Crispy Baked Chicken Flautas
Take taco night to the next level with this weeknight spin on cheesy, crunchy flautas. After stuffing them with a smoky, spicy ground chicken-chipotle mixture, we skipped the traditional pan-frying route in favor of letting them crisp-up in the oven.
Green-Chile Chicken Burgers
This lean burger gets plenty of flavor and juiciness from canned green chiles and fresh cilantro. Finish with sour cream for a creamy spread with a little extra tang.
Pot Sticker Dumplings and Soy-Vinegar Sauce
Dumpling wrappers—Chinese wonton or Japanese gyoza skins—are widely available in the frozen-food section of most markets. They're the base for these savory, delicious pot stickers that you can make at home.From the book "Mad Hungry" by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).
Pesto Chicken Burgers
Rethink your burger with ground chicken. Then add tomatoes and fragrant pesto to give this sandwich a delicious twist.
Mini Spicy Buffalo Chicken Balls with Blue Cheese and Hot Sauce
These mini chicken meatballs from Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop get their signature spice from a healthy dose of Frank's RedHot, one of the original hot sauces used to make buffalo wings. Serve for a crowd-pleasing appetizer at your next casual gathering.
Chicken and Pork Seekh Kebabs
Ingredients borrowed from Indian cuisine give far-flung flavors to these kebabs. Naan and a summer-fruit chutney cool the spicy dish.
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
For a delicious new take on Chicken Parmesan, try these giant meatballs. Ground chicken stands in for the usual cutlet and the cheese is on the inside, mozzarella oozes out when you cut into a meatball. To keep things a bit traditional, they are served atop spaghetti with marinara sauce.
Emeril's Chicken-Patty Pockets
If you or your little helpers don't like spicy food, simply reduce the amount of cayenne pepper in the patties to a quarter teaspoon.