3 Must-Try Chicken Recipes For Your Christmas Menu

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Chicken is one of the easiest meats to work with because it is affordable, versatile and is readily available all throughout the year. It can be turned into a simple dinner or into a fancy dish fit for all occasions. This holiday season, grace your dinner table with these satisfying chicken recipes.

Holiday Chicken Pot Pie

What you need:

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, diced
  • 6 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 3/4 cups condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 3/4 cups condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups frozen sweet peas, thawed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mix together chicken breast halves, carrots, potatoes, onion, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sweet peas and chicken broth in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 3 1-quart baking dishes. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt margarine then slowly stir in milk and flour. Pour over chicken mixture. Cook in a pre-heated oven (400 degrees F) for 1 hour. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Chicken Cranberry Surprise

What you need:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 1/2 cups condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup stuffing mix
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine

Place chicken breast halves in a glass baking dish then sprinkle with cheese. In a small bowl, combine cream of chicken soup and white wine then pour over chicken. Top with stuffing mix, cranberries and melted butter. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) until cooked through, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Christmas Chicken Salad

What you need:

  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken meat
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup minced green bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Mix together onions, cranberries, celery, pecans, mayonnaise, green bell pepper, seasoning salt and paprika in a medium salad bowl. Add chicken and toss to combine ingredients well. Season with ground black pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Serve these tasty chicken recipes for your holiday dinner and everyone will surely have a merry Christmas!