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Oven-Fried Chicken

Great news—crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy. We marinate skinless chicken in buttermilk to keep it juicy. A light coating of flour, sesame seeds and spices, misted with olive oil, forms an appealing crust during baking. And with only 7 grams of fat per serving rather than the 20 in typical fried chicken—that is good news.

» Oven-Fried Chicken

Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies

EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of California contributed this recipe. She updated a favorite treat by cutting back on sugar and incorporating whole grains. To increase protein, she replaces the rolled oats with 1 cup almond meal.

» Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Barbecue Pulled Chicken

This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful reinterpretation of pulled pork that slow-cooks chicken in lots of tangy tomato sauce. Have sliced jalapenos, sliced red onions and some sour cream on hand to top this barbecue pulled chicken, which makes a hearty main course. You can turn it into an unbelievable sandwich or serve it on mashed potatoes or even whole-grain spaghetti. Serve with shredded napa cabbage tossed with low-fat mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed and honey to taste.

» Barbecue Pulled Chicken

"Fajita" Burgers

This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger slathered with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise and topped with roasted Anaheim peppers and a delicious slaw. Serve it on an oblong bun.

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Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh chile pepper and cayenne pepper. There are countless variations on this classic meze (appetizer) in Greece. Out-of-season eggplant or eggplant that has been heavily watered often has an abundance of seeds, which make the vegetable bitter. Be sure to taste the dip before you serve it; if it's a touch bitter, you can remedy that with a little sugar. Serve with toasted pita crisps or as a sandwich spread.

» Roasted Eggplant & Feta Dip

Sesame Chicken Cucumber Noodle Salad

This sesame chicken and noodle salad couldn’t be simpler to make. It’s a refreshing dish to serve on a hot summer’s night or bring it to your warm-weather potluck: just toss the salad with the dressing when you’re ready to serve. Recipe adapted from Simply Ming One-Pot Meals by Ming Tsai and Arthur Boehm (Kyle Books, 2010).

» Sesame Chicken Cucumber Noodle Salad

Braised Summer Vegetables with a Green Herb Sauce

This sophisticated dish of braised vegetables—carrots, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, bell pepper and squash—drizzled with a pestolike sauce made from garden-fresh herbs was inspired by a summer stroll through the farmers’ market. Feel free to mix up the produce based on what you have on hand, and make extra sauce since it freezes well and is perfect for tossing with pasta or swirling into soups. If they’re available, try adding fresh fava or other shell beans to bump up the protein in this quintessentially summery dish.

» Braised Summer Vegetables with a Green Herb Sauce


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COMMENTS POSTEDsort icon

I made the oven fried chicken last night. WOW WEE!! I've tried many, many different concoctions over the years to achieve crunchy chicken on the outside and juicy tender chicken on the inside with no success. Still I was excited to try yet another version. WOW! That is all I can say. This recipe is fantastic. Definitely a keeper. We will have it again this weekend.

Anonymous

10/09/2012 - 1:28pm

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