I do not consider myself a gourmet chef by any stretch of the imagination and after a long day at work, my culinary creativity is probably at its all time low. But I also believe in putting healthy homemade food on our table every night (well almost every night) for dinner. So I turn to a few really easy go-to dinner recipes that are delicious, simple and a crowd pleaser.
I’m pretty sure I’ve sung the praises of this zoodle recipe before, but if not, consider this a full concert worth of love. This dish is easy and so good, plus it’s good for you. I do up the red pepper a bit and usually only make two servings instead of four (yay for extra sauce), but otherwise it’s perfect.
The first time I made this for A, he proclaimed it to be the best thing I’d ever made. So I kept making it. Now, here’s a secret: the best part is totally the sauce. So in our house, we only cook two chicken breasts, but still cook the full sauce recipe. I do tend to up the red pepper and totally eyeball just about everything else, but I’ve yet to be disappointed. We generally have it with green beans and brown rice and there are never any leftovers.
Now, to be fair, this pork chop recipe is one that A makes mainly because I’m not allowed to use the grill. But it was one I found, so I’m taking credit for it! Definitely get bone-in pork chops and don’t be shy when it comes to the seasoning and butter. We leave out the lemon rind, but you will totally want to lick your dish when you’re done.
Full disclosure, this is one of my recipes (and so is the next one), but when they’re this easy, how can you resist? Hummus chicken started out as something I just made because A liked it, but it’s quickly become one of my go-to weeknight meals. Probably because I could make it in my sleep, but also because I’ve gotten the recipe just the way I like it.
Last, but certainly not least, are these chicken fingers. I know, chicken fingers for dinner seems a little childish, but so what? They’re really good and since you’re breading them yourself, they can be customized to your taste buds. We like things a bit on the spicy side in my house so these have a bit of a kick, but you could easily tone them down (or pump them up!)
What are your go-to dinner recipes?