Four new recipes that feature the best flavors of summer, along with favorite dark meat cuts of chicken, are now available, compliments of the National Chicken Council.

They are: 

  • Tomato Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lima Bean Puree
  • Curry-Lime Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Lima Bean Salsa
  • Moroccan Chicken with Eggplant-Zucchini Ragout
  • Chicken Legs with Glazed Eggplant, Zucchini and Apricot Skewers

The recipes, along with high resolution photographs, are all available to download at

Just about all summer vegetables will pair well with chicken, and a simple change in added herbs or other ingredients, or a twist on cooking style, will offer an entirely new dish.

“The growth in popularity of dark meat cuts can be attributed to four factors, really–an interest in its flavor, its popularity in more globally-inspired dishes, generally a lower price point and its attributes that make it better suited to the direct heat of a grill,” said Tom Super, vice president of communications with the National Chicken Council.