July 4th feast: Whip up the perfect marinade, slaw, more

Don't fret if tonight's dinner isn't planned yet — House Beautiful contributing food editor Alex Hitz has the perfect barbecue recipes for your celebration. Here, the celebrity chef makes a delicious grilled chicken marinade, broccoli slaw, and a summer berry Pavlova with bourbon whipped cream.

Perfect marinade for grilled chicken
Servings:

For 2 ½ pounds chicken, breasts or thighs

Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup white wine
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried mustard
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Broccoli slaw
Servings:

Makes 8 cups, or 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • For slaw:

    • 2 cups blanched (see instructions below) fresh broccoli, stems and florets (approximately one head with stems), chopped
    • 2 cups medium-diced green cabbage
    • 2 cups finely sliced red cabbage
    • 3⁄4 cup diced yellow bell peppers
    • 1⁄4 cup minced shallots
    • 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh dill
    • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
    • 3⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • For dressing:

    • 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1⁄2 cup sour cream
    • 3⁄4 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
    • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 11⁄2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

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Summer berry pavlova with bourbon whipped cream
Servings:

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • For the meringue:

    • 12 egg whites, at room temperature
    • 4 cups superfine sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • For the stewed fruit:

    • 2 cups strawberries, stemmed
    • 2 cups raspberries
    • 2 cups blueberries
    • 2 cups blackberries
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup Chambord
  • For the bourbon whipped cream:

    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tbsp. excellent quality bourbon

Preparation

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