View Full Version : Easy chicken dish for company?

11-03-2006, 11:54 AM
The upcoming holiday season had me thinking and I realized the only things I have ever cooked for company are lasagna (or manicotti/stuffed shells purchased from italian grocer - even easier), roast turkey, or ham from honey-baked ham store.

I'd like to come up with few new main dish items to add to my rotation, which must be getting boring for my company. I'd love to learn an easy, yummy chicken dish that can be made ahead.

Thanks for any ideas

11-03-2006, 03:03 PM
UPDATE I made this tonight and it got raves from family. If you have a cooked chicken from the grocery/deli it's a snap to prepare. I used sweet Italian turkey sausage as we did not have chorizo and it was still really, really good.

I have not made this but am tempted as it has great reviews, looks tasty, unusual and easy.



11-03-2006, 04:36 PM
I make a chicken dish that has been posted before... but it is super easy and tasty. I make it for company, too.

6 chx breasts
1 pkg sliced swiss cheese
2 cans Cream of Chx and Herbs soup
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup Stove Top or similiar stuffing.

Grease bottom of 9x13 dish and place Chx in one layer (the chicken can be slightly frozen). Season well with salt and pepper and layer cheese slices over top. In a bowl, combine soups and wine and pour over cheese. Sprinkle stuffing evenly over the top. Bake for 1hour and 15min in a 350 degree oven. Serve with rice!

You can put the whole thing together in the morning with frozen chx breasts and keep in the fridge to just throw in the oven before your guests arrive.

Also super easy....

Ham and Chx roll-ups

4-6 chx breasts
4-6 slices honey ham (deli kind)
2 cans cream of chx (or sub cream of mushroom or one of each)
1 cup wine
chopped onion, mushrooms and garlic (all optional)

Under plastic-wrap, pound out chx until they are evenly about 1/4 inch thick. Place a slice of ham on each breast and roll-up, securing with 2-3 toothpicks. Heat olive oil in pan and brown on all sides, adding any onion, garlic or shrums you have at the end. Mix in soup and wine, and simmer on med for about 20-30 min, stirring and turning chicken rolls occationally. Great served over rice.

Roast chx in the oven is always tasty, and super easy.

Good Luck!

11-03-2006, 05:26 PM
Roast chicken over root vegetables is very easy. Cut up an assortment of vegetables (potato, sweet potato, turnip, carrot, etc.) into bite size pieces and toss with salt, pepper, your choice of herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, anything), a little balsalmic vinegar, and olive oil. Put the vegetables in a single layer in one of those rectangular baking dishes. Season some chicken pieces with salt, pepper, maybe a squeeze of lemon and put the chicken skin side up on top of the vegetables. I will put this in the oven at 375 or 400 degrees for about an hour. Temp and length of time depends on the size/amount of the chicken you are using. For example, if you are using drumsticks and you don't crowd them in, they might be done after 45 minutes. The chicken juices make the veggies yummy.

11-05-2006, 08:43 AM
If you want something more casual (and super easy), this is always a big hit for us:

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11-06-2006, 07:51 AM
Wow, thanks. Several of these look good and easy. And like things my super-picky in-laws would eat. I am going to try the casserole with cheese and cream soup this week.

Thanks again!

11-17-2006, 06:41 PM
Here's another: Chicken Marbella. Sounds weird but it's great, and you can easily multiply the recipe to serve many many people. Great hot, warm, or cold so you can cook it ahead. It's in the Silver Palate cookbook but all over the Web also.

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11-18-2006, 11:47 AM
Mary--did you cook it in an oven safe skillet? or how did you handle that? (wondering if I could transfer it to a casserole dish to put into the oven).

Also, what would you serve this with? It looks yummy!

11-18-2006, 06:36 PM
Thank you for posting this recipe! I tried it on Thursday and my whole family loved it. DS kept thanking me profusely for making it. :) I especially loved that I could just throw some things into the crock pot on my way out to work (including straight-from-the-freezer chicken breasts) and I came home to a delicious and completely ready meal.

11-28-2006, 03:44 PM
Hi Amy,

I made it in an oven safe pot - I think it's a small soup pot from Calphalon. It has straight sides and short handles on each side, and is about as tall as it is wide.

I don't see why you couldn't transfer it to a casserole dish to bake.

I served it as a one dish meal, adding some additional vegetables.

Planning to make it again this week as tonight is roast chicken and I'm sure we'll have lots left over. :)


11-29-2006, 12:27 AM
this recipe was a hit tonight :)