Chicken Dinners with a Twist

From Buffalo-style pizza to apple cider drumsticks, these inspired dishes are sure to become family favorites.

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Roast Chicken and Barley Pilaf

Alison Miksch

Roast Chicken and Barley Pilaf

Using whole-grain barley instead of rice ups the nutritional value of this meal.


Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Roast: at 450 degrees F. for 60 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

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Chicken Scarpiella

Alison Miksch

Chicken Scarpiella

Scarpiella, cooked with peppers, onions, and potatoes, is a lean one-dish supper.


Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: at 400 degrees F. for 50 minutes

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Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Alison Miksch

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Add fiber and whole grain to this pizza by opting for a whole wheat crust.


Makes: 12 slices
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Bake: at 450 degrees F. for 10 minutes

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Apple Cider Drumsticks

Alison Miksch

Apple Cider Drumsticks

For easy prep, marinate drumsticks overnight in the refrigerator.


Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Marinate: 1 hour
Roast: at 375 degrees F. for 60 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes

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Caribbean Chicken Curry

Alison Miksch

Caribbean Chicken Curry

We use chicken thighs in our curry; they're moist and flavorful -- not to mention inexpensive.


Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 38 minutes

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Thai Peanut Chicken

Alison Miksch

Thai Peanut Chicken

This sauce also makes a great dip for raw vegetables.


Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Broil: 6 minutes

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Chicken Scaloppine Marsala

Alison Miksch

Chicken Scaloppine Marsala

This reduced-calorie dish is sure to delight your taste buds.


Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes




Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the February 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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