10 Easy And Quick Dinner Recipes For Busy Weeknights

Dinner By May 17, 2023
Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas - Budget Bytes
Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas – Budget Bytes


Are you tired of spending hours in the kitchen after a long day at work? Look no further! We have a series of delicious and easy dinner recipes that will impress even the most discerning foodies. From classic dishes with a twist to innovative creations, these recipes are sure to become a staple in your meal planning.

Recipe 1: One-Pot Chicken Alfredo


1 pound chicken breast, cubed
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1 pound fettuccine
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste


In a large pot, cook chicken until browned and fully cooked. Remove from pot and set aside.
Add chicken broth, heavy cream, fettuccine, garlic powder, and onion powder to the pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer.
Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked and the sauce has thickened.
Stir in the parmesan cheese and cooked chicken. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe 2: Caprese Stuffed Chicken


4 chicken breasts
4 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese
4 slices of fresh tomato
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast.
Stuff each pocket with a slice of mozzarella cheese, a slice of tomato, and a tablespoon of chopped basil. Use toothpicks to secure the pockets.
Season the chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
Remove the toothpicks and serve hot.

Recipe 3: Quinoa Fried Rice


2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Salt and pepper to taste


Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add sesame oil and onion, and cook until the onion is translucent.
Add garlic and cook for another minute.
Add frozen peas and carrots, and cook until they are tender.
Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the beaten eggs on the other side.
Scramble the eggs until they are fully cooked and then mix them together with the vegetables.
Add the cooked quinoa, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir everything together until combined.
Serve hot and enjoy!


These easy and quick dinner recipes are perfect for busy weeknights or when you’re in need of something delicious and satisfying. Whether you’re in the mood for pasta, chicken, or quinoa, these recipes are sure to become a new favorite in your household. So why wait? Start cooking and enjoy these delicious meals tonight!

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