Tag: weeknight cooking

Short on Time? This Healthy Chicken Skillet Comes Together Quick

This easy chicken skillet recipe comes together in just 30 minutes to help you put a healthy meal on the table fast. Sweet red grapefruit is a favorite for this dish, but any variety will do. Serve this juicy recipe with rice to soak up the sauce. Ancho-Spiced Chicken Skillet With Grapefruit Salsa Active Time:…


Chicken Tagine With Lemons and Olives

I am calling this a tagine because the original recipe is made in an earthenware tagine, but after making this dish so many times, I’ve found a large sauté pan with a lid works just as well. The point is to brown the chicken skin side first, and then cover it with broth, lemons, and…


A Secret Ingredient Gives This 45-Minute Ragu All the Flavor of a Slow-Simmered Sauce

When it comes to Italian comfort food, a bowl of spaghetti tossed with a tomato-rich meat sauce ranks high. If I’ve got the time, I love spending the afternoon slowly simmering a Bolognese sauce. More often than not, though, a packed schedule means dinner needs to be a much faster affair. This quick and easy…


Comfort Food, Lightened Up

Meatballs are a comfort food around the globe. Consider the Swedish kottbullar, Mexican albondigas, Indian koftes, Israeli ktzitzot, or French boules. They all use ground meat and are rolled into balls. From there, the meatball varies according to different tastes and available ingredients. These airy, fluffy meatballs are an easy-to-prepare weeknight dish. They’re lightened up…


This Extra-Easy Spinach Lasagna Can’t Be Beat

Say hello to the ultimate vegetarian lasagna. Three hearty layers of pasta, marinara, ricotta, mozzarella, and garlicky spinach ensure both vegetarians and omnivores will be satisfied. And we’re not talking about a wimpy handful of spinach: Nope, an entire pound of baby spinach is tucked among the layers, giving you a little something green in…


Fast, Easy, and Incredibly Flavorful? This Spiced Citrus Chicken Has It Covered

There are several steps you can take to elevate lean chicken breasts for a weeknight meal. We started with a bold citrus vinaigrette. For an intense hit of citrus flavor, we used lemon juice enhanced with both lemon and orange zest. Then, pounding the chicken breasts to an even thickness ensured that they cooked at…


For Tender, Juicy Chops With a Stay-Put Glaze, Take It Slow

On busy weeknights, boneless pork chops make a great centerpiece for a meal. Their mild taste makes them easy to pair with sides, they’re ready to cook straight from the package, and they don’t require hours of cooking to turn tender. But plain chops can be boring, so we like to gussy them up a…