Grilled Marinated Chicken With Apple Salsa

It’s May, and I’m ready to grill chicken. Last October I shared a recipe for Crunchy Apple Salsa with its sweet heat. It is a perfect addition to grilled meat. Today I’d like to discuss a great marinated grilled chicken. The marinade is a mixture of white wine, apple juice, lime zest, and black pepper. Together the salsa topped grilled chicken breasts make a wonderful and easy main course.

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Comforting Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken and rice is served in many cultures with lots of variations in the recipe. I must admit I’ve never meet chicken and rice I didn’t like. This dish is an inexpensive meal which is comforting and filling. I used chicken thighs with bone and skin, but you could try it with other chicken parts. Use a Dutch oven, a large iron skillet, or a casserole dish. The meal can be served with broccoli, green beans, or a salad.

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Chicken, Pasta & Broccoli

Today I’m sharing an easy main dish for hot summer days, Chicken Pasta & Broccoli.  You can use any cooked chicken:  grilled, sauteed, baked, or even a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.  Cook the pasta in boiling water and add the fresh broccoli for the last 4 minutes. While the pasta is cooking, make your pasta sauce and cut up your cooked chicken. To cut the fat, I am using half & half instead of heavy cream in the sauce. Half-and-half cream combined with melted butter can be a simple substitute in many recipes that require heavy cream. It has about 1/3 of the calories as heavy cream and still makes the dish very tasty.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Today’s recipe is an easy dish that brings lots of warmth, flavor, and comfort but with only 15 minutes prep. Italian chicken cacciatore usually uses a mix of chicken parts and is slowly simmered on the stove.  I like a healthy chicken cacciatore slow cooker approach. Making chicken cacciatore in the crock pot achieves the same tenderness and depth of flavor as the slow-simmer method, with less hassle.

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Asian Glazed Chicken

Today’s recipe is a marinated chicken with an Asian blend of spices and sweetness to meld into a sweet heat.  You can use almost any piece of chicken for it although I am recommending boneless breasts and thighs.  Chicken thighs make an economical meal for a family on a budget. Serve the Asian chicken with rice and the marinade sauce. Garnish with herbs or chopped green onions.

 

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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata is one of my favorite dishes. I was first introduced to it years ago at a restaurant and fell in love.  Tender chicken breasts are pounded thin, are dredged in flour and seared until golden. The chicken is then simmered in a butter white wine sauce with fresh lemon and capers. Always remember to zest before squeezing a lemon.  Serve this dish over rice or pasta. You’ll impress your family and friends with this easy but seemingly fancy dish. Add a salad and rolls or crusty bread for a great meal.

 

 

 

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