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A 7-Day Meal Plan for the Summer

Spend Sunday outdoors, grilling up juicy barbecue chicken. Enjoy more grilled dinners and fresh dishes throughout the week, plus Rhode Island-style hot dogs on Saturday.

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Sunday: Barbecued Picnic ChickenTaste of Home

Sunday: Barbecued Picnic Chicken

I like to serve this savory chicken at family picnics. Cooked on a covered grill, the poultry stays so tender and juicy. Everyone loves the zesty, slightly sweet homemade barbecue sauceand it's so easy to make. Priscilla Weaver, Hagerstown, Maryland

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Monday: Teriyaki Shish KabobsTaste of Home

Monday: Teriyaki Shish Kabobs

When I was a teenager, my father worked for an airline, and my family lived on the island of Guam in the South Pacific. A friend of my mother gave her this tangy-sweet recipe, and we enjoyed it often. Now I make it for my family, and they're big fans as well. Suzanne Pelegrin, Ocala, Florida

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Tuesday: Grilled Pork with Avocado SalsaTaste of Home

Tuesday: Grilled Pork with Avocado Salsa

I love the zesty taste of this moist grilled tenderloin. The cumin, avocado and jalapeno give it southwestern flair. It's an easy, elegant way to prepare pork. —Josephine Devereaux Piro, Easton, Pennsylvania

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Wednesday: Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & PeppersTaste of Home

Wednesday: Linguine with Broccoli Rabe & Peppers

Broccoli rabe is one of my favorite veggies. Since it cooks right with the pasta, you can multitask. Before you know it, dinner is served. Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

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Thursday: Skillet Plum Chicken TendersTaste of Home

Thursday: Skillet Plum Chicken Tenders

If you love plums, this recipe is for you! I combine the fruit with chicken tenders for a quick, easy and flavorful meal. Serve with brown rice or orzo pasta. Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Friday: Barbecued Chicken PizzasTaste of Home

Friday: Barbecued Chicken Pizzas

So fast and so easy with refrigerated pizza crust, these saucy, smoky pizzas make quick fans with their rustic, hot-off-the-grill flavor. They're perfect for impromptu cookouts and summer dinners on the patio. Alicia Trevithick, Temecula, California

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Saturday: Rhode Island Hot WienersTaste of Home

Saturday: Rhode Island Hot Wieners

Many Rhode Islanders spell wiener with an ei and serve theirs all the way with meat sauce, mustard, onion and a sprinkle of celery salt. Karen Barros, Bristol, Rhode Island

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.

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