Summer Recipes from Jackson Purchase Medical Center


Jackson Purchase Medical Center wants you to grab a blanket and cooler and head outside with healthy picnic food. These delicious Health eCooking summer recipes are easy to prepare, pack and go.

This month, we’ve packed with healthy summer recipes for you to take to your next outdoor event. These recipes feature healthier versions of traditional picnic food, including whole wheat pasta salad, veggie wraps and spinach walnut bean salad. Don’t forget to bring dessert with recipes for blackberry crisp and peanut butter bars. The simple instructional videos on teach how to clean berries to ensure freshness and how to steam vegetables.

Watch the recipe video on for heart healthy Southern Fried Chicken. The aroma will have your friends following you outside to enjoy the delicious picnic. Find a shady tree and taste these low-calorie summer recipes.

Southern Fried Chicken
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
1 tsp dried thyme
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves or 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (1 3/4 to 2 lbs)
1 Tbsp margarine, melted
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs

In a large bowl, combine the yogurt, thyme, garlic, paprika, cayenne and salt and mix well. Add the chicken and coat it with the mixture. Marinate the chicken, covered and refrigerated, for 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 400°.

Lightly coat a shallow roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a shallow dish, combine the margarine and bread crumbs. Dredge the chicken in the bread crumbs, shaking off the excess. Transfer the coated chicken pieces to the pan.
Bake the chicken breasts for 25 minutes or the thighs for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tender.
Yield: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 256; Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 79mg; Sodium: 462mg; Carbohydrates: 16g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 35g

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