What better recipe for #WeekdaySupper than something fast and tasty like this Easy Chicken Stir-Fry from the new Fast & Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes – A Cookbook for Busy People from Philia Kelnhofer!
Can you hear the cheering? It’s busy couples and families praising this great new book! Families are so busy and work can be so exhausting that sometimes the thought of coming home to cook dinner can be daunting. It’s often easier to grab take out or have a pizza delivered. That can change with this cookbook. It makes a tasty homemade #WeekdaySupper completely possible.
All the recipes are just five ingredients, not including oil, salt and pepper. Many dishes use convenience foods such as frozen vegetables, jarred marinara sauce or refrigerated pie crusts, but not all. Some, like forbidden rice bowl or sunrise salmon, use only fresh ingredients. You can have a meal on the table in about 40 minutes in most cases. Do a little advance prep work and it could be sooner.
But this cookbook is not just about dinner. Mornings can be crazy just trying to get out the door. Whip up a batch of banana coconut muffins for an on-the-go breakfast. Keep freezer breakfast sandwiches on hand for really busy mornings. Chocolate chip oatmeal comes together quickly and is sure to be a favorite with kids.
One of my favorite things about this cookbook is, for many recipes, lots of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry or freezer. But if you’re a planner, you could pull together a full meal, entree, side and dessert, a few times a week. There is quite a variety. Especially since you can make dessert in advance.
For couples, there is a section devoted to menus for a date night. It’s not a huge chapter but it is thoughtful. Many recipes can do double duty as a quick weekend lunch too.
The recipes run the gamut from beef and chicken offerings to seafood and vegetarian as well. There is cuisine variety too. Asian, Italian, and Mexican are all represented, among others. Choices include tofu stir-fry with peanut sauce, ziti pasta bake, pork carnitas tacos, sloppy Joe sandwiches, polenta pizza bites, tomato and sweet potato tian, broccoli divine, soy sauce shrimp and grits, crusted pork chops and green beans and so many more.
The author quotes Julia Child saying, “Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.” So very true.
- 1 cup cooked white rice
- 1½ pounds chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen stir-fry blend vegetables
- 1½ cups teriyaki sauce
- Start by cooking the rice according to the package directions.
- Over high heat in a large skillet, sauté the cubed chicken in the olive oil.
- Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes, then add the frozen vegetables and cook for 3 minutes.
- Pour in the teriyaki sauce and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
- Serve over the cooked rice.
Weekday Supper recipes are great for when life gets busy! It’s easy to find them. Search the #WeekdaySupper hashtag across social media or click here for more on our Sunday Supper website. Also check out the Weekday Supper Pinterest board for plenty more ideas and inspiration.
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Editor’s note: This recipe is printed courtesy of the publisher. The author of this review received a copy of the cookbook, Fast & Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes, A Cookbook for Busy People. No other compensation was received from the publisher. Links to the cookbook are affiliate links.
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