Calling all hyper-scheduled, hurry-here-and-hurry-there home cooks who are as long on good intentions as they are short on time. Not only will these quick and easy dinner recipes for busy weeknights reinvigorate your Monday-through-Friday rotation, but they'll get your taste buds goin'! Now get to it—you can make these dinners in a snap.
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Pairing juicy port cutlet with an avocado kale salad is the ultimate spring dinner.
If you love a chicken dinner that's full of flavor, add an extra kick with Indian spices like curry powder and ginger.
Throw your pot pie ingredients into a single saucepan and let the stove do the work.
Sweeten up skillet chicken with brown sugar and roasted apples.
These spicy chicken fajitas take barely any time to make and require just one . (Plus they taste great!)
Tools you'll need: cast iron skillet ($13, )
A fennel, avocado, and red onion slaw lightens up smoky chicken cutlets.
Pack some protein into a butternut squash ravioli dish with sliced seared chicken.
Crispy onions rings and a homemade pickled slaw bring some crunch to your favorite sloppy joes.
Butter lettuce cups are the new tortilla—and spicy ground chicken and juicy mango is your new favorite taco filling.
Bursting Campari tomatoes add some juicy sweetness to breaded chicken cutlets.
Use the kiddos' favorite cereal to make an easy and quick breading for chicken.
Tomatoes, basil, and melted mozz upgrade potato wedges to the max.
Give this go-to chili recipe some fall flair with seasonal squash.
Tomatoes and fennel seeds flavor this pork dish, while sweet potatoes and white beans add color and crunch to Swiss chard.
Tools you'll need: 3-piece baking sheet ($15, )
There's nothing cozier than a warm bowl of soup on a chilly fall night.
Dijon mustard makes everything—yep, even drumsticks—tastier.
Cool down chicken kebabs with a refreshing cucumber and mint salad.
This colorful stir-fry (oranges bring a bright pop!) is as healthy as it is pretty.
Made or in your oven, these steak kabobs are perfect for any time of year.
Tools you'll need: 4-burner cart gas grill ($159, )
Pierogies are a great shortcut item that can be found in the freezer section of the grocery store. Steam for a softer texture, or fry if you prefer a few crispy edges.
Charred summer squash and pairs perfectly with pesto-glazed chicken breasts.
This colorful veggie medley brightens up just about any plate.
This fresh pasta dish puts a springtime twist on spaghetti night.
Tools you'll need: stainless steel colander strainer ($20, )
Put your rotisserie chicken leftovers to use by adding shredded meat to a melty Parmesan pasta dish.
Move over pizza dough—sliced ciabatta bread is the new crust.
This hearty soup is summer's version of chicken noodle.