Dinner - Easy chicken recipes for summer

Author: Eugene West  

Skip canned tomatoes and serve these crispy, cheesy chicken cutlets with a fresh tomato-and-zucchini sauté instead, a super-easy side that takes advantage of peak-season summer produce. In Lexington, Virginia, Beverly Saunders relies on bottled Italian salad dressing and pineapple juice for her made-in-minutes marinade.

Summer Chicken Parmesan

Summer Chicken Parmesan
Skip canned tomatoes and serve these crispy, cheesy chicken cutlets with a fresh tomato-and-zucchini sauté instead, a super-easy side that takes advantage of peak-season summer produce. For a healthy whole-grain swap, use white whole-wheat flour in place of all-purpose for breading the chicken and in any sweet or savory recipe. Make sure to position your oven rack in the middle of the oven, about 6 inches from the broiler, so the cutlets don’t cook too quickly. Round out the meal with a simple green salad and garlic-rubbed toasted bread slices.
Provided by: Julia Levy
Total time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Number of ingredients: 13
Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce white whole-wheat flour (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup plain whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 4 (4-oz.) chicken breast cutlets
  • 5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini (about 1 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 398 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 143 mg
  • Fat: 16.2 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 37 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 521 mg
  • Sugar: 3 g
How to cook:
  1. Step 1 Preheat broiler with oven rack in middle position. Place flour, egg, and breadcrumbs in separate shallow dishes. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour; dip in egg, and dredge in breadcrumbs.
  2. Step 2 Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add 2 cutlets; cook 1 minute on each side. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining cutlets.
  3. Step 3 Top cutlets with cheese; broil 1 1/2 minutes. Heat remaining oil in skillet. Add zucchini; sauté 1 minute. Add remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, tomatoes, and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Serve with chicken, and top with basil.
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Simple Summer Chicken Recipe

Simple Summer Chicken Recipe
Use this fresh and simple recipe to quickly throw some chicken on the grill whenever you need dinner in a rush.
Yields: 0 servings
Number of ingredients: 6
Ingredients:
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts;
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice;
  • ½ tsp. onion powder;
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning;
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
How to cook:
  1. Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat.
  2. Place the chicken in a marinating container (glass or ceramic; not metal) and drizzle with the lemon juice, onion powder, Italian seasoning, garlic, and season each breast to taste.
  3. Let the chicken marinate for 20 minutes.
  4. Cook on the prepared grill for 10 to 15 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  5. Serve warm with extra lemon wedges.
Notes: 22 Best Summer Chicken Recipes to Serve at Your Next Outdoor Meal, Homemade Chicken Burger · 2 of 22. Chicken Primavera · 3 of 22. Grilled Chicken Sliders · 4 of 22. Green Goddess Chicken Salad Dip

Taste-of-Summer Chicken

Taste-of-Summer Chicken
In Lexington, Virginia, Beverly Saunders relies on bottled Italian salad dressing and pineapple juice for her made-in-minutes marinade. Enjoy the summery flavors of this tender charbroiled chicken anytime of year.
Provided by: Taste of Home
Total time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Number of ingredients: 4
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup white wine or white grape juice
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 140 calories
  • Fat: 3g fat (1g saturated fat)
  • Cholesterol: 63mg cholesterol
  • Sodium: 151mg sodium
  • Carbohydrate: 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars
  • Fiber: 0 fiber)
  • Protein: 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.
How to cook:
  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the salad dressing, pineapple juice and wine or grape juice; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Notes: Taste-of-Summer Chicken Recipe: How to Make It, Ingredients · 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing · 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice · 3/4 cup white wine or white grape juice · 6 boneless skinless chicken breast
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