Serves: 4-8 people
Hands-on time: 5 min
Total time: 30 min
This recipe for baked chicken breasts is truly super easy. Baked (or roasted) chicken breasts can easily dry out and taste tough, but this recipe gives consistently moist, delicious results.
2 to 2-1/2 lbs chicken breasts
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1-1/2 Tbsp Adobo or other seasoning blend Continue reading “Super Easy Baked Chicken Breasts”
Serves: 2-4 people
Hands-on time: 10 min
Total time: 25 min
The title says it like it is – this easy recipe steams cod, potatoes and green beans all in the same pan at once. Simple and delicious! I kind of threw this recipe together one night when I was in a hurry, and it came out so good I could hardly believe it took only 5 ingredients and a little over 20 minutes.
1 lb cod or other thick flaky white fish
2 large red-skin potatoes
8 oz fresh green beans
3/4 C chicken or vegetable broth
1 sm jar marinated artichoke hearts Continue reading “Steamed Cod with Potatoes and Green Beans”
Serves: 2 people
Hands-on time: 10 min
Total time: 20 min
This pasta dish is a great way to use up leftover items from the week. A thick pasta (penne or fusilli work great) plus a ton of veggies and some protein are all it takes. The ingredients are very flexible, and I’ve never had a bad batch!
- 1/2 lb thick pasta such as penne or fusilli (gluten free preferred)
- 1 C of onions, peppers, shallots, fennel, cabbage or other fragrant vegetable with a lot of water content
- 1 C any leftover non-starchy vegetable such as broccoli, green beans, brussels sprouts, asparagus, etc.
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- 1-1/2 C leftover protein
- meat-based: chicken sausages, meatballs, chicken, steak, pork chops, etc.
- vegan/vegetarian: cooked chickpeas, tofurkey, etc.
- 1/2 C white wine or chicken broth (veggie broth if vegetarian/vegan)
- 1/2 tsp italian seasonings (or herbs de provence)
- 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- parmesan cheese (optional, omit if vegan or dairy-free)
- 1-cup dry measuring cup
- cutting board
- medium sharp knife
- large pot for pasta
- 10″ saute pan
- large serving bowl
- large serving spoon
- Fill pot with water, leaving 1″ at the top. Let water come to a boil over high heat while preparing other ingredients. When water comes to a boil cook pasta as directed on package.
- Add oil to saute pan and heat to a shimmer over medium heat.
- Coarsely chop the first set of veggies and add them to the saute pan. Saute, stirring occasionally,
- Add wine or broth to pan, carefully scraping up any brown bits on the bottom. Turn heat up to medium high and let simmer until reduced by about half.
- In the meantime, chop the second set of veggies. Add to saute pan and cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- When veggies are crisp-tender, add protein and 1/2 C of the pasta water and stir until simmering.
- Strain pasta and add to serving bowl. Pour contents from saute pan into serving bowl and give it a good stir.
- Serve immediately with parmesan cheese and a side of condiments such as olives, marinated artichoke hearts, or tapenade.
- This is a very versatile and forgiving recipe. Use whatever you have on hand.
- Using greens (spinach, swiss chard, etc) is not recommended because it will become mush if you cook it too long. If using greens for your second set of veggies, increase the amount to 4 cups and reduce the time in step 5 to about 1 minute.
- Do-ahead tip: As part of a weekly meal plan, put this meal at the end of the week and generate the chopped vegetables on earlier days. This eliminates most (if not all) of the chopping, and shaves off about 10 minutes of prep and cleanup time combined.
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- Substitute leftover chicken sausage for the ground turkey. Chop the cold sausages into small pieces.
- Skip the turkey browning in step 3, add sausage when you add the marinara sauce.
- Omit meat altogether, or substitute 1/2 can (drained) of chickpeas to make this a vegetarian dish.
- Use the spaghetti sauce you made on Sunday night for the marinara sauce.
- Omit oregano (the sauce has plenty)
This recipe for Broiled Salmon using orange marmalade and soy sauce is super easy and takes less than 30 minutes to make.