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Warm Snow Pea & Chicken Salad RecipeWarm up to the new spring weather was this healthy and tasty salad recipe from eatingwell.com. This salad is unique due to the snow peas as the base vegetable and the nutty taste of the cashews which combines into a fresh and flavorful dish for the whole family. Reviews say you can substitute snow peas for green beans.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons tahini, or cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed and thinly slivered lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews

Directions

  1. Place chicken in a medium skillet or saucepan and add broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size pieces. (Cool and refrigerate the broth, reserving it for another use.)
  2. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil and tahini (or cashew butter) in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in slivered peas and cook, stirring, until bright green, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the dressing.
  4. Add the chicken to the bowl with the peas; toss to combine. Serve sprinkled with cashews.

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Barbecued Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken Wings

Here is a quick and easy recipe for those summer get-togethers! It is great appetizer dish for those who like sweet and spicy food.

For two chicken wings: 252 calories

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apricot jam
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 cupDijonmustard
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 60 chicken wings
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine apricot jam, minced garlic, crushed red pepper, Dijonmustard, and kosher salt. Add chicken wings; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  3. Line 2 baking sheets with foil; bake chicken wings for 25-30 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and slightly charred.

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