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Dinner Recipes

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Make everyone’s favorite dish right at home – it’s budget-friendly and it looks so fancy without any of the hard work!

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

This Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi seasoned to perfection with lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium shrimp
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • white wine (I use chardonnay)
  • fresh lemon juice
  • Italian seasoning
  • butter
  • parsley
  • parmesan cheese

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

How To Make Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Get your shrimp peeled and deveined and seasoned it with salt and pepper
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in white wine and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in basil, oregano, rosemary and thyme.
Stir in butter, 2 tablespoons at a time, until melted and smooth.
Sir in shrimp and parsley; season with salt and pepper
Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan

Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

This Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi seasoned to perfection with lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon pure olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups white wine I use chardonnay
  • 1/2 fresh lemon juice only
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Heat cast iron skillet and add olive oil.
  • Add shrimp and cook until tender and no longer translucent, reduce heat. Remove Shrimp and set aside.
  • Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes. Do not allow garlic to brown - it will make it bitter.
  • Add white wine, and lemon juice.
  • Cook until wine is reduced by half. After it is reduced, add Italian seasoning.
  • Reduce heat to low, and add butter. If pan is too hot, the butter will separate.
  • Add shrimp back into sauce, add parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese.
Chicken Recipes/ Dinner Recipes

Orange Chicken Meatballs

These Orange Chicken Meatballs are a quick and easy weeknight meal that can be served with brown rice and sautéed snow peas. They’re super easy to make, crazy flavorful and everyone loves them!

Orange Chicken Meatballs
You’re going to love these tender and flavorful orange chicken meatballs! They’re everything you love about orange chicken but quicker, easier and a whole lot healthier! These orange chicken meatballs have quickly become a family favorite.

They’re healthier than the classic dish, without all the frying, but still pack all of the flavor we know and love. Serve with brown rice and sautéed snow peas for a quick and easy weeknight meal that you don’t have to feel guilty about!

How To Make Orange Chicken Meatballs

 

  • Let’s start with the meatballs. These meatballs are amazing in this dish but can also be great all by themselves without the orange sauce and can be served with veggies for a healthy meal. But let’s get back to this recipe. In a very large bowl, combine the chicken, bread crumbs, scallions, ginger, garlic, egg, sesame oil, soy sauce, Sriracha, and salt until evenly incorporated.
  • Form the mixture into 1 1/2 -inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with foil and greased with cooking spray.
  • Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 13 to 15 minutes, flipping over halfway through baking.
  • Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • To make the sauce, in a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, orange juice, and brown sugar.
  • Set a large skillet, with high sides, over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon oil. Once hot, add in the ginger, garlic, and chiles. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Stir in the rice wine vinegar, the orange juice mixture and the orange peels. In a separate bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk the cornstarch water into the orange sauce, and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 5 to 8 minutes
  • Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and gently toss until evenly combined. Cook for about a minute or so longer to warm the meatballs through.
  • Serve the meatballs with cooked brown rice and sautéed snow peas or green beans. Garnish with fresh sliced scallions right before serving.
  • I don’t have a recipe for the snow peas because it’s so simple. Just heat sauté with a bit of oil and season with a pinch of salt, black pepper and fresh lemon juice. Cook until bright green and tender. It shouldn’t take more than 3 to 5 minutes.

Orange Chicken Meatballs

These Orange Chicken Meatballs are a quick and easy weeknight meal that can be served with brown rice and sautéed snow peas. They’re super easy to make, crazy flavorful and everyone loves them!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Meatballs:

  • 2 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • cup thinly sliced scallions plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves grated
  • 3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha

Sauce:

  • ¾ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice from about 4 medium oranges
  • 4 to 6 1-inch orange peels (from the oranges before juicing)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 4 garlic cloves grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
  • ½ cup sliced green onion
  • 3 to 4 red Thai chiles or dried arbol chiles
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • cooked rice and sautéed snow peas for serving

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease lightly with cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a very large bowl, combine the chicken, bread crumbs, scallions, ginger, garlic, egg, sesame oil, soy sauce, Sriracha, and salt until evenly incorporated. Form the mixture into 1½ -inch balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 13 to 15 minutes, flipping over halfway through baking. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • To make the sauce, in a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, orange juice, and brown sugar. Set a large skillet, with high sides, over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon oil. Once hot, add in the ginger, garlic, and chiles. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant. Stir in the rice wine vinegar, the orange juice mixture and the orange peels. In a separate bowl, stir together the water and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk the cornstarch water into the orange sauce, and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and gently toss until evenly combined. Cook for about a minute or so to warm the meatballs through. Serve over brown rice and sautéed snow peas and garnish with sliced scallions.
Dinner Recipes/ Pasta Recipes

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

This delicious Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is so easy to make. Delicious, flavorful and comfort for your dinner. You can go with spicy, non-spicy, creamy or non-creamy variation. It’s totally up to you! Ready in just 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners!

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

You can make variation for this recipe, adjust the heat and make it creamy or not creamy.

Adjust the Heat

This pasta is spicy. BUT you can adjust the heat by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper in the Cajun seasoning. You can cut it in half for just a little heat, or if you are completely spicy intolerant, leave the cayenne out all together.

 

Make it Creamy (or not)

If you can’t do cream cheese, feel free to replace it with a splash of heavy cream or half-and-half. You can use about 1/4 cup heavy cream, or 1/2 cup of half-and-half. OR, if you don’t want it creamy at all, that works too. This pasta was quite delicious even before added with the cream cheese, but the creaminess does balance the heat and acidity very well.

 

Make it “Extra”

If you want this pasta to be super over the top, try adding some cooked bacon, or a final dusting of Parmesan cheese. That little bit of extra umami flavor will really take this Cajun Chicken Pasta over the top! Or, in place of or in addition to, you could add shrimp.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

How To Make Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Combine the ingredients for the Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Cut the chicken into bite size and place it in a bowl, pour the Cajun seasoning over top, and stir to coat the chicken in spices.
On a large skillet, add the olive oil and butter. Heat the oil and butter over medium-high until the skillet is very hot and the butter is melted and foamy. Add the seasoned chicken to the skillet and cook for a couple minutes on each side, or just until the outside gets some color.
Next add the diced yellow onion to the skillet and continue to sauté for about 2 minutes more, or just until the onion begins to soften.
After that, add the pasta, fire roasted diced tomatoes (with the juices), and chicken broth to the skillet. Stir just until everything is evenly combined, then place a lid on top and allow the broth to come up to a boil.
Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and let the pasta simmer for about ten minutes, stirring every couple of minutes, until the pasta is tender and the liquid is thick and saucy.
Add the cream cheese to the skillet in chunks, then stir until it has melted into the sauce. Finally, Top the pasta with sliced green onions

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

This delicious Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is so easy to make. Delicious, flavorful and comfort for your dinner. You can go with spicy, non-spicy, creamy or non-creamy variation. It's totally up to you! Ready in just 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Chicken Pasta

  • ½ lb. penne pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 15 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 3 green onions sliced

Instructions
 

  • Combine the ingredients for the Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Cut the chicken into 1/2 to 3/4-inch cubes. Place the cubed chicken in a bowl, pour the Cajun seasoning over top, and stir to coat the chicken in spices.
  • Add the olive oil and butter to a large deep skillet. Heat the oil and butter over medium-high until the skillet is very hot and the butter is melted and foamy. Add the seasoned chicken to the skillet and cook for a couple minutes on each side, or just until the outside gets some color. The chicken does not need to be cooked through at this point.
  • Add the diced yellow onion to the skillet and continue to sauté for about 2 minutes more, or just until the onion begins to soften. Allow the moisture from the onion to dissolve any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  • Next, add the pasta, fire roasted diced tomatoes (with the juices), and chicken broth to the skillet. Stir just until everything is evenly combined, then place a lid on top and allow the broth to come up to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and let the pasta simmer for about ten minutes, stirring every couple of minutes, until the pasta is tender and the liquid is thick and saucy.
  • Add the cream cheese to the skillet in chunks, then stir until it has melted into the sauce. Top the pasta with sliced green onions and serve.
Dinner Recipes/ Pasta Recipes

Easy Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Jumbo ricotta stuffed shells with creamy and delicious mozzarella and spinach make the most amazing and quick weeknight dinner. It’s so easy and ready in just 30 minutes and is completely vegetarian!

Easy Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

This is a pasta bake pure and simple. Tender pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, spinach, onions and garlic. They are delicious, full of flavor and comforting. Perfect for your hectic week!

How To Make Ricotta Stuffed Shells in 30 Minutes

Boil pasta shells and drain. Until al dente according to package directions
Mix the ricotta and spinach in a bowl with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Make sure that you season the ricotta to your own taste. Ricotta is kinda bland and needs some help, so lend it a hand with some salt and pepper.
Make the sauce. Simmer a jar of passata with some onions and garlic. Add in some oregano, thyme and rosemary.
Stuff the shells, snuggle them into the sauce and bake the whole dish over with cheese!

Easy Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

You can freeze stuffed pasta shells in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Just make sure that you wrap and cover them tightly with a layer of cling film then a layer of foil. That helps protect everything from the freezer burn.

Easy Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Jumbo ricotta stuffed shells with creamy and delicious mozzarella and spinach make the most amazing and quick weeknight dinner. It’s so easy and ready in just 30 minutes and is completely vegetarian!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 255 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 large pasta shells
  • 1 ½ cups low fat ricotta
  • 10 oz frozen spinach thawed excess water squeezed out
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella
  • Salt to taste

For the sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups passata or any think tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta in plenty of salted boiling water according to the package instructions. Drain and reserve.
  • To make the ricotta filling, place the ricotta, spinach nutmeg and salt and pepper in a medium boil and stir to combine with a fork. Stuff this mixture into the drained and cool shells. There should be enough filling for about 1 tablespoon of mixture per shell.
  • To make the sauce, sweat the onions and garlic in a large pot and cook until the onions and garlic are soft and fragrant. Add the dried herbs and the passata or tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes. Place the sauce in the bottom of a pan and layer the stuffed shells over top. Generously sprinkle the cheese over the shells and bake until the whole dish is hot and the cheese is turning golden and starting to bubble.
Dinner Recipes/ Healthy Recipes/ Pasta Recipes

Lighter Spinach Alfredo Pasta

This amazing Spinach Alfredo Pasta is so creamy and rich, yet never heavy. This recipe is easy and satisfying comfort food for the whole family.

Lighter Spinach Alfredo Pasta

When you got yourself a hectic day and need a little comfort food, this lightER Spinach Alfredo Pasta is perfect. This is basically pasta with butter, Parmesan, and salt and pepper, but with more whoooole lot of heavy cream.

Well, not exactly heavy cream, swapped the heavy cream for whole milk, reduced the butter by a lot, and used a little cream cheese to help thicken and stabilize the sauce. So, it’s no longer technically an alfredo, but it’s close enough for me to pretend and feel like I’m eating something super indulgent.

Lighter Spinach Alfredo Pasta

This Lighter Spinach Alfredo Pasta is definitely better when fresh, so if you’re cooking for one or two consider cutting the recipe in half. Luckily, this one is super easy to scale up or down. Just change the number of servings in the “servings” box on the recipe card below and the ingredients will auto-adjust.

For the veggie, you can use frozen spinach if necessary, just keep in mind that the texture will not be as nice as the fresh spinach. To use frozen spinach, thaw it completely, then squeeze out as much extra moisture as possible (or else it may turn your sauce green). Add the squeezed frozen spinach at the same point the fresh spinach is added in the recipe below.

Lighter Spinach Alfredo Pasta

This amazing Spinach Alfredo Pasta is so creamy and rich, yet never heavy. This recipe is easy and satisfying comfort food for the whole family.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. penne pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil to cook the pasta. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta in a colander.
  • While the pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce. Add the butter and minced garlic to a deep skillet or pot and sauté over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or just until the garlic is soft and fragrant, but not brown.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low. Add the milk to the skillet along with the cream cheese (cut into chunks). Heat the milk and cream cheese while whisking, until the cream cheese has fully melted into the milk.
  • Whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese and continue to whisk as the sauce comes up to a gentle simmer. When it reaches a simmer, the sauce will thicken. Turn the heat down to low to keep the sauce warm. Season the sauce with 1/4 tsp salt and a generous amount of freshly cracked pepper.
  • Add the fresh spinach to the sauce and stir it in until it has wilted and become limp.
  • Finally, add the cooked and drained pasta to the spinach alfredo sauce and stir to combine. Serve immediately.
Dinner Recipes/ Pasta Recipes

Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

This is an easy ravioli dish with ravioli from your grocer’s refrigerated aisle topped with sautéed asparagus and walnuts tossed in a light and flavorful butter lemon sauce. A quick and delicious dinner that only takes 15 minutes to make.

Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

Fresh store bought ravioli is cooked and then tossed with asparagus that has been sautéed in a simple butter and lemon sauce. A little bit of grated parmesan cheese, minced parsley and crunchy walnuts are added at the end. This ravioli with sautéed asparagus and walnuts is full of flavor, quick to make and you can have dinner on the table in 15 minutes.

How To Make Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

You can use whatever fresh ravioli you like for this dish – cheese, mushroom, spinach are all good choices. But I preferebly use cheese ravioli.
For the asparagus use thinner asparagus. If you use thick asparagus, you will need to test for doneness. Thicker asparagus will take longer to cook.

Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

First, prep all your ingredients before you begin. This is a super fast dish to put together so have everything prepped and ready to go before you start cooking. It takes no time to do the prep work so chop the asparagus and parsley and measure out your ingredients while you’re waiting for the water to boil.
Cook your ravioli as per the package instructions. Drain and add to a large bowl when done.
Melt butter in a large sauté pan and add the asparagus. Cover with a lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Then add the lemon juice to the asparagus in the pan.
Add the asparagus and lemon butter sauce to the bowl with the cooked ravioli. Next, add the walnuts, parmesan cheese and parsley. Gently toss to combine and you’re ready to serve.

 

The sauce is really simple to make – it’s light and lemony and you make it in the pan while you sauté the asparagus. It’s not a heavy, greasy sauce – it just lightly coats the ravioli and asparagus.

Ravioli With Sauteed Asparagus and Walnuts

This is an easy ravioli dish with ravioli from your grocer's refrigerated aisle topped with sautéed asparagus and walnuts tossed in a light and flavorful butter lemon sauce. A quick and delicious dinner that only takes 15 minutes to make.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1-8 oz package of fresh cheese ravioli
  • ½ lb of asparagus – snap off the tough ends – chop asparagus into thirds or smaller.
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 half lemon – about 2 tablespoons
  • ¼ cup walnut pieces
  • 6 twists of pepper
  • 2 tbs minced parsley
  • 2 tbs grated parmesan plus some to serve at the table.

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • While waiting for the water to boil, chop your asparagus into thirds (snap off tough white ends and discard). Mince parsley, squeeze lemon and measure out walnuts and butter.
  • In a large saute pan with a lid, melt 2 tbs of butter over medium heat until frothy. Add chopped asparagus to the pan, stir slightly to coat the asparagus with butter and cover the pan with a lid. The asparagus should be slightly damp when adding it to the pan. The pan should only be on medium heat so you don’t burn the butter or the asparagus. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes – depending on thickness of asparagus.
  • While asparagus is cooking, add ravioli to boiling water and cook as per the package instructions – my package said 4 minutes. Drain when done and add to a bowl.
  • Add the lemon juice and black pepper to the asparagus in the pan and turn the heat to high. Cook and stir the asparagus and butter with the lemon juice for 30 seconds to create a light butter lemon sauce. Remove from heat.
  • Add the asparagus and butter lemon sauce to the cooked ravioli in the bowl. There will not be a lot of sauce – you just want enough to lightly coat the ravioli. Make sure to scrape out the saute pan.
  • Add walnuts, parsley and 2 tbs parmesan cheese – toss gently to combine.
Dinner Recipes

Easy Beef and Broccoli Ramen Stir Fry

This easy stir fry is a one-pot dinner twist on the classic Chinese takeout beef and broccoli dish. One complete filling meal and it’s on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Beef and Broccoli Ramen Stir Fry

How to Prep Beef for Stir Fry

To prepare the beef for cooking, I recommend trimming off any large pieces of fat from the steak and then slicing it into about 1/4-inch thick strips. Some steaks will have a grain to them, and if yours does, you should slice against the grain, which will lead to a more tender finished steak. Don’t use roast cuts such as chuck roast or round roast, or something like skirt steak, which can be tough if not cooked correctly.

Which Ramen Noodles to Use for Stir Fry

I use cheap soba noodles for this stir fry. Nothing fancy,but you can use a wide range of noodles for this dish. Just discarded the seasoning packet. Don’t worry, the homemade sauce is way much better!

How to Make the Stir Fry Sauce

This sauce has a fair number of ingredients in it, but they are all doing something. The soy sauce and sesame oil give a savory umami taste; the honey and hoisin sauce bring some sweetness to it, and the garlic and ginger add a bright aromatic flavor.

Beef and Broccoli Ramen Stir Fry

The recipe makes a lot of sauce. I like this recipe to be pretty saucy, like you would get from a Chinese takeout box. But if you are worried it’s too much sauce, start by adding half of it to the stir fry and then taste. Add more if you think it needs more. If you do have leftover sauce, it keeps fine in the fridge for a week.

Beef and Broccoli Ramen Stir Fry

This easy stir fry is a one-pot dinner twist on the classic Chinese takeout beef and broccoli dish. One complete filling meal and it's on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound flank steak thinly sliced across the grain
  • 2 5.6-ounce packages refrigerated Yaki-Soba, seasoning sauce packets discarded*
  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds

For the sauce

  • ¾ cup beef broth
  • ¾ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar packed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha optional

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, beef broth, honey, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, cornstarch, ginger, Sriracha and 1/2 cup water; set aside.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, add Yaki-Soba until loosened, about 1-2 minutes; drain well.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak and cook, flipping once, until browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in Yaki-Soba, broccoli and soy sauce mixture until broccoli is tender and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with sesame seeds and sriracha, if desired.
Chicken Recipes/ Dinner Recipes/ Pasta Recipes

The Best Chicken Pasta Of Your Dreams!

Meet the best chicken pasta recipe of your dreams! The incredible Creamy Chicken Alfredo with sun dried tomato, spinach and bacon. You will absolutely love how the seasoned shredded chicken acts like a mop for the alfredo sauce. Easy to make dinner, you’ll have it on the table in just 20 minutes!

The Best Chicken Pasta Of Your Dreams!

This is the best pasta dish you’ll ever have! When you’ve had a great day or even a bad day, this amazing Creamy Chicken Alfredo will make your the best day ever.

This is terrifically quick and easy to make with a nice flow to it. Cook the chicken while the pasta cooking water comes to the boil. Then make the sauce while the pasta is cooking. You’ll have dinner on the table in 20 minutes, and plates mopped clean minutes thereafter. How good is that??!

The Best Chicken Pasta Of Your Dreams!

This is the pasta you make when you need a quick dinner that everyone will devour and this is the pasta that you make just because there are few things in this world that can rival the feeling of complete and utter satisfaction as you slurp down a big bowl of creamy chicken pasta!

The Best Chicken Pasta Of Your Dreams!

Meet the best chicken pasta recipe of your dreams! The incredible Creamy Chicken Alfredo with sun dried tomato, spinach and bacon. You will absolutely love how the seasoned shredded chicken acts like a mop for the alfredo sauce. Easy to make dinner, you'll have it on the table in just 20 minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 30 g / 2 tbsp butter separated
  • 300 g / 10 oz fettuccine
  • 2 chicken breasts cut in half horizontally
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 100 g / 3oz sun dried tomato strips
  • ½ tsp each salt and pepper
  • ½ cup 125ml chicken stock / broth , low sodium
  • ½ cup 125ml dry white wine (sub more chicken broth)
  • ¾ cup 75g parmesan , finely shredded
  • 1 ¼ cups 315ml cream , thickened / heavy
  • 70 g / 2.5oz baby spinach

Serving:

  • 120 g / 4oz bacon cooked and crumbled
  • More parmesan
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water for time per packet minus 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Just before draining, scoop out a mugful of pasta cooking water. Then drain pasta.

Chicken:

  • Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Melt half the butter in a large skillet over hig heat.
  • Add chicken and cook for 2 minutes on each side until deep golden.
  • Remove chicken onto plate, rest for a few minutes then shred with 2 forks.

Alfredo Sauce:

  • Turn down heat to medium high. In the same skillet, add remaining butter and garlic.
  • Cook garlic for 30 seconds until golden, then add wine.
  • Simmer rapidly, stirring to scrape the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Once mostly evaporated, add chicken broth, cream, parmesan and sun dried tomato.
  • Simmer on medium for 3 - 5 minutes, stirring leisurely, until it reduces and thickens.

Essential Tossing:

  • Add spinach, chicken and cooked pasta.
  • Toss for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes on the stove, until sauce thickens and coats the pasta strands. Use pasta cooking water if needed if it gets too thick.
  • Serve immediately with parmesan, crumbled bacon and parsley (if desired).
Dinner Recipes/ Soup Recipes

One-Pot Cajun Shrimp Chowder

This Cajun Shrimp Chowder is amazing comfort food at it’s finest! With big juicy shrimp in a potato chowder, it’s the perfect choice for a quick hearty weeknight meal.

 

One-Pot Cajun Shrimp Chowder

How do you make Cajun Shrimp Chowder?

This chowder is incredibly easy to put together. First melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot. When the butter is melted, stir in the onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, paprika, cayenne, red pepper flakes, and celery seed. Those combination will develop into each of their unique flavors.

One-Pot Cajun Shrimp Chowder

Stir in the vodka and after that add the chicken broth, milk, cream, brown sugar, bay leaves, and diced potatoes. After the chowder comes to a boil, add the shrimp. The addition of blackened shrimp really put this dish over the top. It gives the chowder that rich seafood flavor that you expect when eating a Cajun dish.

One-Pot Cajun Shrimp Chowder

This Cajun Shrimp Chowder is amazing comfort food at it’s finest! With big juicy shrimp in a potato chowder, it’s the perfect choice for a quick hearty weeknight meal.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ Pounds Shrimp Peeled & Deveined
  • 2 ½ Pounds Red Potatoes Peeled & Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 14.5-oz. Cans Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 Medium Sweet Yellow Onion Finely Diced
  • 1 Teaspoon Finely Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ¼ to 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Adapt to Your Spice Level
  • ½ Teaspoon Celery Seed
  • ½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • Cup Sweet Tea Vodka
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Bay Leaves

Instructions
 

  • Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot.
  • When the butter is melted, stir in the onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, paprika, cayenne, red pepper flakes, and celery seed. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the vodka and allow to simmer for two minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, milk, cream, brown sugar, bay leaves, and diced potatoes. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • When the chowder comes to a boil, lower the heat to medium and continue to cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the shrimp and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until they are just cooked through.
  • Remove the bay leaves before serving.
Chicken Recipes/ Dinner Recipes

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice is juicy, flavorful chicken coated in parmesan cheese, flavorful spices and of course, lots of garlic. It is the perfect dish for easy weeknight dinners. This quick chicken and rice recipe is not only tasty but it uses ingredients you likely have on hand!

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Chicken and rice is great way to take easy on your meal budget. For a family of four or five, you can get by with just a pound, or a pound and a half of chicken and several cups of rice. You can also use this as a meal prep by dividing the entire meal into four equal portions and storing them in ziplock bags frozen or refrigerated.

How to Make Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Garlic parmesan rice with chicken is very easy. First is cooking the chicken: Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat (about 5 minutes per side until nicely browned). Use a lean chicken tenderloins or chicken tenders, or you can also use skinless and boneless chicken thighs here. Remove and set aside
Then making the Saucy Rice: Add garlic, wine, chicken broth and RICE to the pan. Wine and garlic will flavor and coat every morsel of rice as they slowly cook together. Once the rice is ready then add the chicken back to the pan. After that add the Parmesan.
Serve it with the healthy addition of Cranberry, Walnut and Spinach Salad, or delicious Avocado Salad.

What Kind Of Wine To Use

Always use a dry white wine, such as chardonnay, pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc for recipes and cooking. Don’t use sweet wines such as mostcato or white zinfandel.

Don’t use a “cooking wine”. The saying that you shouldn’t cook with wine that’s not good enough to drink is great advice, but you don’t need to break the bank either. I usually spend about 10 bucks a bottle for the wine I keep around.

If you don’t drink wine, consider buying a 4-pack of mini bottles. Use one for your recipe then save the remaining bottles for future recipes or give them away to friends.

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Best Non-Alcoholic Substitutes For Wine In Cooking

White Wine Vinegar is an ideal substitute for dry white wine. Made from white wine, it has many of the same flavor characteristics. Minus the alcohol. In this recipe you should start with 1/4 cup vinegar + 2/3 cup chicken stock.
Never use Rice Vinegar! the result was simply miserable

Chicken or vegetable stock. Substitute stock for white wine entirely if not a fan of vinegar.
For extra flavor, try mixing a tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of stock

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice

Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Rice is juicy, flavorful chicken coated in parmesan cheese, flavorful spices and of course, lots of garlic. It is the perfect dish for easy weeknight dinners. This quick chicken and rice recipe is not only tasty but it uses ingredients you likely have on hand!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup butter 1 stick
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup dry white wine such as Pinot Grigio
  • 1 teaspoons salt divided
  • 1 ½ cups white rice uncooked
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated or shredded
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Sauté chicken tenders until nicely browned and just cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter, garlic, pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the empty skillet and sauté garlic for a couple of minutes on medium heat.
  • Turn heat to medium high and add white wine. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside 3 tablespoons of pan sauce to use later.
  • Add uncooked rice to skillet with remaining butter sauce. Stir well - make sure it's completely covered. Add chicken broth and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Bring mixture to a low boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover pan and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir several times while it's cooking
  • Sprinkle parmesan over rice then arrange chicken tenders in skillet over rice. Cover, remove from heat then let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Drizzle reserved 2 tablespoons of pan sauce over chicken tenders when serving and garnish with parsley.