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Quick & Yummy BBQ Chicken Soft Tacos

I’ve been adding new fast and easy dinner recipes to my monthly rotation for the past few months. The kids started whining at even their most favorite dinners so I knew it was time to mix it up a little bit. The one thing that is always a hit in our house is tacos. Any kind of tacos. 

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Ingredients:
4-5 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
3 cups BBQ sauce
1 cup chopped dill pickles, divided
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 container sour cream
8 Tortillas

Directions:
1. In large bowl, combine shredded chicken, BBQ sauce, and 1/2 cup of dill pickles.
2. Spoon mixture evenly into 8 tortillas, top with shredded cheese & arrange in baking dish.
3. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
4. Top with sour cream and remaining chopped dill pickles.

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These chicken soft tacos were amazing. The dill pickles gave it a little different kick and I loved it! The kids ate them with zero complaints and asked for more! These are definitely going on my monthly meal plan!

BBQ Chicken Soft Tacos
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Ingredients
  1. 4-5 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
  2. 3 cups BBQ sauce
  3. 1 cup chopped dill pickles, divided
  4. 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  5. 1 container sour cream
  6. 8 Tortillas
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, combine shredded chicken, BBQ sauce, and 1/2 cup of dill pickles.
  2. Spoon mixture evenly into 8 tortillas, top with shredded cheese & arrange in baking dish.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  4. Top with sour cream and remaining chopped dill pickles.
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15-Minute Hot BBQ Ham & Cheese Slaw Sandwiches

I’ve been trying to build up a little list of easy, fast, and delicious summer dinners that can be thrown together quickly. We tend to graze during the summer for dinner with most of us eating at different times throughout the evening. My favorite go-to dinners are of the sandwich variety during the hot months of the year but my family balks at eating PB&J’s every night. Bunch of whiners. So I have to be creative. This dinner came about purely by chance. I actually made the sauce for another meal and then realized I forgot to defrost the meat I needed to finish that dinner. But I had a brand new baggie of deli ham. And that’s how we ended up with this yummy dinner.

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Ingredients:
2 lbs thinly sliced deli ham
3/4 cup water
1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp yellow mustard
8 Deli rolls
1 bag of coleslaw mix
8 slices provolone cheese

Directions:
1. Combine water, ketchup, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and mustard in large saucepan.
2. Bring to a boil over med-high heat then reduce to a simmer over low heat.
3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add ham and gently mix.
5. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
6. Serve on deli rolls topped with slice of provolone cheese and slaw.

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You can leave off the cheese if you want. I actually preferred mine sans cheese but the kids all loved it with the cheese melted on top. If you’re really short on time you can even substitute store bought BBQ sauce and really toss this together in a hurry! 

15 Minute Hot BBQ Ham & Cheese Slaw Sandwiches
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs thinly sliced deli ham
  2. 3/4 cup water
  3. 1 cup ketchup
  4. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  5. 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  6. 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  7. 2 tsp yellow mustard
  8. 8 Deli rolls
  9. 1 bag of coleslaw mix
  10. 8 slices provolone cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine water, ketchup, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and mustard in large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over med-high heat then reduce to a simmer over low heat.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add ham and gently mix.
  5. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve on deli rolls topped with slice of provolone cheese and slaw.
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Simple & Delicious Southwestern Chicken Salad

We are a month out from summer break and life is so busy. I’ve been desperate for some quick and easy dinner solutions to avoid the fast food trap. This chicken salad is amazing! It took me minutes to toss it all together and then it just chilled for a few hours until we had a few minutes to eat. I can’t ask for more than that!

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Ingredients:
2 cups shredded chicken
2 cups bagged coleslaw
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp lime juice
1 cup ranch dressing
1 cup Kraft cheese crumbles
1 carton grape tomatoes, quartered

Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
2. Chill for at least 2 hours.
3. Serve on warm tortillas or on a bed of lettuce.

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I enjoyed my chicken salad on a warm tortilla and it was delicious! The kids enjoyed theirs tossed with a little leftover pasta and Matt ate his on a bed of mixed greens. Basically you just can’t go wrong with this recipe!

Simple Southwestern Chicken Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups shredded chicken
  2. 2 cups bagged coleslaw
  3. 1 tsp chili powder
  4. 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  5. 2 tbsp lime juice
  6. 1 cup ranch dressing
  7. 1 cup Kraft cheese crumbles
  8. 1 carton grape tomatoes, quartered
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. Serve on warm tortillas or on a bed of lettuce.
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Delicious BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

I’m continuing on my mission to find some new and delicious pasta salad recipes for this Spring and Summer. This is a super busy time of year for us and I love that pasta salads allow me to make them early in the day and then they just chill in the fridge until it’s time for dinner. I found a few different variations of a BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad but none of them were exactly what I was looking for so I created my own with some trial and error. And it was delicious!

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Ingredients:
1 box pasta noodles
2 cups cooked & shredded chicken
1 carton grape tomatoes, halved
1 can whole kernal corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
2 cups Kraft cheese crumbles
3/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 bag tortilla strips

Directions:
1. Cook pasta as directed on package, rinse with cold water.
2. In large serving bowl combine pasta, chicken, tomatoes, corn, black beans, and cheese.
3. In small bowl, mix together BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar.
4. Add BBQ sauce mixture to pasta salad and toss to coat.
5. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours.
6. Before serving sprinkle with tortilla strips.

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The kids loved this pasta salad. You can adjust the BBQ sauce/mayo ratio depending on your own taste. I found that the BBQ sauce by itself was too overpowering so adding the mayonnaise just smoothed it out some. It was so delicious! I can’t wait to make this one again. 

BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box pasta noodles
  2. 2 cups cooked & shredded chicken
  3. 1 carton grape tomatoes, halved
  4. 1 can whole kernal corn, drained
  5. 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  6. 2 cups Kraft cheese crumbles
  7. 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
  8. 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  9. 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  10. 1 bag tortilla strips
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, rinse with cold water.
  2. In large serving bowl combine pasta, chicken, tomatoes, corn, black beans, and cheese.
  3. In small bowl, mix together BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Add BBQ sauce mixture to pasta salad and toss to coat.
  5. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours.
  6. Before serving sprinkle with tortilla strips.
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Delicious Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

We’ve finally reached the time of year when I can put away the crockpot and start making some pasta salads. AKA- my favorite time of year. I love pasta salads and I’m on a mission this year to step up my pasta salad game. I have 4 or 5 favorites but I need to add some more to the rotation. This pasta salad happened courtesy of a pantry clean out. And it was delicious!

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Ingredients:
1 box bowtie pasta
2 cups cooked & shredded chicken breast
1 bottle Caesar dressing
1 bag Almond Accents Honey Roasted & Cranberries
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Directions:
1. Cook pasta noodles as directed; drain and rinse with cold water.
2. Combine all ingredients in large serving bowl and toss to coat.
3. Serve chilled.

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Everyone loved this! We had no leftovers which surprised me because pasta salad is not Matt or Ty’s favorite style of dinner. The flavors were fantastic. I think this would be delicious served on a bed of spring green lettuce mix. That’s what I’m going to do next time!

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box bowtie pasta
  2. 2 cups cooked & shredded chicken breast
  3. 1 bottle Caesar dressing
  4. 1 bag Almond Accents Honey Roasted & Cranberries
  5. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta noodles as directed; drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Combine all ingredients in large serving bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Serve chilled.
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