Main Dishes

Host dinner parties, celebrate the holidays, or simply bring the family together for a home-cooked meal. Pampered Chef's main dish recipes offer easy dinner recipes and healthy meal inspiration for American food, Asian food, Italian food, and other cuisines from around the world. Browse vegetarian recipes, gluten-free recipes, pasta dishes, casserole dishes, and more now.


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Adobo Chicken Sandwich

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This sandwich is a great example of balancing flavors: sweet, salty, sour, savory (umami), and bitter. There’s sweetness from the brown sugar, saltiness from the soy sauce, sourness from the vinegar, savory from the chicken and soy sauce, and bitterness from the arugula.

Pasta Romano With Bacon & Broccoli

This one-pot meal is comfort food that comes together quickly enough for a weeknight meal.  

Grilled Peach Salad

The dressing in this recipe uses browned butter, and while it sounds fancy, it's really easy to make. It’s a simple shortcut that deepens the flavor of sweet and savory foods. 

Toasted Orzo Skillet With Shrimp

Toasting the orzo develops an unexpected nutty flavor and golden color. Searing the shrimp is such an easy and fast way to get great flavor, color and texture. These two techniques step up this simple weeknight meal.

Chicken Verde Soup

Poaching the chicken in this recipe—or starting the chicken in cold water and bringing the temperature up together—gives you tender, juicy pieces in the finished soup.

Orange-Ginger Tofu Stir-Fry

Haven’t tried tofu? Try this recipe. This versatile vegan staple is like a blank canvas that absorbs the flavor of other ingredients. Draining the tofu and coating it in cornstarch helps develop a delicious crust when you sear it.

Barbecue Chicken Chopped Salad

This salad is both beautiful and hearty enough to leave you satisfied

Roasted Chicken & Asparagus With Pan Sauce

The pan sauce in this recipe brings an additional layer of flavor to the dish without overwhelming the lighter flavors of the chicken, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Caribbean Chicken Rice Bowls

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This recipe is all about customization. Switch out the rub for a different flavor, or try a vegetable like zucchini or chickpeas instead of kidney beans.

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

Push the smoky flavor of barbecue chicken pizza to the limits by putting it on the grill. Our BBQ Pizza Pan helps make it easy.

Baked Mac ‘N Cheese with Shrimp

Add a seafood twist to a comfort food classic. Great food pairing with Champagne.

Roasted Vegetable Toasts with White Bean Hummus

This versatile recipe can be served as an appetizer or the roasted vegetables can be served with pasta, tortillas, or salads. The White Bean Hummus is a great dip for veggie chips, too.  

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