With restaurants closing all around the state amid COVID-19, here are a few CHEAP & EASY dinner recipes to make right at home with minimal ingredients!
1. Crockpot BBQ Chicken
This is sure to be a household favorite! Forget the virus, this could be cooked anytime and still win over the whole house! Best part?
There's only 3 ingredients!!!
All you need is some chicken, half a can of root beer (or whichever dark soda you prefer) and of course, your favorite BBQ Sauce. (I personally use Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce)
The directions are SO easy! Put 4-5 Chicken breasts into your slow cooker with your half a can of rootbeer and cook for 3-4 hours... shred & drain MOST (not all) of the liquid and add in your BBQ sauce and salt & pepper and cook another 20 minutes. Place it on some rolls (or don't) and you're done! Dinner is served. Recipe from https://hip2save.com/
2.Italian Sausage & Peppers In A Bag
This recipe is both tasty and has just a few ingredients. It cooks all in one bag in the oven, making everything super simple!
You will however need a large oven bag for this, just like the one you use for the Turkey at Thanksgiving!
You will simply preheat the oven according to the box of the oven bag, fill it with your favorite Italian Sausage & chopped peppers (and onions if you desire)
Place the filled bag into the oven, obviously in a pan, and cook until the sausage is done & the vegetables are fork-tender.
Enjoy!! :) Recipe from https://www.reynoldskitchens.com/
3.Chicken & Yellow Rice
This has been a favorite in my household since I was a kid. Anytime my mom asks me what she should make for dinner for guests, this is my go-to! Chicken & yellow rice is my favorite and it's SO easy!!!
Here's what you'll need:
1 10 oz Package of Yellow Rice
1 Cup of shredded or cubed chicken
1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
Simply cook the rice according to the package. Once the rice is cooked add in the soups and chicken and stir together. Place mixture into a baking dish and bake in a 400 Degree oven for about 20 minutes, or until edges are bubbly! Easy as that!!
Recipe from: My mom!!
4. Shepherd's Pie
Everyone loved Shepherd's pie! My grandma has been making this stuff for years and it always is more than enough to feed the whole family!
You'll need a package of ground beef, some instant or homemade mashed potatoes, shredded cheese and a can of corn and maybe an onion to cook with your beef if you prefer!
Preheat your oven to 425!
Grab your can of corn and drain it completely and pour it into the bottom of a baking dish.
Cook your package of beef until it is cooked all the way and drain! Pour the fully cooked beef over top of the corn & spread it evenly.
Add in your mashes potatoes and also spread that evenly over top of the beef. Top everything with the shredded cheese and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted to your liking!
5. Quick & Easy Chicken Cacciatore
Ingredients you'll need for this yummy recipe:
1 Package of chicken breasts
I can of Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1/4 Cup of any white wine
Cooked spaghetti or pasta.
Cook your chicken in a pan on the stovetop with a splash white wine. When it has finished cooking, shred or cube your chicken and place it back into the pan and add your can of stewed tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are nice & hot and add in your white wine. Simmer for about 5 minutes and serve over pasta.