Greek Chicken Kabobs

If you are looking for an easy dinner that is full of flavor and absolutely delicious, you HAVE to make these Greek Chicken Kabobs. We make them all of the time and every time we do, they get rave reviews by our friends and family. They are always a di…

If you are looking for an easy dinner that is full of flavor and absolutely delicious, you HAVE to make these Greek Chicken Kabobs. We make them all of the time and every time we do, they get rave reviews by our friends and family. They are always a dinner winner! I mean, who doesn’t…

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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Are you ready for an EASY crockpot recipe? This Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is one of my family’s favorite meals. We make it all of the time for parties, potlucks, game day, or for an easy weeknight meal. I combine the THREE ingredients in the slow c…

Are you ready for an EASY crockpot recipe? This Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken is one of my family’s favorite meals. We make it all of the time for parties, potlucks, game day, or for an easy weeknight meal. I combine the THREE ingredients in the slow cooker and set it and forget it. I love…

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Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwiches.

We absolutely adore these grilled chicken caesar sandwiches! They are so juicy and flavorful, smoky and simple. The caesar dressing is practically drinkable and they are super easy to throw together. Perfect for a quick summer dinner! I’ve got a new favorite dinner in the line up for you! These grilled chicken caesar sandwiches are […]

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We absolutely adore these grilled chicken caesar sandwiches! They are so juicy and flavorful, smoky and simple. The caesar dressing is practically drinkable and they are super easy to throw together. Perfect for a quick summer dinner!

I’ve got a new favorite dinner in the line up for you!

grilled chicken caesar sandwiches

These grilled chicken caesar sandwiches are one of those meals that look ridiculously simple, and well… they kind of are. But they are SO incredibly flavorful and just taste so GOOD. These are idea for a warm summer evening or even a busy weeknight. Add in a glass of chilled white wine and HELLO it is heaven.

grilled chicken caesar sandwiches ready to go

I’m always looking for easy, delish dinner ideas for weeknights and these cannot be beat. I was inspired to make them after falling in love with my grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches last year – which we freaking LOVE! They are so flavorful and delicious.

I knew we could do something similar with another combo that I adore so much – chicken caesar salad! Just… minus the salad.

But we do have some green leaves sooooo… there’s that. 

greek yogurt caesar dressing

The caesar dressing is my classic fave that I’ve used for years. You’ve read me ramble about it for ages and it’s truly the best. Greek yogurt based with a little bit of everything. Don’t skip the anchovy paste! It really makes it taste like traditional caesar and adds that savory pop. 

You can make the dressing ahead of time and store it in the fridge. I don’t use the actual dressing as marinade, but instead toss together some olive oil, garlic and dijon for a quick marinade for the chicken. The caesar dressing is just going to be our sauce/topping for the sandwiches. Or our dip! Whatever you want it to be.

marinated grilled chicken

The marinade is so easy and you can let the chicken soak for 30 minutes or even overnight, whatever you have time for. The real kicker is how smoky and wonderful the chicken tastes right off the grill!

grilled chicken caesar sandwiches

I love to use brioche buns here (they are the best) and crispy romaine leaves for the sandwiches. This combo is what really makes up the chicken caesar flavor explosion.

It goes like this:

The brioche buns are buttery and soft. They almost melt in your mouth – and if you grill them? Even better. 

The romaine is so refreshing and crisp and reminds you of that base of a classic caesar salad.

Our chicken is smoky, flavorful and juicy. I like to use thin-sliced chicken breasts, whether you buy them like that or slice them thin yourself, because that’s just what I prefer to bite in to. You know?

And then the caesar dressing finishes it all off. That stuff is drinkable, I swear. (more…)

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Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Our boys could eat tacos for dinner every single night and I honestly don’t blame them. Tacos are the BEST! One of their favorite taco recipes are these Chipotle Chicken Tacos. They are loaded with flavor and only take 20 minutes to make, which m…

Our boys could eat tacos for dinner every single night and I honestly don’t blame them. Tacos are the BEST! One of their favorite taco recipes are these Chipotle Chicken Tacos. They are loaded with flavor and only take 20 minutes to make, which makes them the perfect EASY weeknight dinner! There are two secrets…

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Grilled Chicken Parmesan.

This grilled chicken parmesan is sponsored by ALDI! It’s a fun summer twist on the classic! Marinated balsamic chicken, melty mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil and tomato sauce come together to create the most delicious dinner. So ridiculously good! We’re taking our summer eats to a whole new level today and grilling our chicken parm! This […]

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This grilled chicken parmesan is sponsored by ALDI! It’s a fun summer twist on the classic! Marinated balsamic chicken, melty mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil and tomato sauce come together to create the most delicious dinner. So ridiculously good!

We’re taking our summer eats to a whole new level today and grilling our chicken parm!

grilled chicken parmesan

This classic fave is a dream when you grill it – the chicken is full of smoky flavor and super juicy, then it’s covered in melty cheese. And served with saucy sauce! And sprinkled with fresh basil and parmesan. I mean, it doesn’t get any better than this.

I wish I would have started grilling my chicken parmesan a decade ago!

sliced tomatoes and mozzarella

I’m so excited to be partnering with ALDI again to bring you this amazing warm weather recipe. Just in time for the sunshine to hit. It’s a great way to kick off the grilling season with one heck of a delicious meal too. ALDI has the best selection of seasonal food and super high-quality meats at an affordable price. Perfect for grilling season. When I’m planning out our weekly menus, their chicken and steak is always on my list.

As is the produce. You can’t beat the quality. 

marinating chicken in balsamic

Let’s make it! 

To start, I marinate the ALDI Simply Nature Organic Chicken Breasts in a balsamic mixture that is wonderful. I use their Specially Selected Olive Oil, Priano Balsamic Vinegar and Stonemill Dried Basil, along with some minced garlic, salt and pepper. It’s such a classic, simple marinade but really adds a ton of flavor to the chicken. You want to marinate it for at least 30 minutes or so – but I’ve even marinated it overnight too. And it’s a game-changer.

grilling the chicken parmesan

ALDI also has the most vibrant, fresh produce right now and I.am.here.for.it. Their tomatoes are incredible. I grabbed a bunch of the Campari tomatoes on the vine and sliced them up – perfectly juicy! While I don’t always add fresh tomatoes to chicken parm I may bake in the oven, adding it to this grilled version is the best way to elevate this meal. It gives it an even fresher take on the traditional dish and really adds something special. 

chicken with tomatoes and cheese off the grill

The other great thing?

We also have a variety of cheeses for this recipe! That’s what I love so much about this dish – while I love to use the Emporium Selection Fresh Mozzarella, you can also grab some of the Happy Farms Mozzarella Shredded Cheese or even the Happy Farms Deli Sliced Mozzarella! Whatever makes it easier on the grill for you! That’s what it’s all about here: we want the most flavorful chicken, tomatoes and cheese because they are the stars of the show. Topping it off with the fresh basil is just the icing on the cake.

grilled chicken parmesan

Grilling season always makes me so happy because I don’t have to turn on the oven in the warmer months! This recipe is no exception. You can make the entire thing on the grill. The only thing I do in the kitchen is warm up some of my sauce. That’s the last component to our recipe! I love to serve this on a light blanket of sauce, or with warm sauce for spooning over. I use the Simply Nature Organic Tomato Basil Sauce, and just heat it on the stovetop for a few minutes so it pairs perfectly with the chicken.

Top everything off with some freshly grated Emporium Selection Parmesan Cheese! And it’s DONE. 

grilled chicken parmesan

I mean, look at this plate!  (more…)

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Layered Grilled Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad.

This grilled chicken caprese pasta salad is a summer dream! Layer your salad or toss it together, drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and serve! Marinated grilled chicken, juicy tomatoes, rich mozzarella and fresh basil. It’s incredible. I’m getting all the summer vibes from this chicken caprese pasta salad! This pasta salad makes me so happy! It […]

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This grilled chicken caprese pasta salad is a summer dream! Layer your salad or toss it together, drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette and serve! Marinated grilled chicken, juicy tomatoes, rich mozzarella and fresh basil. It’s incredible.

I’m getting all the summer vibes from this chicken caprese pasta salad!

grilled chicken caprese pasta salad

This pasta salad makes me so happy! It can be the side dish at your BBQ, even a main or dish dish for dinner tonight. It could even be lunch! You can prep it ahead of time or make it 30 minutes before serving. It really can’t be beat.

layered grilled chicken caprese pasta salad

Um, okay, who else is getting Friends trifle vibes from the photos of this layered pasta salad? Ha!

I can assure you that this is nothing like Rachel’s layered shepherd’s pie and cake trifle recipe. Promise. 

I do love the idea of a layered pasta salad though! You can layer it all up, it looks fun and pretty to serve, then just toss it right before serving. Or let others toss it as they serve themselves. Absolutely perfect. 

Whatever you want to do!

grilled chicken

I’ve been making regular old caprese pasta salads for years. I’ve always shared them on instagram, but never here because they are just so simple. When I decided to do some balsamic chicken, I KNEW it was a recipe I needed to share in time for summer. This is perfect for Memorial Day weekend or even dinner tonight. It’s one of those versatile dishes that is just so delicious.

You can also make is ahead of time!

chopped grilled chicken

First up, the easiest balsamic chicken.

I like to marinate and grill the chicken. You can even do this a few days ahead – or use leftover grilled chicken too. It’s so simple. Whether you’re planning ahead of time or flying by the seat of your pants, you can get the chicken made quickly.

tomatoes and fresh basil

The rest is fairly easy – think your favorite caprese, but in pasta salad form! 

So we have fresh mozzarella. I like to use the fresh mozzarella balls (especially if they are marinated!) but you can also buy a log of it and chop it up. 

Then grape or cherry tomatoes. You know these will only get better as the season goes on.

Lots of fresh basil. 

pasta and fresh basil with dressing

And then your favorite pasta! I always get questions about this squiggly one I use. It’s the spirali from delallo and definitely my favorite for pasta salads.

pouring dressing on grilled chicken caprese pasta salad

For the dressing, I love to use a version of a balsamic vinaigrette. Mostly because everything can hang out and marinate in it overnight and it’s still absolutely fantastic. 

Of course, it’s also a classic dressing for caprese and one that just can’t go wrong. The flavors mesh well together and everything gets a chance to shine. (more…)

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soy-glazed chicken

It’s a gorgeous spring week in New York City, the windows are wide open, and before I find it impossible to resist the siren call of a full shift to picnic–summer-beach-fresh-everything mode (with some ice cream/pie/cookie breaks, …

It’s a gorgeous spring week in New York City, the windows are wide open, and before I find it impossible to resist the siren call of a full shift to picnicsummer-beach-fresh-everything mode (with some ice cream/pie/cookie breaks, naturally) I wanted to tell you about one last easy weeknight pandemic-era favorite: a soy sauce-basted chicken that my family would be happy if I made once a week forever.

I first made this in the early months, when all the restaurants were closed and we missed takeout*. I’ve made it almost monthly since then because it’s the fastest, easiest non-grilling way for me to turn a package of boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts into a meal that everyone actually finishes. Browning the chicken well gives it a slightly crisp edge, and reducing a mixture of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar around it while the chicken finishes cooking gives it a lacquered effect.

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Lemon Butter Chicken

If you are looking for a REALLY good chicken recipe that you can make over and over again, this Lemon Butter Chicken is it! It is the perfect easy weeknight meal, but also fancy enough to serve when entertaining. It is a guaranteed favorite and turns o…

If you are looking for a REALLY good chicken recipe that you can make over and over again, this Lemon Butter Chicken is it! It is the perfect easy weeknight meal, but also fancy enough to serve when entertaining. It is a guaranteed favorite and turns out perfectly every single time. You only need six…

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Grilled Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Pineapple Avocado Salsa.

These grilled chili lime chicken tacos are loaded with smoky, charred flavor! They’re also topped with a grilled pineapple avocado salsa that is incredible. Throw on some cotija cheese, pickled onions and you’re good to go. Chili lime chicken tacos are the star of the show today! Orrrrr maybe, the grilled pineapple avocado salsa is […]

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These grilled chili lime chicken tacos are loaded with smoky, charred flavor! They’re also topped with a grilled pineapple avocado salsa that is incredible. Throw on some cotija cheese, pickled onions and you’re good to go.

Chili lime chicken tacos are the star of the show today!

grilled chili lime chicken tacos with pineapple salsa

Orrrrr maybe, the grilled pineapple avocado salsa is the star of the show. Make a bowl of that and pass the chips please!

It’s incredible.

grilled chicken, pineapple and tortillas

Actually, the real star of this show is Tajin! I love using Tajin seasoning for just about anything – all my meats, roasted vegetables and even the rim of a margarita (when I can drink them, haha). Today, the chicken marinates in Tajin and tastes like heaven. 

If you haven’t tried Tajin before, it’s not overly spicy. I don’t love a ton of heat and I find it to be more like chili powder mixed with fresh lime. The lime flavor is so fantastic here!

If you can’t find Tajin or would prefer something else, I’ve also found chili lime seasoning at Target and Trader Joe’s before too. If neither of those options work either, you can make your own! I suggest combining chili powder, a bit of salt and pepper, garlic powder and fresh lime zest. It will taste fantastic. 

chopped grilled chili lime chicken

After the chicken takes a little Tajin soak, I grill it for even more smoky, charred flavor. It’s divine!

At the same time, I grill some pineapple spears too. If you’ve been around this blog long enough you probably remember back in 2009 when I had an obsession with fruit salsa. I mean, I still do have an obsession with fruit salsa! I’ve probably made just about every version of fruit salsa there is. Almost. 

grilled pineapple avocado salsa

In this case, I wanted to do a smoky grilled pineapple, which in turn would caramelize ever so slightly and that would bring out the sweetness. Combine that with some creamy avocado and spicy jalapeño. And a few classics like red onion and cilantro and lime.

Oh my WORD.

You will love this salsa so much. Seriously considering just eating it with a spoon and calling it a salad. I mean, that would work, right?  (more…)

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Flautas

What is a Flauta? If you haven’t had a flauta before, it’s time! Flautas are basically rolled up, crispy tacos. Tortillas are filled with meat and cheese and fried to perfection. Serve as an appetizer or main dish, and dip them into guacamo…

What is a Flauta? If you haven’t had a flauta before, it’s time! Flautas are basically rolled up, crispy tacos. Tortillas are filled with meat and cheese and fried to perfection. Serve as an appetizer or main dish, and dip them into guacamole, sour cream, and salsa! And if you are wondering if there is…

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