Baby back ribs are a summertime classic, but standing around a grill or smoker on a hot day can be a pain. In this episode of The Easiest Way, Christine Gallary of the CHOW Test Kitchen shares a simpler method for making ribs using our easy Vinegar and Spice Oven-Baked Ribs recipe.
With a crunchy outside and succulent inside, there’s no doubt that this classic is an American favorite. But it's loaded with calories and saturated fat. Here's how to make fried chicken lighter without sacrificing that wonderful crunch.
The Perfect Tortilla
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Chicken Tortilla Soup
Softened vegetables, including onions and bell peppers, amped up with spices like chili powder, cumin, oregano, and cayenne, form the base of this tortilla soup. Chicken broth and tomatoes are added, along with soft corn tortillas that meld into the liquid to make a hearty, thick meal. Finally, shredded chicken is stirred in, and everything is garnished with crunchy tortilla strips, sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions (avocados, pickled jalapeños, and cilantro would all work too).
Spicy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas
These oven-roasted chickpeas are not only crunchy and spicy, but also tasty and healthy. Toss them with a little olive oil and spices, then throw them right into the oven for a quick and easy afternoon snack.