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Skillet Lasagna

This family favorite delivers all of the flavor of lasagna in half of the time. Spicy turkey sausage boosts the flavor.

Satay Chicken Pasta Salad

This delicious and colorful main-dish salad gets its distinct flavor from a simple dressing inspired by Thai peanut sauce.

Provençal Chicken with Brown Rice

Caramelizing the tomato paste gives this sauce a “slow cooked” flavor.

New Orleans-Style Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

Smoked sausage, celery, green bell pepper and onion deliver big flavor in a flash.

Microwave White Chicken Chili

Three whole heads of garlic may seem like a lot, but “roasting” them in the microwave lends a mild, mellow taste to this chili.

Mexican Chicken Napoleons

Chicken and black beans are layered between crunchy tortillas and topped with fresh fruit salsa for a healthy and stylish double-decker tostada.

Mexican Chicken “Lasagna”

A fun twist on lasagna starts with enchilada sauce and corn tortillas to create a quick microwave casserole.

Lemony Moroccan Chicken Pitas

Quick-preserved lemon is prepared in the microwave for authentic flavor in a flash.

Harvest Chicken Salad

Crimson apples and tangy orange dressing make this chicken salad the main attraction.

Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco

Preparing a tomato-garlic sauce from scratch in the microwave will fill your kitchen with the aromas of an upscale Italian restaurant.

Green, White & Red Lasagna

The Italian flag never tasted so good! A traditional Italian dish gets a new look with slices of polenta instead of lasagna noodles.

Greek Chicken Pot Pies

Our lemony version of a classic comfort food is prepared in a surprisingly short amount of time.

Curried Chicken Noodle Soup

This family-pleasing soup proves that our Indian Mild Curry Rub is a tasty way to add flavor to classic recipes.

Crunchy Whole-Grain Chicken Bites

These family-friendly chicken bites can be made Buffalo style with the addition of hot sauce and blue cheese.

Creamy Lemon-Pesto Chicken & Linguine

A rich, creamy sauce tops chicken and linguine to create a restaurant-style meal at home.

Cool & Crunchy Chicken Tacos

Refreshing jicama and mango pair beautifully with the warm flavor of the cumin sauce, making these tacos true standouts.

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