These healthy recipes are all created to pair with wine (which has 120 to 150 calories for a 5-ounce glass)—all for 600 calories or fewer.
I was craving roast chicken recently but I didn’t want to turn on the oven. I’m also not lucky enough to have a rotisserie place nearby. My solution: Grill a (half) bird in a roasting pan. Inspired by the Zuni Café’s legendary roast chicken, I served my chicken over a simple salad and used the juices that collected in the pan to dress it. Instead of adding dried currants (which are actually more like small raisins), I opted for the puckery, jewel-like fresh ones I found at the farmers’ market.
Because grill temperatures vary even more than oven temperatures, the timing here is approximate. Your ultimate goal is to get a bird that’s nicely browned on the outside and cooked through. You may need to adjust the heat on the grill if the bird is browning too quickly or not quite fast enough. To pair, try a sparkling red wine that you serve chilled.