Cooking chicken breasts slowly in simmering water ensures they'll be tender, not rubbery. Onion and salt in the water add flavor without fat. If you have them on hand, you can also toss in a bay leaf, lemon peel, or whole peppercorns.
Supermarket rotisserie chicken comes together with sweet grapes and savory bacon in a fast, fresh dinner. This dish uses just half of a rotisserie chicken. Shred or slice the leftover meat and use in a sandwich, quesadilla, or pasta dish for another quick meal.
This version of a smooth tuna salad keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days. Serve with fresh celery, radishes, carrots, and thin, crispy crackers.
From the book "Lucinda's Rustic Italian Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).