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Midwest Living May/June 2014 Recipes

Check out 25 fast, easy recipes using convenient rotisserie chicken; see three fresh takes on shortcake desserts; and try a chef's super steak recipes.
Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

We traded the traditional roast pork for rotisserie chicken, but kept the signature Cuban flavors—mustard, onion and pickles.

Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

Coconut Chicken Noodle Bowl

Ready in 25 minutes, this restaurant-style noodle bowl is a breeze to throw together. It uses Vietnamese bahn pho noodles, which you can find at large supermarkets or Asian groceries. It's fine to substitute another rice noodle or vermicelli.

Coconut Chicken Noodle Bowl

Spicy Chicken-Peanut Thai Pizza

If you love Thai peanut sauce, you'll go nuts for this simple pizza. We especially love how the veggies go on after the pizza bakes, so they stay fresh, crispy and colorful.

Spicy Chicken-Peanut Thai Pizza

New Potato and Chicken Casserole

Green beans, mushrooms, leeks, potato and handy rotisserie chicken make this creamy casserole a true one-dish meal.

New Potato and Chicken Casserole

Chocolate-Strawberry Shortcake Sliders

Classic strawberry shortcake reveals its dark, chocolatey side with these luscious mini cakes. The recipe makes 18, so they're perfect for parties.

Chocolate-Strawberry Shortcake Sliders

Spring Revival Couscous Salad with Filet Mignon

Lean and tender steaks crown a bright, lemony salad made with asparagus, peas and couscous. The recipe comes from chef Michael Ollier, of Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio. He calls for generous 8-ounce steaks; for budget or dietary reasons, you may want to use a more modest 4-ounce steak. Just reduce the grilling time accordingly.

Spring Revival Couscous Salad with Filet Mignon

Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

A bed of pretty squash and carrot ribbons seasoned with lemon and herbs gently steams salmon in the oven, yielding moist, flavorful fish—with a veggie side dish built right in!

Steamed Salmon with Lemon and Vegetables

Chipotle Chicken and Cheddar Panini

A handy supermarket product—chipotle-flavor mayo—is the secret ingredient in this loaded sandwich. We love the convenience, but if you like, stir 1 teaspoon of minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce into regular mayonnaise instead.

Chipotle Chicken and Cheddar Panini

Rosy Red Salad with Chicken

Packaged refrigerated roasted beets make this salad a quick dinner choice; it's pretty enough to serve to guests for a spring or summer brunch or casual supper.

Rosy Red Salad with Chicken

Tropical Ambrosia Shortcake

Classic shortcake meets church-basement standard ambrosia salad in this surprising and crowd-pleasing dessert that's packed with tropical fruit flavor.

Tropical Ambrosia Shortcake

Orange Chicken Coleslaw Salad

This unusual recipe combines orange marmalade and soy sauce to make a sweet-and-salty dressing for chicken, cabbage and crunchy ramen noodles. Serve the mixture over a bed of fresh spinach for a nutrient-packed meal.

Orange Chicken Coleslaw Salad

Steakhouse Salad with Ribeye and Blue Cheese

Simple and perfect are the only way to describe this fabulous salad from chef Michael Ollier of Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio. The steak, blue cheese and garden-fresh veggies meld beautifully with the honey-sweetened balsamic dressing.

Steakhouse Salad with Ribeye and Blue Cheese

Bourbon Brie

This boozy appetizer warms right on the grill, making it perfect for casual backyard parties. The recipe comes from America's Best BBQ Homestyle, a cookbook featuring recipes from 'cue masters across the country.

Bourbon Brie

Homemade Herb Vinegars

Do you have a bounty of herbs in your backyard? Use them to make simple herb-infused vinegars. They're great for salad dressings and marinades and make wonderful gifts.

Homemade Herb Vinegars 

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

Don't be afraid to try this Italian classic at home! Our hearty version is made with convenient rotisserie chicken and loaded with asparagus, herbs and lemony flavor.

Chicken and Asparagus Risotto

Chimichurri

This classic Argentinian sauce with fresh parsley and cilantro is made for spooning over grilled meats (especially steak), but we also love it with scrambled eggs or roasted potatoes. The recipe comes from chef Michael Ollier of Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio.

Chimichurri

Greek Chicken Wrap

The secret to this simple and nutritious supper wrap: A quick, garlicky stir-together sauce made with yogurt and feta cheese.

Greek Chicken Wrap

Chicken, Tomato and Spinach Mac and Cheese

We gave homey mac and cheese a refresh. The saucepan sauce is made without a flour thickener, so it's lighter-tasting than baked versions. And adding veggies and chicken makes it a well-rounded meal.

Chicken, Tomato and Spinach Mac and Cheese

Maple-Bourbon Ketchup

Just three ingredients yield a surprisingly flavor "quickie" barbecue sauce. Try it as a dipping sauce for purchased roasted chicken or breaded, baked chicken breast. You can also toss shredded chicken meat with the sauce for a simple pulled-chicken sandwich. (Bonus points if you add cheddar cheese and toast the sandwich in a panini press!)

Maple-Bourbon Ketchup

Loaded Greek Chicken Pizza

Frozen spinach-artichoke dip is the secret ingredient in this fabulous pizza that delivers an authentically salty punch of kalamata olives and feta cheese.

Loaded Greek Chicken Pizza

Easy Spring Gravy

We created this ready-in-10 gravy to jazz up purchased deli-roasted chicken. Add steamed veggies and mashed potatoes, and you have dinner!

Easy Spring Gravy

Pineapple Barbecue Chicken Pizza

We updated the modern-classic barbecue chicken pizza by adding sweet, juicy pineapple.

Pineapple Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Sriracha-Lime Ranch Dressing

How can just three ingredients taste so good? This crazy-simple pantry fix-up begs to be drizzled over a chicken wrap or salad, or tossed with shredded cabbage for an easy slaw.

Sriracha-Lime Ranch Dressing

Chicken Garden Pesto Pizza

A pound of pizza dough and just five simple ingredients yield a flavorful and beautiful summer pizza. Feel free to substitute zucchini for the summer squash or fresh red sweet pepper for the bottled roasted.

Chicken Garden Pesto Pizza

Chicken BLT Sandwiches

You can't beat an old-fashioned BLT—but it's not the most filling sandwich. Rotisserie chicken ramps up the protein, while zippy lemon mayo adds another layer of interest.

Chicken BLT Sandwiches

Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

We traded the traditional roast pork for rotisserie chicken, but kept the signature Cuban flavors—mustard, onion and pickles.

Chicken Cuban Sandwiches

Blue Cheese and Balsamic Chicken Pizza

Topped with blue cheese, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and a balsmic-spiked tomato sauce, this potent pizza has definite adult flavor. 

Blue Cheese and Balsamic Chicken Pizza

Chicken Cobb Salad

Why save this classic for when you're dining out? Rotisserie chicken makes it easy to enjoy a Cobb at home. Just add a whole-grain roll, and you've got a well-rounded meal.

Chicken Cobb Salad

Buffalo Chicken Wedge Salad

Crisp iceberg lettuce is the perfect foil for the flavors of buffalo chicken wings: blue cheese, celery, onion and creamy buffalo ranch salad dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Wedge Salad

Chicken Taco Salad

Pick up a rotisserie chicken and a few veggies on the way home from work, and in 20 minutes, you can serve this colorful, crowd-pleasing salad for dinner.

Chicken Taco Salad

Herb Salt

If you have a bounty of herbs in your garden, harvest several cups to make simple herb salts that can be sprinkled on meat, fish, vegetables or eggs. 

Herb Salt

Basic Chicken Salad

We call this chicken salad "basic," but thanks to lemon juice and fresh green onion and parsley, it's anything but boring. 

Basic Chicken Salad

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

Fresh tomatillos and jicama add authentic tartness and crunch to this made-in-minutes dinner. You can find both veggies at large supermarkets or Latin groceries.

Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa and Ranch Taco Sauce

Waldorf Chicken Salad

All the traditional Waldorf ingredients are here: apple, grapes, walnuts, celery and mayo. This is a great choice to pack for weekday lunches.

Waldorf Chicken Salad

Beer-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Serve this quick sauce with purchased rotisserie chicken, or use it as a spread on a wrap or sandwich. It would also taste great with ham or smoked turkey.

Beer-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Chicken Chutney Salad

Jarred mango chutney and raisins add sweetness and mild spice to this chicken salad; trading the usual mayonnaise for yogurt makes it healthier.

Chicken Chutney Salad

Mexican Chicken Salad

A tiny bit of taco seasoning mix packs big flavor in this south-of-the-border twist on traditional chicken salad. Try it in a tortilla wrap with crisp romaine lettuce.

Mexican Chicken Salad

Chicken Banh Mi

Layer rotisserie chicken with crisp veggies, mayo and zippy sesame dressing on a soft roll for this easy version of the popular Vietnamese sandwich.

Chicken Banh Mi

Lemon-Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado adds luscious richness to this bright, citrusy chicken salad. Be sure to toss the ingredients gently so the avocado doesn't blend in completely.

Lemon-Avocado Chicken Salad

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