These quick easy chicken recipes are an important part of our budget meal planning as they are so versatile.
Get the most out of your ingredients: use leftovers from one of the whole chicken recipes for Chicken Enchiladas or Chicken Soup. With minimal effort you can create two or three meals - each recipe will give you meal planning ideas as to how to do this. Be sure to include the Chicken and Pasta recipes and Chicken Salad recipes in your meal planning. They are always winners!
All of these chicken recipes are simple and they have been developed with the busy cook in mind: for example, the Oven Baked Whole Chicken, which the family loves when it appears on the table. Somehow, a roast chicken takes a family meal out of the realms of the mediocre and elevates it to something special - there is the ritual of the carving, the decision over who gets the wish-bone...there is conversation and conviviality. So, I hope that your meals are not just sustenance, but that they provide a space to sit down as a family and create some happy memories.