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Italian Style Grilled Chicken with Parmesan and Sun-dried Tomatoes
Jackie AlpersThis is a healthy and extremely flavorful way to dress up boneless skinless chicken breasts. Adding just a small amount of butter on top, and using grated parmesan for a garnish, keeps the fat and calories down.
Don’t skip the anchovy paste. It may seem like a weird ingredient, but it adds a lot of flavor. Also, don’t be alarmed, the lemon juice will appear to cook the chicken a bit, turning it white in the marinating bag.
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Southwestern Style Grilled Chicken
Jackie AlpersThere are Southwestern regional influences that vary from New Mexico to Arizona, Texas, and Southern California. Here in Tucson, our regional cuisine is defined by fresh veggies, grilled meats and all of the delicacies that a mid-sized, sunshine filled desert city/college town, 60 miles from Mexico, has to offer. It’s summertime eating all year round.
For my Southwestern style grilled chicken I used sweet Hungarian smoked paprika mixed with hot New Mexico chili pepper, some ground unsweetened chocolate (inspired by molés), and a good California red wine blend.
For me, healthy chicken is based on happy chickens. Look for free range, organic chickens who were raised without added hormones.
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Thai Inspired Grilled Chicken Thighs
Jackie AlpersAll of the ingredients for authentic Thai cuisine are available at most grocery stores. Sambal Oelek and Thai fish sauce can be found in most Asian food sections.
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Sweet & Spicy Grilled Chicken Wings
Jackie AlpersThese wings are hot! The spiciness will vary greatly though, depending on the heat of the chili flakes you are using, and the barbecue sauce you select. Choose a sauce that doesn't list high fructose corn syrup as the first ingredient (or preferably at all). I used Stubbs Spicy. This recipe also works well for boneless skinless breasts.
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