Shareable sliders for a nutritious summer meal

These chicken shawarma sliders are a delicious example of how to grill healthy summer meals without forgoing favorite flavors.(Photo courtesy of

Gatherings in the summer sun are all about easy, convenient recipes combined with the joy warm weather brings. Spend those special occasions with those you love most and make this summer one to remember with flatbreads, sliders and sweet treats for all to share. 

Keeping cooking simple means more time on the patio or in the backyard engaging with guests, and these chipotle chicken flatbreads, chicken shawarma sliders, and lemon cheesecake with fruit let home chefs skip complicated kitchen duties without skimping on flavor. 

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Fresh, mouthwatering foods hot off the grill are a sure sign of summer fun. Hosting sunny get-togethers this year can be made easy when you show off your grilling skills with a simple, nutritious and flavorful recipe.

These chicken shawarma sliders are a delicious example of how to grill healthy summer meals without forgoing favorite flavors. They’re part of a curated 12-recipe collection of healthy, balanced dishes from the snacking experts at family-owned Fresh Cravings, known for its chilled salsas, hummus and other dips, which teamed up with eMeals, America’s leading provider of meal plans.

“These sliders are a fantastic—and healthy—option for your next gathering,” said eMeals senior nutrition writer and editor Rachel West, RD. “The marinade uses a mix of pantry-friendly dried herbs and fresh garlic to give the lean grilled chicken breast some oomph. The lettuce and red onion add cool crispness and crunch to the sandwiches while Fresh Cravings’ creamy, flavor-packed hummus gets some nutritional bonus points by providing a dose of protein and fiber.”

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Chicken Shawarma Sliders

Recipe courtesy of eMeals registered dietitian Rachel West

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (12) slider buns
  • 1 container (17 ounces) Fresh Cravings Honey Jalapeño Hummus
  • 1 package (8 ounces) shredded lettuce
  • ½ small red onion, sliced

In zip-top plastic bag, use meat mallet or heel of hand to pound chicken to even thickness. Cut into 2-inch pieces and place in large bowl. Add oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and cayenne; toss.

Cover chicken and chill 8 hours, or up to 2 days.

Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Grill chicken 4-5 minutes per side, or until done.

Serve chicken on buns with hummus, lettuce and onion.

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