One of the best things about summertime is that the weather is fine and we all want to be outside — but that doesn’t mean our cooking has to suffer. While we’re not enthusiastic about standing over a hot pot of stew during the warmer summer months, there’s still a way to create delicious, impressive meals without spending several hours in the kitchen.
Enter Holly Clegg, lifestyle and cooking expert who has sold more than 1 million copies of her health-focused cookbooks. Clegg has covered a wide range of dieting topics, from recipes that will help battle cancer to meals for diabetics, which makes her a go-to resource for nutritious recipes, and ones that actually taste good. Not only are her creations healthy but they’re easy, impressive, and dynamic meals that come together in a snap.
No matter what time of the year it is, we’re always craving some chicken. To help us welcome the warmer temperatures and satisfy our hunger, Clegg shared delicious, fresh, and easy chicken recipes with us that are perfect for summer meals. Have some leftover chicken from last night’s cookout? Clegg has three different chicken salad recipes, with Mediterranean, Asian, and citrus flavors that’ll make chicken salad taste fresh and bright. For some barbecue, Clegg’s pulled chicken recipe gives you the perfect slider topping in less than an hour, and for some south-of-the-border grub, her chipotle tacos are an easy and authentic dish to create.
Don’t let long hours in the kitchen bog you down this summer. Get outside and enjoy the sun, but make sure you whip together these healthy and delicious chicken recipes before you do.
Anne Dolce is the Cook editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @anniecdolce