Healthy Chicken Recipes

If you're looking for easy ways to eat healthy meals, incorporate chicken as a staple. It's one of the leanest meats available and also one of the most versatile to cook with. Chicken turns out perfectly in the slow cooker, oven, or skillet, and it complements flavor combinations from all over the world. Try one of our easy and healthy chicken recipes -- including chicken enchiladas, crispy oven-fried drumsticks, and classic roasted chicken -- for dinner tonight.

View Slideshow

How to Make Popcorn Balls

This all-time favorite dessert is offers instant nostalgia (remember Grandma making them?). Bring them into your own kitchen with our incredible easy steps.

View Video

Our Favorite Apple Recipes

Fall's favorite fruit is delicious in savory dishes as well as sweet. We've paired apples with pork, chicken, and vegetables to create innovative dinners and snacks -- including apple cider chicken and apple bacon burgers, as well as cool apple smoothies and cozy apple stew.

View Slideshow

Fall Cocktails: Reasons to Love the Season

Say farewell to the shandys and margaritas of summer and hello to the warm toddys and whiskey cocktails of fall. Raise a glass to this bountiful season with a fall cocktail recipe.

View Slideshow

16 Reasons Potatoes Should Be Their Own Food Group

If you've never met a potato you didn't like, you're going to love these ah-mazing potato recipes that include potato side dishes and potato casseroles, as well as everyone's favorite mashed potatoes. It's about time the humble spud got the recognition it deserves.

View Slideshow

How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies so they won't crumble and other tips for how to mail cookies.

View Video

Healthy Apple Desserts

Craving something sweet, but want something healthy? We've got you covered! Our collection of healthy apple desserts includes flavorful muffins, cookies, tartlets, and more. Best of all, each serving of these delicious desserts has fewer than 200 calories and 8 grams of fat.

View Slideshow
Popular in Food

How to Make Salsa

Whip up a batch of homemade salsa to enjoy your garden-fresh veggies, fruits, and herbs.

Salsa -- Spanish for "sauce" -- is a catchall term for the zingy, chile-spiced mixtures that add pizzazz to a range of dishes. Here we show you how to make four simple and distinctive styles of salsa.

Fresh salsa

Pico de gallo , salsa fresca, and salsa cruda are chunky, uncooked sauces with a fresh tomato base. They are quick and easy to make and are at their best when tomatoes are in season. For fresh salsa, combine the ingredients below in a bowl and serve, or cover and chill for up to three days.

Essential Ingredients

Peppers: Use yellow or orange sweet peppers instead of green sweet peppers to make the salsa more visually appealing. Carefully peel, seed, and finely chop chile peppers. The amount of chile pepper you use will determine the spiciness of your salsa.
- For mild salsa, use banana peppers, Anaheim peppers, and/or canned diced green chile peppers.

- For medium salsa, add one finely chopped jalapeno to the mix.

- For hot salsa, add two finely chopped jalapeno peppers or the even hotter serrano peppers.

Tomatoes: Fresh tomatoes are the base of fresh salsa, so make sure they're flavorful and slightly firm, not mushy. Fresh garden tomatoes are the gold standard, but you can still make salsa off-season by using roma (Italian-style) tomatoes, vine-ripened, or grape or cherry tomatoes from the grocery store. Gold or green tomatoes also make festive-looking salsa. There's no need to seed the tomatoes unless you want to.

Citrus: Lime or lemon juice adds an acidic tang to salsa that balances the heat of the peppers.

Seasonings: Spice up your salsa with diced onion, garlic, and/or fresh cilantro. For milder flavor, try parsley instead of cilantro. Season the salsa to taste with salt and pepper.

Salsa Picante

Picante means hot and spicy. To make salsa picante , blend finely chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro, chile peppers, and garlic in a blender or food processor, then transfer the mixture (along with chopped sweet peppers and seasonings) to a saucepan. Cooking the salsa will meld the flavors and temper the heat of the peppers. You can also add a bit of sugar to help balance any harshness from the tomatoes and peppers. Simmer the salsa for about 30 minutes or until it reaches desired consistency.

Essential Ingredient

Tomatoes: To seed the tomatoes, core and halve them first. Hold each half over a bowl and use the tip of a spoon to scoop away the seeds. If fresh tomatoes aren't available, use canned diced tomatoes.

Salsa Verde

Verde means green in Spanish. Instead of tomatoes, green salsa calls for tomatillos, which look like small green tomatoes with husks and taste a bit lemony with a hint of apple. Green salsa is especially tasty as a topper on fish or quesadillas, or as a dip for chips.

For this type of salsa, finely chop the tomatillos and mix them with snipped fresh cilantro, chopped red onion, seeded and finely chopped serrano or jalapeno chile pepper, and a bit of salt and sugar. Cover and chill for 4 hours or up to 3 days.

Essential Ingredient

Tomatillos: Look for fresh tomatillos at the grocery store, Mexican market, or Latin market, or used canned tomatillos. Store fresh tomatillos in their husks in a paper bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 month and remove the husks with your fingers before using.

Fruit Salsa

The sweetness of fresh fruit balances the heat of the chiles and the acidity of the lime juice, creating a delightful fruit salsa .

For this type of salsa, combine the fruit with chopped sweet pepper, sliced green onions, snipped fresh cilantro, lime juice, and seeded and chopped jalapeno, serrano, or Anaheim pepper. Cover and chill for up to 2 days.

Essential Ingredient

Fruit: Chopped pineapple, mango, papaya, strawberries, peaches, plums, apricots, oranges, and kiwi are best in salsa, and you can use them in various combinations.

How to Pick Your Peppers

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...