Dinner rut? Try these 5 easy chicken recipes — Walmart's free pickup service will get you the ingredients ASAP

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Classic comfort food in a snap. (Photo: Getty Images)
Classic comfort food in a snap. (Photo: Getty Images)

Coming up with ideas for dinner every night, let alone trying to spice up your regular rotation of chicken recipes, is no easy task — especially for busy parents. But rather than simply serving up the same old chicken dinner, Yahoo Life and Walmart have you covered with five different and delicious ways to prepare this popular poultry.

Walmart's new Pickup & Delivery service makes it super-easy to get all the ingredients you need (and anything else for that matter — batteries, gifts, socks, the list goes on and on...). You can pick up your order at your local store for free (there's a $35 minimum) — a Walmart associate will even load the bags straight into your trunk! 

You can also pay $7.95 for same- or next-day delivery or $10 for Express delivery and your stuff will arrive in two hours or less. You'll find the same low prices as if you shopped in store too.

Need more incentive? Right now you can score $10 off your first order with code WOWFRESH ($50 minimum).

Navigating the site is easy — it’s broken down into categories, highlighting specialty items like coffees. There’s a search bar if you want to get right to it, and it quickly finds your item and those similar so you can comparison shop. 

And don't worry about freshness. Even if you order in advance, your items are hand-picked the same day. Walmart's Pickup & Delivery associates actually go through 'academy training' prior to being certified pickers, so basically they're going to get you the good stuff. There's a guarantee too; if you’re unhappy with any of your items, you can let Walmart know and get a refund. 

Check out the recipes below and start clicking.

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Fajita Salad

While some salads can leave you hungry in an hour, this one won’t thanks to its star ingredients — protein-rich, grilled chicken and creamy avocado. Add some chili flakes for a real kick and a dash of lime juice — and you’ve got a filling meal worth celebrating.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Who doesn’t love comforting chicken pot pie? While making it yourself can seem a bit daunting and time-consuming, it doesn’t have to be with this easy-to-follow recipe. You’ll need the key ingredients, of course, including chicken, peas and carrots, along with chicken broth and milk to help make the creamy sauce. To cut down on prep time, you can even use ready-made pie crusts and rotisserie chicken for this recipe.

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Baked Chicken Fingers

Nearly all kids — and let’s be honest, some adults, too — crave chicken fingers. But if you’re searching for a healthier version rather than the typical fried fare, look no further. The secret to these extra crunchy baked chicken fingers is lightly toasting the panko bread crumbs ahead of time, before dipping the chicken in the mix. Top it all off by whipping up an easy, 3-ingredient spicy mustard honey dipping sauce.

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Chicken Pad Thai

This quick and tasty pad Thai recipe is packed with flavor thanks to its marinade made with brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice and more. Along with the rice noodles, toss in some sautéed vegetables and chicken breast for protein, and you’re good to go.

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Chicken Parmesan Sliders

This recipe for speedy chicken parmesan sliders will help you get dinner (or lunch) on the table in no time. The trick is to make the meal with pre-cooked chicken fingers, pour on the marinara sauce, sprinkle on shredded cheese, add a dash of Italian seasoning, and bake the entire dish — buns included — in the oven for a mere 8 minutes.

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