All we want after a long hectic day is a delicious meal when we return home. However, we understand that turning on the stove and cooking a meal after an already exhausting day can feel overwhelmingly taxing for most of you. While dining out or ordering in may feel like the quickest and most convenient option, it can also take a significant toll on your pocket and health.
With that said, we believe that cooking some flavorsome meals at home does not always have to be time-consuming or complicated. If you are someone on the lookout for some quick, wholesome dinner recipes, then we have got you covered. These insanely easy to prepare one-pot meals are ideal for your busy weeknights, as you can prepare them in a flash with minimal effort and equipment.
Roasted Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
This effortless recipe with a mouthwatering lemon-herb flavor requires no endless ingredients or crazy techniques to prepare.
Make the lemon spice mixture by combining oil, lemon zest, onion powder, and salt and pepper as desired. Take a skillet and arrange the lemon slices in a single layer. Add the chicken and potato slices into a bowl and toss the seasoning mixture into it. Arrange everything on the skillet and top with more lemon slices and put it in the preheated oven.
Roast for about an hour until the chicken becomes fully cooked, and the potatoes are tender. And there you go, your pan-roasted chicken with potatoes is ready. Sprinkle some minced parsley, and don’t forget to add the perfect sides to bring about the ultimate flavor.
Instant Pot Biryani
Are you an Indian food fan but find cooking it a complex and daunting task? As mentioned on our favorite blog, the instant pot Biryani is super easy to make as it does not require an endless amount of obscure and unusual ingredients. Read on to find out how to prepare this classic Indian dish in a breeze while maintaining its authentic flavor and aroma.
To start off, soak some rice in water for about 30 minutes to make them light and fluffy. Heat oil and add onions and whole spices, and let them cook on low heat until brown. Add the chicken pieces and cook until it is no longer pink. Next, add ginger and garlic paste followed by tomatoes, coriander, and garam masala. Top it with some yogurt, herbs, and lemon juice, and mix thoroughly. Add the soaked rice and mix well while pouring enough water to immerse the rice in the liquid. Reduce the heat after it comes to a boil and put the lid, allowing it to cook for 15 minutes. Relish this all-time favorite South Asian dish with some raita.
Mushroom Spinach Artichoke Pasta
Easy to make, flavorful. And vegan-friendly, this one-pot wonder takes about half an hour to cook from start to finish, making it a perfect choice for your busy weeknights. All you have to do is throw all the ingredients into a pot and wait for it to come together shortly.
Take a large pot and simply add in the uncooked pasta along with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, garlic, onions, basil, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Add about 4 cups of water and bring to a boil, simmering until there is minimal liquid. Add spinach, parmesan, and butter, and stir thoroughly. And that’s about it.
No matter how hectic your weeknight be, you can not go wrong with these one-pot dishes. Big on taste and low on the mess, these dishes do not require endless amounts of obscure ingredients. Requiring just one pot or pan, they will redefine your meaning of easy cooking, allowing you to save up on time and energy, all while hitting your taste buds in the right spots.