4 Easy Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Enjoy

We recognize that life can get chaotic and there isn’t always time to make dinner a huge production. That’s why we’ve put together a list of easy recipes that can be completed, prep to table, in under an hour. We’ll show you that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for a quick, convenient meal.


#1 – Spicy Tequila Shrimp

This dish packs a savory and spicy punch and it’s versatile, too. Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract complements the cinnamon notes while smoothing out the acidity of the tomatoes and heat of the jalapeño chilies. You don’t need any fancy cooking tools for this recipe, just a plastic bag and a large sauté pan. Depending on your preferences, this dish works well as a stir-fry with rice, in tacos, as fajitas or simply in a bowl. With only ten minutes of prep time and five minutes of cook time, this meal will impress without the stress.

Spicy Tequila Shrimp
Spicy Tequila Shrimp

#2 – Almond Crusted Chicken Strips

This elevated take on a classic kid’s meal will cater to the whole family. The chicken is prepared in a marinade containing Pure Almond Extract, making it tender with a touch of nutty sweetness. To make this a family activity, get your kids involved when it comes time to toss the chicken in the breading mixture. They’ll love getting a little messy and contributing to the meal. This recipe only takes 15 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes in the oven. If you line the pan with aluminum foil, even clean-up will be a breeze.

Almond Crusted Chicken Strips with Sauce
Almond Crusted Chicken Strips with Sauce

#3 – Easy Stove Top Tikka Masala Style Chicken

This quick and easy, one-pan recipe takes only 15 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook, plus it has some easy adjustments to cater to specific preferences. Pure Lemon Extract perks up this creamy dish, adding a hint of light, citrusy flavor. For a dairy-free meal, replace the heavy cream with coconut milk. For more spice, stir in 1/8 teaspoon cayenne or ground chipotle pepper.

Easy Stove Top Tikka Masala Style Chicken
Easy Stove Top Tikka Masala Style Chicken

#4 Slow Cooker Ham with Orange Honey Sauce

Slow cooker recipes are the way to go for busy weekends jammed pack with activities. This recipe provides serious flavor, making it hard to believe it only calls for five ingredients. You just need to spend 15 minutes in the morning prepping the meal before setting the slow cooker for 5-6 hours. By the time you get home, a delicious dinner awaits. What can be better than that?

When time is at a premium, our four easy dinner ideas will help you get a satisfying meal on the table in no time at all. Tell us about your favorite easy dinners with #NielsenMasseyInspires.

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