10 Quick & Easy week night dinners you haven’t tried yet: recipes 6-10

Eat out less with these great tasting and FAST recipes!
Our countdown of 10 quick week night dinners continues!
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10 Quick week night dinners you haven't tried yet: Chicken Teriyaki

6. Chicken Teriyaki

To cut down prep time with this dish we use a prepared teriyaki sauce…and it ends up tasting really great!

Ingredients:
1-2c. rice
2-3 chicken breasts cooked & diced
broccoli (fresh or frozen)
prepared teriyaki sauce

Prep time: 20 min  Cook time: 20 min
Preparation: Cook rice according to package instructions. Steam broccoli in microwave. Assemble bowls with rice, broccoli and chicken and top with teriyaki sauce.
Tips: All prepared teriyaki sauces are NOT created equal! Most are really thin, however, the La Choy pictured above (I’ve only found it at Walmart) is a nice thick sauce and tastes great (as far as prepared sauces go :).
I also like to prepare pans of chicken ahead of time and put them in the freezer. Just dice your fresh chicken, put it in a foil pan with a little teriyaki sauce then cover with two layers of aluminum foil and freeze. When you are ready to use, bake in oven at 350 for  one hour…you’ll have perfect, tender chicken every time!
 
10 Quick week night dinners you haven't tried yet: Crock Pot Chicken Tacos (So quick but SO good!)

7. Chicken Tacos

I could probably eat these three nights a week :) The salsa mixed in with the chicken really gives it great flavor.

Ingredients:
1 bag frozen chicken or 6 small to medium fresh chicken breasts
1 jar salsa
1 package taco seasoning
tortillas
your favorite taco toppings

Prep time: 15 min  Cook time: 4-6 hours on low in a crockpot
Tips: I usually use a bag of frozen chicken. I put the whole bag in the crock pot and cook for about four hours on low until it is cooked through. Then I shred the chicken and put it back int the crockpot with the salsa and taco seasoning.
If you are using fresh chicken, find preparation instructions HERE

 
!0 Quick week night dinners you haven't tried yet: 3 Cheese Alfredo Bake (your family will LOVE this!)

8. 3 Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake

Not healthy at all, but incredibly good and quick to put together (also freezes well). The only drawback to this recipe is that the cost of the ingredients adds up quickly, but it makes a HUGE pan.

Ingredients:
1 (16 ounce) box Penne pasta noodles
2 (10 ounce) containers Alfredo sauce
1 cup sour cream
1 (15 ounce) container Ricotta cheese
2 cloves of garlic, minced (I use jarred)
2 cups cooked, diced chicken
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons dried Parsley
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

Prep time: 20 min  Cook time: 30 min
Tips: One of the few recipes I’ve made no adjustments to even after making it several times, perfect as is!
Find preparation instructions HERE
 
10 Quick week night dinners you haven't tried yet: Speedy Firecracker Chicken (If you like a little spice this recipe ROCKS!)

9. Speedy Firecracker Chicken

If you like a little spice, you will LOVE this! (You’ll also love how quickly it comes together :) We also make it with diced, unbreaded chicken and it is equally as good, it just takes a little longer to prepare.

Ingredients:
1½-2 pounds frozen popcorn chicken
⅓ cup hot sauce (I use Frank’s brand for hot wings since it is thicker)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
1-2c. prepared rice

Optional:
side of broccoli

Prep time: 5 min  Cook time: 30-60 min
Tips: I usually bake it at 350 for 30 minutes instead of the suggested 325 for an hour and it turns out great :)
Find preparation instructions HERE
 
10 Quick week night dinner recipes you haven't tried yet: Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken (my husband's absolute favorite!)

10. Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken

Every time I make this my husband asks why I don’t make it more often, and I say “I don’t know, I guess I forgot…but please remind me, this is SO good!”

Ingredients:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

Prep time: 10 min  Cook time: 30 min
Tips: Make sure you let it bake until it is nice and brown on the outside like the picture. I generally use Panko bread crumbs and add a little Italian seasoning on top, either works :)
Find preparation instructions HERE
 
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How about you?

Do you have a favorite weeknight dinner that you can make quickly? Please share in the comments, I’d love to share more quick recipes in the future and will include it :) Thank you!
 
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