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Chicken salad with tahini dressing

Chicken salad with tahini dressing

The ingredients for this salad are presented individually on a platter rather than being mixed together, with a simple tahini–based dressing so everyone can help themselves. Careful and neat slicing of the vegetables will improve the overall presentation of this dish.

One-pot Japanese chicken

One-pot Japanese chicken

This chicken and vegetable casserole makes a satisfying main course all in one pot. A sharp and savoury citrus sauce provides a delicious dip to season the succulent ingredients individually just before they are eaten.

Quick chicken soup

Quick chicken soup

This easy recipe is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. Red capsicum, corn and a sprinkling of fresh greens bring colour and texture to a simple chicken soup base, and adding a little sherry makes it taste just that bit more special. With seeded bread rolls it makes a tasty light meal.

Stuffed chicken rolls with lentils

Stuffed chicken rolls with lentils

Tender chicken rolls filled with a dried apricot stuffing are delicious served on a bed of orange–scented French–style lentils and colourful vegetables. The only accompaniment needed is a crisp salad of leafy greens.

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Zesty chicken broth

Zesty chicken broth

While lemon zest and parsley enliven this chicken and vegetable soup, carrots, celery and broccoli ensure that it is full of vitamins. The refreshing flavour stimulates the appetite, making the soup ideal for a first course. Chunks of bread make a satisfying accompaniment.

Chicken and vegetable casserole

Chicken and vegetable casserole

This healthy casserole makes an easy midweek meal. To make it even quicker, you could use frozen or pre–prepared vegetables from your supermarket, ready to go straight from the packet to the pan. Mixed wild and long–grain rice goes beautifully with the casserole.

Chicken chilli soup with salsa

Chicken chilli soup with salsa

This colourful soup is inspired by the spicy and complex flavours of chilli con carne. Full of delicious vegetables and served with tortillas and a refreshing salsa, it makes a healthy main course that is fun to eat, and it is sure to appeal to children.

Chinese-style lemon chicken

Chinese-style lemon chicken

A savoury lemon sauce seasoned with a hint of sesame tastes fabulous with tender chicken and crunchy Asian vegetables. Serve with steamed jasmine rice or even plain egg noodles to add some satisfying starchy carbohydrate to the meal.

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Chicken and cashew nut pancakes

Chicken and cashew nut pancakes

Chicken stir–fried with carrots, celery and cabbage, then lightly flavoured with orange and sesame, makes a delicious filling for pancakes, with the option to spice it up with the addition of chilli. This dish is sure to meet with your family's approval.

Chicken and banana korma

Chicken and banana korma

This mild chicken and banana curry, enriched with almonds and yogurt, has a wonderfully smooth, creamy texture. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs add plenty of flavour, while being convenient to eat, quick to cook and quite low in fat. Serve with basmati rice and pappadums or naan.

Chicken with apricots and cumin

Chicken with apricots and cumin

Chicken thighs are excellent in a casserole, being very tender and full of flavour. Fresh apricots and a bulb of fennel make good partners, especially when spiced up with cumin. Rice would be a good accompaniment, as would boiled new potatoes or baked potatoes.

Spicy chicken chilli with spaghetti

Spicy chicken chilli with spaghetti

Sweet capsicums and warm spices flavour this family–style chilli, made with chicken mince rather than the traditional beef for a lower fat content. It is an ideal cook–ahead dish as the flavour of the sauce improves if it is made a day in advance.

Chicken farfalle salad

Chicken farfalle salad

Pasta bows taste deliciously different when combined with an exotic dressing of fish sauce, fresh red chilli and rice vinegar in a moist chicken salad. Fresh crunchy vegetables complete this wellbalanced main–course dish. Leftovers can be chilled they will taste just as good the next day.

Chicken, pasta and leek crisp

Chicken, pasta and leek crisp

This warming dish appeals to children and adults alike, so it makes an ideal family meal. It is a good example of a dish in which vegetables, pasta and breadcrumbs extend a modest portion of a protein food, which means the dish is low in fat too. Serve with a salad.

Creamy chicken salad with grapes and pecans

Creamy chicken salad with grapes and pecans

With its wonderfully contrasting tastes and textures, this salad makes a satisfying main course that is luxurious without containing a lot of saturated fat. It is the perfect recipe for roast chicken leftovers or high–quality cooked chicken bought from the deli counter in the supermarket.

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