8 Easy and Comforting Chicken Dinners

By | June 25, 2016

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As the nights grow colder, warm your family up with delicious and comforting chicken dinners. From Thai Chicken & Rice Noodle Soup to Chicken Chili, these cozy meals will become a part of your regular rotation.

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This fragrant, warming chicken and rice noodle soup is made with a rotisserie chicken and pantry staples. It’s almost instant gratification, and will leave your family feeling cozy, happy, and all warmed up. GET THE RECIPE

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This is my take on Pollo a la Brasa, the delicious spit-roasted chicken made popular by so many Peruvian restaurants. The chicken is marinated in olive oil, lime juice, garlic and spices, and then roasted until tender, juicy and crisp-skinned. The green sauce, which gets it’s color from cilantro and jalapeno peppers, is downright addictive — I guarantee you’ll want to put it on everything. GET THE RECIPE

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In the Philippines, “adobo” refers to the process of simmering meat in a tangy vinegar and soy based sauce flavored with garlic, bay leaves and black pepper. This version is made with coconut milk, which tames the vinegar and adds body to the sauce. GET THE RECIPE

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In this sweet and spicy dish, chicken is immersed in a honey, citrus and chili-infused marinade, and then roasted with carrots and dates. Herbs, scallions and pistachios are added for freshness, color and crunch. GET THE RECIPE

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This chicken tandoori is deliciously spiced with super-crispy skin, and the mango chutney served alongside adds fruity, tangy flavor. GET THE RECIPE

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Inspired by Laurie David’s The Family Dinner cookbook, this juicy roast chicken with crispy skin is one of my favorite family meals. GET THE RECIPE

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Chicken Marbella is probably the most famous dish to come out of the beloved Silver Palate Cookbook by Julie Rosso and the late Sheila Lukins. I grew up eating this dish — in fact, my mother still makes it on holidays and special occasions. The chicken is marinated in garlic and herbs, and then baked with wine, brown sugar, prunes, capers and green olives. GET THE RECIPE

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Loaded with veggies, chicken and beans, this is a hearty and healthy chili you can actually feel good about eating. GET THE RECIPE

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