30-Minute Healthy Chicken Recipes

For a healthy dinner that's easy, too, try one of our healthy chicken recipes. Ready in under 30 minutes and ringing in at under 400 calories per serving, each chicken recipe is easy and good for you. There's no need to cook separate meals for the rest of the family with these healthy recipe ideas for chicken breasts, chicken salad, chicken soup, and family-friendly chicken sandwiches that everyone will enjoy.

View Slideshow

Cake Batter: 6 Ways to Bake

One box of two-layer cake can be used as cupcakes, muffins, a large sheet cake, and more. Learn the six ways to transform this staple.

View Video

NEW Recipes from Our August Magazine

It's time to take it outside. We're sharing recipes that are best served al fresco with friends. Salute summer, from drinks to dessert, with the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

View Slideshow

Dress Up a Dessert in 8 Seconds (or Less!)

Make any dessert recipe worthy of a party with these easy ideas to dress them up. Each dessert idea can be done within 8 seconds!

View Video

Our Best Summer Salads

These fresh summer salad recipes are anything but ordinary. Our irresistible combinations of seasonal vegetables and fruits come together with tasty dressings and tangy vinaigrettes for summer salads everyone will love.

View Slideshow

Fast Shrimp Bisque in 25 Minutes!

A satisfying seafood dinner takes just 25 minutes and cooks in one dish. Best yet, you need just 8 ingredients. Bonus: We'll show you how easy it is to peel cooked shrimp.

View Video

Irresistible Ice Cream Treats

Creamy homemade ice cream is simply the best. Summer tastes better when you have an ice cream cone in hand.

View Slideshow
Popular in Food

How to Butterfly Lobster Tails

Butterflying a lobster tail means to cut open the hard top shell through the meat. This is easy to do and helps the meat cook evenly. Plus, the cooked lobster meat puffs up and over the shell, giving the tail a showy restaurant-style appearance.

Buying Lobster Tails

Look for lobster tails in the fish department or the freezer case of your local grocery store. Most lobster tails you'll find are from spiny lobsters, which have no claws and meatier tails than Maine lobsters. They are generally marketed as rock lobster tails. Expect the tails to have a mottled, greenish-blue-brown appearance when raw. Plan on one (about 8-ounce) tail per person. If frozen, thaw the tails in the refrigerator.

1. Cut the tail

Hold a lobster tail in one hand with the hard top shell up. Using sturdy kitchen shears, to cut through the top of the shell and through the meat but stop just before the bottom shell.

2. Open the shell

Using your thumbs and fingers, spread the cut top shell apart and loosen it from the meat.

3. Separate the meat

With your thumbs, separate the meat. Gently pry the meat from the bottom shell, keeping it attached near the back end, and pull the meat upward so that it is partially on top of the shell halves. During cooking, the lobster meat will puff up and over the edge of the shell halves, making an attractive presentation. Now the tail is ready to brush with butter, season as desired, and broil until the lobster meat is opaque.

Learn how to boil lobster tails.

 

Our Favorite Lobster Tail Recipes

Broiled Lobster Tails with Garlic-Chili Butter

Lobster Tails with Chive Butter

Cheesy Grilled Lobster Tails

 

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...