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One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

We’re always looking for quick and easy weeknight dinners that appeal to our preschooler as well as us. With this recipe, you cook the Spanish rice and chicken together, and then add black beans and corn to the same pan (though it’s easy to separate them out for picky eaters who like their food in separate piles). Add more piles of chopped avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa, and you’ve got dinner.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
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Hawaiian Shoyu Chicken

This super-easy, kid-friendly chicken is marinated overnight in soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger, and then cooked on the stovetop. Serve it with Roasted Edamame.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Soups

Jamy’s Thai Chicken Soup (Chicken Khao Soi)

Poach chicken thighs in a broth of homemade curry paste, coconut milk, and chicken broth, add egg noodles and fish sauce, and top with onions, bean sprouts, cilantro stems, chili oil, and lime wedges.

Serve with an Austrian Grüner Veltliner.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 1/2 hours
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Oven-Fried Chicken

This crispy, juicy chicken relies on a day-long brine in a cold salt water bath in order to keep the thigh meat juicy, and a relatively long cook time in a very hot oven to get the skin brown and crispy. Don’t give up if the skin isn’t brown at 40 minutes — keep cooking until it is.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings Total time: 10 hours
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

This combination of tomatoes, onions, and chicken, mildly scented with garam masala isn’t the most authentic Indian dish, but it’s a welcoming slow cooker meal at the end of a work day.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 8 hours
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Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potato-Carrot Hash

This simple but delicious meal starts by browning the seasoned chicken thighs and then finishing them in the oven alongside roasting carrots, potatoes, and onions.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 35 minutes
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Coq au Vin

Browned pancetta, onions, and chicken simmer with carrots, garlic, tomato paste, bay leaf, and thyme. Reduce the cooking liquid and drizzle over the chicken to serve.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 40 minutes
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Three-Cup Chicken

Guy and his friends fell in love with this dish at a local Chinese restaurant. The chicken is delicious, but the large pieces of garlic and ginger are the real prize.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
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Slow Cooker Tandoori Pulled Chicken

Coat chicken thighs in yogurt and tandoori spices, cook in the slow cooker until done, shred the meat, and then let it absorb the juices. Serve on garlic naan, salad, or with shredded lettuce in wraps.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Soups

Roasted Chicken & Butternut Squash Soup

This is one of my favorite recipes. Arrange cubed onion and butternut squash on a baking sheet, and top with chicken thighs. Roast everything together, then blend the vegetables into the soup and add the chopped chicken meat.

The chicken juices and butternut add a delicious richness to the soup. I always double this recipe so that it makes dinner for several nights.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 2 hours