5 Easy Dinners That Will Make You Smell Amazing
Few things beat the taste of a home-cooked meal, but sometimes it can be challenging to come up with something quick, satisfying and delectable for your family. Don’t stress if you need help coming up with something delicious in no time!
That’s why we’ve put together this collection of our top 30-minute dinner recipes that are guaranteed to please any appetite. These easy recipes take no effort and take only 30 minutes or less to prepare, giving you plenty of time for other things on your list!
1. Chicken Kiev Meatballs
Chicken Kiev, an iconic Ukrainian dish that can be found in many supermarkets, is a delicious fried or baked breaded chicken schnitzel that can be made ahead and frozen for convenient dinners on the go. Plus, its convenience makes it the perfect go-to dinner choice!
These succulent chicken meatballs are crispy on the outside and tender inside. Perfect for a meal or party snack, and perfect if you follow a low-carb, gluten-free, ketogenic diet!
To make these delicious chicken kievs, you’ll need ground chicken (chicken mince in UK), grated onion, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Finally, you’ll need eggs to bind everything together.
2. White Pizza with Cucumber Onion Relish
This deliciously tart cucumber onion relish can be used as a topping for hot dogs and hamburgers or mixed into your favorite potato salad. All it takes is some simple ingredients that come together to create this irresistibly flavorful relish!
You can also use this relish as a spread on sandwiches like cheese and ham or tuna and egg salad. What an awesome way to enjoy your veggies all Summer long!
This quick recipe only requires a few minutes of your time, and can be stored in the fridge for up to one year. For an even tastier taste, add in spices like mustard seeds, ground turmeric or dill seed for extra savory notes.
Salting cucumbers helps to draw out their natural water, expediting cooking time. Once all excess moisture has been drained away, you can blend together all the cucumber pieces and add vinegar, sugar, and spices for an irresistible relish!
3. Pork and Noodles with Chili Oil
Noodle dishes are one of my go-to ways to jazz up a simple meal. Not only are they quick and easy to prepare, but they make for an excellent weeknight dinner option.
These spicy pork noodles are made with ground pork and scallions that are stir-fried in a garlicky sauce before being tossed with noodles and finished off with Sichuan chili oil. This straightforward noodle recipe is sure to please everyone in the family!
This sauce is composed of Chinese sesame paste, chilli oil, Sichuan peppercorns, soy sauce and black rice vinegar. It offers an intensely flavoured and nutty palate with just enough heat to give it some bite.
4. Seared Shrimp and Tortilla Salad
This salad features succulent shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy mixture of hot pepper jelly, freshly grated ginger, and vinegar (which also serves as the dressing), before they’re seared on a skillet until lightly charred.
In case you’re short on time, frozen shrimp can be used instead of fresh. Simply place the shrimp in a bowl of ice water to defrost it.
Once the shrimp is cool, toss it with a flavorful cilantro lime dressing and serve it alongside tortilla chips, avocado slices, and tomatoes. Feel free to top it off with more cheese if desired for an even faster dinner!
5. Chicken and Vegetable Soup
When feeling unwell or under the weather, soup is one of the best meals to make. Not only is it comforting and nourishing, but also incredibly easy to make!
This classic recipe starts with onions, carrots and celery as its base. Then more ingredients are added for flavor including shredded chicken.
Add tomatoes and potatoes for a creamy, delicious soup that’s super easy to reheat.
Vegetables take longer to cook than chicken, so add them 20-30 minutes before the soup is finished cooking. Doing this prevents them from becoming mushy.