Nothing says Texas like outdoor grilling. And summer is a prime time for patio picnics featuring my barbecued chicken. Guests are surprised to find the basis for my "mystery marinade" is simply vinegar and oil. —Revonda Stroud, Fort Worth, Texas
A handful of ingredients are all you need for this marinade that kicks up flavor without much fat. "There's a real zip to this chicken," promises Margaret Wilson of Hemet, California. "I like to make large batches of the marinade and freeze it so it's on hand when we're in the mood to grill chicken."
This pizza starts with a prepared bread shell and barbecue sauce, plus leftover cooked chicken. I simply assemble and bake. Often, I cut the pizza into small bite-size pieces and serve it as an appetizer at parties or potluck dinners.—Patricia Richardson, Verona, Ontario
These crunch-coated chicken tenders are a little sweet, a little tangy and a whole lot of fun. In half an hour, your family's new favorite dish is ready to eat. When I have extra time, I roast garlic and add it to the sauce. —Andreann Geise, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
For this recipe, my daughters enjoy measuring the rice and stirring together the spices and other ingredients that go into the homemade barbecue sauce. The moist, tender chicken is one of their dad's favorites, so they're always proud to have played a part in making it.—Patricia Kaliska, Phillips, Wisconsin
"I'm a teacher and work most of the day, so slow-cooked meals are a great help," relates Jacqueline Blanton from Gaffney, South Carolina. One of her family's favorites is this moist slow-simmered chicken. For an appealing look, choose a darker brown barbecue sauce.