6 Easy Chicken Recipes that the Whole Family will Love!

I'm sharing some simple yet tasty chicken meals that come together quickly and are guaranteed to please the whole family!
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One thing that can be said about spending all this time at home...our family has been eating well! Normally I cook about 3x per week, but that has amped up to nearly every night! You're probably spending a lot more time cooking these days as well. And I know it's not fun, it can be a drag, that's why I wanted to share some of our family's favorite (and easy) chicken dinners that are economical and delicious!

Chicken for dinner

I rely pretty heavily on chicken as our meat of choice. It's lean and healthy, and I've found a lot of ways to stretch not only the pricier boneless and skinless breasts but also a simple store-bought rotisserie!

In fact, we usually get 2-3 meals from one rotisserie chicken (for a family of 4 adults). The first meal is either enjoying the meat as or, or in one of my tasty recipes below. The second meal is when I simmer the chicken carcass in broth and spices to remove every last bit of chicken and either make soup or stew, and then the third meal is leftovers.

White Bean Chicken Chili

This unique chili is my son's favorite dinner! It's an economical, one-pan meal that uses only 1-2 chicken breasts but easily feeds a family of 4. The diced green chilies add a little zing and the savory gravy is perfect for serving over rice or noodles. You can find the recipe for my white bean and chicken chili here.

white bean chicken chili

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

I never let a chicken carcass go to waste, and my yummy Chicken Noodle Soup is a favorite meal, especially when one of us is fighting a cold! One of the ways I make it even healthier is to add a handful of fresh spinach to my bowl before I pour the soup in. Notice I said "my bowl" (no one else in my family does this!). You can get the recipe for my Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup here.

homemade chicken noodle soup

Lemon Chicken Pasta

This white pasta dish is so yummy that my teenage daughter routinely asks for it! The base is a super simple creamy, garlicky and lemony white sauce. I rely on rotisserie chicken leftovers to make this pasta dish that is plate licking good every time, and in around 30 minutes! You can get my recipe for this Easy Chicken Lemon Pasta here.

lemon chicken pasta

Famous Chicken Tortilla Soup

I've been making this recipe for chicken tortilla soup for over 20 years! It's the only one I use because it's simply the best! Everyone who tries it raves about it, and I am required to make my famous chicken tortilla soup whenever I visit out of town family!! πŸ˜‹ I've streamlined the recipe to get it on the table faster, relying on a rotisserie chicken! The crunchy fried tortillas are a must make, and while they take a little time, they are so worth it! You can click here to get my recipe for Homemade Chicken Tortilla Soup.

chicken tortilla soup

Chicken Burritos in the Crock Pot

Don't let the name fool you...only the chicken is prepped in the crock pot, and then it's a cinch to pull the rest of this meal together using yummy Mexican toppings and sides! This recipe is really fool-proof...as long as you have chicken and taco seasoning, you are good to go! You can find my recipe for Shredded Chicken Burritos in the Crock Pot here.

chicken burritos (in the crock pot)

Chicken Burrito Bowls

This simple recipe is a great way to use up any leftover chicken from my Chicken Burritos (in the crock pot) recipe! These bowls are fun to make and great for picky eaters because everyone can build their own bowl and omit whatever they don't like! Find my recipe for Chicken Burrito Bowls by clicking here.

chicken burrito bowls

I hope these easy chicken recipes will help you solve the problem of what's for dinner! I'd love to know which one becomes your new family favorite! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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I'm just finishing typing up this post and I got a wonderful surprise! My oldest son (who lives in Memphis, TN), drove down here to TX today (10 hours drive!) to surprise me for my birthday this weekend!!!!!!! My mama's heart is so full and happy πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ’•

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