Recipe: Grilled Pesto Chicken Flatbreads — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Summer and the thrill and ease of eating outside means that we should all be grilling as much as possible. So to help make that possible we're sharing these super-easy chicken and pesto flatbreads. They start with my favorite shortcut, pre-made naan bread, and get topped with basil pesto, grilled chicken breast, and corn. Make these for a quick weeknight dinner or appetizer from the grill and count on them to be done in as little as 15 minutes.


Amp Up Your Summer Grilling with This Himalayan Salt Platter on Sale Right Now — Amazon Deal of the Day

Summer is finally happening! This change of season means you're going to be able to fire up that grill more and more. Whether you're hosting big backyard barbecue bashes (the 4th of July is just two weeks away!) or just grilling a quick weeknight dinner for your family, it's always fun to play around with grilling accessories and accoutrements.

With that in mind, we'd like to suggest this Himalayan salt platter — now on sale on Amazon for just under $27.


Your Grilled Veggies Want You to Pay Better Attention to Them — Tips from The Kitchn

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When it comes to vegetables, the line between grilled and sacrificed to the fire gods is thin. The goal of grilling proteins is to grill them until cooked sufficiently to eat. With vegetables and fruit, the goal line can, and should, move. Sometimes we seek only a wispy waft of smoky flavor, or a crosshatch of grill marks, or deckled edges of finishing char. Other times we want the food cooked through, good and plenty. A key to grilling vegetables is to decide the end game, to know the answer to "Why am I doing this?" Reliable grilling recipes can light your path and teach you the basics, but no matter where you're headed, no matter the recipe, here are a few tips that make it a better ride.


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Chicken Breast — Tips from The Kitchn

Grilled chicken breast is one of the essential summer recipes that makes everything from meal prep to summer cookouts more enjoyable. It's a recipe that we think every home cook should master — along with asparagus, shrimp, corn, and pork tenderloin.

Grilling chicken breast isn't hard, but to master juicy, flavorful chicken breast on the grill a few key mistakes must be avoided. Here are five of the most common missteps and how to avoid them.


15 Sides Perfect for Grilled Chicken — Recipes from The Kitchn

Tossing some chicken on the grill is an easy dinner solution just about any night of the week throughout the summer months. But once you've got that covered, how do you round things out in order to call it dinner? A simple side or two should do the job and satisfy the crowd. We gathered some of our most favorite recipes to serve alongside grilled chicken, all of which are no sweat to prepare. From flavor-packed salads to crisp and caramelized grilled vegetables, here are our 15 of our best.


Recipe: Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Grain Bowls — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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I am a big fan of cooking out when friends stop by for dinner, whether it's a weeknight or a Friday night. My favorite trick for making this possible is to have guests build their own dinners. Grilled grain bowls are an easy way to pull this off.

Think of grilled grain bowls as the grown-up version of the hobo packets you might have made at sleep-away camp. Essentially everyone builds their own packet of uncooked quinoa, chopped vegetables, and shrimp, and then the packets are wrapped up and cooked on the grill. It's pure summer comfort food by way of the grill. Drizzled with a creamy herb sauce and prepped in just a few minutes, you'll be making these regularly — guests or not.


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