Comfort Fest: Giada's Top Chicken Dinners

By: Cameron Curtis
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If yet another snowstorm has you staying indoors this week, Giada's Italian-inspired recipes are a comfort food solution for dinner tonight.

Get a kid-friendly dinner on the table in just 30 minutes with Giada's easy-to-do meatball dish. Toss homemade chicken meatballs with pasta, mozzarella cheese and basil for a meal the whole family will enjoy.

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This five-star stew is prepared all in one pot. Cook the chicken in a juicy base of tomatoes, celery, carrot and onion until the meat is almost cooked through. After shredding it on a work surface, return the chicken to the stew and simmer until ready to serve.

FN RECIPE Giada de Laurentiis Chicken Parmesan

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The secret to the great flavor in Giada's five-star chicken Parmesan is all in the chicken. Coat the cutlets in an herb oil of rosemary, thyme and Italian parsley before cooking.

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A traditional carbonara sauce is made heartier with the addition of coarsely shredded chicken. Save time and use a store-bought roasted bird.

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Giada De Laurentiis' Chicken Tetrazzini for Food Network

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A creamy, buttery sauce coats linguine and chicken before being baked with a topping of cheese and breadcrumbs in Giada's take on classic tetrazzini.

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