As busy as we get every day, we still want to prepare a decent and hearty meal for our family. While not all people have the luxury of time to cook extravagant dishes, we can opt to cook simpler, time-saving recipes which are just as good. If you are pressed for time, try these simple yet delicious 5-ingredient chicken recipes for dinner!
1 can condensed broccoli cheese soup
1 package chicken stuffing mix
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup broccoli florets
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix together broccoli cheese soup (don’t dilute!) Transfer mixture to an 11×7-inch baking dish. Prepare the chicken stuffing mix according to the instructions in the bundle then add it to the baking dish. Cover and bake in a pre-heated oven (350F) for 20 minutes. When ready, remove cover and continue baking for another 15 minutes. Allow to cool for several minutes before serving.
Apricot Spiced Chicken
What you need:
4 boneless and skinless chicken breast halves
1/3 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup chilli sauce
1 tablespoon hot mustard
Salt to taste
Combine apricot preserves, chilli sauce, mustard and salt (you can season with pepper if desired) in a saucepan and stir together over medium heat for approximately 3 minutes, or until heated through. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Put the chicken in the baking pan and broil for 6 to 8 minutes per side, brushing generously with spicy apricot sauce during the last few minutes of cooking. Allow to cool and sit for a few minutes before serving.
Mexican-Style Chicken Rice
What you need:
1 can diced tomatoes with onions
1 package Mexican-style rice and pasta mix
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cups cubed chicken breasts, cooked
2 tablespoons butter
Melt the butter in a skillet and cook the rice and rice mix for 5 minutes or until browned. Add the tomatoes (with liquid), some water (about 3/4 cup) and the contents of this rice seasoning packet. Bring the mixture to a boil. Lower heat and continue cooking for 10 minutes. When ready, stir in the chicken and jalapeno. Cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
These 5-ingredient chicken recipes are the reply to your busy nights – you won’t need to spend too long in the kitchen!