3 Fast and Flavorful Chicken Recipes

Cooking How-To: Cutting Up a Chicken
The average American eats 60 pounds of chicken a year. That's a lot of dinners to keep fresh. Mom of two Katie Workman comes to the rescue with recipes from her new cookbook, Dinner Solved!
Todd Coleman
Todd Coleman

Mexican Tortilla Chicken Soup

The real fun here is in the garnishes. If you don't feel like frying the tortillas, lightly crush a few handfuls of tortilla chips instead. (It is highly unlikely you will receive any complaints from the peanut gallery.)

You can make the soup up to four days ahead. When you're ready to serve, reheat and add the lime juice and toppings.

Todd Coleman
Todd Coleman

Cobb Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing

Let the kids choose and arrange their own salad ingredients. You can use nearly anything. Think shrimp, apples, ham, cucumber... if you can line it up, it's fair game.

To make this salad vegetarian, substitute chickpeas for the chicken.

Todd Coleman
Todd Coleman

Stupid Easy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

The title of this recipe may not make your mouth water, but the actual meal will. Amp up the dish for adventurous eaters by adding pesto in Step 3 or to individual servings.

Think of the recipe as a template, and swap ingredients in and out as you like, such as kale and/or cauliflower for the broccoli.

From the book DINNER SOLVED! by Katie Workman. Copyright © 2015. Reprinted by arrangement with WORKMAN PUBLISHING CO., INC. All rights reserved.

Private chef Jenna Helwig demonstrates how to cut up a chicken.

Originally published in the August 2015 issue of Parents magazine.

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