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.
This vibrant salad uses zucchini thinly shaved into ribbons using a vegetable peeler, but if you have a spiral slicer, you can use that instead. Chipotle chile peppers add a smoky heat to the yogurt-based dressing, and crunchy pumpkin seeds and creamy feta top it off for a medley of flavors and textures.
Fragrant spices including turmeric, coriander and curry powder lend deep flavor to this soup without having to simmer on the stove top for hours. A drizzle of harissa, a Moroccan-style blend, adds a kick of spice, but you can easily omit it if you can’t find it.
Cutting chicken breasts into thin cutlets helps them cook quickly on the grill. A quick blender sauce with fresh basil and lime is smothered over top for a zesty, spicy kick.
Jicama adds a crunchy kick to this simple salad. Save time by using any cooked chicken you have on hand.
Sweet summer corn and tomatoes are elevated with a fragrant tarragon dressing and flavor-packed halloumi cheese. The firm Mediterranean cheese holds up well to heat, making it ideal for grilling. Look for halloumi in the deli section of your supermarket – it’s often sold alongside feta and bocconcini.