For one quick solution to dinner two nights in a row, why not make an easy family-friendly meal the first day, then transform the "leftovers" into something entirely different the next?
Chicken with Creamy Cheddar Rice
Chicken Tortilla Pie
Start with our recipe for Chicken with Creamy Cheddar Rice. The fragrant brown basmati rice gently bakes in the oven on one rack while thyme-topped chicken thighs brown above.
When they're done, set half of the rice and chicken aside for the next day. Stir some cheddar and sour cream into the remaining rice, steam some broccoli, and ring the dinner bell.
The next night is even easier! Chop the reserved chicken, mix in a can of tomatoes with chilies, and layer with the rest of the rice plus some flour tortillas and cheese for an entirely different Chicken Tortilla Pie.