We've combined a few fresh ingredients with pantry staples for 5 nights of fun dinners plus two desserts.
Grab these ingredients, and start cooking!
boil-in-bag brown rice
canned chipotle chiles
canned black beans
First up we have Spicy-Sweet Chicken Breast with Green Onion Rice. Boil 1 bag of rice tonight. You’ll use it over the next few nights. Also, go ahead and divide the chicken into 3-ounce portions to streamline dinner prep for the next few nights.
Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Crunchy Tortilla Topping
We omitted chicken in this soup, because it would put the recipe over our calorie and sodium limits. But you can add it if you want. One chipotle chile is pretty spicy, so we’ve added Greek yogurt to cool it down. Reduce the amount of chile and adobo sauce if you’d like a more gentle heat.
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Adobo Chicken Fried Rice
Chilled rice is best for fried rice. Good thing you made a bag for the Spicy-Sweet Chicken with Green Onion Rice and chilled it for today’s dinner.
Chipotle-Lime Chicken Tacos and Broccoli-Radish Salad
Ready in less than 15 minutes and under 400 calories, this recipe is the perfect addition to your Taco Tuesday rotation. A simple side salad is all this dinner needs to round out a balanced, delicious meal.
You could skip the chicken here, too, if you want to save it for another use. The black beans are hearty and filling. If you do that, try adding the slaw to top the top of the tostada for a super fresh and filling dinner.
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Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Crisps and Chocolate-Avocado Pudding
Who says you can't make a dessert for one? Not us! These are two delicious treats to enjoy without overdoing it.