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Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/3 pounds chicken breast tenders, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 shallots, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white wine
1 lemon, juiced
1 cup chicken broth or stock
3 tablespoons capers, drained
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 pound penne rigate pasta, cooked to al dente
Chopped or snipped chives, for garnish

Directions

Heat a deep nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and the chicken to the pan. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Brown chicken until lightly golden all over, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Remove chicken from pan and return the skillet to the heat. Reduce heat to medium. Add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, the garlic and shallots to the skillet. Saute garlic and shallots 3 minutes.

Add flour and cook 2 minutes. Whisk in wine and reduce liquid 1 minute. Whisk lemon juice and broth into sauce.

Stir in capers and parsley. When the liquid comes to a bubble, add remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter to the sauce to give it a little shine.

Add chicken back to the pan and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Toss hot pasta with chicken and sauce and serve.

Adjust salt and pepper, to your taste.

Top with fresh snipped chives.
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Ground Chicken Tacos with Creamy Salsa

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, grated on a rasp or minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon (1 packet) sazon seasoning
1 pound ground chicken
2 teaspoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
12 taco shells, kept warm in a 200 degree oven
Shredded lettuce, for serving
Creamy Salsa, for serving, recipe follows

Directions

In a large saute pan with straight sides over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the red and green bell pepper, onion and then season with salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Saute until the vegetables are tender then add the garlic, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, and sazon seasoning. Cook for a minute or so then add the ground chicken and cook, breaking up the chicken with a wooden spoon while stirring. Make sure to really break up the ground chicken on this step so there are no large clumps.

Once the chicken is cooked through, sprinkle the flour over the top and stir while cooking to allow the flour to blend into the chicken for a few minutes. Add the chicken stock then raise the heat to a simmer and cook until the stock thickens a bit, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Serve in warm taco shells topped with shredded lettuce and a dollop of Creamy Salsa.

Creamy Salsa

Yield: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

4 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1 scallion, finely chopped
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon hot sauce (recommended: Frank’s Red Hot)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Combine the tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, scallion, sour cream hot sauce, garlic powder, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Stir to combine, then season with salt and pepper to taste, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
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Parmesan Chicken

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 extra-large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1 1/4 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for serving
Unsalted butter
Good olive oil
Salad greens for 6, washed and spun dry
1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette, recipe follows

Directions

Pound the chicken breasts until they are 1/4-inch thick. You can use either a meat mallet or a rolling pin.

Combine the flour, salt, and pepper on a dinner plate. On a second plate, beat the eggs with 1 tablespoon of water. On a third plate, combine the bread crumbs and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan. Coat the chicken breasts on both sides with the flour mixture, then dip both sides into the egg mixture and dredge both sides in the bread-crumb mixture, pressing lightly.

Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan and cook 2 or 3 chicken breasts on medium-low heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Add more butter and oil and cook the rest of the chicken breasts. Toss the salad greens with Lemon Vinaigrette. Place a mound of salad on each hot chicken breast. Serve with extra grated Parmesan.

Lemon Vinaigrette

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/2 cup good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini

by Sarah Olson
Servings: 8

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. Foster Farms Simply Raised fresh chicken breast fillets
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. dried tarragon
1 cup diced white onion
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup chicken broth
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, 1/3 less fat or regular
1/2 pound dried spaghetti noodles 1/2 a box, cook according to package directions
8 oz. pkg. mozzarella cheese, grated (reduced-fat or regular)

Instructions

Add the chicken, sea salt, garlic powder, pepper, tarragon, onions and mushrooms. Pour over the chicken broth. DO NOT ADD THE CREAM CHEESE OR SPAGHETTI YET. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours, or HIGH for 4 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.

Cut the cream cheese into squares and add to the slow cooker, cover. In the meantime cook the spaghetti according to the package directions.

After the cream cheese has had some time to melt. Take 2 forks and shred the chicken. Stir the sauce and chicken together. Add the cooked and drained pasta. Stir. Add the mozzarella cheese over the pasta and sauce. Cover for about 10 more minutes or until the cheese has melted.
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Roast Chicken With Spring Vegetables

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

3 1/2 pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken quarters
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 lemon, halved
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound fingerling or other small potatoes
2 bunches radishes
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch baby carrots
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

Directions

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Rinse the chicken and pat dry.

Season with salt and pepper, then place skin-side up on a rimmed baking sheet.

Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the chicken and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Roast 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut the potatoes and radishes in half and cut the scallions into thirds. Toss the potatoes, radishes, carrots and the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.

Remove the chicken from the oven and scatter the vegetables around it.

Continue to roast until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is golden and cooked through, about 20 more minutes.

Squeeze the remaining 1/2 lemon over the chicken and vegetables.

Top with the dill and season with salt.
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Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Waffle Fries

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon habanero hot sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup mayonnaise
4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 pounds total)
1 22-ounce bag frozen waffle fries
1 cup cake flour (see Cook’s Note for substitute)
Vegetable oil, for frying
4 potato rolls, split
Iceberg lettuce and dill pickle slices, for topping

Directions

Whisk the buttermilk, hot sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer 3 tablespoons of the buttermilk mixture to a small bowl and whisk in the mayonnaise; set aside. Add the chicken thighs to the bowl with the remaining buttermilk mixture; toss to coat and set aside.

Bake the waffle fries as the label directs. Meanwhile, combine the cake flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a shallow dish. Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off the excess. Fry until golden and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a rack set over a baking sheet to drain.

Season the waffle fries with pepper. Divide the buttermilk mayonnaise among the roll bottoms. Top with lettuce, the chicken, pickles and the roll tops; serve with the waffle fries.

Cook’s Note: If you don’t have any cake flour on hand, you can combine 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour with 2 tablespoons cornstarch, then sift a few times.
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Chicken Parm Soup

by Lindsay Funston
4 – 6 Servings

Ingredients

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 (15-oz.) can diced or crushed tomatoes
6 c.
8 oz. penne
3/4 lb. cooked chicken breast (about 2 breasts)
1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella
1 c. freshly grated Parmesan
1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Stir in tomato paste and red pepper flakes. Add tomatoes and broth and bring to a simmer.

Add penne and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes.

Add chicken, mozzarella, Parmesan, and parsley and season generously with salt and pepper. Let cheese melt, then ladle into bowls.
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Herbed Slow-Cooker Chicken

— Sundra Hauck, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
4 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
1/2 cup chicken broth

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients and, if desired, browning sauce; rub over chicken. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add broth.

Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 4-5 hours.
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Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

— Gigi Miller, Stoughton, Wisconsin
8 servings

Ingredients

3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons cold water
Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

Place chicken in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and pepper; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender.

Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; skim fat. Bring cooking juices to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and, if desired, rice.
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Jerk Chicken

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

For the Chicken

1 bunch green onions, plus more thinly sliced for garnish
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeño, roughly chopped
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Kosher salt
8 pieces bone-in chicken drumsticks and thighs
Vegetable oil, for grill

Directions

In a blender, combine green onions, garlic, jalapen~o, lime juice, oil, brown sugar, allspice, thyme, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons water and blend until smooth. Set aside 1/4 cup.

Place chicken in a shallow dish and season with salt. Pour remaining marinade over chicken; toss to coat. Let marinate in fridge, turning once or twice, at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

When ready to grill, heat grill to medium-high and oil grates. Grill chicken, turning occasionally, until chicken is charred in spots, about 10 minutes.

Move chicken to a cooler part of the grill and brush with reserved marinade. Grill, covered, until chicken is cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes more.

– Delish
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