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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken

2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons onion powder
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Combine the first five ingredients; rub over chicken. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.

Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°.

To test for doneness, pierce one of the chicken breasts in the thinkest part. If juice runs clear, it is done. If the juice has any pink in it, cook a little longer.

Yield: 6 servings.

Chicken Salad with Pasta

1 (12.5 oz) can white chicken, drained and shredded
8 oz. cooked spiral pasta
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 cup fresh mixed berries (strawberries, grapes, blueberries, etc.)
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup creamy poppy seed dressing
Fresh spinach leaves
Toasted pecans

Toss first six ingredients together. Serve salad over spinach leaves and garnish with pecans.

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

8 oz. spaghetti, broken up
3 Tbs. butter
4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add mushrooms and cook until tender, then reduce heat to low. Add garlic and cheese. Continue to cook mixture until cheese is melted, then blend in milk. Add chicken, Worcestershire, and spaghetti, then mix ingredients and place in a baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350, or until hot and bubbly.

Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole

10-oz. container refrigerated Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups wild rice, cooked per package instructions
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1 cup frozen peas
1/3 cup roasted red sweet peppers, chopped
1 Tbs. fresh basil
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1 Tbs. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine Alfredo sauce and milk in a bowl, then stir in rice, chicken, peppers, peas, and basil. Transfer to 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and stir. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter and sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake, uncovered, for another 25 minutes or until heated through and golden.

Southwestern Chicken Garden Casserole

10-oz. package frozen spinach, thawed
3 small yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs. peanut oil
3 cups cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
12 small corn tortillas, cut into pieces
10 3/4-oz. can cream of celery soup, undiluted
8-oz. container sour cream
8-oz. jar picante sauce
4.5-oz. can chopped green chiles (do not drain)
one packet of fajita seasoning
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain chopped spinach and pat dry with paper towels. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté squash, bell pepper, and onion for 6 minutes or until tender, then remove from heat. Stir in spinach, chicken, next 6 ingredients, and 1 1/2 cups cheese. Transfer to a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then bake for 5 more minutes.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

1 can condensed chicken-noodle soup
2 cups milk
8 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni
3 cups boned chicken, diced
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup onion, minced
4 hard boiled eggs, shelled and sliced
3 pimientos, chopped and drained
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/3 C. grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend soup and milk in a baking dish., then stir in macaroni, chicken, cheese, onion, eggs, pimientos, and salt. Cover and bake for an hour and 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with Parmesan, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.

Creamy Southwestern Chicken Casserole

6 cooked chicken breast halves, diced
12 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
10 3/4-oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup
10 3/4-oz. condensed cream of chicken soup
8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
salt, to taste
cayenne pepper, to taste
2/3 C. chicken broth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, then pour in 1/3 C. chicken broth. Layer half tortilla pieces, then half the chicken, onion, green pepper, and each soup. Add a little garlic powder, salt, cayenne pepper, and repeat layers. Add tomatoes over the top along with remaining broth. Cover with foil and bake for 45 or 55 minutes or until bubbly.

Easy Chicken Tortellini Casserole

9-oz. pkg. refrigerated tortellini
2 cups frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
10-oz. container refrigerated Alfredo sauce
10-oz. pkg. refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips
1/3 C. soft bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Drain. Mix broccoli, chicken, and alfredo sauce together in a bowl, then transfer to a casserole dish. Cover mixture with bread crumbs. Bake for about 30 minutes or until bubbly with browned bread crumbs.

Sweet & Sour Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 lb. chicken tenders or chicken breasts, cut in bite-size pieces
1 8-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained and juice reserved
1 cup uncooked rice
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, cut into small pieces
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs. sesame oil
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix together chicken, pineapple, rice, carrots, pepper, onion, and garlic in the dish. Heat small saucepan over high heat, then add chicken broth, pineapple juice, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger. Bring to a boil, then pour over chicken. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is tender.

Chicken & Dressing Casserole

3 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 8-oz. package stuffing mix
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 2 quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix together soup and chicken broth, then add chicken. Combine butter with stuffing mix, then add that to the chicken mixture. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes. Top with cheese 5 minutes before it finishes baking.