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Easy Eats: Char-Grilled Chicken Piccata

August 21, 2016

Easy Eats: Char-Grilled Chicken Piccata

This delicious version of a stove-top favorite is grilled, with its famous lemony sauce made in a saucepan and then poured atop your char-grilled chicken feast. If your grill has a side burner, you could make the entire dish outside in the sunshine and enjoy the final half of summertime!

Char-Grilled Chicken Piccata
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place chicken on grill; cover.
  3. Cook about 10 minutes, turning once until no longer pink in the center.
  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add garlic, cook and stir 1 minute.
  6. Add wine together; slowly pour into saucepan.
  7. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until thickened.
  8. Stir in lemon juice, capers and butter.
  9. Serve grilled chicken with sauce, sprinkled parsley and pepper.

 

Easy Eats: Grilled Lemon Salmon

August 14, 2016

Easy Eats: Grilled Lemon Salmon

This Grilled Lemon Salad is very light and refreshing! With just a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand you can make the most jaw dropping Salmon Fillets imaginable. We paired ours with sprouts, however asparagus, broccoli or any other deliciously light veggie would be a perfect match for this meal. Easy Eats did it again with this Recipe!

Grilled Lemon Salmon
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  2. Cut four sheets of heavy-duty foil.
  3. Place salmon piece on center of each sheet.
  4. Brush ½ T. Oil over both sides of each salmon piece.
  5. Sprinkle each piece with ⅛ tsp. salt and ⅛ tsp. pepper.
  6. Place about three lemon slices flat on each piece.
  7. Bring up two sides of foil over salmon so edges meet.
  8. Seal edges allowing space for heat circulation and expansion.
  9. Bring up two sides of foil over.
  10. Place packets on grill over medium-low heat.
  11. Cover grill; cook 13-16 minutes until internal temperature of salmon reaches 145 degrees.
  12. To serve, cut large X across top of each packet, carefully fold back foil to allow steam to escape.
  13. Sprinkle with parsley.

 

Easy Eats: Grilled Garden Salad

August 7, 2016

Easy Eats: Grilled Garden Salad

Who says a smart salad has to be mostly lettuce? Heat things up with veggies warm from the grill and the bold flavors of garlic, lemon juice and Parmesan. Want an extra boost of protein? Toss in some chicken like we did and your salad will be better than ever.

If you need to step up you salad game this Easy Eats Recipe is sure to do the trick!

Easy Eats: Grilled Garden Salad
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Grill corn 15 minutes or until kernels are tender and browned, turning occasionally; cool slightly. Meanwhile, grill squash and zucchini 5 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally.
  3. Cut kernels off cobs; place in medium bowl.
  4. Chop squash and zucchini.
  5. Add to corn with tomatoes; mix lightly.
  6. Mix dressing, lemon juice and garlic.
  7. Add to vegetable mixture; mix lightly. top with cheese and basil.
  8. Use leftover salad as a filling for tacos.

 

Easy Eats: Gooey Juicy Lucy Burgers

July 31, 2016

Easy Eats: Gooey Juicy Lucy Chicken Burgers

Tender chicken burgers dripping with gooey cheese are a treat no matter the time of the year! They’re especially indulgent topped with golden and sautéed onions, lettuce, tomato or any of your other favorite burger toppings. What’s extra great about this recipe is the fact that it’s made with ground chicken, which is not only a healthier option it is also crazy good tasting!

If you’re looking for a summer meal that is light, delicious, unique and sure to be a hit for the whole family try these Gooey Juicy Lucy Chicken Burgers! Enjoy Easy Eaters!

Gooey Juicy Lucy Burgers
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place beans in large bowl; mash with form or potato masher.
  2. Add ground chicken, bread crumbs, worcestershire, seasoning salt, salt and pepper.
  3. Gently mix to combine.
  4. Form 8 thin patties.
  5. Cut each slice of cheese into 4 equal squares; stack the pieces.
  6. Sandwich one stack of cheese between 2 meat patties.
  7. Tightly pinch edges together to seal.
  8. Repeat with remaining patties and cheese.
  9. Heat a lightly greased, cast-iron or stove top girl skillet over medium heat.
  10. Cook burgers for about 10 minutes, turning once until browned and no longer pink inside.
  11. Serve on onion rolls with condiments and sautéed onions on top.
Notes
Lightly wet your hands with water to make forming the chicken patties easier.
For easier handling during cooking pale uncooked stuffed burgers in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes sliding them into hot skillet or onto the grill.

 

Easy Eats: Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken & Pasta Salad

July 24, 2016

Easy Eats: Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken and Pasta Salad

This salad of aromatic grilled chicken will taste just how you would expect a fresh summer salad to be. From its tasty dressing that is deliciously tossed with penne or rotini pasta to the sautéed summer squash and garlic toast. Talk about a delicious meal!

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken & Pasta Salad
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place chicken on grill; cover.
  3. Cook about 8 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions; drain well and return to pan.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together oil, cheese, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, sugar, salt and, pepper in a small bowl.
  6. Slice grilled chicken.
  7. Pour enough dressing into pasta to coat it well; toss well.
  8. Spoon pasta into shallow bowls, top with chicken.
  9. Drizzle with remaining dressing and sprinkle with parsley.

 

Easy Eats: Sensational Foil-Pack Vegetables

July 17, 2016

Easy Eats: Sensational Foil- Pack Vegetables

Summer will be winding down before we know it! Here’s a great way to take advantage of your summer-grilling before it’s time to pack away the grill for the season. This foil-wrapped grilled vegetable recipe is a snap and the ultimate way to make a flavorful veggie dish. If you love to grill, then you know that vegetables can be difficult to cook on a grill at times because they tend to be softer and smaller and therefore can fall through the grill grate and into your fire. Follow the directions below and you’ll have a delicious side dish prepared in minutes that will accompany any summer meal!

Sensational Foil-Pack Vegetables
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Combine vegetables, tomatoes and dressing.
  3. Spoon onto center of large sheet heavy-duty foil fold to make packet.
  4. Grill 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, turning after 4 minutes.
  5. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening packet.
  6. Sprinkle vegetable mixture with cheese.
Notes
If you don't have heavy-duty foil, you can use a double layer of regular foil instead.
For an extra special flavor: Toss vegetables and tomatoes with 1 T. pesto along with the dressing. Or, sprinkle cooked vegetable mixture with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.

 

Easy Eats: Grilled Steak & Vegetable Salad

July 10, 2016

Grilled Steak & Vegetable Salad

Once the sirloin steak is grilled and prepared into strips it’s go-time! Top off a salad full of delicious veggies and fresh greens with a balsamic dressing for a little extra kick. This wonderful tasting and easy-to-make salad is so full of flavor and a perfect way to use any leftover steaks that you may have from the 4th of July!

Grilled Steak & Vegetable Salad
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Reserve ⅓ cup dressing. Brush remaining onto steak and cut sides of peppers.
  3. Place steak and peppers, dressing-sides down, on grill grate.
  4. Grill 10 minutes or until steak is medium doneness (165 degrees), turning steak after 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cover 4 serving plates with greens; top with tomatoes and onions.
  6. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices; cut peppers into strips. Arrange meat and peppers over salads.
  7. Drizzle with reserved dressing.
Notes
Make Ahead: Grill extra pieces of steak or chicken to use later in salads or sandwiches

 

 

Easy Eats: Summer Salad Brochettes

July 3, 2016

Easy Eats: Summer Salad Brochettes

Tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and mozzarella cheese skewered together and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. This great appetizer is a sure fire way to kick off your 4th of July celebration! Enjoy this treat Easy Eaters!

Summer Salad Brochettes
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. On the skewer: alternate 1 cucumber piece, 1 cherry tomato, 1 piece mozzarella, 1 black olives, 1 more cherry tomato and 1 more cucumber piece on each skewer.
  2. Arrange the brochettes on a platter, drizzle with the Balsamic Vinaigrette and garnish with fresh basil.
Notes
You can use larger fresh mozzerella balls cut into bite-sized pieces. And for a more intense flavor, you can marinate the brochettes in the Balsamic Vinaigrette instead of just drizzling. Take out of marinade just before serving and sprinkle with chopped fresh basil.

 

Easy Eats: A Burger With The Blues

June 26, 2016

Easy Eats: A Burger with the Blues

This burger is a delightful dish full of flavor, cheesiness and it pairs great with tons of sides! If you’re looking to make a brand new and creative burger flavor we promise all blue cheese lovers will thank us for this one!

A Burger With The Blues
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Lb. Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 2 Lbs. Ground Beef (Will make roughly 8 burger patties. Adjust accordingly for smaller portion!)
  • ¼ Cup Scallions, minced with tops included
  • ¼ tsp. Tabasco Sauce
  • ½ tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Black Pepper
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Red Pepper
  • Hamburger Buns, toasted
Instructions
  1. Add blue cheese crumbles to the ground beef.
  2. Add minced scallions, tabasco, worcestershire, salt, pepper and red pepper.
  3. Mix lightly to combine.
  4. Let stand in fridge for an hour or two so flavors can blend (optional).
  5. Gently press the meat into patties.
  6. Grill over moderate coals or on gas grill over medium heat to the desired level of doneness.
  7. Top with a little more blue cheese if desired and serve on toast hamburger buns.

 

Easy Eats: Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs

June 19, 2016

Easy Eats: Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs

Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs are a staple of summer due to their color, great flavors and versatility! For this Easy Eats recipe you can view three different Kabob Recipes that are sure to be fan favorites!

To prepare, soak boneless, skinless chicken breast in your favorite marinade for an hour or according to recipe direction. Add them onto skewer with your favorite veggies or summertime flavor favorites (think pineapple) and heat for approximately 12-15 minutes on each side or according to specific recipe directions. For veggies or other skewer toppings, slice into 2 inch chunks and add the same marinade you used for the chicken. Once on the grill baste the kabobs occasionally until meat and veggies are tender and ready to eat!

Check out this first Chicken Kabob that is filled with Hawaiian flavors and delicious pineapple!

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ Cup Ketchup
  • ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ⅓ Cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 4 T. Olive Oil, divided, plus more for brushing grill
  • 1½ T. Rice Vinegar
  • 4 tsp. Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 T. Ginger, minced
  • ½ tsp. Sesame Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1¾ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped into 1¼-inch cubes
  • 3½ Cups Fresh Cubed Pineapple
  • 1½ Large Green Pepper, diced into 1¼-inch pieces
  • 1 Large Red Onion, diced into 1¼-inch pieces
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, 2 T. olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger and sesame oil.
  2. Stir in ¾ tsp pepper and season with salt if desired.
  3. Place chicken in a gallon size resealable bag.
  4. Reserve ½ cup of the marinade in refrigerator then pour remaining marinade over chicken.
  5. Seal bag and refrigerate 1 - 2 hours (meanwhile soak 10 wooden skewer sticks in water for 1 hour).
  6. Preheat a grill over medium heat to 400 degrees.
  7. Meanwhile, drizzle remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil over red onion, bell pepper and pineapple and toss. Season red onion and bell pepper with salt and pepper, then thread red onion, bell pepper, pineapple and chicken onto skewers until all of the chicken has been used.
  8. Brush grill grates with olive oil then place skewers on grill. Grill 5 minutes then brush along tops with ¼ cup of remaining marinade.
  9. Rotate to opposite side and brush remaining ¼ cup of marinade on opposite side and allow to grill about 4 minutes longer, or until chicken registers 165 degrees in center on an instant read thermometer.
  10. Serve warm.

BBQ Chicken Bacon Kabobs

BBQ Chicken Bacon Kabobs

This next recipe is less about vegetables and more about deliciously crisp bacon and delicious bourbon flavored BBQ sauce.

BBQ Chicken Bacon Kabobs
 
Ingredients
  • 16 Oz. BBQ Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Bourbon
  • 3 T. Brown Sugar
  • 2 T. Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder
  • 12 Oz. Bacon, divided
  • 3 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
Instructions
  1. Prepare grill for 400°F.
  2. In small bowl, combine barbecue sauce and bourbon; mix well.
  3. Reserve one-third of sauce mixture for baste.
  4. In food processor bowl, combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and 6 slices bacon; pulse until smooth.
  5. Place chicken in bowl; rub with salt mixture.
  6. Cut remaining slices bacon into 1½-inch pieces. Alternately thread chicken and bacon pieces onto metal skewers.
  7. Grill skewers 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  8. Brush with barbecue sauce mixture; grill 1 minute longer on each side.
  9. Serve with reserved barbecue sauce mixture.

Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Kabobs

Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Kabobs

This recipe is light, sweet and delicious and will taste so much like summer! We love it with fresh zucchini too!

Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Kabobs
 
Ingredients
  • Marinade:
  • 1½ T. Garlic, minced
  • 1 T. Lemon, zest
  • 4 T. Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Fresh Herbs (Try a mix of basil, rosemary and oregano)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • 4 T. Olive Oil
  • Skewers:
  • 2 Medium Zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 1 Large Red Bell Pepper, cut into ¾ inch squares
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, cut into wedges and then ¾ inch squares
  • 1¼ Lb. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Lemon Wedge, for serving
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, herbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Place cut vegetables in a zip lock bag and add 3 T. of the herb marinade. Toss to coat.
  3. Place chicken in separate bag and add remaining marinade and toss to coat.
  4. Let sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 4-6 hours.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  6. Thread the skewers alternating with meat and vegetables.
  7. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  8. Grill for 3-4 minutes and then flip.
  9. Continue to cook and flip when necessary until the chicken is cooked through to 165 degrees.
  10. Serve with lemon wedges and squeeze on top.