This is the time of year when all of our lives get so busy. There are all kinds of activities happening that make life busier than usual.
Then add into the mix that family is coming from out of town so you need to get that guest bedroom fluffed -
planning and preparing for a Huge Thanksgiving Dinner -
got to start some of my Christmas shopping -
and wow, I need to get my stuff together to decorate the house for Christmas -
OK, DEEP BREATH - I CAN DO THIS
This is the time I definitely need some really easy, really fast meals in my arsenal.
One Skillet Chicken & Rice - 25 min start to finish
1 chicken breast -
1 box Chicken & Garlic Rice-a-Roni
1 c. spinach
Dice chicken into bite size pieces - cut onion into thin strips - sautee both together in a skillet with a little oil about 5 minutes
Remove to a bowl while you prepare the box rice as per directions in the same skillet. Add the chicken mixture back into the rice, stir, cover and cook as per the rice directions. Aprox 17 to 20 minutes. When the rice is done, add the spinach and fluff. Spinach will wilt in the heat of the rice.
Add a salad for a well balanced meal.
Easy Chicken Pasta Skillet
This is a recipe I copied from Place Of My Taste
I didn't have the sundried tomatoes so I left them out and I substituted 2% milk for the half and half. It was still rich and fabulous and a little more waistline friendly.
This was so good and my hubby asked that we have this one again. The secret here is the Barillo Pronto pasta. I am stocking my pantry with more of these pronto versions. They save a ton of time.
Both meals were easily done in less than 30 minutes and in one pan. Easy cooking and easy cleanup. This is my kind of meals.
If you missed it, try my 20 Minute Beef Stroganoff recipe too.