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Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

When people ask me how to simplify dinner, I have a handful of go-to suggestions, one of which is to follow this formula: complex carb + vegetable(s) + protein + optional flavor booster (sauce, dip or dressing). Dinner doesn’t need to be complicated, require an abundance of ingredients or take a lot of time to […]

Asparagus Chicken Pasta with Parsley Pesto

Asparagus Chicken Banza Pasta with Parsley Pesto

Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables because it’s quick to prep, quick to cook and full of nutrients. We often enjoy it as a simple roasted side dish, but I love it incorporated into pasta. This recipe calls for Banza pasta, a pasta made from chickpeas! It’s a good source of fiber and […]

Creamy Lemon Chicken Baked Ziti

Creamy Lemon Chicken Baked Ziti

A spin on the classic, this Creamy Lemon Chicken Baked Ziti calls for prepared Alfredo sauce instead of red sauce and is brightened up with lots of lemon zest and fresh spinach. Adding shredded rotisserie chicken breast (leftover cooked chicken works great, too) bulks up this family-friendly pasta dish, which is on the table in […]

Picnic spread on a blanket on the grass

Easy Picnic-Inspired Dinner

Take dinner outdoors with a simple picnic-inspired supper that calls for less than 10 ingredients! This family-friendly meal comes together in about 20 minutes and can easily be prepared in advance. Need more reason to get inspired? Everything here is delicious both cold or warm, making it the perfect picnic spread!

Dinner table setting with two bowls of chicken cacciatore pasta.

Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore

Serve all the flavor of a traditional Chicken Cacciatore in a fraction of the time (I’m talking 15 minutes!) with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts, like pre-sliced peppers and rotisserie chicken. Swap out the pasta for toasted baguette slices to keep this even simpler. Serve with a simple green salad.

One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice

One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice

A spin on one of our favorite weeknight staple meals, baked chicken and rice, this One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice is made with Tex-Mex spices and salsa. Think of it like cheater Arroz con Pollo. Even better, though? Under 10 ingredients, no prep required, and ready in about 30 minutes.

4 Ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken

4-Ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken

Have a meal on the table in minutes with this 20-minute, 4-ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken, which calls for one of my favorite weeknight shortcuts – store-bought pesto. We like to eat this over whole wheat orzo (tossed in a little olive oil and grated parmesan cheese) alongside a simple green salad.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parm Meatballs

As much as I hate handling raw ground chicken (I mean, does anyone?), I’ll sacrifice for the sake of these quick and easy Chicken Parm Meatballs. Keep things traditional and boil some pasta, or keep things easy and tuck these into small rolls or buns topped with a slice of mozzarella, slider-style. A simple salad […]

Weeknight Chicken Parmesan

Weeknight Chicken Parmesan

Nothing says weekend like Chicken Parmesan, except this one comes together without a lot of fuss on a Monday or Tuesday in one pan and in 30 minutes. You can serve this with pasta, but if I’m not up for boiling water, we’ll eat this alongside roasted green beans or broccoli (since the oven is […]

Cast Iron Skillet with Chicken Thighs and Rice

One Pan Arroz con Pollo Verde

I can’t claim Peruvian authenticity with this One Pan Arroz con Pollo Verde, but I’ll stand behind it’s simplicity. Simmering the rice in stock, salsa verde, and shredded cheese makes it ultra-creamy. And because this cooks on the stovetop and not the oven, it’s on the table in about 30 minutes.

Chicken Sausage, Green Peppers, Red Peppers and Tomatoes in a Grill Pan

Grilled Chicken Sausage and Peppers

There is only one was to one-up a one pan meal. Cook it on the grill! Grilled Chicken Sausage and Peppers is a fun twist on classic sausage and peppers, cooked in a grill pan on any evening the weather cooperates. This comes together quickly with a handful of ingredients and compliments a cold beer […]

Greek Chicken and Green Bean Skillet

Greek Chicken and Green Bean Skillet

This Greek Chicken and Green Bean Skillet is a riff on traditional Greek-style green beans, which are simmered low and slow for about an hour. Ready in 30 minutes, this weeknight-friendly version incorporates chicken to round out the meal (and save you a pan!).