Chicken Chili with White Beans

Chicken Chili with White Beans - This chili redolent with spices and bursting with chicken and white beans comes together quickly in 30 minutes or less.

This chili redolent with spices and bursting with chicken and white beans comes together quickly in 30 minutes or less. I graduated from high school in 1990. That means that I gained a lot of my culinary education (starving college student, food service worker, waitress, newlywed) in the 90s, the era of the Chicken Caesar […]

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas - Enchiladas are a perfect meal. Don

Enchiladas are a perfect meal. Don’t buy frozen and don’t go out. Make these at home and enjoy the savings and the amazing flavor. I think one of my favorite meals of all time is enchiladas. It doesn’t really matter what kind, I like them all. Except the ones made with flour tortillas. Kinda mushy […]

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice -  Got leftover cooked chicken and rice? Then you

Got leftover cooked chicken and rice? Then you’ve got the makings of a great meal. Since my youngest daughter was officially diagnosed (through extensive testing) with a peanut and walnut allergy, our Chinese takeout experiences have dwindled. To nothing. It’s probably a good thing. I never read the ingredients list for a Panda Feast, but […]

Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken - Let your slow cooker do the work this weekend with an easy sweet and sour chicken filling for sandwiches and wraps.

Let your slow cooker do the work this weekend with an easy sweet and sour chicken filling for sandwiches and wraps. I’ve found that having a plan, and even better, a make-ahead meal, makes for a really relaxed atmosphere in our house. If I know in advance what I’ll be serving and can communicate that […]

What to Make with Turkey Leftovers

Turkey Leftovers

Thanksgiving leftovers are some of my favorites. I love to dish them up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner the next day. Yes, my husband thinks I’m weird, too. Since the rest of my family isn’t quite so tolerant or appreciative of that meal plan, I try to make creative use of the leftover turkey meat […]

What to Do with the Turkey Bones? Make Stock

What to Do with Turkey Bones? Make Stock

Making a homemade stock is one of the most economical things you can do. Essentially, you’re getting all the flavor you possibly can from something you might otherwise chuck. Stock is also one of the easiest culinary feats you can pull off. And yet, the resulting turkey or chicken stock adds rich flavor to soups, […]

Ginger-Sesame Turkey Salad

Ginger-Sesame Turkey Salad | Good Cheap Eats

One of my favorite sandwich fillings is Chicken Salad. I have a few different favorites, like this one with cubed cheddar or this chicken salad with with apples and almonds or this chicken salad with apples, grapes and dried cranberries. When I was thinking about the flavors of a new salad to make, I decided to […]

Easy Chicken Strips for the Freezer

Easy Chicken Strips

Make a big batch of chicken strips and freeze them for later use in salads and sandwiches. On my last trip to visit my sister, she met us at the airport with these wonderful dinner salads, cookies, and homemade dressings. It was a feast! Particularly so since my friend Heidi and I had been cooped […]

Easy Chicken and Cheese Flautas

Easy Chicken Flautas | Good Cheap Eats

 This post is part of the DIY Convenience Foods series where we’re unpacking those fun foods that we just grab at the store or fast food restaurant. We’re making them cheaper or healthier — or both. When my sisters and I were young, my mom was always very gracious with her kitchen. It was never any problem […]

Fried Chicken Sandwich

Fried Chicken Sandwiches

Today as part of the DIY Convenience Foods series, we’re going to tackle something that fast food restaurants have battled over for years: the fried chicken sandwich. I did not grow up in the South. My mother never made friend chicken — unless it was from a box. But, I do loved fried chicken. However, it’s intimidating. […]