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10 delicious chicken dinners to help you survive the holidays

Because we all need a break from cocktails and cookies

The holidays are the biggest enemy of the weeknight dinner. We dine out more than we should; we rationalize cocktails and cookies as a meal; we forget to eat amid a pile of unwrapped presents and to-do lists.

But we shouldn't forsake our expectations for a satisfying meal just because the jingle bells are ringing and the stockings are hung. The solution — unsurprisingly — is chicken. Chicken is a blank canvas for your wildest dinner dreams. It's easy and unfussy, and it won't ask too much of you while you have other, merrier things on your mind. Here are 10 undemanding and dynamic chicken recipes to save the weeknight dinner.

Pasta with spicy chicken sausage meatballs and broccoli by inpatskitchen

Minced chicken and cashew with Thai basil by MummysLittleHelper

Spicy orange-ginger chicken by foxeslovelemons

Parmesan-crusted chicken, caponata, and pesto sandwich by sdebrango

Chicken Caesar salad with anchovy-Caesar vinaigrette and garlic-Parmesan croutons by chilmarkgal

Massaman-inspired chicken noodle soup by hardlikearmour

Walnut-crusted chicken breasts by pretty

Classic chicken piccata by Linda Johnson

Roasted Achiote chicken with potatoes, broccoli, and tangerine oil by savorthis

Oma's chicken paprikash by Loves Food Loves to Eat

This story was originally published on Food52.com: 10 weeknight chicken dinners to get you through the holidays

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