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8 light chicken recipes for summer

by Julia Pal

published on 29 June 2017

Light and succulent summer chicken dishes are the order of the day. We have eight for you here, from a cold Sunday roast substitute to family-friendly tacos and lots of seasoned chicken ideas. Whether you’re hosting the masses or cooking a simple dinner for yourself or a few friends, these should see you through.

Chicken Tacos | Summer Dinner

Chicken Tacos Black Beans, Avo, Corn & Cherry Toms from Super Food Family Classics by Jamie Oliver


From the book

Chicken, Cucumber and Bean Sprouts | Easy Summer Dinner

Chicken, Cucumber and Bean Sprouts from Gok’s Wok by Gok Wan

Buy Gok’s Wok here.

Tequila Lime Chicken Nigella | Simple Summer Dinner

Tequila and Lime Chicken from Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson

Buy Simply Nigella here.

Fennel with Lemon Chicken | Easy Summer Dinner

Fennel with Lemon Chicken from The Little Book of Lunch by Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing

Buy The Little Book of Lunch here.

Sesame Chicken Salad with Cucumber Noodles | Easy Summer Dinner

Sesame Chicken Salad with Cucumber Noodles from The Art of Eating Well by Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley

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Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with Courgette Ribbons | Simple French Dinner

Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with Courgette Ribbons from Simple French Cookery by Raymond Blanc

Order Simple French Cookery here.

Cold Roast Chicken with Olives and Lemon | Easy Dinner

Cold Roast Chicken with Olives and Lemon from Tom Aikens: Easy by Tom Aikens

Buy Tom Aikens: Easy here.

Roasted Pineapple Chicken | Summer Barbecue

Roasted Pineapple Chicken with a Sweet Chilli Glaze from Grill It With Levi by Levi Roots

Buy Grill it With Levi here.


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