Maple-roasted pears and cashews adorn this hearty kale salad with chicken and a rich buttermilk dressing.
Why bother stuffing your chicken when you can simply cook the chicken in the stuffing? In this recipe, the chicken is nestled in vegetables and chunks of whole- grain bread, for a stuffing-like mixture that’s deliciously infused with the chicken’s natural juices.
A quick blender sauce using almond butter, roasted bell peppers, parsley and a few pantry staples helps this noodle dish shine. If you have any sauce leftover, cover and refrigerate it to use throughout the week as a dip for raw vegetables. Instead of cooking the noodles on the stove, we soak the noodles in boiling water from the kettle. Plus, buying a precooked rotisserie chicken and shredding it avoids the cleanup and hassle of cooking it from scratch.
By removing the backbone, you get a juicy, whole chicken cooked in less time. The process takes only minutes but can be intimidating for first-timers; however, you can always ask your butcher to do it for you. Serve with additional lime wedges around the platter.
Boston lettuce is tender and almost buttery, which is why it’s also called butterhead lettuce. Here, it offers a delicate contrast to crunchy snap peas and pecans, soft peaches and tender red peppers. The sriracha-laced balsamic vinaigrette adds a lovely burst of heat that stands as a counterpoint to the sweet peaches.
Chicken gets coated in a seasoned, nutty mix and baked for a crispy pecan-crusted chicken dinner.
Fresh herbs retain much of their flavor in the freezer, making them great tools for infusing chicken breasts with vibrancy after a deep freeze.
This Asian-inspired recipe uses boneless chicken breasts, but boneless chicken thighs work just as well. If you want to give the dish a spicy spin, add one serrano hot pepper to the mixture before freezing; cook the pepper in the sauce then remove and discard it before serving.