super rich and yummy but not exactly heart friendly. super super good.

Tomesa - posted on 05/19/2010




wow what great recipes! i am so going to use as many as i can...*im new to cooking* thanks to the OP for asking this and the responses!

Camilla - posted on 05/18/2010




at our home the best thing i can serve for my kids are Danish meatballs with either potatoes or Stewed cabbage. the meat can be all kinds of minced meat pork, chicken, beef, turkey.

Stephanie - posted on 05/18/2010




My entire family LOVES this:

cheesy chicken spagetti

Chicken thighs (or breasts, whatever you prefer)
1 can cream of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom
1 sm can tomato paste
1/2 lb velteeta
a lil onion & mushroom are optional
spagetti noodles

Boil chicken, then cut or tear into small strips ("shred), set aside. Cook noodles in chicken water (for extra chicken flavor). meanwhile, in a big pot, slowly heat cr. chicken, cr. mushroom, & tomato paste, and slowly add velteeta. When all cooked (or heated) add sauce, chicken, & noodles together in big pot.
we usually serve garlic bread & salad too.

Sonya - posted on 05/13/2010




Our fav. thing to eat with chicken is chicken and dumplings. for a family of 3 I buy a 4 pack of skinless boneless chicken, and a 4 pack of philsburry dough boy biskets. Also you will need either chicken flavored cubes or just buy chicken broth. cook your chicken until it is fully cooked, afterwards cut it up into bite size pieces. After you have finished doing this take the biskets out of the frig. open one pack at a time and rip them up and roll into balls and toss into the chicken and broth. cook until the dumplings are soft, but not gooy

Monica - posted on 05/11/2010




I made it last night. Marinade the pork loin steak, in sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and oyster sauce. Grill it, and serve with Rice vermicelli and spinach with pineapples with raspberry/ walnut dressing.

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Here is a quick and easy recipe for home made chicken nuggets that is a hit with my friends and family.

1 pound chicken breast
1 package Shake N' Bake for chicken

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, add it to the bag with the Shake N' Bake seasoning. Shake until well coated and bake according to the package directions.

I like to serve mine with BBQ Sauce, honey or ranch dressing on the side.


Jenna - posted on 05/02/2010




I have an easy delicious marinade for chicken or pork ...

In a blender or food processor, blend/emulsify:

1) 3-4 cloves of garlic

2) 3-5 tablepoons of olive oil

3) 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

4) 1 tablespoon Chicken Grill Seasoning or Mexican spice seasoning

5) 1/2 tablespoon black pepper (or more to taste)

6) teaspoon of Sea Salt (optional)

7) Your choice: 1 teaspoon of Chili Powder, Cayenne Pepper, or Paprika

Mix it until pureed and well bloened and rub into meat. If it is bone -in throuw the meat on the grill. If boneless, you can toss in the oven @ 350 degrees for up to an hour. Makes awesome tenders for salads.

Natalia - posted on 04/30/2010




Smokey BBQ Kofta

80 g baby spinach leaves
2 spring onions, finely sliced
2 mangos, peeled and diced
8 rosemary sprigs
420 g can corn, drained
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
50 g pine nuts
1 egg lightly beaten
500 g pork mince

Combine mince, 2 tbspn BBQ sauce, spring onion, egg and pine nuts in a large mixing bowl. Mix very well. Divide mixture into 8 and shape into ovals. Press firmly over the centre of the rosemary sprigs, to use as skewers.
Heat barbecue flatplate to medium. Spray Barbecue with olive oil. Add kofta skewers and Barbecue for 6 mins each side, until cooked through.
Meanwhile combine corn, mango and spinich. Serve skewers
with salad and remaining BBQ sauce.

Annie - posted on 04/30/2010




I get a lot of recipes from foodnetwork.com. There is an easy shrimp and wild rice casserole, but I sub chicken.

Jessica - posted on 04/30/2010




I can see that some one else mentioned this but Shake and Bake is pretty much the easiest way to go for chicken and pork.

Jessica - posted on 04/30/2010




Pork is easy with just a nice rub and baked in the oven with the bone or boneless.
Chicken is so much fun whole. You can drop it in the crock pot, stuff the cavity with herbs and rub it with butter that looks pretty.

Eunice - posted on 04/30/2010




PEPSI CHICKEN IS A GO TO FOR MY FAMILY......You just use a cut up chicken and 1 can of pepsi and 1 bottle of BBQ sauce. Cook in a skillet with skin side down, skillet should be hot to start then combined pepsi and BBQ sauce together and pore over chicken cover and turn to medium heat covered. Cook for 35 minutes on medium heat............NO PEEKING. Chicken will be pull off the bone tender when done.. If your burners run hot you may need to adjust the heat..............And yes I have even used diet cola for this................Hope it works for you..........Enjoy

Michelle - posted on 04/29/2010




shake and bake is great for chicken or pork. also for something different i take spaghetti sauce pore it over your thick pork chops and bake for about an hour or so. take your thick pork chops and sear them in a frying pan in olive oil first. i make pasta to go with this dish so after the pork chops are done i laddle out the sauce and put it on the pasta. also there are lots of web site for recipes. check out foodnetwork.com and kraft.com. hope this helps.

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I just made thid dish for dinner my children ages 17 months & 4 years loved it along with my hubby!! You'll need:
4-6 pack of thawed pork chops (boneless)
3 cups of frozen green beans
1 2/3 cups of water
1 box of pork stuffing
4 tablespoons of butter

melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet on medium heat add chops cook 4 min on each side then set a side be sure to keep them warm (i usually put mine in the oven on warm)
in the same skillet add 1 2/3 cup of water the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and greenbeans and bring to a boil.. cook 3 min then add the stuffing..
when the stuffing is moist add the chops on top cover and cook on low for 5 min..
it takes 20-30 min to make it's one pan so clean up is easy!!

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* 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

* 6 ounces egg noodles

* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

* 1 cup sour cream

* salt to taste

* ground black pepper to taste

* 1 cup crumbled buttery round crackers

* 1/2 cup butter


1. Poach chicken in a large pot of simmering water. Cook until no longer pink in center, about 12 minutes. Remove from pot and set aside. Bring chicken cooking water to a boil and cook pasta in it. Drain. Cut chicken into small pieces, and mix with noodles.

2. In a separate bowl, mix together mushroom soup, chicken soup, and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper. Gently stir together cream soup mixture with the chicken mixture. Place in a 2 quart baking dish.

3. Melt butter in a small saucepan, and remove from heat. Stir in crumbled crackers. Top casserole with the buttery crackers.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 30 minutes, until heated through and browned on top.

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Hi Candace, If you bring up allrecipes.com and just put in chicken or pork recipes they have alot. It's a really good recipe site. Hope you enjoy them

Erica - posted on 04/29/2010




I made some quesadillas last night that my family LOVED! I boiled boneless turkey pork and added corn, black beans, salsa, and green onions on a tortilla and cooked in a skillet on both sides for 3 minutes honey! it was delicious! You can also do it with chicken

Mickey - posted on 04/29/2010




This one is a big hit. Takes a little work but not hard to do There are 2 veriations on this and both are a hit in my house.
Chicken Cordon Blue/Italian Chicken Supreme

Boneless skinless chicken Breasts
Thin Slice Ham lunch meat
Slice Swiss Cheese(cordon Blue) OR
Sliced Motzerella (italian supreme)
1 egg beaten with a little water
Seasoned Bread crumbs

Pound out the chicken as thin as you can. ( I use a skillet to get it even) Lay a slice of cheese and a slice of ham in the center. Roll up and secure with a tooth pick.
Dip in egg wash then roll in bread crumbs. You can bake it to make it really super healthy or pan fry in a little oil for a crunchier crust. Simple and easy just a little labor intensive.

Alison - posted on 04/29/2010




I like to do my pork chops on the bbq with your favorite marinade (onions, garlic, soy sauce). I try to do extra chops so the next day we can eat them as fajitas:

Cut leftover chops in strips. Sautee onions and peppers with a small amount of oil, add meat to heat through. Serve with tortillas, cheese, sour cream (or plain yogourt) and salsa.

Try to put a lot of focus on vegetables so your family won't miss the red meat so much. I find adding bell peppers or a nice salad to any plate makes it much more exciting.

Tonya - posted on 04/29/2010




Parmesan Chicken

Flatten boneless skinless chicken slightly with meat mallet and place on baking sheet.

In a bowl mix about 2 cups of shredded parmesan cheese,
1/4 tsp each of
oregano flakes
sweet basil flakes
garlic powder
cracked or course black pepper.

Add olive oil, stir until BARELY moist and holding together.
Press on top of chicken pieces and bake at 375 degrees until done and slightly browned.

Sprinkle lightly with paprika for color if wanted...

Really good served with wild rice and fresh green salad :)

Kellie - posted on 04/28/2010




Apricot Chicken

1kg or more of chicken pieces (on the bone is the most flavoursome)
1 packet onion soup mix
1 tin aprict necter
1 lg tin apricot halves
salt and pepper

Brown chicken and place in frypan on stove or casserole dish
mix apricots, necter and soup mix and pour over chicken cover with lid and cook on moderate heat for about 30mins on the stove or an hour in the oven. Check if chicken is done near the bone and taste, season with salt and pepper if nessesary.

Also chicken breasts sliced and cooked in any can of soup and seasoned to taste can be served with rice and steamed veg.

Dana - posted on 04/28/2010




This one is a hit where ever I take it, and it freezes great

In a crock pot add:

1 chopped onion
Layer 4 or 5 frozen chicken breasts
add can of kidney beans (you can also use black beans or whatever you like really)
Pour in one large bottle of salsa (I like to use mango salsa as it adds a sweet and tangy flavor, but any salsa will do)

Cook on medium for 6 or 7 hours. about 45 minutes before serving add in one package of fajita seasoning, stir in and cook for remaining time. When you stir it the chicken will shred and mix in with the rest of the ingredients. You can also add any sort of vegetable that you would like in addition to the beans, corn is a good choice.

You can then serve by itself, wrapped in a tortilla and served with sour cream and guac, on a bun or however you wish.

My family loves it, and when I was working in corp America every time my department had a potluck lunch it was very much requested that I bring this dish. I call it salsa chicken but you can name it whatever you like.

Enixa - posted on 04/28/2010




hey i'm hispanic and this porkchop dish is the fastest thing u will ever make.....

put porkchops on a cookie sheet.

pour a cap full of white distiled vinegar on each porkchop.

sprinkle some Goya sazon with Coriander and Annatto on each prokchop and rub it in, then turn all the porkchops over and sprinkle more sazon on each of them and rub it in as well.

-sprinkle some onion powder and garlic powder and rub it in then turn them over once again and do exactly the same.

last but not least sprinkle on some Goya adobo all purpose seasoning and rub it in.

make sure the oven is preheated to 350 degrees. pop the porkchops in for 15 minutes, then turn them over and pop them in for another 15 to 20 minutes. Ovens may vary.

Good luck and enjoy i hope u use it :-)

Wanita (Wendy) - posted on 04/28/2010




Chicken Quiche

1 partially baked pie crust
4 oz. shredded low-fat Swiss Cheese
1 TBLS. flour
1/4 C. onion chopped
8 oz. cooked chicken - chopped
1/2 C green pease, cooked until just barely tender
3 eggs
1C. evaporated skim milk
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Steps in Preparation:
1. Toss cheese and onion with flour.
2. Spread chicken and peas on crust and sprinkle with cheese-onion mixture.
3. Combine and beat eggs, milk, garlic and pepper until well mixed, not frothy. Pour over other ingredients in pie shell.
4. Bake at 350` for 35- 40 minutes, or until set and top is lightly browed. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 6

Erica - posted on 04/28/2010




Herbed Pork Chops: Take Paprika, Garlic Powder, oregano, salt and pepper (I just pour as much as i need until it looks right), mix it all together. Take pork chops and coat them with the seasonings. Bake at 350 degrees until done (20-30 minutes) and then cover with Cream of Mushroom Soup, bake until soup is hot. Serve with pasta or rice (I usually serve this with Parmesan Pasta Lipton Side Dish) and a vegetable of your choice.

Greer - posted on 04/28/2010




embarassingly easy!

chicken breasts

1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce

1 bottle of french dressing

italian seasoning

pepper flakes

wash the chicken

season with italian seasoning & pepper flakes

lay chicken in baking dish

mix 1 can of cranberry sauce and i can of french dressing in a bowl

pour mixture over chicken and bake for 45 mins or until done


Shelley - posted on 04/28/2010




Got this from cooks.com.
I cook this with chicken also. And sometimes I add a can of chopped tomatoes and serve with rice or noodles.


2 tbsp. oil
6 pork chops, 1/2 inch thick
1 med. onion, finely chopped
1/2 c. Wish Bone Russian dressing
1/2 c. water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. cornstarch

In a large skillet, heat oil and brown pork chops; add onion, dressing, 1/4 cup water, lemon juice and salt. Simmer covered for 45 minutes or until chops are tender. Blend in cornstarch mixed with remaining water and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened, about 5 minutes.

Catherine - posted on 04/27/2010




I made up this chicken dish last night!
I used 10 pieces of chicken (5 thighs and 5 legs) but you can use whatever types of chicken you want. This was made for 7 people.
Chicken Tortilla Casserole
can of rotel (my fav is tomatoes with chilies and cilantro and lime!)
can of cheese soup
can of cream of chicken soup
shredded cheese (any kind you like) i like fiesta blend
enchilada sauce
corn tortillas
2 boxs of mexican rice (rice a roni) cooked to pkg directions.

boil chicken until done. debone and cut into pieces or shredded.
in a bowl mix the soups, chicken pieces, rotel, and rice.
in a 9x13 casserole dish put about 2 to 3 tablespoons of enchilada sauce on the bottom (that will be the only time you use it unles they want it for condiment use). place about 6 tortillas on the bottom then layer some of the chicken and some cheese and continue layering until mix is gone. top it with cheese and bake for 20 mins in a 350 oven. I use the enchilada sauce for condiment since not everyone likes it here! if you have questions about this just inbox me!

Catherine - posted on 04/27/2010




this is painfully easy and freezes great! even my husband, who is not usually a fan of pot pie, loves it when we have this for dinner. i think it's off of an old bisquick box.

you'll need:

1 cup of cooked chicken (boil and cut in to bite size chunks)

1 bag of mixed frozen veggies

1 can of cream of chicken or mushroom soup (low sodium tastes dandy!)

1 cup baking mix (bisquick, jiffy, etc)

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

Set the oven to 400

Mix up the chicken, veggies and soup - dump in to ungreased dish. Recipe calls for 9 inch glass pie pan, but I use whatever corningware I have handy and looks like it'll be about the right size and it turns out fine.

Mix up the baking mix, milk and egg and pour over the chicken goodness.

Bake for 30 min or so til top is golden brown.

This is super forgiving. I toss in extra veggies or make the crust a little thicker, depending on what is handy and what sounds good. It's a great base recipe to work from :)

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