by Monica Henin
How many times has it happened with you that you didn’t want to spend any time in the kitchen for preparing dinner? I’m sure it happened quite often.
Spending time in the kitchen becomes even more annoying when the temperature is reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more. It is not easy to stand in the kitchen preparing food during the summer season.
One option to avoid standing in the kitchen and preparing food is order from a restaurant, but how many times can someone order food from a restaurant? Food served in restaurants are not cheap these days, plus the food is not that healthy. Therefore, this option can just be taken a couple of times, and after that, the situation comes back to where it was in the beginning.
In this post, I would like to discuss a few recipes that can be prepared in a matter of five minutes. These recipes will either be prepared on the stovetop or in the microwave oven, so you don’t have to stand for the whole time watching these recipes get prepared. You can sit back and relax while your recipes are prepared in the oven or on the stovetop. When you spend five minutes to put the entire ingredients together despite the long cooking time, it is your victory. You don’t have to spend an hour looking for the dish, which in my opinion is a great relief for you.
There is no need to go to supermarket again and again, as you just need to make sure that all the ingredients for below-mentioned recipes are available when you need it. You just need to add garlic bread, fresh seasonal fruits, or bagged salad in order to get a complete meal.
Here are those quick recipes that I was referring to. These recipes have the preparation time of just five minutes.
Creamy Chicken Pasta
If you have any leftover chicken breasts that you were thinking of feeding your pet, then just reconsider that decision. You can make a simple yet delicious recipe with those chicken breasts. Click here for full recipe.
Red and White Tortellini
This is another quick recipe and can be made by even those who have a little to no experience in cooking. You can find full recipe here.
Chicken with Peppers Stir-Fry
The majority of stir fry dishes are time-consuming, but not this one. You can use frozen stir-fry veggies along with chicken breasts or tenders. If you can cut chicken tenders on your own, then that will save some more of your precious time. Check out the full recipe by clicking here.
Salmon Fried Rice
This recipe can be prepared if you have some cooked rice from last night and salmon. You can use microwave frozen rice as well, which you can put in the refrigerator for a few minutes. You can then use the rice easily. Full recipe can be found by opening this link.
Meaty Hash Brown Potato Casserole
You can prepare this rich and creamy casserole in five minutes. This dish is finger licking good and loved by people of all age group. Check out this link for full recipe.
Tortellini with Peas
This recipe is like the last bullet that saves a person’s life. When you are too tired to cook, then you should head over to this particular recipe. Click here to see full recipe. It is quite easy to make and it tastes deliciously good.
Crispy Grilled Chicken
If you have a dual contact grill, then use it as it makes chicken crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. If you want to know how it’s made, then better check out this link.
Baked Honey Mustard Chicken
This is another quick recipe that can be prepared in a matter of a few minutes. Take the chicken, pour a flavorful sauce over it, and put it into the oven. That’s it, your baked honey mustard chicken is ready.
Creamy Baked Chicken and Rice
You can take some rice, chicken, and veggies, and bake everything together. You can eat it alone or with your family. Your kids will also like Creamy backed chicken and rice recipe.
Sweet & Spicy Chicken
For this, you can take chicken thighs, which you can cook in the skillet or a red copper pan on low flame with two types of sauce. To further enhance the taste of sweet & spicy chicken recipe, you can add a salad or just broccoli and enjoy this refreshing meal.
Try these recipes and forget about spending time in the kitchen. These recipes don’t just get ready quickly but taste delicious as well. Keep reading the post, as we have a few more coming up for you.
Chicken Breasts with Raspberry Glazing
If you want to make something for your guests, but don’t have much time, then this recipe could be the best option for you. This recipe can be made quickly, and it tastes delicious. This recipe also looks great visually. You can serve it with green beans or with asparagus in order to a color contrast and some unique flavor. Check out full recipe here.
You can create a salad in five minutes. Just add some chicken pieces, veggies, mayo, your favorite sauces, and that’s it. Your colorful and delicious salad is ready. Want to know how it’s made? Click on this link.
Baked Salmon Fillet with Honey Mustard Sauce
The combination of tender and smooth salmon perfectly matches with the blend of sweet-tangy flavor of honey mustard. This recipe is perfect when your favorite movie is about to come on the TV. Click here to know full recipe.
Ham Potato Casserole
Take ham and scalloped potatoes and combine with cheese and corn to make a simple yet super delicious meal that can be enjoyed by your entire family. The preparation time of this dish is just five minutes. Check out the complete recipe here.
Ramen Corn Chowder
This a rich and creamy soup that has Ramen noodle mix as its base. If you serve it to someone else, then he/she would never able to determine that it was made with such convenience product. Full recipe can be seen by clicking on this link.
Want to have something without doing much of an effort? Try this pesto pasta along with heavy cream, grape tomatoes, and grated parmesan cheese. Just a few minutes of cooking, and your perfect dinner is ready.
Ham Steak With Peach Glazing
You can buy this ham steak from any supermarket. Place it on the grill, brush sweet and spicy sauce, and you will get a mouth-watering recipe. Check out full recipe here.
Microwave Omelet in a Cup
This recipe total time is five minutes, from preparation to cooking. You can make this when you are super hungry and want to prepare something instantly. You can check out full recipe by clicking this link.
Thank you, Monica for your wonderful summer cooking ideas.