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One Pan Chicken Skillet with Kabocha Squash, Brussels sprouts and Pancetta

One Pan Harvest Chicken Skillet

This one-skillet dinner is layered with all of my favorite fall flavors! From the savory pancetta to the sweet kabocha squash, hearty Brussels sprouts and tart dried cranberries, it’s like a harvest party in your mouth. Boneless skinless chicken thighs are my protein of choice in this recipe because they cook up quickly and are […]

Chicken Caesar Pasta

Chicken Caesar Pasta

Chicken Caesar salad is about as classic as it gets, but why should lettuce have all the fun? I’m swapping the romaine for penne in this satisfying, protein-packed, weeknight-friendly pasta. I added chopped bell pepper and some lacinato kale for added nutrition and opted for Barilla’s Protein+ penne for a protein boost, but you can […]

Summer Chicken Parmesan with Arugula Tomato Salad

Summer Chicken Parmesan

I love the combination of fresh mozzarella, basil and in-season tomatoes dressed simply in oil and vinegar. What better way to turn this classic salad into dinner than with another Italian-style favorite: Parmesan breaded chicken! This light and refreshing summer-inspired dinner is so quick and easy. You can even prepare the chicken ahead of time […]

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 […]