My favorite: top with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil for a take on Caprese chicken — the perfect summer meal.
One of the best ways to cook chicken so that it retains great texture and does not dry out is in the crock-pot. And for a weeknight meal, it doesn’t get any simpler in terms of preparation.
Crock-pot pulled-chicken tacos: For a spin on Mexican cuisine at home, combine salsa, taco seasoning and beans into the crock-pot with the chicken. This dish is full of flavor and shreds so easily.
Crock-pot pesto lemon chicken: The simple addition of adding store-bought pesto and fresh lemon juice makes this meal one of my favorites to cook — and eat. The chicken is so tender and juicy, and it’s great for leftovers.
Kait Fortunato is a registered dietitian at Rebecca Bitzer & Associates and serves on the board for the DC Metro Area Dietetic Association. Kait focuses on individualizing her recommendations to have each client see results and live a healthier, more productive life, and she works to help people enjoy food and eat the foods they love. Kait lives in the D.C. area and loves trying new restaurants and activities around the city. Visit Kait’s blog, Rebel Dietitian, and tweet her @Rebel_Dietitian for recipes, nutrition tips and activities in the Washington area.