Lemon Chicken

Chicken can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven. Set the ingredients of the lemon sauce in a pot and cook just before dinner.  

Creamy Spring Pasta

BBQ up some extra chicken on the weekend and maybe your kids can prepare this Creamy Spring Pasta recipe during the week. Let them pick the green vegetables, peas, asparagus, steamed broccoli or spinach all work well.

Turkey Rolls

Turkey Rolls present well and are actually easy to make. I originally tried a recipe from Fine Cooking and then I took out so many steps (brining, bacon wrapping and browning) that I had to call them "Rolls" instead of "Roulades." In the end the turkey rolls are so much easier and taste superior. This recipe makes two rolls so it is easy to make with a friend or make two and freeze one or bake them both with company. The mushroom and shallot sauce is optional but worth the effort.

Kung Pao Chicken

This recipe is a success story. Votes from all families are 7/10 or higher. For those with picky eaters start with the chicken plain, vegetables raw and rice on the side then introduce the sauce. One day soon they will gobble it all up!

Chicken Chimichangas

You can fill these as much or as little as you like depending on your family. I find 6 works well for one recipe but small kids might only eat half of one. For a dairy free version use special cheese or dice up an avocado in place of the grated cheese.

Chicken Chili

Let your family get creative by providing a variety of toppings. We like fresh cilantro, shredded monterey jack cheese, diced jalapeños and diced tomatoes.