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Tasty 5-Ingredient Dinners

Incredibly fast, incredibly tasty dinners do exist! We have 20-plus dinner recipes that require a tiny grocery list of just five ingredients or fewer (we're assuming you already have olive oil, salt, and pepper in your pantry). So what's for dinner tonight?


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    • Honey-Sriracha Grilled Chicken Thighs

      Quick-marinated chicken thighs basted with a sweet-hot glaze ... don't mind if we do! Round out this quick dinner with any veggies you have on hand; we're green bean fans here.

      You'll need:

      - sriracha sauce

      - honey

      - bone-in chicken thighs

      - fresh lime juice

      - fresh cilantro

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    • Huevos en Salsa

      Breakfast recipes for dinner are weeknight classics, and this 15-minute skillet recipe is speedier than most. Adjust the heat level to your liking by using a spicier or milder salsa.

      You'll need:

      - salsa

      - eggs

      - queso fresco (or shredded cheddar)

      - fresh cilantro (optional)

      - corn tortillas (optional)

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    • Cauliflower Chorizo Tacos

      Skillet-browned cauliflower florets absorb chorizo flavor like little sponges. These flavor-packed tacos easily stand on their own -- but if you have toppers on hand, they're extra tasty.

      You'll need:

      - uncooked chorizo sausage

      - cauliflower

      - corn tortillas

      - refried beans

      - toppers (optional): jalapeno pepper slices, queso fresco, green onions, lime wedges, etc.

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    • Gingered Beef & Broccoli Salad Bowl

      Quick dinner recipes don't get more delicious than this. Starring zippy strips of thinly sliced beef, this extraordinary salad is ready in 20 minutes.

      You'll need:

      - beef sirloin steak

      - ginger vinaigrette salad dressing

      - broccoli florets

      - mixed spring or baby salad greens

      - red sweet pepper

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    • Easiest Enchiladas EVER

      Amazing enchiladas don't require an endless ingredients list. Watch to learn our super-quick method!

      You'll need:

      - corn tortillas

      - refried beans

      - chicken

      - enchilada sauce

      - shredded cheese

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    • Linguine with Garlic, Pepper, and Rhubarb

      A minimalist sauce featuring slices of tangy rhubarb perks up a plate of linguine.

      You'll need:

      - linguine

      - rhubarb

      - garlic cloves

      - Parmesan cheese

      - fresh parsley

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    • Marinara-Poached Chicken

      This moist and flavorful chicken recipe needs just three ingredients. But if you have spaghetti kicking around in the pantry, feel free to add it to the party.

      You'll need:

      - marinara sauce

      - skinless, boneless chicken breasts

      - grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

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    • Quick Skillet Lasagna

      This traditional Italian favorite can be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes -- and it's all made in one skillet.

      You'll need:

      - lasagna noodles

      - ground beef

      - pasta sauce

      - mozzarella cheese

      - Parmesan cheese

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    • Tea-Marinated Salmon

      Tea supplies the base of an unexpected marinade that pairs perfectly with grilled salmon.

      You'll need:

      - Jasmine tea leaves

      - chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce

      - cider vinegar

      - salmon

      - chili powder

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      Smoky Slider Skewers

      Thanks to two skewers, these simply flavored beef patties stay put during grilling.

      You'll need:

      - smoked paprika

      - garlic powder

      - onion powder

      - ground beef

      - corn tortillas

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    • How to Bake Pork Chops
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      Perfect Pork Chops

      Pork chops are one of the simplest, most filling dinners you can make for your family. See our simple steps.

      You'll need:

      - pork chops

      - fresh thyme

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      Minty Grilled Chicken

      Smoky, slightly sweet paprika gets a cooldown from fresh mint leaves atop boneless chicken breasts.

      You'll need:

      - chicken breasts

      - fresh mint

      - lemon juice

      - minced garlic

      - smoked paprika

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      Lemon-Basil Pasta

      This pasta toss combines pantry staples for a refreshingly zesty, easy weeknight meal.

      You'll need:

      - pasta

      - white kidney beans

      - lemon

      - fresh basil

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      In-Your-Sleep Chili

      The name of this recipe says it all. Easy-prep ingredients such as canned diced tomatoes, chili beans, and vegetable juice mean you can have this chili stewing in the slow cooker in 15 minutes flat.

      You'll need:

      - ground beef

      - onion

      - chili beans in chili gravy

      - diced tomatoes and green chiles

      - hot-style vegetable juice

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      Chicken Tortellini Toss

      This pasta-and-chicken dinner can be enjoyed for dinner one night -- and then be eaten straight from the fridge for lunch the next day.

      You'll need:

      - cheese tortellini

      - broccoli

      - diced tomatoes with Italian herbs

      - dried tomato pesto

      - roasted chicken breast strips

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      Peppered Salmon with Roasted Root Vegetables

      Add a burst of citrus flavor to salmon by using frozen orange juice concentrate to make a simple sauce.

      You'll need:

      - carrots

      - beets

      - salmon

      - frozen orange juice concentrate

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      Mexican Beef and Tortillas

      From start to finish, you can create this flavorful Mexican favorite in just 20 minutes.

      You'll need:

      - corn tortillas

      - beef pot roast

      - diced tomatoes with green chiles

      - green sweet pepper

      - lime

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      Eggplant Parmesan Heroes

      This loaded Italian sandwich couldn't be easier to prepare. A hoagie bun can substitute for the hero in a pinch.

      You'll need:

      - eggplant

      - marinara sauce

      - seasoned croutons

      - Parmesan cheese

      - hero buns

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      Pierogies with Meat Sauce

      Dress up a Polish favorite with cherry tomatoes, watercress, and chorizo. This is a great last-minute dinner solution.

      You'll need:

      - frozen pierogies

      - chorizo sausage

      - cherry tomatoes

      - tomato sauce

      - watercress

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      Pineapple Pork Chili

      Mixing these five sweet-hot ingredients in a saucepan creates a low-calorie, low-fat chili that's full of fiber and flavor.

      You'll need:

      - ground pork

      - pineapple salsa

      - red kidney beans

      - tomato sauce

      - chili powder

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      No-Bake Tuna-Noodle Casserole

      The heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids in tuna make this classic casserole dish a good-for-you lunch or dinner.

      You'll need:

      - macaroni

      - milk

      - semisoft cheese with cucumber and dill

      - canned tuna

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      Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallots

      Winner, winner -- roasted chicken dinner! Who knew creating totally sophisticated flavor was so easy?

      You'll need:

      - shallots

      - chicken breast

      - zucchini

      - fresh parsley

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      Oven-Fried Pork Chops

      This easy pork chop recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake. For a satisfying supper, serve with green beans.

      You'll need:

      - egg

      - milk

      - corn bread stuffing mix

      - pork loin chops

      - frozen potato wedges

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      Chicken Quesadillas

      In 25 minutes, you can make this restaurant-worthy Mexican specialty using (shortcut alert!) deli-roasted chicken.

      You'll need:

      - deli-roasted chicken

      - flour tortillas

      - spinach

      - mushrooms

      - Monterey Jack cheese

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      Taco Chili

      This beef chili utilizes taco seasoning mix to get its tastes-like-a-taco-but-served-in-a-bowl flavor.

      You'll need:

      - ground beef

      - tomato sauce with diced tomatoes

      - chili beans with chili gravy

      - hominy

      - taco seasoning mix

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      Buffalo Chicken Pizzas

      Pita-crust pizzas put a less-mess twist on classic chicken wings.

      You'll need:

      - pita bread rounds

      - blue cheese salad dressing

      - cooked chicken breast strips

      - hot sauce

      - celery

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      Chicken Tortilla Soup

      The heat in this comforting Mexican-style soup comes from Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, available in the canned aisle of your grocery store.

      You'll need:

      - chicken broth with roasted garlic

      - Mexican-style stewed tomatoes

      - cooked chicken

      - frozen stir-fry vegetables

      - tortilla chips

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      Next Slideshow Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

      Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

      Tight on time? No problem. Whip up one of these simple yet satisfying chicken recipes for dinner tonight. With fresh chicken soups and salads, creamy chicken pastas, sandwiches, and more -- these chicken dinners are a breeze and take less than 30 minutes to make!
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