Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

Dinner Tonight: Chicken and Turkey

Bird is the word. Versatile and quick-cooking, chicken and turkey are staples of a healthy weeknight pantry.

Chicken Lettuce Cups Recipe
Photo: John Autry & Randy Mayor

Chicken Lettuce Cups

Time: 30 minutes

Simple Sub: Use ground turkey breast in place of ground chicken.

Serve with Orzo with Spinach: Cook 1¼ cups orzo (rice-shaped pasta) in boiling water according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving ¼ cup cooking liquid. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add orzo, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in reserved ¼ cup cooking liquid, 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, and 3 cups chopped fresh spinach; cook for 2 minutes or until spinach wilts. CALORIES 234; FAT 3.3g (sat 0.3g); SODIUM 168mg

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