It’s time to put all that chicken to good use.
As we’re preparing more meals at home, many of us are stocking up on versatile freezer- and family-friendly ingredients—like, you guessed it, chicken. Whether it’s baked, sautéed or freshly roasted, chicken is a great mealtime mainstay for dining in. Here are a variety of ways to serve it up while keeping your menu fresh.
Cook Your Chicken in Advance
We like to cook a lot of chicken at once to use in different recipes throughout the week. You can also grab our roasted-in-store chicken to make your meals even easier. Bonus: it’s on sale for just $5 every Thursday!*
If you’re preparing chicken yourself, we recommend cooking it in a slow cooker or oven.
In the slow cooker: Heat oil in large sauté pan over medium high heat until it shimmers, about 5 minutes. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Add to pan and sear until golden brown on all sides, about 5-6 minutes per side (searing adds flavor, but you can skip this step if you’re short on time). Transfer the chicken and any juices to slow cooker. Cook on low for about 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Cut or shred.
In the oven: Preheat oven to 425°F. Place chicken breasts in casserole dish, drizzle with olive oil and add seasonings of your choice. Bake uncovered for about 18-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Let rest 5 minutes before cutting or shredding.
Meals with 5 Ingredients or Less >
Chicken Pot Pie
Save time with pre-made crust and frozen veggies! Combine chopped, cooked chicken with Pacific Foods Organic Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup and 1 cup of frozen mixed vegetables. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder and pour into frozen pie shell. Add top of shell, crimp crusts together and cut slits in center. Bake at 425°F for about 30 minutes until crust is golden brown.
Honey Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These unique wraps take just 5 minutes to whip up. They’re light and flavorful, with sweet heat and a satisfying crunch. Toss warm shredded chicken with Blue Top Honey Chipotle Creamy Hot Sauce and spoon into lettuce cups. Top with blue cheese and chopped green onions, and you’re ready to eat!
Peri Peri Chicken & Rice
This bold take on classic chicken and rice is ready in just 15 minutes. Cook RightRice over stovetop according to package instructions (about 10 minutes). Warm chunks of cooked chicken and Nando’s Peri Peri Sauce in a saucepan with a splash of milk or cream. Pour chicken over rice and top with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
Chicken Tortilla Soup
All you need is one pot, 10 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this satisfying Southwestern soup. Bring Cookwell & Company Tortilla Soup and shredded chicken to a simmer in a large pot. Top with cilantro and a dollop of sour cream and enjoy alongside cornbread.
One Pot Truffle Pasta
Rich with fragrant Italian truffles, this restaurant-worthy pasta is ready in just 20 minutes. Cook your favorite pasta according to package instructions. Return to pot and stir in a couple spoonfuls of Urbani Truffle Thrills along with chopped, cooked chicken. Toss to coat and serve warm with shaved Parmesan.
Chicken Fried Rice
Create a takeout favorite at home in just 20 minutes. Simply microwave TruRoots Organic Vegetable Medley Quinoa and Brown Rice Blend. Add to a hot skillet with a little oil along with diced rotisserie chicken and a beaten egg. Stir fry until egg is cooked and rice is crispy.
Black Bean Bowls
In just five minutes, and with just five ingredients, you can have filling, flavorful black bean bowls that are ready to eat! Simply microwave Fillo’s Beans and Sofrito Cuban Black Beans. Top with shredded chicken, shredded cheese, avocado and a squeeze of lime.
Meals in 10 Minutes or Less >
BBQ Chicken Salad
This crunchy, creamy salad comes together in just 5 minutes. Mix The Fresh Market Romaine Lettuce with chopped cherry tomatoes, avocado and cucumber. Toss with Tessemae’s Organic Classic Ranch Dressing. Mix True Made Foods Carolina Red BBQ Sauce with chopped, cooked chicken, add to salad and enjoy.
Pesto Chicken Flatbread
Pizza in 5 minutes? Yes, please! Skip the dough and try flatbread instead. Spread Cucina & Amore Genovese Basil Pesto over flatbread or naan and top with shredded, cooked chicken, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and feta. Place under broiler until cheese has melted.
Asian Peanut Salad
We love the savory flavors and crispy, crunchy textures in this salad. We also love the fact that it takes 10 minutes to make. Cook WA SOBA Buckwheat Noodles according to package. Toss with The Fresh Market Tri-Color Coleslaw, The Fresh Market Peanut Ginger Dressing (found in our produce section), chopped cilantro, chopped, cooked chicken and cashews.
Pho is a satisfying dish that can be surprisingly easy to make. Start with Ocean’s Halo Pho Noodle Bowl. Simply microwave according to package instructions, then add shredded chicken. Finish it off with your favorite toppings—we love fresh cilantro, basil and a squeeze of lime.
Chicken Lentil Bowl
Rice and dal make a great easy combo. Best of all, this meal comes together in just five minutes! Microwave Maya Kaimal Organic Everyday Dal according to package instructions (we love the red lentils + butternut squash + coconut) and pour over steamed rice. Top with chopped chicken, a dollop of yogurt and fresh mint.
Meals in 15 Minutes or less >
Chicken and Dumplings
Enjoy a comforting dish tastes like it took all day and cooks in just 15 minutes. Sauté chopped onion, carrot and celery until tender. Add a carton of Pacific Foods Organic Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup and 1 cup of milk and bring to a low simmer. Add Gia Russa Potato Gnocchi and cook 2-3 minutes or until gnocchi floats to the top. Add shredded, cooked chicken and serve.
Korean BBQ Tacos
These 15-minute, street food-inspired tacos are so addictively good, you’ll want to make extra. Simmer Kevin’s Natural Foods Paleo, Keto Korean BBQ Sauce with shredded roast chicken, spoon into tortillas and top with thinly sliced cucumber, cilantro, sesame seeds and a squeeze of lime.
This wholesome, filling salad features bright Mediterranean flavors and is ready in 15 minutes. Cook Yolele Fonio over stovetop or in microwave (4-5 minutes). Top with chopped, cooked chicken, chopped cucumber, chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta. Drizzle with olive oil, then finish with fresh mint and a squeeze of lemon.
*Special $5 price on whole roasted chickens valid on Thursdays in June (regular $7.99). While supplies last.