Breaded Lemon Chicken or Balsamic Drumsticks? That is the question.
Well, both dishes are delicious and relatively simple and take just five ingredients to create. Deciding which dish to make for dinner this evening could be determined by mood, or by doing a quick lap around your pantry to learn which ingredients sit on your shelves. Lemon chicken and balsamic drumsticks clearly aren’t your only options when it comes to preparing a simple dinner. Not nearly. There is, in fact, an incredibly long list of incredible and colorful 5-ingredient meals that can fill your belly, and leave you with leftovers for the next few days. These dishes are also vibrant enough to sit next to the holiday turkey or near the gravy boat.
The fact that you can create one of the 5-ingredient (or less) recipes by using ingredients that you already have around your home is the kicker. If you have root beer, pork tenderloin, and barbecue sauce, you can make a delicious pulled pork sandwich that takes just five minutes of preparation and a few hours in the slow cooker.You can craft the fun and vibrant five-minute lentil tomato salad, comprised of cherry tomatoes, lentils, white wine vinegar, and chives. The dish is gluten-free and vegan, and optional add-on to elevate the dish include basil, parsley, etc.
Read on to learn the names of five amazing 5-ingredient dishes:
Sticky Stove Top Balsamic Chicken
Sauced with an inspiring glaze, the balsamic chicken drumsticks, is a masterpiece, involving chicken, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and garlic, and it’s positively fragrant and delicious.
Recipe Tin Eats published a step-by-step to the sweet and tart recipe, but go ahead and watch the video below.
The Mexican rice skillet recipe involves brown rice, corn, black beans, salsa, and chili powder. It’s painless and can be additionally dressed up with cilantro and avocado, and it can be served on top of tortilla chips and lettuce. The simple and flavorful dish can be a main dish, it can also be a side dish, placed alongside with fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos.
If you’re a fan of rich flavors, you may want to take this pasta for a spin. Find your linguine, bacon, fresh asparagus, white wine, and parmesan, and have this incredible food on your plate in about 20 minutes. The bacon and asparagus play well with the pasta, which should still have some bite. The white and the parm help boost the savoriness of the dish.
Crisp, bright, and tender, this dish takes just fifteen minutes to prepare and fifteen minutes to cook. Lemon juice, breadcrumbs, lemon, chicken breasts, and vegetable oil is all that it takes to prepare this chicken in a high-walled pan. This dish is cheap and easy and will be happily devoured by anyone.
Any of these dishes could be perfect for a quick and easy holiday dinner! If you’re interested in finding other incredible 5-minute dishes, please check out ‘23 Low-Stress 5-Ingredient Dinners You Need To Try,’ published on Buzzfeed.