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Chicken is a kitchen stand-by, but it can get boring if the preparation isn’t varied.  Especially when feeding a family, you’ve got to keep things interesting, and have your repertoire varied for picky eaters.  As I’ve said before, I constantly keep an eye out for new recipes, and collect my findings in a giant binder.  Flipping through a Rachel Ray magazine, I came across not only a chicken dish, but an entire dinner.  I was excited to try it and add it to my collection, and wasn’t disappointed when I did.

Crunchy chicken with green beans and rice

I followed this recipe closely, making only a few changes.  Rather than mayo in the recipe, I used light sour cream, and I found a crusty ciabatta roll to be perfect in the place of a baguette.  Finally, I steamed the green beans rather than boiling them, as I hate to lose veggie’s nutrients to water, and added 1/2 cup of pureed cauliflower to the rice.  Everyone enjoyed the chicken, and it was a nice change from a regular bread-crumbed breast.  It came together quickly, and paired with some strawberries, it was a great dinner.

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Sometimes, an elaborate meal is fun, but on many weeknights, that’s just not possible.  The other day, we were running around doing errands, and I knew I had to put together something very quick for dinner.  I turn to the crockpot on such occasions, because it is an opportunity to combine some simple ingredients during a less-pressured time of the day, and have dinner ready when I want it.  If you don’t have a crockpot, however, do not fear- this one would come out just as well if cooked in the oven.

Chicken in a peach mango salsa

Using a very simple recipe found here, I made a couple of changes.  The recipe calls for turkey cutlets or even pork, but I had chicken breasts, and they worked perfectly.  Secondly, instead of the can of diced chile tomatoes, I used salsa, which made it much more flavorful.  Finally, I threw in some chunks of pineapple as well, and the flavors were great.  I served it over rice with some cauliflower puree mixed in, a side of fresh veggies and fruit, and it was a nice summer dinner.  If you don’t have a crockpot, I’d combine the ingredients as recommended and cook it in the oven at 350 until the chicken is cooked through.  It may need less water, but other than that, should be an easy meal to replicate.

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I haven’t made this recipe in a while, but it’s part of one of my favorite fun family dinners.  One of the most creative chefs I’ve found, Annabel Karmel, has myriad of cookbooks, ranging from baby foods to kids’ cooking to family meals.  This dinner is so cute, it’s impossible not to love it.

This teddy bear burger begins with ground chicken breast, and has chunks of apple blended within.  The recipe instructs you to grind your own chicken, but you can purchase it ground and skip that step if you’d like.  Accompanying the Sneaky Chef’s whole grain mac and cheese (with pureed cauliflower), and served alongside steamed veggies and fresh fruit, somewhere on this plate is bound to be something healthy your family will eat.

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I love finding dinner recipes that sound fun, and “chicken spinach pie with mashed-potato crust” was one of them.  Although the ingredients themselves aren’t so unique– chicken, spinach, carrots, ricotta, and potatoes– the assembly and presentation are cute, and results in a dinner that is definitely not boring.  Straight out of Parenting magazine, the recipe can be found here.  It is a fairly easy dish to make, and lends itself well to one small improvement.  When making the mashed potatoes, I mixed in ½ cup of pureed, steamed cauliflower, a trick I learned from my favorite food enhancer, the Sneaky Chef.  The addition was not noticeable to the naked tongue (ha), and I felt happy knowing there was one more vegetable in our dinner.  My kids loved eating a meal that came from a pie plate, and who can argue with that?

Chicken-spinach pie with mashed-potato crust

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