Delicious One-Dish Dinners for Spring

These delicious new recipes are fresh and fabulous for spring -- and they require just one dish, making clean up a snap.


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Spring Chicken Stew
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Spring Chicken Stew

    Simmer chicken thighs, bok choy, and carrots in a Dijon-flavored broth for a simple supper. Fresh lemon juice, lemon peel, and lemon thyme brighten the dish.

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Golden Green Paella

    Paella is a one-pain feast from Spain. Our spring version includes chopped shrimp, sugar snap peas, and sweet peppers. To save money, use turmeric instead of saffron, the spice traditionally used to make this dish.

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Tender-Crisp Spring Braise

    For a fresh spin on the classic meat-and-potatoes dinner try this quick braise featuring asparagus, new potatoes, mushrooms, carrots, and a couple of chicken thighs for flavor.

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Mediterranean-Style Snapper

    A topping of garlic, Garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, green olives, and feta cheese dresses up pan-fried red snapper. Complete the meal with a side of cous cous or pasta.

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Coconut-Lime Chicken Soup

    By starting with a deli-roasted chicken, you can whip up this Thai-inspired soup in minutes. Fresh cilantro and lime brighten it up.

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Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops

    Seasoned with a mixture of orange peel, cinnamon, and cumin, these lamb chops are full of flavor, healthful, and impressive enough for a dinner party.

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Parmesan Chicken

    Fresh greens and lemon vinaigrette brighten this classic Italian dish.

    Recipe developed by Ina Garten (aka the Barefoot Contessa). Copyright2002, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Clarkson/Potter Publications, all rights reserved.

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Creamy Shrimp & Tomato Chowder

    This filling herb-seasoned soup is ready and on the table in just 18 minutes. Serve it with toasted focaccia bread.

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Steamed Cod with Gingery Mushrooms

    Ready in less than 30 minutes, this gently cooked, ginger-flavored fish combines with shiitake mushrooms and red sweet pepper to create an antioxidant-rich dinner.

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Vegetables, Beef, and Couscous

    Cumin, cinnamon, and ginger coat beef cubes in this Moroccan-inspired skillet dinner. Dried cherries and apricots soak up garlicky pan juices. This recipe calls for Israeli couscous, also known as pearl couscous, but substitute regular couscous if you like.

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Shrimp and Bean Packets

    This hearty, healthful one-dish dinner features shrimp, fresh tomato, green onion, and cannelloni beans. All the ingredients bake together in a tightly sealed foil packet, which holds in juices so flavors can blend.

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