Between work, sports and other extracurricular activities, family meals have changed dramatically over the years. In fact, in the past 20 years, the frequency of family meals has declined by 33 percent. Americans are also spending a higher percentage of their food budget on restaurants than groceries!

However, with the cost of food increasing by 10 percent, more families are looking to cut costs while eating healthier, wholesome foods. Cooking at home is key. Here are four easy chicken recipes that can be prepared in just 20 minutes or less.

1. Chicken Teriyaki

Love Asian takeout but trying to save money? You’ll love this recipe. And you can make it a lot healthier than ordering out since it’s not deep fried. Cut up chicken breasts into bite sized pieces, then saute them in a skillet and coat them with a teriyaki sauce.

You can make the sauce homemade from simple ingredients like soy sauce, honey and brown sugar, or use a store-bought sauce. Serve warm over a bed of rice, and toss in other veggies like broccoli and carrots to add color and flavor to the dish.

2. Chicken Tacos

To make this recipe move quickly, purchase a rotisserie chicken from a chicken restaurant or the store. Otherwise, you’ll have to cook chicken breasts and shred them, which will add time to your meal. After shredding the rotisserie chicken, combine the chicken with salsa and scoop it into the tortillas.

Top each taco with cheese, onion and cilantro. This is an easy recipe with plenty of customizations based on your palate. For instance, you can use red salsa or green salsa. You can also whip up a side of rice or corn.

3. Grilled Chicken Salad

Looking for something fresh, light and healthy? A grilled chicken salad is sure to do the trick! You can even use fresh herbs and vegetables from your garden. All you need to do is cook a chicken breast, slice it up and add it to your salad. You can also add extra flavor with blackened chicken.

Add whatever you’d like to the salad - avocados, red onion, cherry tomatoes, bacon, shredded cheese, corn and lettuce. Drizzle the salad dressing of your choice or make your own. Adding chicken to salad will help you feel fuller for longer, too. Serve with fresh baked rolls to round out this healthy meal.

4. Creamy Lemon Chicken Breast

Cream and lemon pair together beautifully, especially when you serve it over golden crispy chicken. Slice your chicken breasts and season them with salt and pepper, then coat them with flour. Melt butter in a skillet, and cook the chicken on each side until golden and crispy.

Once the chicken is done cooking, you’ll whip up the sauce, wait until it’s thick and bubbly and toss the chicken back in to coat. You can cook this whole meal in just 10 minutes! Serve with a side of mashed potatoes or pasta. Either one will taste delicious!

Make the Best Meals Right from Home in Just 20 Minutes!

These recipes take just 10 to 20 minutes to make. Add them to your menu and customize them based on your family’s taste preferences. The key is to plan ahead so that you have everything on hand for your meals. If you do need something quick, don’t hesitate to pick up a rotisserie chicken from La Rosa Chicken and Grill! We always have moist, juicy rotisserie chickens ready!

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