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Ten Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes for Dinner 0

Ten Quick and Easy 5-Ingredient Recipes for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

You know how weeknights are - you rarely have the time, energy and inclination to go digging through the fridge and pantry for a long list of ingredients, then prep and cook them. You need to prepare a meal that’s short on ingredients but is still packed with awesome flavor and able to please everyone at the table.
Well, here are 10 amazing recipes with just 5 (or fewer) ingredients that perfectly fit the bill.

Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chilli

1. Beefy Corn and Black Bean Chili

“My family loved it.” Renee

Everyone will think you spent hours cooking this yummy dish. Mix chilli powder blend into the ground round beef and cook until the beef is browned. Drain any excess liquid and stir frozen corn and black beans, as well as some beef broth and tomato sauce into the beef. Allow it to boil and then simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally. Serve with the optional toppings of sour cream and green onions. A quick and delicious chilli is always a treat – for the chef!

Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 27 minutes
Total time: 28 minutes

2. Mustard-Stuffed Chicken

“I made this and it was really tasty and simple!” francescaplows

This dish has five ingredients, one of which is bacon and two are cheeses – how could it possibly NOT be good? Mix together some mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and mustard. Cut two slits in each boneless chicken breast and stuff them with the cheese and mustard mixture. Wrap each breast with smoked, streaky bacon rashers and roast them in a pre-heated oven. Perfect!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

3. Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon

“Awesome!” SKATING11

There’s nothing fishy about this tasty fish dish. Use foil to line a shallow baking pan. Put in the salmon fillets, skin-side down. Top them with prepared Dijon-style mustard, salt, pepper and bread crumbs then a drizzle of melted butter. Bake in a pre-heated oven until done. Try this dish with whatever type of fish and mustard you have on hand – you might just be pleasantly surprised!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

4. Emergency Meatball Sub Dinner

“Great Idea” Emily

This is a great way to use up leftovers. Warm up some frozen cooked meatballs in the microwave and some pasta sauce on the stove. Add the meatballs to the sauce to coat them. Place meatballs in a submarine sandwich roll and top with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. Heat each sandwich in the microwave until the cheese melts and serve. Mmm … tastes like a new family favorite!

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Total time: 8 minutes

Breaded Baked Tilapia Recipe

5. Breaded Baked Tilapia Recipe

"Excellent.” DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina

Play around with the flavors in the breading and you could get away with serving this quick and easy dish very often, indeed! Mix together soft bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic salt and dried oregano. Use the mixture to coat the tilapia fillets. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and add the fillets. Bake in a pre-heated oven until done. Serve with some delicious vegetables and enjoy!

Total time: 20 minutes

6. Pasta with Goat's Cheese and Roasted Asparagus

“This is a very nice recipe.” starrling8

Nutritious and delicious come together beautifully in this dish. Add butter, salt and pepper to the asparagus and roast them in a pre-heated oven until tender. Boil some cavatappi pasta until just soft. Drain the pasta, setting aside some of the pasta water and place the pasta back in the pot. Whisk together goat cheese, butter, pasta water, salt and pepper until smooth. Add the asparagus to the pasta and pour in the cheese mixture. Toss to coat the pasta. Serve this simple yet bold dish with a garnish of chives.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

7. Spicy Chicken Chili

“Very good recipe and very easy to make!” iggylizardlizard

This spicy chilli dish is sure to warm you up on cold evenings. Lightly brown cut up chicken breasts. Add salsa-style chunky tomatoes and spicy chilli beans. Simmer uncovered until the chicken is cooked. Serve with a sprinkle of cheese. Grab a blanket and head for the sofa – it’s comfort food time!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

Silicone Egg Rings

8. Fusilli with Peas, Bacon and Ricotta

“Very easy to do and tasted delicious.” annie_boyle

This dish deserves a permanent spot on your weeknight dinner roster. Cook frozen peas in salted water until they turn bright green. Remove the peas from the water and add the fusilli pasta to cook until just soft. Drain the pasta, return it to the pan and set it aside. Fry the bacon until crisp, then add it along with some crumbled fresh ricotta cheese, salt and pepper. Toss to combine over low heat then serve. Cheesy and good!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

9. Grilled Spiral Franks

“The recipe looks tasty and fun!” Grandma

Here’s a nice “twist” on a tried and true weeknight favorite. Thread frankfurters on to soaked bamboo skewers. Use a knife to cut the frankfurter lengthwise as you turn it. Gently pull the frankfurter apart to reveal the spiral cut. Grill the frankfurter on a heated grill that has been sprayed with grilling spray. Serve in rolls with ketchup and spicy brown mustard. Serve these as a surprise and watch everyone’s face light up!

Total time: 30 minutes

10. 5 Ingredient Sautéed Chicken and Broccoli Rabe with Black Olives, Sundried Tomatoes and Feta

“It was great!!” dandie101

This dish cooks quicker than it takes you to read out its name! Brown the pieces of boneless chicken breasts in the oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, olives, water, salt, pepper and broccoli rabe and cook them until the chicken is done and the broccoli has wilted. Serve with capellini pasta or rice, topped with crumbled feta cheese. Wonderful flavors in an easy dish.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

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Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
A Night in Italy

by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates

Bold flavors and Italian classics make a romantic night for two into a night you’ll remember. Tonight’s menu is best paired with a medium-bodied white wine, like a Sauvignon Blanc; but the most important ingredient for tonight is love.

As with all recipes read through before starting, here we have a panna cotta that needs 6 hours chilling - get it done in the morning ready for when you get home!

caprese salad

Appetizer: Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar & Oil 
Entrée: Basil Pesto Chicken Penne & Roasted Italian Vegetables
Dessert: Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries & Honey

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar & Oil 

An Italian classic, this appetizer salad is easily to assemble, as well as colorful.


2 vine-ripened tomatoes
½ pound of fresh mozzarella
About ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
2 TB aged Balsamic vinegar
2 TB good quality extra-virgin olive oil
¼ tsp ground black pepper
¼ tsp salt


-Carefully cut tomatoes & fresh mozzarella into ¼ inch thick slices. Season with salt and pepper.
-Stack basil leaves together, and roll. Using a sharp knife, carefully slice basil into small shreds.
-For each serving, alternate slices of tomatoes and mozzarella on a serving plate. Top each serving with half of the basil shreds.
-Drizzle each serving with 1 TB Balsamic vinegar and 1 TB extra-virgin olive oil.


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Easy Date Night Entree

Basil Pesto Chicken Penne & Roasted Italian Vegetables

This entrée is big on flavor, and is a lighter Italian option – Make sure to leave plenty of room for dessert.


3 cloves of garlic
2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
¼ cup pine nuts
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup grated Pecorino cheese
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 TB vegetable oil
½ pound penne pasta, cooked and drained
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


-In a food processor, pulse together the basil, garlic and pine nuts.
-Slowly incorporate the extra-virgin olive oil, blending to combine.
-Remove the bowl from the food processor, and gently stir in Pecorino cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Set aside.
-In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat.
-Cut each boneless, skinless chicken breast into 1 inch chunks.
-Add to heated skillet, cooking until no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes (or until a food thermometer inserted in the chicken reads at least 165 degrees)
-After chicken has cooked, turn heat to medium-low and add in pesto and penne pasta. Stir to combine.
-Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese, and serve.

Roasted Italian Vegetables

Roasting is a simple way to bring out complex flavors.

¼ pound fresh green beans, washed & ends trimmed
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch strips
1 large Portobello mushroom cap, cut into small chunks
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup red onion, sliced
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp dried oregano
2 TB vegetable oil


-Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
-Line a sheet tray with parchment paper, and set aside.
-In a large bowl, combine green beans, yellow bell pepper, Portobello mushroom, garlic and red onion.
-Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano, and stir to combine.
-Drizzle with vegetable oil, and stir to fully coat.
-Place on parchment lined tray and roast for 12-15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized.

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries & Honey

Smooth and silky, you can serve this with any type of fresh berries you’d like.


½ cup whole milk
1 ½ tsp unflavored gelatin
3 TB honey
1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
1 ½ TB sugar
Fresh berries, for garnish
1 TB honey, for garnish


-In a small bowl, place ½ cup whole milk. Carefully sprinkle 1 ½ tsp unflavored gelatin over top, and let sit, without stirring, for 3-5 minutes.
-Add milk & gelatin mixture into a heavy saucepan, and stir over medium heat until gelatin dissolves, making sure the milk doesn’t boil – about 5 minutes.
-Add cream, 3 TB honey, and sugar. Stir for about 7 minutes, or until sugar dissolves.
-Remove from the heat, and pour mixture equally into two wine or parfait glasses.
-Allow to cool slightly, and then place in refrigerator and chill until set, about 6 hours.
-When ready to serve, garnish with fresh berries of your choice tossed with 1 TB honey.



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10 of the Best Quick and Easy Stir Fry Recipes for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

A stir-fry is a great option when you are pressed for time but still want to have a wonderful meal. Ideally, your stir-fry should include at least three different colors while combining booth smooth and crispy textures. Experiment with different sauces, as they are a great way to change up the stir-fry’s underlying flavors. So, go ahead and put your wok to work trying out these 10 simple, delicious and healthy stir-fries.

The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

1. The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

“Excellent...finally a recipe for beef and broccoli that is great!!!” Sue's Kitchen

This meal has the perfect sweet and spicy balance. Toss some beef in a smooth mixture of cornstarch, garlic powder and water. Stir-fry the beef then set it aside, keeping it warm. Stir-fry the onion and broccoli then add the beef. Mix cornstarch, water, ginger, soy sauce and brown sugar until smooth and add it to the beef and broccoli. Cook and serve over rice. Simplicity tastes great!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes


2. Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry

“Love, love this recipe! Thanks! Great flavors, have already made it twice.” morisot

This delicious dish brings the heat! Combine sesame oil, salt, vinegar, soy sauce, chicken broth and chili paste. Set it aside and quickly stir-fry the chicken in some sesame and canola oils. Set that aside, too. Using the same pan, stir-fry red and yellow bell peppers, garlic, ginger, snow peas and onion. Add the broth mixture, let it thicken and then add the chicken. Serve on rice with roasted peanuts and green onions as extra toppings. As pleasing to your taste buds as it is to your eyes!

Total time: 25 minutes


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3. Fiery Dragon Stir-Fry

“Tastes delicious and is super easy to make!” Martiza

Gathering the ingredients might just be the hardest part of this quick and easy dish. Stir the juice from the drained pineapple into some soy sauce, water, pepper, garlic and cornstarch. Set it aside while you mix the shrimp with some soy sauce and cornstarch. Stir-fry the shrimp and set it aside. Stir-fry the frozen vegetables and ginger before adding in the sauce and shrimp. Let it thicken and add the pineapple chunks. Once they are heated through, serve your spicy, juicy shrimp over rice.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


4. Watercress and Chicken Stir-Fry

“So delicious!” aimsy123

In this dish, the sauce steals the show! Make the sauce by mixing together hoisin and soy sauces, sesame oil, vinegar, ginger and garlic. Set it aside while you stir-fry chicken, pepper, cashew nuts and onion. When the nuts are toasted, add in the sauce and some water. Remove from the heat, add the watercress and stir. Serve over rice. Enjoy!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

vegetable stir-fry

5. Vegetable Stir-Fry

“Very simple, perfect for a beginner.” muscles22

The natural flavors of the vegetables stand out in this quick dish. Prepare your sauce by combining ginger, garlic, some teriyaki marinade, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Set it aside and sauté the onion in a little oil and butter. Add the corn, carrot and mushroom and quickly stir-fry them before adding in some baby spinach and bean sprouts. Once the spinach wilts, stir in lime juice, honey and the sauce. Serve and enjoy your yummy vegetable treat!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

6. Thai Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

"This was so delicious, my husband had three helpings!" dzhugav

The flavors of this dish are in perfect harmony. Stir-fry the chicken and then add in the vegetable blend. Let it cook while you mix together some soy sauce, apple juice, brown sugar, ginger, peanut butter, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Add this to the chicken and vegetable and let it cook until heated through. Serve with rice. Minimum effort and maximum taste!

Total time: 25 minutes


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7. Stir Fried Noodles with Shrimp and Vegetables (Filipino Pancit Canton)

“Yum!” jun belen

Here is a bright, fresh tangy dish that is sure to please every palate. Stir-fry minced onion and garlic until soft. Add the shrimp and cook until they are no longer translucent. Set it aside while you stir-fry the cabbage and carrot until tender. Set them aside as well. Boil together the soy sauce, chicken broth and fish sauce. Add the noodles and let them cook before adding in the shrimp and vegetables. Stir, then pour it out into a heated skillet that has a little oil in it. Stir-fry until most the liquid is absorbed, remove the pan from the heat, add calamansi (or lime juice) and give it a final stir. Serve topped with green onions and enjoy this Filipino favorite!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Shrimp Stir-Fry

8. Mandarin Shrimp Stir-Fry

“Very easy and quick recipe...Taste is awesome” Funsize

Mandarin oranges give their unique flavor to this shrimp and vegetable dish. Stir-fry the vegetables until they are crisp-tender. Set them aside then stir-fry the shrimp until they are just turning pink. Add the vegetables to the shrimp. Combine teriyaki sauce and cornstarch and pour it onto the shrimp and vegetables. Allow the sauce to thicken before adding the oranges and giving everything a final stir. Serve over hot rice. Delicious!

Total time: 15 minutes

9. Thai Beef Stir-Fry

“This was SOOOOOO simple and tasted good.” thecherub

Just 5 ingredients, 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook! Pour oil into a smoking hot wok and carefully add in the beef strips and chili, Stir-fry until lightly brown and then add the oyster sauce. Cook until sauce coats the beef, add basil leaves, stir and serve over rice. WOW!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

10. Chicken Stir Fry with Rice Noodles

“Yet another satisfying dinner!” Viktoriya

Delicate rice noodles form a fluffy base for this dish. Cook the noodles until they are barely tender. Drain and stir in a little oil then set them aside. Stir-fry the chicken and set it aside, too. Next, stir-fry the broccoli, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, and ginger. Mix together some chicken stock, cornstarch, ketchup and soy sauce. Add the noodles and chicken then stir-fry some more until the chicken is cooked. Serve with a drizzle of sesame oil. Mmm…good!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes



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Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
A Romantic Mediterranean Date

by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates

Do you find yourself wishing that you and your partner could escape from the daily grind, and run off to the Mediterranean for a vacation? You might not be able to do that right now, but your taste buds can travel for you! Each recipe is easy to follow, and is easily ready in time for dinner.

Appetizer: Hummus with Pita Chips from the Betty Crocker Cookbook
Entrée: Mediterranean Chicken with Rosemary Orzo
Dessert: Pomegranate, Fig and Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait

 Homemade Chicken Orzo

Easy Date Night Appetizers

Hummus with Pita Chips

(From the Betty Crocker Cookbook

1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
¼ cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
Pita chips or toasted pita rounds

-In blender or food processor, place the beans, oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt.
-Cover and blend on high speed, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides
-Blend until fully mixed.
-Spoon into serving dish, garnish with parsley and serve with pita chips or toasted pita rounds.

Notes: You can easily use pre-made pita chips from the grocery store instead of toasting your own pita rounds. It’s an easy shortcut that gives you more time!


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Easy Date Night Entree

Mediterranean Chicken with Rosemary Orzo

(From the Betty Crocker Cookbook

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (1 large or two medium), cut into medium chunks
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
1 1/3 cups uncooked orzo pasta (about 8 ounces)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium zucchini, cut into small chunks
3 roma (or plum) tomatoes, cut into small chunks
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
½ cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
½ teaspoon salt

-Lightly coat a 10 inch skillet with cooking spray or oil, and heat over medium-high heat.
-Cook chicken in the skillet for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until no longer pink.
-Stir in broth, pasta and garlic. Heat to boiling; reduce heat
-Cover and simmer for about 8 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
-Stir in the remaining ingredients, and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender.

Notes: You can substitute 1 teaspoon dried rosemary for the fresh.


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Easy Date Night Dessert

Pomegranate, Fig and Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait

2 cups pomegranate Greek yogurt
¼ cup dried figs, diced
¼ cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons honey

-In two glasses or glass bowls, alternately layer the pomegranate Greek yogurt with the dried figs and slivered almonds, evenly dividing the ingredients.
-Drizzle honey over the top of each parfait, and serve.



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10 Delicious Quick And Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

Ahh- the crockpot! A wonderful way to prepare delicious and healthy meals for your family while saving on energy, time and money. Your crockpot or slow cooker uses much less electricity than a conventional electric oven. Plus, while it is cooking, you have time to go do other important things – like spending quality time with family members. Foods cooked in your crockpot are more nutritious since they retain more of their vitamins and minerals than when cooked by other methods such as frying and boiling.
Here are 10 awesome recipes you can prepare in your crockpot. Hopefully, once you try these, you’ll be inspired to pull out your handy slow cooker more often!

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

“Exceptional flavor and a wonderfully easy recipe.” Eric

This recipe combines many delightful flavors of Indian cuisine. Sauté some chicken, onion and garlic then add the spices – curry powder, curry paste, garam masala and tandoori masala – along with some tomato paste. Stir and pour into your crockpot. Add some cardamom pods, yogurt and coconut milk, plus a bit of salt. Leave the crockpot to work its magic. When it’s done, remove the cardamom pods and serve. Delicious!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Total time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Mexajita Chicken

“I can’t believe anything so easy could be so good!” SandraSoCal

Tender, juicy and tasty chicken that’s a breeze to prepare. Sear seasoned chicken breasts in hot oil. Put pinto beans and water into the crockpot and add the chicken on top. Pour in tomatoes over the chicken and sprinkle on some fajita seasoning. Slow cook and serve. So easy!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes


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Slow-Cooker Chicken Adobo

“This is a very inexpensive meal and utterly delicious.” nyneelie

This Filipino dish tastes even better the day after! Layer garlic, ginger, onions and a bay leaf into the crockpot. Add the chicken on top (without the skin, please) and pour on a mixture of vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and pepper. Cover and cook. Wow, that was easy! Now just remove the ginger and bay leave and this dish goes so well with steamed rice.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Slow-Cooker Indian Beef

“The flavors were beautiful!” ginamum

The flavors in this dish blend well but you can still savor each one. Coat the beef with flour, salt and pepper. Brown batches of the beef in hot oil and then place them in the crockpot. Sauté onion, ginger and garlic before adding in chili and curry paste. Add tomatoes and water, let it boil and then pour the mixture over the beef. Stir in some cinnamon and cardamom and set the crockpot to do its job, giving it a stir when the cooking is half done. Before serving, remove the cinnamon and cardamom pods and stir in some coriander, leaving a sprinkle of coriander for the top. Yummy!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 hours 50 minutes
Total time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

“I had a wonderful time preparing this dish!!” Angyummy

Beef, bacon, dry red wine and a crockpot – Wow! Season the beef with salt and pepper and brown batches of it in hot oil. Set it aside and use the same oil to brown your onions and carrots. Add the garlic and stir before pouring in some good quality red wine and beef broth. Add thyme and stir. Empty the mixture into your crockpot, add in the beef and some bacon then leave it to cook. Serve with a garnish of earthy fresh thyme and it’s the perfect sophisticated dinner to come home to.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Total time: 9 hours

Crock Pot Stifado

“Thanks for an easy superb dish.” Panino

Here is a delectable Greek stew for you to try. Brown batches of the beef in hot oil and place them in the crockpot. Sauté onions then add garlic, allspice and cinnamon. Stir in some vinegar, sugar, a bay leaf and some tomato sauce, then pour the mixture over the beef and set to cook until tender. Add feta cheese and cook for 10 minutes more and you are ready to serve. Just pull out the bay leaf and serve the stew over mashed potatoes or buttered pasta. It’s filling and oh so good!

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 hours
Total time: 10 hours 20 minutes


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Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

“This turned out amazing!” ddigustio

This is so soft that it makes a great burger filling. Evenly layer onion and garlic into your crockpot and add in some chicken stock or broth. Coat the pork with a spice rub of chili powder, salt, sugar, cinnamon and cumin. Layer the pork on top of the garlic and onions and set the crockpot to work. Once done, take the pork and shred it using a pair of forks. Place it back into the crockpot with a little of the liquid it was cooked in or some barbeque sauce. That’s it! Your perfect pulled pork is ready to be served.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 6 – 10 hours
Total time: 6 hours 30 minutes – 10 hours 30 minutes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

“Made this last night, and WOW it is delicious!” Vivian

All the ingredients in this dish go so very well together. Sauté some onion and garlic and add in ground turkey to cook through. Pour the meat into your crockpot and add some carrots, potatoes, celery and tomatoes along with tomato sauce and chicken broth. For flavor, add cumin, coriander, paprika, red pepper flakes and a little salt and pepper. Stir and leave to cook. Mix in some red kidney beans and cook a few minutes more, then serve topped with green onions. It’s a spicy chili dish to warm you up on a cold day!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Chili

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Chili


This is too easy! Place chicken, black beans, sweet corn, enchilada sauce and taco seasoning into the crockpot and let it cook. Stir in some shredded cheese and serve topped with green onion, sour cream and more cheese. Tortilla chips make the perfect accompaniment to this.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Total time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Crockpot Turkey Chili

“The family LOVED it!” Ginna

A simple dish that tastes great. Sauté onion and then add the turkey to brown. Pour into the crockpot along with all the other ingredients (bell pepper, tomato sauce, black beans, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic powder). Stir to combine and leave to cook. Your wonderfully rich chili is ready to serve!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 15 minutes


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10 Easy Chinese Noodle Dishes, Tasty Asian Recipes for Dinner

by Jacqueline Samaroo

Bold flavors from exotic foods characterize what Asian cooking means to many Westerners. Chinese noodles are versatile and easy to prepare, explaining why they are incorporated into many Asian dishes regardless of which country the recipe comes from. They are featured in these 10 tasty recipes along with an array of delectable spices.

Simple Chinese Noodles

1. Simple Chinese Noodles

“This was quick, easy and tasty!” RobinOHNCTXUK

This is a simple dish that goes well with whatever else is on your dinner table. Cook the noodles, drain and dry them, then set them aside. Add ginger and onion to smoking-hot oil and stir-fry them for 30 seconds before adding the noodles to fry with them for another 5 minutes. Pour on the sauce, stir some more and you are ready to serve Chinese noodles for dinner!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

2. Chinese Vegetable Broth With Noodles

“Amazingly easy and delicious.” muppet01

Spicy ginger and earthy mushrooms are a pleasant combination in this quick noodle dish. Cook the mushrooms and ginger in vegetable stock with a little soy sauce and black pepper. Cook and drain the noodles. Serve the noodles covered in hot broth with a topping of thinly sliced baby bok choy. Mmm - it’s comfort food, Asian style!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


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3. Quick Chinese-Style Vermicelli (Rice Noodles)

“My family really enjoyed it and I will make it again.” Melissa

The Chinese noodles cook so quickly that this recipe is an absolute breeze. Cook the noodles, drain them and get ready to add them to a skillet with sautéed garlic. Season the noodles with salt, pepper, chili and soy sauces. Serve them with chopped green onions sprinkled on top. The result is spicy and flavorful!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Total time: 18 minutes

Chinese Braised Beef and Noodles

4. Chinese Braised Beef and Noodles

“This a wonderful quick dinner solution.” Paula G

Here is a simple but filling and tasty dish. You start off this dish by cooking the noodles. Once they’re done, drain them, rinse with cold water and set aside. Slice the beef very thinly, season it and sauté it in oil. Add the beef to a mixture of soy sauce and broth and allow it to boil then use corn starch to help it thicken. Now add the cooked noodles and green onions. Serve it immediately and watch everybody dig in!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

5. Hoisin Beef & Edamame Noodles

“This was a great meal and an instant favorite in my house!” EatingWell User

Your family will be eating this dish up with their eyes before they begin to savor its sweet and tangy flavors! Cook the noodles until tender then drain them and set them aside. Combine hoisin and chili-garlic sauces with some lime juice. Fry the thinly sliced steak and then set it aside with the noodles and sauce. Cook bell peppers and edamame in the beef juice adding in a little ginger. Stir in the noodles, sauce and beef and top your delicious and colorful creation with some cilantro.

Total time: 30 minutes


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6. Cashew Chicken with Noodles

"So easy and delicious!" KellyR.

This dish will satisfy even your most discerning dinner guest. While the rice noodles are cooking, mix together some cornstarch, soy sauce and garlic then add in the chicken. Using peanut and sesame oils, sauté the chicken mixture and add in onions once the chicken is cooked. Lastly, drain the noodles and add them to the chicken along with chili sauce and cashews. A simple dish with great flavors!

Total time: 20 minutes

Chinese Chicken & Noodle Salad

7. Chinese Chicken & Noodle Salad

“A definite keeper!” EatingWell User

Crunchy noodles are the base of this scrumptious salad. Crumble the ramen noodles and toss them in some oil with almonds and sesame seeds. Bake them until brown then let them cool. Boil the chicken with ginger and salt then allow it to simmer until cooked. Let it cool and shred it with a pair of forks. Make a dressing of sesame oil, sugar, orange juice, vinegar and soy sauce. To serve, mix the chicken together with some scallions, cabbage and carrot, add in the noodles and dressing then mix some more. It’s a complete meal and a tasty side dish at the same time!

Total time: 30 minutes

8. Chinese Chicken Noodles

“I would highly recommend!” Serena

Don’t be deceived by the name - this mouthwatering dish has everything in it and then some more good stuff gets thrown in for good measure! Cook the noodles and set them aside. Stir-fry the garlic, spring onions and chopped red chili peppers. Stir in the chicken, then add the curry paste, coconut milk and chicken stock. Let them cook for a few minutes then and the beansprouts and sweetcorn. The last ingredients in are the noodles, prawns and peas. That was incredibly easy!

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 17 minutes
Total time: 19 minutes

9. Chinese Pork and Noodle Stir-Fry

“Very easy to prepare and tasted great.” Basilmutt

Here is a healthy, filling meal that takes just few minutes from start to table. Begin by softening the noodle in a bowl of boiling water. Drain them and set them aside. Stir-fry the pork in hot peanut oil and set it aside as well. Stir-fry the garlic and onions in peanut and sesame oils then add in asparagus, ginger and snow peas. Put in the pork and noodles along with some oyster sauce and serve. Everyone is sure to want seconds!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Brothy Chinese Noodles

10. Brothy Chinese Noodles

“One of our go-to favorites.” EatingWell User

Ground turkey replaces ground pork in this dish but it tastes just as good! Fry the turkey meat with garlic, scallion and ginger then set it aside while you start on the noodles. Boil the noodles with the bok choy in broth, adding in some soy sauce and vinegar. Stir in the noodle and you are set to serve. A garnish of scallions and thinly sliced cucumber beautifully complete the dish.

Total time: 30 minutes

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Quick And Easy Summer Barbeque Recipes For The Grill

by Jacqueline Samaroo

It’s summertime and the grilling should be as easy as the living. You shouldn’t be spending your day cooking over a hot grill, especially if it’s at a long awaited gathering of family and friends. You need to enjoy some great food in the good company of everyone present. These summertime barbecue recipes for the grill are all quick, easy and mouthwateringly delicious. Everyone will love them!
We’ll start off with tastes from around the world – first up is Latin America.

Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos

1. Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos

“These were excellent!” kirstin

Each of the flavors in this dish is perfect for summertime. Coat the salmon in spice rub made of chili powder, lime juice, salt and pepper. Grill it for afew minutes, slice it and remove the skin. Warm up the tortillas and fill them with the fish, cabbage slaw, salsa and cilantro crema. You might find yourself doing a few steps of the salsa at the grill while you make this dish.

Total time: 20 minutes

2. Korean Grilled Beef (Bulgogi)

“Fantastic!” theresa b.

Summer in the Orient is super sweet with this bulgogi. Firm up the beef in the freezer and then cut it into thin slices. Toast some sesame seeds and add them to the sugar, soy sauce and seasonings to make a marinade which you then pour over the beef. Set it aside while you cook up the vegetables. Quickly grill the beef, add the vegetables, give it a stir and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. So sweet!

Prep time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Caribbean BBQ Chicken

3. Caribbean BBQ Chicken

“5 Stars without a doubt!” Mia in Germany

It’s the flavors of the Indies – West Indies, that is! Get your grill heating up to medium high while you trim and season the chicken. Grill the chicken skin, side up and covered, turning and basting after 15 minutes. Grill, turn and baste it some more until it’s just right. Summer has never been better!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

4. Indian-Spiced Chicken Pitas

“Fantastic. I loved this recipe!” klewis7884

Let’s move into the spicy flavors of the East Indies with this chicken pita dish. Oil the grill rack and set it to preheat. Season the chicken with garam masala and salt then grill it until cooked. Set it aside while you season the thinly sliced cucumbers and prepare them with yogurt, lemon juice, cilantro and more garam masala. Serve the warmed pitas filled with the chicken, cucumbers, lettuce, tomato and onion. Mmm, Spicy!

Total time: 30 minutes


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5. Grilled Shrimp Scampi

“These were tasty.” BajaValle

Grilled shrimp is a great way to mix up the summertime barbecue offerings. Marinate the seasoned shrimp in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Set them on skewers while the grill preheats to high, then grill them 2-3 minutes on each side on the lightly oiled grate. You spend just 6 minutes over the grill then you’re back to reveling with the rest of the crowd!

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Total time: 36 minutes

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

6. Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

“Mmmmm. This is SO good!” LYNNIEKRAVITZ

The sauce is the perfect accompaniment to this tender and moist chicken. While the grill is heating up, make your honey mustard sauce with the help of some mayonnaise and steak sauce. Save some for basting and use the rest to coat the chicken which you then placed on a lightly oiled grill. Occasionally baste and turn the chicken until it’s done just the way you like it. Looks like summer is here, guys!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

7. Honey Chicken Skewers With Grilled-Corn Salad

“I loved it and so did my kids!” KeriFred

Ketchup-loving kids (and adults) will flip for this dish. Heat the grill to medium high while the skewers soak in water. Mix up your Worcestershire, ketchup and honey sauce and set it aside. Slice the chicken into strips, skewer them and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them on the grill, making sure to baste them with the sauce when they are near done. Quickly grill the corn (about 4 minutes) then toss the kernels with salt, pepper, butter and scallions. Serve with the chicken strips for a delightful treat.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


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8. Perfectly Grilled Steak

“The steak came out perfect!!” Eileen F.

These steaks are so simple and amazingly juicy. Bring the steaks to room temperature by leaving them covered on the counter for a while. Fire up the grill to high and season the steaks with salt and pepper. Place them on the grill and cook to desired doneness. Let them rest a bit (you might have to hold off the drooling masses) before slicing them up to serve.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Pork Souvlaki

9. Pork Souvlaki

“This was delicious.” Mikeythev

Think “summertime in the Mediterranean” as you grill up this scrumptious Greek dish. Set the pork to marinate in some salt, pepper, lemon juice and little oil. Make the sauce using yogurt, lemon juice, tahini and water then set it aside as well. Skewer the pork and grill until cooked. Serve up the pork souvlaki with the sauce and lemon wedges. We’ll understand if you want to smash a plate or two in celebration of how great these taste!

Total time: 20 minutes

10. Pork Chop-Apple-Bean Packets

“This is one of our favorites!” Stephanie

Most people seem to think the apples and beans in this dish are the real stars of the show! Combine the apple, onion, sauce and drained beans then set aside. Place each pork chop in the center of a piece of foil, sprinkle it with salt and add the apple-bean mixture. Close the foil packets and set them on a grill that’s been heated to medium high. Cover and cook. Serve them up and enjoy the looks of satisfaction.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

11. Spicy Grilled Pork Tenderloin With Blackberry Sauce

“This is hands down one of the BEST recipes I've ever tried.” Sunbuny1

This last recipe takes a step back to the Caribbean with a good dose of Jamaican Jerk seasoning. Preheat the grill and trim the fat from the pork. Season them up and grill them covered for about 10 minutes on either side. Once done set them aside while you whip up the blackberry sauce. Thinly slice the pork, drizzle with the warm sauce and serve. Yeah, mon!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes



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8 Easiest and Most Delicious Chicken Salad Recipes - Perfect for a Healthy but Filling Dinner

Chicken salad is as diverse as it is delicious. With variations from all over the world, it’s difficult to pick one to make for your family’s dinner. We’ve found 6 of our favorite chicken salad recipes on the web and all are easy to make and tasty too!

rosemary chicken salad with avocado and bacon

Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

"I just made this recipe for dinner. It was fabulous! Even my very picky hubby who isn’t a chicken fan loved it!" – Dawn

Mixing bacon in a chicken salad is a great addition to an already wonderful dish!

Fry a few slices of bacon until crispy and dice them into little pieces. Use the excess oil to cook two boneless and skinless chicken thighs seasoned with kosher salt and fresh rosemary over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.

Lay out chopped romaine lettuce, baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, chopped red onions and your crispy bacon. Slice the avocado and arrange on the salad followed by a pinch of the kosher salt on each slice.

Then slice the chicken thighs and add to your salad.

Mix Dijon mustard, olive oil, red wine vinegar, fresh rosemary and kosher salt to make your rosemary vinaigrette.

Pour over your salad and enjoy your low-carb yet still hearty and delicious chicken salad!

Chicken Fiesta Salad


Another international dish with a south of the border flavor perfect for the whole family!

Rub two chicken breasts with half of a packet of dry fajita seasoning.

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry the chicken for 8 minutes on each side.

Separately, in a large saucepan, mix a can of rinsed and drained black beans, a can of Mexican-style corn, salsa and the second half of the packet of dry fajita seasoning. Fry over medium heat until your mixture is warm.

Toss a package of mixed salad greens, chopped onions and a tomato, cut into wedges. Add your fried chicken and top with the black bean and corn mixture.

For a bit of flair, rather than buying premade salsa, make your own!


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Caribbean Chicken Salad

"All the components of the salad come together perfectly." – Joanna

Transport yourself to the islands with this fun and flavorful recipe. Marinate chicken for a couple of hours in teriyaki marinade sauce.

Prepare your salsa by mixing chopped onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and fresh cilantro a small bowl and refrigerate.

Prepare your dressing by mixing just a bit of Dijon mustard, honey, sugar, vegetable oil, cider vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl and refrigerate as well.

With your chicken marinating and your salsa and dressing refrigerating, fire up the grill on high heat and cook the chicken for 6 to 8 minutes on each side.

Spoon your delicious salsa over salad greens followed by pineapple chunks. Break a cup of tortilla chips and spread over your salad and finish with a few strips of your teriyaki-flavored chicken strips and your dreamy dressing!

Curried Chicken Salad

Curried Chicken Salad

"This was easy-peasy to make, and delicious, too!" – Alison

Show off your pro-level cooking skills with this easy yet delightful chicken salad! Roast the chicken breasts rubbed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Remove the meat from the bones and dice into bite sized pieces.

Make your dressing by mixing your favorite mayonnaise, a little bit of dry white wine, chutney, curry powder and salt in a bowl until smooth. Thoroughly coat your roasted chicken with the dressing and add diced celery, chopped scallions, and raisins.

Refrigerate for a few hours then add cashews and serve!

Red Rice & Chicken Salad with Pomegranate & Feta

"This is a great recipe - so different and with a good mix of flavors." – Ruth

A wonderfully unique salad perfect for a summertime dinner!

Roast a small chicken and set aside for later.

Boil red Camargue rice in plenty of salted water then prepare the dressing by mixing the zest and juice from two lemons with olive oil, a pinch of caster sugar and your favorite seasoning.

After draining the rice, pour into a large bowl and thoroughly mix with the dressing.

After allowing the rice to soak, add your shredded chicken, almonds, a chunky-cut medium cucumber, chopped spring onions, feta cheese, a chopped pomegranate and finely chopped dill.

Mix again and serve to your favorite people!


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Thai Minced Chicken Salad

"SO GOOD. So so good." – Charlie

Feeling international and looking for just a bit of spice? Then this Thai dish is perfect! Start by chopping lemongrass, lime leaves, red chilies, garlic cloves and a piece of ginger. Heat a wok over high heat and add vegetable oil and sesame oil followed by the lemongrass mixture.

Fry briefly before adding minced chicken and chili powder. Stir-fry the chicken and the tasty mixture for a bit then splash in some fish sauce. Lower the heat to allow the mixture to bubble then stir in a chopped red onion and cook for another minute.

Remove your spicy concoction from the heat and pour in lemon juice and a handful of chopped herbs. Finally, serve with 3 baby gem leaves, cucumber strips, beansprouts and a lime wedge.

Admire your work for a second then it’s time to eat!

Mustard Chicken Salad

"I just finished making this and it tastes AMAZING!" – Seonyi

This one is a great chicken salad recipe for mustard lovers or anyone looking for a spin on chicken salad!

Roast two chicken breasts rubbed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Add broccoli to already boiling salted water and cook until crisp tender and place the broccoli into a bowl of ice water to cool.

Make the dressing by mixing mayonnaise, dry white wine, Dijon mustard and whole-grain mustard in a bowl.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper to your preferred taste and add the chicken ensuring the chicken is good and moist. Mix in tarragon, broccoli and tomatoes then take a minute to decide how you spend the two hours needed to let the salad refrigerate.

Two productive hours later, serve at room temperature and enjoy!

Chicken and Orange Salad

Chicken and Orange Salad

"Yum my favorite salad recipe so far. Lovely flavor!" – Andi

Chicken salad with oranges and yogurt? Why not! Cut a couple of oranges removing the skin and white pith while reserving any juice in a bowl.

Combine your already cooked and thinly sliced chicken with a can of corn, salad greens, onions and the slices of the oranges.

Whisk Greek-style yogurt with mango chutney, curry paste and the reserved orange juice and splash over your salad followed with chopped pistachio kernels.

So delicious that you will forget that it’s also healthy!




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14 Quick, Easy And Simple Salad Recipes For Dinner in Just 20 Minutes Or Less!

We've gathered 14 of the quickest and easiest to prepare salad recipes together, and all of them are wholesome enough that they can be served on their own for dinner, and yet are simple enough that they can be prepared in just 20 minutes or less.

Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

1. Salami Pasta Salad Recipe

"This is my favorite pasta salad." maddydeh

Simple and delicious. Just cook the pasta, the recipe uses conchiglie - the seashells pasta, drain it well and rinse. Gather, chop and mix the non-dressing ingredients; tomatoes, peppers, salami, pepperoni, olives, cheese and onion. Make the dressing and pour over your pasta salad. Done! Simple as that.

Total time: 20 minutes

2. BBQ Chicken Salad

"Gorgeous salad!" Stacy

This had me at barbeque and chicken, it's a simple but tasty and filling treat that the whole family will love, taking just 15 minutes in total including the cooking of the skinless chicken breasts. The chicken takes just 3 or 4 minutes per side and should be cooled slightly before dicing and adding to the salad.
To make the salad it's just about popping the ingredients together on top of the romaine lettuce then adding Ranch dressing and a bit of that good old BBQ sauce. A final touch is adding some tortilla strips as a bit of crunch. Yum!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


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3. Mexican Egg Salad

"This is soooo good! I love egg salad anyway and this just made it better." FLUFFSTER

A lovely egg salad with added Mexico and so simple to make. Hard boil your eggs and dice, then chop your main ingredients (except the salad leaves) and mix together. Add your mayo and pop on the salad leaves you left out earlier. That is it, simple and delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

4. Blackened Chicken

"Served this at a dinner party and it was a huge hit, really delicious." Amy

This is a Jamie Oliver special, slightly more ingredients than the other salads on the list but utterly yummscious. It's a quinoa and chicken salad but raised up by blackening the chicken, which helps get some real tongue-pinging flavor in there, as well as by the fresh and zesty ingredients in the salad.

Total time: 15 minutes

Peppered beef salad with horseradish mayonnaise

5. Peppered Beef Salad With Horseradish Mayonnaise

"Wow, outstanding salad!" bbinthekitchen

Nice to get a lovely beef salad on the list and its with its peppery companion horseradish (albeit in mayonnaise form). This is supposed to be a peppery dish so add plenty of freshly ground pepper as well as sea salt to both sides of the steak before cooking to your liking and resting until the rest of the salad is ready. Next step is the horseradish mayo - just add horseradish cream and some lemon juice to your mayo. Then gently mix your salad ingredients together before slicing the steak and tossing through. Add your lovely dressing and call the family. Peppery loveliness!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

6. Lemony Tortellini Bacon Salad Recipe

"Very good! A new favorite! Followed the recipe exact. Sent leftovers with my husband for lunch and forgot to include the bacon.....he didn't even notice, it's THAT good!" Luigimon

This salad calls for some frozen cheese tortellini which is just cooked off according to the directions on the packet but with broccoli florets added for the final 5 minutes. There are some delicious store bought tortellini available now that can be cooked in a couple of minutes in which case just set up a
separate pan for the broccoli and give it 5 mins. Cook off the bacon at the same time and make the dressing while you're waiting for everything to cook. Cool off the broccoli and tortellin in cold water then toss in the dressing and serve on top of salad greens. Delicious and filling.

Total time: 20 minutes


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7. Beef and soba noodle salad

"Loved, loved, loved this recipe!" Telly12345

You need some deli-style herb encrusted beef slices for this recipe which you can earlier or simply get from the deli. Prepare the carrots, broccolini and baby corn then get the noodles cooking and with a couple of minutes left add the vegetables you prepared. Then drain them and add the coriander, the beef slices, salad leaves and dressing - toss and serve. Yum!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

8. Mediterranean Fig and Mozzarella Salad

"Great main meal salad." elizabethr

Delightful salad that can also be pepped up with Italian or Spanish ham - Prosciutto or Serrano.
Make the main part of the salad by blanching off some green beans then cooling and draining them. Place them in the salad bowl and add figs, sliced shallots, mozarella, hazlenuts and basil. Make your dressing seperately by mixing all the ingredients together and add it to the salad. If you're adding ham, roll the slices, place them on top of the salad and call the rest of the family together.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

California Quinoa Salad


9. Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad

"Love the colourful look of this – so pretty!" Millie L

This was originally Whole Food’s California quinoa salad but Chungah gave it a 'Damn Delicious' facelift.
It's so simple to make, just cook off the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet. Whisk up the balsamic vinegar and lime zest dressing. Then chop, slice and combine the rest of your ingredients along with the quinoa. Finish off by tossing through the dressing and serve. Damn Delicious!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

10. Teriyaki Salmon on Soba Noodle Salad

"Easy to make and comes out as good as any five star restaurant meal." trishcummins

This is absolutely delicious, a real star dish.
Prep up your veg then set the noodles off cooking and rinse to cool when they're cooked (5 minutes or until soft). Get a pan medium-hot and cook the salmon skin-down for about 3 minutes then turn and cook for 1 minute. Add teriyaki sauce to the pan you've been using and cook for a minute or so to thicken it up slightly. Make a mirin dressing by whisking the mirin seasoning, lime juice, soy and oil.
Finally you just need to combine the noodles and the veg you prepped earlier and add the dressing. Pop the salmon on the noodles and add a few sesame seeds. Delicious!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

11. BLT Chopped Salad

"Gorgeous salad" - Stacey

Another salad from Damn Delicious, this one's a BLT coming to you via the medium of salad with a tangy lime vinaigrette pepping things up a little.

Make the vinaigrette by whisking olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and a couple of teaspoons of sugar. Cook some crispy bacon, dry by placing on top of some paper towels before dicing. Then bring together the romaine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, goat cheese and the bacon you've diced before finally dressing with the zesty lime vinaigrette. Gorgeous!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

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9 of the Best Quick & Easy Lemon Dinner Recipes

You may be seeing lots of lemons in your local market at the moment and you might also be asking yourself how you can use these delicious, zesty fruits. Well, fortunately we have compiled some of the best and easiest recipes around that use lemon as their main ingredient. These recipes are wonderfully simple and should offer no trouble even for beginners.

Lemon garlic shrimp

1. Lemon Garlic Shrimp

I can’t believe how easy you make preparing this lemon garlic shrimp. I always think it’s so hard. Thanks for the confidence boost.” - Laura


Garlic and lemon flavors balance each other while delivering a refreshing taste. Add this to shrimp and you've got a healthy seafood recipe that utilizes fresh lemons to perfection.

Preparation is simple allowing you to whip this one out quickly if you are short on time.

Prepare the shrimp, add some seasoning and ready the skillet by sautéing butter and garlic together. Add the shrimp to the pan and finally add pepper and lemon.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 5 minutes

2. Easy Lemon Lentil Soup

All of a sudden it turned chilly out again so this soup would be perfect. Plus I always love easy!” - Pamela

Need something hearty and healthy? Try out this soup that combines lentils and lemon for a perfect blend of refreshing zest with creamy taste. Each spoon you take is filled to the brim with flavor! Preparation is simple and will only take 5 minutes, then it's the easy job of simmering it for a further 45 minutes.

Ready the pan by heating up onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes for a couple of minutes. Once it’s ready sprinkle the remaining ingredients (except the lemon) and wait for it to boil. The final part is adding the lemon juice and spinach.

Preparing Time: 5 minutes & Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Easy Lemon Chicken

3. Easy Lemon Chicken

Another success! Tried this one tonight along with your bacon-baked potatoes. Everything was excellent! Keep up the good work.” – Bill Lewis
The combination of chicken and lemon has been a tried and tested pairing for many years and here you can introduce this perfect couple to your family’s dinner table.

While this one looks a bit trickier than our usuals it is actually an extremely simple recipe to make. Simply prepare the chicken, ready the sauce and cook the chicken until golden brown.

Preparing Time: 15 minutes & Cooking Time: 30 minutes

4. Five Ingredient Lemon Chicken with Asparagus

What an absolutely beautiful chicken recipe, I am going to double up on the asparagus and serve this recipe to my dieting group on Tuesday night. I love this recipe, it is so clean.” - Cookingforkids

Try out this delicious and filling recipe that combines fantastic tasting lemon chicken with a healthy helping of crunchy asparagus.

This is another easy yet delicious recipe. You can also choose to either caramelize the lemon (which will leave it with a rather bitter taste) or use it as fresh garnishing. It’s up to your taste buds, but one thing is guaranteed, this will be a sure fire hit at the dinner table.

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Easy lemon pepper chicken skewers

5. Easy Lemon Pepper Chicken Skewers

I have made shiskabobs soooo many times, but this is the best! I really enjoyed the lemon pepper flavor! Thanks for a great recipe!” – Denise Cofer

Need something simple and easy to give your guests at a barbeque? This lemon pepper and chicken skewer recipe will be the perfect light and healthy dish to serve.

Preparation does involve marinating the chicken in advance but once that's done it's just a question of skewering the meat with the rest of the ingredients and drizzling olive oil over it, then you’re ready to grill this tasty outdoor favorite.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 20 minutes


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6. Braised Lemon Chicken with Dill and Turmeric

So easy and delicious. Thank you. We love dill and lemon too.” – Susan Kantrowitz

This is a delicious and flavorful dish to serve the family. The combination of chicken, dill and turmeric alongside the zesty hit delivered by lemon pings all the right tastebuds.

Cooking is pretty simple with a little sauté here and a little bit of simmering there. You really don’t need to be a master chef in order to perfectly prepare this lovely dish.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Simple Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary

7. Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Rosemary

Made this recipe last night. It was delicious and will be a favorite in our house.” - CGirl

This is a little recipe that you can alter here and there to your liking. It can be cooked one way today and a completely different way tomorrow and it can also be used as a great go-to recipe when it's been a tough day and simplicity in the kitchen is a priority.

Arrange your chicken, potatoes, sliced onion and lemon neatly in a pan. Then mix together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, pour them over the top and pop the pan in the oven for an hour. There you have it, a delicious and filling meal for the whole family that you can change and experiment with as you want.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 60 minutes

8. Lemon Ginger Chicken Thighs

Made with boneless, skinless chicken tenders instead of thighs and it was delish. Rubbed ginger/lemon zest mix on one side and let rest for about 20 minutes, then cooked with that side up, turned and finished per directions.” – Mary Stanton

Here we have a delicious combination of chicken, ginger and lemon. The ginger and lemon really brings out an extra layer of flavor to the chicken creating a taste familiar to those of you who have enjoyed traditional Asian cuisines.

Preparation is all about preparing the lemon sauce, coating the chicken thighs with it, then cooking until nicely browned. Place the chicken on top of the serving plate, drizzle some of the left over sauce on the pan and garnish with lemon wedges and anything green and leafy.

Total Time: 35 minutes

9. Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken

To boost the flavor I added the left of one lemon to the pasta and pasta water as needed ... Quick and easy.” – Karyn Heller

This is a quick and easy dish that can be served at short notice yet still treat your family to something a little bit special for dinner.

Preparation involves cooking the pasta and chicken with a little pepper and salt. Once that’s done move on to preparing the sauce. Once the sauce is mixed and cooked you can then add the pasta and mix it all together. Afterwards it’s all about topping and garnishing with parsley and some lemon slices for added zesty taste.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes & Cooking Time: 25 minutes