Simple Chicken Tenderloin Piccata

 Chicken Tenderloin Piccata Noble Pig

It's that time of year when I start searching my recipe files for tried and true, quick and easy dinners. Back-to-school means there is less time to casually linger over the stove. It's also a reminder to take a look at some of my family's favorite, but more time consuming recipes and figure out how I can simplify them into a weeknight meal.

One my family's most beloved meals (especially my oldest son's) is chicken piccata, however I rarely delve into making this during a jam-packed, school night. One of chicken piccata's time-consuming tasks is pounding chicken breasts into flattened, thin cutlets. It's a step I don't particularly enjoy and it's time consuming when making a large batch.

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In order to simplify my recipe, making it weeknight worthy, I have begun using Tyson® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins in place of whole chicken breasts. What a time-saver this has been! The tenderloins are already smaller and thinner, which means I don't have to spend the time pounding down the chicken so it can cook quickly. It's almost as if half the work has already been done for me.

Like all Tyson Fresh Chicken, each piece is hand-trimmed for convenience to save time and effort. It's little things like this that help me get dinner on the table quickly.

All natural* with no added hormones or steroids,** Tyson Fresh Chicken is also delivered fresh, arriving at your store only days after leaving the farm. With my own farming background, I can appreciate the Tyson heritage of producing chicken for over 75 years.

The brand itself is wholesome and family-friendly and it makes me feel good using products from companies made up of real people - moms, dads, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends.

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A must for chicken piccata is fresh lemon juice, nothing else will do. The fresh lemon juice is reduced with white wine and butter to make the perfect finishing sauce.

Piccata itself is a method of preparing food: meat is sliced, coated, sautéed and served in a sauce. Originating in Italy, Piccata has lots of slight variations, but is mostly made using the same ingredients when it comes to the sauce.

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One 2-1/2 pound bag of Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins fit perfectly onto one
17 x 12 sheet pan, making it easy to get into the oven with only one pan to clean up. I know I can thaw out the whole bag of chicken for this recipe without thinking about how to portion it out. Another win in the time-saving department.

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When ready to serve, place chicken on a large platter or individual plates and pour the sauce over the top, drenching each piece. 

I can't tell you how much your family will love this. Also, capers are a traditional ingredient in chicken piccata, mostly for their briny, salty taste. However, when making this for my kids, I use fresh chives from the garden to top off the dish. They have not quite embraced the flavor of capers yet, I still have hope.

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Print Recipe

Simple Chicken Tenderloin Piccata

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com | Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko
  • 2 teaspoons freeze-dried parsley
  • 2.5 pounds Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins
  • vegetable oil
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chives, minced

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a 12 x 17 rimmed baking tray with parchment paper that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
  • Combine flour with salt and pepper. Combine panko with dried parsley. Using three shallow dishes, separate flour mixture, eggs and panko into each dish. Dredge each tenderloin in the flour first (shaking off excess), then the egg, followed by the panko mixture.
  • In a large skillet over low heat, add 1-2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil. Working in batches, add several tenderloins to the pan and cook until slightly browned, 2 minutes on each side. Move them to the sheet pan and repeat with remaining chicken. Place sheet pan with browned chicken into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, melt 2 Tablespoons of butter over med-high heat. Add lemon juice and wine and boil over high heat until reduced by half, about five minutes. The mixture will taste very concentrated and mouth-puckering (it is supposed to). Add remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter and season slightly with salt and pepper.
  • When chicken is done, place on a large platter or individual plates and generously pour sauce over the chicken. Top with fresh chives. Serve immediately.
  • Note: Chicken must be cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees for boneless products and 180 degrees for bone in chicken products.

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I know your family is going to love this delicious, time-saving meal. For more meal ideas and recipes with Tyson Fresh Chicken click here.

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*Minimally processed. No artificial ingredients.
**Federal regulations prohibit the use of added hormones or steroids in chicken.

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162 Comments and 1 Reply

  1. Jennifer 1

    Looks Delicious!

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  2. TERRY 2

    Thanks for the giveaway! Cluck! Cluck!

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  3. TERRY 3
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  4. Sandy Headtke 4

    I have been making chicken sandwiches with the Tyson tenderloins. Quick and easy, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes on a whole wheat bun.

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  5. Teresa 5

    This is how I would love my chicken. My daughter doesn’t want the piccata sauce, I could practically drink it.
    Our easy, quick dinner is mostaccoli. I don’t eat the pasta so I eat my sauce over green beans. Sounds weird but it’s delicious.

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  6. Sandy Headtke 6
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  7. Emma 7

    I love making a zucchini/tomato sauce for pasta. it’s fast, delicious, and something to do with all that zucchini!

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  8. Rusty H 8

    When I get home from work late (which seems to be the case lately), Sloppy Joes is my quick and easy go-to meal. I have several variations to keep it from getting boring.

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  9. Rusty H 9
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  10. Mary W 10

    Our fast family meals are wraps, burritos, tacos and salads. I can add Tyson chicken to any of these to make the meal even better.

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  11. Anna 11

    My husband’s favorite of my quick. go-to meals is Taco Soup. He loves it so much, and it could not be easier to make!

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  12. Mary W 12

    I tweeted the message: link to twitter.com

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  13. Robin W. 13

    Spaghetti!!!! Always quick and easy and my family loves it!!

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  14. Susan P. 14

    I like making casseroles with some kind of pasta which we usually have for leftovers the next night or for lunches to take to work and school.

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  15. Susan P. 15
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  16. Our quick-to-go meal is usually scrambled eggs and biscuits with some type of meat – sausage or bacon. This recipe looks great.

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  17. nancy geragi 17

    Sounds yummy and so simple, great for a family! My family loves rice, especially one they have dubbed ‘french onion rice’ that and some fresh asparagus and they will be so-o-o happy…thanks so much, your recipes are always so good….nancy and the boys

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  18. Sharon 18

    Chicken alfredo with rotisserie chicken (store bought) is my easy go-to quick meal.

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  19. Sharon 19
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  20. betty campbell 20

    my easy dinner is macoroni and cheese or chicken cutlets

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  21. Chelle 21

    Looks so good, can’t wait to try it!

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  22. Carole Resnick 22

    Chicken and waffles with prepared chicken and prepared waffles with prepared syrup. Easy Easy Easy.

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  23. Carole Resnick 23

    I posted on my blog cybercookscookingcorner.blogspot.com

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  24. Amy S. 24

    My quick meal is usually sliders & tater tots

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  25. Katherine 25

    Casserole! Seriously so easy, fast and comforting. Usually a quinoa concoction or lasagna. Always a crowd pleaser!

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  26. SueH 26

    I love tyson products. My easy meal is tyson chicken patties Whole wheat rolls, lettuce tomato and onion, either mayo or bbq sauce and frozen fries.

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  27. Kathy 27

    Asian turkey burgers with stir-fried vegetables and brown rice!

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  28. Kevin 28

    Chicken cacciatore!

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  29. Athena R 29

    Veggie burgers or something with pasta

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  30. Nicole Dz 30

    Our go to quick and simple family meal is always grilled ham & cheese sandwiches.

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  31. Nicole Dz 31

    I shared on twitter here–https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/504712192516571136

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  32. April 32

    I like making breakfast for dinner – eggs and bacon are a crowd-pleaser, at least for my crowd.

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  33. stir fry chicken and veggies!

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  34. Cindy B 34

    My go-to quick and easy dinner is chicken, rice and broccoli one pot dish.

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  35. Cindy B 35
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  36. April V 36

    That would have to be spaghetti!

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  37. Emma 37

    My go-to is what my mom always called “cheesy hamburger rice bake.” It’s just a casserole with ground beef, a can of condensed tomato soup, cheese and rice. Delicious, filling and soooo easy :)

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  38. Celeste B. 38

    Tacos or burgers.

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  39. Patricia Caradonna 39

    My go-to quick and easy family dinner is baked chicken, baked potato and vegetable. I work full-time so I need easy meals.

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  40. Patricia Caradonna 40

    Tweeted: link to twitter.com

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  41. Lily Sheng 41

    Skillet lasagna always does it for me!

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  42. Lily Sheng 42

    Here’s my tweet link to twitter.com thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Mark Newcomb 43

    One of our favorite things to make ! Nice giveaway.

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  44. Maurissa R 44

    My go to for a quick meal is usually Spaghetti Carbonara or some sort of Alfredo depending on which meat we have at the house. The carbonara is a nice change in routine whenever I have extra cream lying around. OH! Or Spaghetti a Olio! mmmm!

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  45. Maurissa R 45

    link to twitter.com
    Here’s my Tweet!

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  46. Denise 46

    Quick and easy is usually some kind of pasta.

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  47. Karen W 47

    Got to try this!

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  48. Leela 48

    Spaghetti with tomato sauce.

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  49. love this chicken tenderloin piccata! My go-to dish for a quick and easy family dinner? Pasta!!

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  50. stephanie 50

    We like BLTs and soup on quick meal nights! Thank you!

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  51. Kelly D 51

    Our easy dinner is spaghetti with a side of salad.

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  52. Kelly D 52
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  53. heather 53

    My go to easy family dinner is fried chicken, mashed potatoes and salad.

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  54. Susan Broughton 54

    My go to quick easy recipe is tacos. Its tasty but quick to get on the table.

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  55. Clare 55

    I love this idea! Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite meals, but can definitely be time consuming.

    My favorite quick and easy dinner is usually breakfast for dinner or pizza and salad.

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  56. My quick go to meal is a French Dip. Simple and tasty!

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  57. libby 57

    Pasta and Mussels

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  58. Brownie 58

    My family’s favorite meal is Baked Chicken and stuffing casserole

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  59. Sues 59

    These look marvelous! Simple, but perfect. My go-to meal for the weeknights is tacos!!

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  60. shari w. 60

    love grilled cheese and tomato soup……………….quick & easy

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  61. Carrie Allton 61

    Hamburgers with avocado & grilled onions.

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  62. Amy L 62

    Tyler Florence’s Spaghetti Carbonara (the recipe is on The Food Network’s site). It’s comfort food and a great meal to make for guests. Easy, yummy, and impressive.

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  63. Larissa 63

    For easy, though it’s not the quickest, I tend to do lasagna. It’s so simple and makes a huge pan, so lots of leftovers!

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  64. Larissa 64
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  65. My go-to quick and easy family dinner is eating out!!!

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  66. My tweet is here: link to twitter.com

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  67. Elaine 67

    Chicken Piccata is now on the menu. Yummy.

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  68. Juan 68

    Arepas with Chicken salad and avocados

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  69. GloriaT 69

    I always have sauce and meatballs (and Italian sausage) in the freezer. It’s my go to when I just don’t know what to cook or have no time!

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  70. sara 70

    Our go to is pasta. Quick, cheap, and a crowd pleaser.

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  71. sara 71
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  72. This looks delicious!! How did you know that I was looking for new dinner ideas this weekend!

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  73. Meggan 73

    I live alone but I like to cook larger meals for myself to use as lunches/dinners for the rest of the week. Tacos are a good one to make last a few days. I usually go for taco salad for lunches and make taco omelettes for dinner with the leftover meat/cheese.

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  74. Susan P 74

    Chicken Stir Fry

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  75. Kat S 75

    This may be something that I can cook for myself at home. I’m more so a baker, but darnit! I’m gonna try this out! :)

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  76. Terry Cross 76

    Spaghetti is one of my quick and easy meals

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  77. Debra 77

    My go to quick dinner is pizza!

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  78. Terry Cross 78
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  79. Emily 79

    my go-to easy meal is definitely spaghetti. a favorite of mine since i was a kid.

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  80. laurie montez 80

    Mmmmmm, can’t wait to try this dish love it.

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  81. Julie 81

    Looks delicious I am going to make this soon

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  82. shari w. 82

    pork chops and potatoes baked in iron skillet

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  83. Tasha Smith 83

    Thanks for the info about the chicken. I’ve been looking for chicken that isn’t pumped full of other crap!

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  84. Marlee 84

    Well tonight it will be tri tip french dip since my bbqing husband brought home some left overs from an amazing cook he did!

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  85. Debra J Schultz 85

    A ground beef hot dish. Ingredients vary depending on what is on hand.

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  86. Ellon St. Croix 86

    I love Chicken Piccata. It’s one of my favorites. I even made it for one of my finals when I was in culinary school.

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  87. Trudy Medrano 87

    tweet URL: link to twitter.com

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  88. Trudy Medrano 88

    I would have to say my weeknight go-to dinner is salad with grilled chicken — I have have it on the table in 30 mins or less & everyone will eat it! :)

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  89. ruth 89

    my go to dinner is pasta primavara with grilled chicken

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  90. What a great idea to bake the chicken, cuts time and calories! I love chicken piccata too, I like mine with extra capers!

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  91. Nicole 91

    Our quick go-to meal is taco salad.

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  92. Catherine Kasper 92

    Our family go to dinner is fettuchini alfredo.

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  93. Natalie Yarbrough 93

    I tweeted with twitter id @yarbr012 : link to twitter.com.

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  94. Natalie Yarbrough 94

    I love to make my cheesy chicken and wild rice scrambled eggs with corn. I love chicken!

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  95. Rich Covey 95

    My go to meal is a penne with sausage and tomatoes in a cream sauce. Winner every time!

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  96. Ann Bimberg 96

    Love pinning your recipes for later! My quick meal is Jumbalaya. Easy, one pot, very filling!

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  97. Vincent 97

    For a quick meal we like to make an egg scramble.

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  98. Vincent 98
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  99. Wendi H 99

    my go to meal is tacos, that is a meal both my boys will eat and its quick!

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  100. Margi 100

    Another single friend and I were doing freezer meals this week and Chicken Piccata was first on the list for us. We used butterflied breast but this sure looks easier. This is my go to meal for taste.

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  101. Susan Van Horn 101

    Roast chicken! I love it! Rub with olive oil, season with herbs and spices, salt and pepper and roast! Couldn’t be simpler.

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  102. Kathy Wolford 102

    My default meal is Parmesan Chicken Nuggets – I cut the chicken into smaller portions, more crust coverage that way.

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  103. Courtney b 103

    probably bacon lettuce and tomatoe sandwiches !:)

    or grilled cheese!?!? :)

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  105. amy pugmire 105

    I love lemon chicken and rice.

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  106. amy pugmire 106
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  107. CherylM. 107

    Wonderful recipe!

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  108. Debra Hannah 108

    My favorite go-to meal is grilled lemon chicken, a salad, brown rice, & homemade bread! Yummy!!!

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  109. mary sampson 109

    My go to weeknight meals are salads with eggs and turkey and sometimes some meat I cooked early in the morning..Always with some homemade flour tortillas and black beans too for extra protein..keeping it simple and easy peasy..

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  110. Erika 110

    Another quick and amazing looking recipe from you! I can’t wait to try this one.

    My go to quick meal has to be soft tacos. I always have tortillas and cheese on hand, and everything else that gets stuffed in can vary depending on what I have.

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  111. rachel 111

    My go-to is homemade pizza — I keep all the ingredients on hand!

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  112. DAWN SCHMIDT 112

    Our favorite quick and easy meal is definitely sweet and sour chicken stir fry, its delicious!

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  113. DAWN SCHMIDT 113

    Tweeted for a second entry
    link to twitter.com

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  114. Terry Covington 114

    My favorite quick and easy family dinner is bean burritos, especially if I have a pot of homemade beans; add cheese and other toppings, hot sauce, and a big salad. We never seem to tire of it. Thanks for the chance to win the gadgets!

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  115. sharonjo 115

    My favorite fast family dinner is tacos or nachos. All you have to cook is the meat filling, then add toppings as available. Thank you!

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  117. Katherine 117

    Frozen CHicken fingers

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  119. Tonia L. 119

    My quick and easy “go to meal” is anything with pasta! Spaghetti, noodles and pesto, maybe throw in a chick breast or some shrimp. I’ve done turkey sausage and sun-dried tomatoes. Cheesy “adult” pasta, with medium shells, broccoli and kielbasa or crab and alfredo sauce. Yep anything PASTA is definitely me “go to”.

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  120. Tonia L. 120

    Twitter link: link to twitter.com

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  122. I love a chicken fajita recipe I gathered from the food network years ago!

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  123. Ashley Hewell 123

    I like chicken parm.

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  124. Anne 124

    For a quick and easy go-to dinner, I often make chicken quesadillas (which are also a good way to use leftover roast chicken meat). All I need to go with them is a nice side salad. Easy and delicious.

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  125. Anne 125

    Here’s the link to my tweet about your lovely piccata and this promotion:
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  127. Erika 127

    We love barbecue chicken sandwiches. :)

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. cindyzs 128

    there are tons of quick, less than 30 min real meals one can make…i love my fried smashed chicken breasts, spicy chicken nuggets, steak fingers, palomino steak, BLT (BACON!!), kielbasa w/potatoes and egg…these are just a few of the favs of mine!

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  129. Deb Anderson 129

    Chicken parmigiana – the whole family loves it!

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  130. Diane in Cincinnati 130

    Spaghetti and meatballs.

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  131. Diane 131

    I make a quick and easy recipe that we call Jiffy Beef Stroganoff! It is a hit with the whole family:)

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  132. Jill Moore 132

    Will make this when the kids and their friends are home from college since you can do a bunch at once!

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  133. Angel Jacklyn 133

    TWITTERED! link to twitter.com

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  134. Angel Jacklyn 134

    QUICK CHICKEN? CHICKEN TENDERS, EASY TO BREAD AND BAKE!

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  135. Susan Smith 135

    My favorite chicken dish is Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

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  137. Birdiebee 137

    My favorite quick to go meal is Chicken Parmesan made in a slow cooker. Just add your ingredients in the morning and let it cook all day.

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  139. barbara n 139

    My go to meal is spaghetti and meatballs! Everyone likes it and it is easy and fast for busy week night meals! Paired with a salad and bread you have a quick and delicious meal!

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  140. Janice Cooper 140

    My go to meal is sloppy joes or turkey burgers

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  142. Mary Rappleyea 142

    My favorite quick, go to meal is Lasagna Soup, only 30 mins.

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  143. Kerry 143

    I have a chicken and dumpling recipe for the slow cooker that is my family’s favorite!

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  144. Kerry 144
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  145. Karen D 145

    I like to make macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, and a salad.

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  146. Karen D 146

    Tweeted at link to twitter.com

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  147. Erica Best 147

    i love chicken and noodles

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  149. Sonya Morris 149

    My quick go to for dinner is usually spaghetti. Your Chicken Tenderloin Piccata looks delicious!

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  150. Sonya Morris 150

    Link to tweet:
    link to twitter.com
    Thank you!

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  151. Madeline 151

    I adore chicken tacos with rice for a quick and yummy dinner.

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  152. Madeline 152

    Tweet link: link to twitter.com

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  153. Ellie Wright 153

    A big salad topped with grilled chicken is a great family dinner that’s fast and easy.

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  155. Annette 155

    My favorite go-to quick and easy family dinner is chicken spaghetti. I cut up boneless, skinless breasts and stir fry them in a little olive oil, seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic. It’s easy, yet tasty.

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  156. Annette 156

    Here’s my tweet link to twitter.com

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  157. Debbie B 157

    we love to eat grilled chicken sandwiches!

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  158. Tabathia B 158

    I make wraps using hotdogs, chili and cheese and bake

    tbarrettno1 at gmail.com

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  159. Tabathia B 159

    tweet link to twitter.com

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  160. Betty C 160

    I like to use the slow cooker for a cabbage, potato and sausage meal. Then it is ready whenever we want.

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  162. Debbie B 162

    i posted a tweet here: link to twitter.com

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  163. Sandie 163

    This looks so good…a must try for sure!
    So, the bag of chicken is frozen ? ..you mention thawing a whole bag..

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