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5 Quick Fixes

Tasty Family Dinners on the Fly

1. Chicken Piccata

Cook one package of wide egg noodles according to directions. Lightly coat 1 lb thinly sliced chicken breast with bread crumbs and cook in 1 tbsp olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Arrange chicken on serving platter and cover with foil. Add ½ cup chicken broth and 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice to skillet, scraping up the browned bits from the pan and reducing, or evaporating, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and add 4 tbsp salted butter and ¼ cup chopped parsley. Pour sauce over chicken and serve with warm noodles. Serves 4.

2. Lettuce Chicken Wraps

Wash and pat dry 12 leaves of bibb lettuce and stack on a plate. Heat 2 tsp peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 lb ground chicken or turkey, 6 thinly sliced green onions, and 2 tsp cornstarch. Cook 4 to 5 minutes breaking up the chicken until no longer pink. Add ½ cup chopped water chestnut s, 1 tbsp minced ginger, 3 tbsp soy sauce, and 1 tbsp oyster sauce and cook for 2 more minutes. To serve, spoon a heaping spoonful into the center of each lettuce leaf and roll it up. Serves 4 to 6.

3. Quick Lasagna

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon 1/3 jar marinara sauce in bottom of dish. Add 12 frozen ravioli and 10 oz of thawed, drained, and squeeze-dried frozen spinach. Sprinkle 4 oz shredded mozzarella over spinach. Cover with 12 more ravioli, remaining 2/3 jar sauce, and 4 oz mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 5 to 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serves 4.

4. Caesar Salad with Pepper Shrimp

Preheat grill to medium-high. Toss 32 peeled, deveined shrimp with 2 tsp olive oil and season with lemon pepper. Thread 4 shrimp on each metal skewer. Grill for 8 minutes, turning frequently. In a large bowl, toss 2 cups croutons with 2 tbsp caesar dressing. Add 6 cups each of chopped romaine and mixed baby greens. Season with salt and pepper. Add 1/3 cup caesar dressing and 4 tbsp grated parmesan. Divide salad among four plates and top with shrimp skewers. Serves 4.

5. Quickie Quesadillas

Heat 2 tbsp canola oil in a large skillet. Add a tortilla and cook until slightly blistered (about 30 seconds). Flip tortilla and cover half with ¼ cup shredded monterey jack, 1 tbsp feta, ½ cup shredded rotisserie chicken, 2 tbsp salsa verde, and 1 tsp cilantro. Let the cheese melt and use tongs to fold tortilla in half. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Make as many as you need.

You’ve Got Supper is for busy people who appreciate spending time together enjoying a great meal. All recipes are kitchen-tested to help you out of your dinner rut while planning weekly meals for family and friends.
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