Why heat up the kitchen on warm Indian summer evenings when you can take dinner in hand with these hearty chicken pitas from Lynne Ziegler in Odenton, Maryland?
LYNNE’S TIP: I also roll up the chicken strips in flour tortillas and serve as grab-and-go wrap sandwiches. Serve any leftover chicken with mixed greens and the last of the garden tomatoes in lunch salads the next day.
I got the idea for these wraps from a wrap I tried at a cafe. During warmer months, I make them for picnic in the park. I also like to prepare a large batch, cut them into slices and serve on a platter. They disappear every time!—Jolene Britten, Gig Harbor, Washington
In Grant, Alabama, Eva Wright dresses up chicken salad with crunchy cucumber and dill for this summery sandwich that’s ready in just 10 minutes. If you’re watching salt, omit it from each handheld to save 295 mg per serving.
We wanted something cool for lunch one summer day, so I tossed together whatever I had in the refrigerator. This wonderful salad was the result. Guests enjoy the sweet grapes, tender chicken and crunchy almonds...and the always ask for the recipe.
Topped with melted mozzarella cheese and a spicy sauce, these breaded chicken breasts make fantastic sandwiches. Try them whenever you're short on time but need a satisfying dinner. —Tracy Boleware, Covington, Louisiana
“My family loves this casual mainstay recipe and, since it’s so easy to make, we enjoy it often. It’s great on the barbecue in summer. During winter months, I use the oven or indoor grill to fix it.” Andrea VanDinter - Prince George, British Columbia
I’m not sure if this is a Mediterranean dish with a Southwestern flair or the other way around. All I know is that it’s ideal for a summer dinner. The tomato relish is yummy as an appetizer with tortilla chips, so you may want to double it. —Cori Cooper, Boise, ID
Just try convincing your guests that a recipe this scrumptious is healthier, too. These moist, monster burgers are packed with veggies, cheese and loads of great grilled flavor. —Mary Cannataro, Chicago, Illinois