Easy Summer Chicken Recipes

Healthy, fast, and delicious recipes featuring our favorite ingredient: chickenOne of the best things about summertime is that the weather is fine and we all want to be outside - but that doesn't mean our cooking has to suffer. While we're not enthusiastic about standing over a hot pot of stew during the warmer summer months, there's still a way to create delicious, impressive meals without spending several hours in the kitchen.

Enter Holly Clegg, lifestyle and cooking expert who has sold more than 1 million copies of her health-focused cookbooks. Clegg has covered a wide range of dieting topics, from recipes that will help battle cancer to meals for diabetics, which makes her a go-to resource for nutritious recipes, and ones that actually taste good. Not only are her creations healthy but they're easy, impressive, and dynamic meals that come together in a snap.

No matter what time of the year it is, we're always craving some chicken. To help us welcome the warmer temperatures and satisfy our hunger, Clegg shared easy, fresh, and delicious chicken recipes with us that are perfect for summer meals. Have some leftover chicken from last night's cookout? Clegg has three different chicken salad recipes, with Mediterranean, Asian, and citrus flavors that'll make chicken salad taste fresh and bright. For some barbecue, Clegg's pulled chicken recipe gives you the perfect slider topping in less than an hour, and for some south-of-the-border grub, her chipotle tacos are an easy and authentic dish to create.

Don't let long hours in the kitchen bog you down this summer. Get outside and enjoy the sun, but make sure you whip together these healthy and delicious chicken recipes before you do.

Credit: Holly CleggPulled Chicken
Forget barbecue when you can instantly whip up this easy and awesome pulled chicken with rotisserie chicken and a few flavorful ingredients.

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Credit: Holly CleggChicken Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Fast and fabulous, this top-notch chicken salad features sweet fruit, crunchy cabbage, and toasty pecans tossed with a citrus subtle sweet vinaigrette.

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Credit: Holly CleggSesame Honey Chicken
No time to cook? Try this great slow cooker recipe with a touch of sweet and a touch of heat in this exceptionally wonderful chicken dish prepared in the Crock-Pot to come home to the wonderful aroma in your kitchen. Serve over rice.

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Credit: Holly CleggStuffed Chicken Caesar Sandwich
Everyone's favorite salad tossed with rotisserie chicken stuffed into crusty French bread makes a quick-chick sandwich. The Caesar dressing is so good you can use it also on a salad.

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Credit: Holly CleggMediterranean Chicken Spinach Salad
With the magic of rotisserie chicken and chic ingredients like edamame, sun-dried tomatoes, mint, and feta, you have a satisfying, stylish light entrée salad. Fresh mint makes a difference - if you don't have it growing rampant, check any grocery.

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- Anne Dolce, The Daily Meal