The Ultimate Chicken for Dinner Menu

Dinner,Recipes
August 28, 2013

A standout chicken dinner menu complete with sides and dessert from Relish Magazine Editor Jill Melton.

Chicken Maque Choux
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
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When I ran across a recipe for Chicken Maque Choux in the pages of Gourmet 15 years ago, it soon became a summer standard. The dish has morphed over the years, and my copy of the original recipe is long gone. It’s a super versatile dish, with zucchini and other summer vegetables frequently making their way into the corn mixture. Rub chicken thighs with a mixture of cinnamon, cumin, garlic and onion powder and sauté them until crispy brown. Fresh corn, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers are added to the skillet to soak up the crispy brown bits in the pan, and the chicken is nestled in the mixture, covered and baked. The vegetables soak up the yummy chicken juices for an easy dish that impresses everyone. Pair it with watermelon-cucumber salsa and chips, and a baguette to soak up all the yummy juices.

—By Jill Melton, Relish Magazine Editor 

Bruschetta with Tomato and Arugula

Bruschetta with Tomato and Arugula

Ripe tomatoes and leafy green arugula converge a top this simple and summery Italian appetizer.

Chicken Maque Choux

Chicken Maque Choux

A Cajun-country side dish gets a tasty make-over with the addition of spice-rubbed chicken.

Watermelon-Cucumber Salsa with Mint

Watermelon-Cucumber Salsa with Mint

This refreshing salsa pairs nicely with grilled pork, chicken or shrimp.

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Peach Crostata

A crostata is an Italian free-form dessert tart—shape it any way you want.

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