We spend a lot of time scouring the Web for tasty, trendy, and healthy recipes. It’s one of the many perks of working at Greatist. In the process, we come across some amazing resources for easy meals that prove cooking healthy doesn’t have to be expensive or a giant time suck. And now, we want to make a habit of sharing them with you!
This week, we asked our friend Nagi Maehashi of RecipeTin Eats to share some of her best one-dish chicken dinners. She loves creating delicious meals with a “wow” factor that are simple to make. These seven are like flavor explosions that require next-to-no cleanup. Who doesn’t love the sound of that?
1. Lemon Garlic Chicken Potato Bake
Don’t you love a recipe with barely any chopping? Just throw everything in the pan and bake. The only problem is that everyone fights over the sauce. Seriously.
2. Mexican Chicken and Rice
If the Mexican chicken doesn’t get you, then the red beans and rice will. Baking the chicken on top of the rice is like boiling each grain in triple-strength broth. No joke, be prepared for big-time flavor!
3. Baked Greek Chicken Orzo
This recipe is perfect for a midweek meal loaded with vegetables and lots of flavor. The list of ingredients looks long, but there are actually a lot of repeat ingredients you’ll use on both the chicken and the orzo, so don’t be intimidated.
4. Chinese Chicken
This super-easy dish is made from scratch using everyday ingredients you can get from any supermarket. It has all the flavors of fried rice but doesn’t require you to make the rice the night before. Because surely no one is that organized, right?
5. Baked Chicken Shawarma and Rice
This one combines two of my favorite Middle Eastern foods in one skillet: chicken shawarma and rice pilaf. Yum! It’s very low effort, but the flavor level is off the charts.
6. Chicken Enchilada Rice
All you need is a handful of essentials to make this incredible, comfort-food-central meal. It will satisfy an enchilada craving with plenty of gooey cheese—my knees get weak just describing it!
7. Greek Chicken and Lemon Rice
The chicken here is scrumptious, but this, my friends, is all about the rice. And my readers agree. You will knock the socks off anyone you serve this to!
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