In case you haven’t noticed, the holidays are upon us, which means easy chicken recipes are one way to simplify menus and keep things nice and healthy. On top of everything you always do (kids, chores, work and so forth) you’re now expected to shop, wrap, mail, decorate and still manage to get a meal on the table that doesn’t involve a drive-thru. Whether you’re a gourmet cook or the worst cook ever like the late Phyllis Diller who said,  “My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.”

We’ve put together some easy chicken recipes that even the novice cook can whip up in thirty minutes or less. They require no fancy ingredients, nothing but basic cooking skills and will put a healthy, protein rich meal on the table in no time at all. They’re also great for making ahead and reheating during the week.


  1. Chicken & Sausage Paella
    Paella is the gift that keeps on giving not only because of how insanely yummy it is, but also because it’s something you can eat for days as leftovers. The secret to this savory dish is to quick-cook the rice in the microwave or substitute microwave ready rice pouches.

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