I usually make meat, a side, and a vegetable.
Vegetable is easy enough. The "side" is always the part where I don’t know what to make because everything takes forever, and the meat is pretty easy but I’m tired of the same old chicken breast, ect……..
I am not picky at all. I love all foods and vegetables.
Any ideas? Keep in mind I’m really lazy lol.
I have an oven, stove, and a crock pot.
Andy c – Thank you for your answer, but I guess since you linked a mobile site and I’m on my computer, that link takes me to no specific recipe and I can’t find the one you mentioned.
Ronnie that didn’t help at all lol. I want recipes.
I love it when I have time to make a nice dinner, but that doesn’t happen very often, so when I cook, I have to fairly quickly. Here are some of my favorites:
1. Stovetop chicken parmesan: Mix 1 8 oz can tomato sauce with 1 T Italian herbs, 1 tsp brown sugar, 3 T red wine. Brown boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a non stick skillet. Spoon tomato sauce over them and sprinkle with Italian Cheese. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove chicken from pan leaving some of the sauce. Add two cans cut green beans (drained) or frozen green beans. Cover and cook until steaming and cooked through. The sauce will have flavored the beans and you can serve it along side the chicken. For a starch, I like linguini or pasta, which I begin cooking while the chicken is cooking. I also like potatos with this dish.
2. Stovetop barbecued chicken and rice: In large saute pan, heat 3 T olive oil. Add one sliced onion, and 1 sliced bell pepper (seeds removed, and you can use red, green, yellow, or orange). Saute until fork tender. Season chicken breast tenders with salt and pepper and add to the onion mixture. Cook for 6 minutes or until meat is beginning to brown. Cover with a barbecue or teriyaki sauce that has pineapple and brown sugar in it. Add 1 can pineapple chunks and some of the liquid. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Choose your favorite rice to make (I like Trader joe’s Jasmine rice) and when its finished, spoon barbecue mixture over it for serving.
3. Crockpot chili verde: 1 pork butt, 1 onion, 2 jars Chili Verde Sauce. Season pork with salt and pepper. Cut onion into quarters and place in bottom of crockpot. Top with pork. Spoon one jar over the meat, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove meat from pot and discard all but 1 cup of the liquid. Return meat to crockpot and add second jar of chili verde. Shred meat with two forks and cover to reheat. Serve with corn or flour tortillas, salad, and whole beans.
4. Lettuce rollups: Choose your favorite large leaf lettuce, or a butter lettuce if undecided. Trim. Take one rotisserie chicken and remove skin. Shred meat from bone and toss with Sweet Chili Sauce, Rice Wine Vinegar, Oyster Sauce, and a little teriyaki. Adjust seasonings to taste. Set aside. Shred one large carrot and set aside, cut one lime into quarters, set aside, chop fresh flatleaf parsley or japanese basil, mint and cook some rice noodles. Blend 1/2 cup peanut butter with 3 T sweet chili sauce, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, 1/2 tsp red chili oil, and 1 T sweetened rice wine vinegar. Top lettuce with some of the chicken, carrots, noodles, mint, parsley, and roll up. Dip in peanut butter mixture.