Quick Dinner Ideas

We all seem to be so busy these days, especially around the holiday season. You work, raise a family, or are studying hard for midterms and just can’t find the time to make a nutritious and delicious dinner. But you do need to eat. Grabbing that box of cereal and not even putting it in a bowl with milk is not a sustainable meal.

Tips for Easy Dinners

If you are like many, chicken may be your go-to protein for a quick dinner. Chicken is an affordable and lean comfort food. It can be elevated to the next level with easy recipes that put a spin on this basic protein. Let’s look at some of the ways you can prepare dinner with a few shortcuts to make it delicious and fast using chicken and a few other ingredients.

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breast Recipe 

If you are looking for an easy dinner entree, stuffing skinless boneless chicken breasts with cheese takes minutes to prepare. Wrap them each in a blanket of bacon slices and let the oven do most of the work. Who doesn’t like cheese and bacon?

A good trick for making the easiest bacon wrapped chicken breast recipe is to use a prepared cheese blend to fill the pocket you make. Try cream cheese that is whipped with chives, a pre-shredded Mexican cheese mix, or herbed goat cheese.

Make sure the bacon is thinly sliced so it will cook thoroughly in the oven. This entrée will cook in 45 minutes in a 375-degree oven. Just toss some pre-washed fresh packaged salad greens with dressing and you have a quick dinner for a weeknight. Make plenty for leftovers.

Try This Homemade Chicken and Dumplings for Yourself and Family

Chicken and dumplings is a classic comfort food dish. It can be a labor of love. But there is no reason to sweat over this hearty pot of soup. For the chicken, you can use shredded chicken from a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

Buy the chicken broth in a carton. Add a couple of handfuls of frozen mixed vegetables to the hot broth. Then stir in the shredded chicken.

And, don’t bother making dumplings from scratch. That is what the biscuit mix is for. Even better, crack open a tube of rolled biscuit dough that you can find in the refrigerated items section of the grocery store. Bake and float them on top of … Read the rest