Delicious, Healthy Summer Recipes to Enjoy!

Happy Independence Day from Parker Wellness Centers. Here are delicious, healthy summer recipes to enjoy!

BBQ Chicken with Peach and Feta Slaw

Yield: Serves 4

• 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
• 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
• 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
• 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
• 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh peaches (about 2 medium)
• 1 (12-oz.) pkg. broccoli slaw
• 3 (6-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1-in. strips
• 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
• 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
• 1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)

How to Make It:
Step 1 – Combine 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add peaches and slaw to vinegar mixture; toss gently to coat.

Step 2 – Sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes or until done. Place chicken in a large bowl. Add barbecue sauce to bowl; toss.

Step 3 – Divide slaw mixture evenly among 4 plates; top with chicken strips. Sprinkle with chives and feta.


Yellow Squash Ribbons with Red Onion and Parmesan

Yield: Serves 4

• 4 medium yellow squash or zucchini (about 1 1/2 pounds)
• 1 teaspoon olive oil
• 1 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shaved fresh Parmesan cheese

How to Make It:
Step 1 – Using a vegetable peeler, shave squash into ribbons to measure 5 cups. Discard seeds and core of squash.

Step 2 – Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add squash, onion, and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender, gently stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add salt, red pepper, and black pepper, and toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with cheese.

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