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This fast-cooking ingredient should be part of your weeknight staples.

June 20, 2017

If ground turkey is a staple protein in your kitchen, try ground chicken—the blend of light breast and rich thigh meat is just as flavorful and quick-cooking. Below are five of our favorite ways to use ground chicken.

 Photo: Jennifer Causey

Chicken-and-Vegetable Hand Pies

We’ve taken everything there is to love about chicken potpies and made them into portable hand pies. Our version hits all the flaky, creamy notes of the classic but with an extra dose of veggies and hearty addition of whole grains.

 Photo: Jennifer Causey

Chicken Wonton Soup

Stash a batch of these in the freezer for a faster, fresher, veggie-packed alternative to takeout. For an easier dumpling shape, fold wrapper in half over filling to form a half-moon; press well to seal edges.

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Chicken and Chile Hash

Ground chicken has a touch more fat than ground chicken breast, key for a more flavorful hash. The dish is perfect for dinner, lunch or a weekend savory brunch option. 

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Chicken, Mushroom, and Bok Choy Bowls

A cast-iron skillet helps with browning the ground chicken, but any large skillet will do. True to most stir-frying techniques, we separate the tough stems of the bok choy from the tender leaves and cook them first so that everything has just the right doneness.

 Photo: Jennifer Causey

Parm-Style Chicken Sliders

These Italian-style sliders put a summery and handheld spin on traditional Chicken Parmesan.