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Panzanella Salad with Roasted Chicken

Here the basic Garlic Studded Roasted Chicken is embellished with chili peppers and garlic then served with a classic Italian bread salad of toasted bread, tomatoes, onions, parsley, and a dressing made from pan juices. Read More

Arugula & Walnut Pesto Grilled Drumsticks with Tomato Salad

This dish starts with the recipe for basic Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Pesto adding arugula to make a peppery pesto that adds a little extra during grilling. When mixed with red wine vinegar, it creates a tangy dressing for the tomato salad that’s served on the side. Read More

Grilled Ratatouille Chicken Pizza

Take everything to the grill on a hot summer day…grill the chicken and char-grill the veggies before par-baking store-bought pizza dough. Or use leftover chicken and quickly roast the vegetables in a super-hot oven before topping the dough. Switch up the veggies depending on what’s at your late summer farmstand… Read More

Slow Cooker Marsala Chicken

Serve this richly flavored chicken over soft-cooked polenta or steamed Arborio rice. The savoriness of the sauce is a wonderful blending of the dried mushrooms and Marsala wine. Handle the Heat created this recipe from an ingredient list submitted by Nancy D., who won a grand prize in the Just BARE… Read More

Coq Au Riesling with Autumn Fruits

The sweetness of German Riesling wine is delicious with roasted chicken and fall fruits. Use any combination of dried fruit you like, and tangy-sweet apple would substitute well for the pears. Read More

Sauteed Chicken Thighs in Mustard Caper Sauce

Serve these savory chicken thighs on a bed of steamed bulgur wheat or rice, with an herb salad. Toss torn stems of fresh parsley, dill, cilantro, and/or oregano with mixed baby salad greens, then dress in a simple vinaigrette. Read More

Sage Butter-Roasted Chicken Breasts

Sage is the primary flavor in commercial poultry seasoning because it complements chicken, turkey, and game birds so well. Using fresh leaves, chopped up and blended into a dish of butter, makes the perfect self-basting mixture for bone-in breasts. Read More

Sage-Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice Salad

Look for pouches of cooked wild rice in the grains section of the grocery store—they’re a nice shortcut for a summer salad. If you like to get the grill going, prepare the chicken breasts as directed and char-grill them. Read More

Herbed Cheese & Kale-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Once you’ve steamed the kale, mixing up the creamy filling for the chicken takes just minutes. Feel free to substitute other favorite greens, like spinach or Swiss chard. Look for the herbed cheese in the deli department. Read More

Chicken, Spinach & Black Bean Quesadillas

Give any kind of greens a test run in these delicious quesadillas. Spinach is the quickest to wilt and the easiest to find, but baby kale leaves or chopped escarole would add a little zip. Either cook the filled tortillas in a grill pan or pop them into a Panini… Read More

Balsamic Marinated Drumsticks

Marinating chicken drumsticks or thighs in a balsamic vinegar-olive oil dressing spiked with rosemary and oregano is quick and delicious—and can be started the night before or earlier in the day. Read More

Red Wine & Mushroom Chicken Stew

This richly savory skillet dish is related to the classic French “coq au vin” or chicken braised in red wine. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes for the ultimate comfort food supper. Read More

Soy-Braised Chicken with Pickled Ginger Onions

“Red-cooking” is a Chinese method for braising meats in soy sauce. This simple way to braise bone-in thighs is a balance of salty and sweet, with the aromatics of anise and cinnamon. Serve tangy-sweet red onions and steamed jasmine rice. Read More