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Grilled Chicken Pitas with Saffron and Greek Slaw
I may not be en route to the Greek Isles or pledging for a sorority, but my kitchen has been Greek-inspired over the last week. Why? Well, I’m not sure other than I have an abundance of lemons and fresh thyme to get creative with, and I do love the flavors of their cuisine. I decided to adapt my own take on a classic "Greek plate." You know the ones, with skewers of lemon and herb-marinated chicken, saffron rice, fresh salad with beets and feta, and creamy tzatziki sauce. That’s a lot of goodness right there, so I opted to combine all of these components into one, deliciously Greek pita. Click here to see 15 Great Grilled Chicken Recipes.
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Saffron Rice Pilaf with Lamb Meatballs, Red Peppers, and Dates
Easy, delicious, and different is how I would describe this casserole. Petite meatballs prepared with ground lamb and seasoned with Moroccan spices are nestled into a baked rice pilaf during the last few minutes of cooking. The rice, scented with saffron, cooks to a rich, golden yellow and is accented with bits of red bell pepper and Medjool dates. This recipe is from Sunday Casseroles: Complete Comfort in One Dish. Click here to buy a copy. Click here for more of our best casserole recipes.
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