8 easy dinner recipes for beginners
8 easy dinner recipes that are quick to prepare and taste amazing. Use these recipes to create healthy dinners you both will love.
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8 easy dinner recipes (list of all 8) – Health benefits of cooking your own meals (optional) – Recommended tools for each recipe (not necessary)
Introducing Your Easy Dinner Recipes List
1. Chicken Satay Salad (Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: None)
Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes 5 tablespoons soy sauce 1/3 cup peanut butter 1 teaspoon minced garlic 3 tablespoons honey 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 cups lettuce of your choice 1 cup chopped peanuts.
Directions 1. Combine the chicken cubes, soy sauce, peanut butter, garlic, honey, and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Mix well. 2. Marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight. 3. Skewer the marinated chicken cubes onto skewers or toothpicks. 4. Heat up a grill pan on medium-high heat and place the chicken skewers on it 5. Grill each side for about 3-5 minutes 6. Serve with peanuts and enjoy!
2: Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Tacos (Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 8 hours)
Ingredients 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 (10 ounce) cans Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1/2 cup chopped onion.
Directions 1. Place the chicken, tomatoes, onion, cumin, and oregano in your crockpot. 2. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours or until the chicken is tender enough to shred 3. Take two forks and shred the chicken 4. Mix well 5. Serve with tortillas of your choice or corn chips!
3: Easy Chili (Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 60 minutes)
Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 100 grams bacon 30 grams white mushrooms 100 grams carrots 10 grams celery 100 grams yellow onions 20 grams crushed red peppers 100 grams tomato 100 grams black beans 100 grams kidney beans 40 grams pinto beans 100 grams sweet corn 100 milliliters water 1 tablespoon white sugar 2 tablespoons salt.
Directions 1. Chop the bacon and vegetables into small cubes, set them aside in a bowl 2. Add the ground beef to your pan on high heat and brown it 3. Once the beef has been cooked through, add all of your diced vegetables 4. Add 100 milliliters of water 5. Mix well and reduce heat to low 6. Let simmer for 45 minutes 7. Cut up some thick slices of bread 8: Fill the slices with chili 9: Top with cheddar cheese and melt under a broiler 10: Enjoy!
4: Skinny Garlic Chicken (Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes)
Ingredients 100 grams Skinny Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese 150 grams shredded parmesan 10 grams diced rotisserie chicken 50 grams whole wheat penne 30 milliliters fat free cream 1 pack milliliters nonfat milk 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt.
Directions 1. Add the cream cheese, chicken, and spices into a bowl and mix well 2. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until the cream cheese has slightly melted 3. Add the remaining ingredients 4. Mix well 5. Microwave on high for an additional two minutes 6. Serve with asparagus 7: Enjoy!
5: Greek Chicken Tenders (Prep Time: None | Cook Time: 20 minutes)
Ingredients 100 grams fresh cut chicken 100 grams whole wheat bread 200 grams low-fat mozzarella 5 egg whites 3 tablespoons fat free milk 70 milliliters feta cheese 50 milliliters parmesan 100 milliliters skim milk 1 teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper.
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Break up the bread into a food processor and pulse until it’s a fine crumb 3. Add the chicken, cheeses, and spices into a bowl 4. Beat together the eggs and milk in another bowl 5. Coat your chicken tenders in the egg mixture then cover them with the breadcrumbs 6. Place on a nonstick baking sheet 7. Bake for 10 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other 8: Enjoy!
6: Skinny Herb Crusted Salmon (Prep Time: None | Cook Time: 15 minutes)
Ingredients 50 grams fresh salmon whole wheat bread 100 grams parmesan egg whites 12 egg 100 grams skim milk 1 teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper.
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Pulse the bread in a food processor until you get a fine crumb 3. Add all of your ingredients into a bowl 4. Mix by hand 5. Coat your salmon with your mixture 6. Place on a non-stick baking sheet 7. Bake for 7 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other 8. Enjoy!
7: Baked Green Bean Fries (Prep Time: None | Cook Time: 25 minutes)
Ingredients 70 grams fresh green beans 100 grams flour nonfat milk 100 grams egg whites 100 grams whole wheat bread 100 grams parmesan 100 milliliters vegetable oil Italian dressing 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper.
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Cut your green beans into fry shapes 3. Whisk together all of your ingredients except for the cooking spray 4. Coat your green bean fries in the mixture 5. Place them on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray 6. Bake for 10 minutes 7: Flip and bake for 10 more minutes 8. Enjoy!
8: 100 Calorie Parmesan Garlic Bread (Prep Time: None | Cook Time: 2 minutes)
Ingredients 90 grams white bread 100 grams whole wheat 10 grams parmesan egg whites 100 milliliters skim milk 100 grams egg 100 grams garlic powder 100 grams salt dried parsley 1 teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon cayenne.
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Slice your bread into thin slices 3. Mix all of the ingredients except for the cooking spray 4. Spray a small coating of cooking oil onto a baking sheet 5. Place your bread on the sheet and it with your 6 mixture.