10 Time-Saving Weeknight Recipes for Busy Families

Do you lovegood food but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Look no further! We’ve curated a collection of 10 easy weeknight dinners that will tantalize your taste buds without taking up too much of your precious time. Whether you’re a foodie, a parent, or simply someone who appreciates the joy of a delicious meal made with minimal effort, these recipes are perfect for you. 

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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Sheet pan fajitas are my family favorites because they can be customized for everyone. Everyone gets to add on their own favorite toppings to make it perfect for them.

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Ricotta Stuffed Chicken

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Photo Credit:The Dizzy Cook

Light and delicious, this ricotta stuffed chicken is the perfect easy meal that takes under 30 minutes to make. A garlic zucchini ricotta are stuffed into seared chicken for a very light meal that’s still cozy and comforting.

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Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna Alfredo

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Photo Credit: The Food Blog

Just 6 simple ingredients make up this delicious chicken and broccoli lasagna. Rotisserie chicken, oven ready noodles, and jarred alfredo sauce make this an effortless meal the whole family will love.

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Instant Pot Greek Chickpeas with Quinoa

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Photo Credit: Matgin Making Mom

Making Greek chickpeas and quinoa in your Instant Pot is a fantastic and flavorful weeknight dinner. The prep is super easy, and everything cooks at the same time in one pot, so there’s minimal cleanup.

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Tater Tot Hot Dish

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Photo Credit: Twin Cities Frugal Mom

Everyone loves comfort foods. And when planning for a weeknight dinner, meals like this Tator Tot Hotdish are heartwarming and easy to make, saving you time for other important tasks!

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

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Honey Garlic Chicken is the perfect recipe that even the pickiest eater will love. Serve it over some rice and a veggie on the side and dinner is complete!

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Instant Pot Chicken Picatta

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Photo Credit: Flavor Mosaic

Instant Pot Chicken Piccata, with a garlic lemon caper sauce is easy, light, and delicious!

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Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls are an easy to make healthy meal that’s so customizable! Top with your favorite toppings – like cheese, guacamole, rice, or tortilla chips – and you have a complete meal!

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Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

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Photo Credit: Flavor Mosaic

Instant Pot Chicken Tinga is Mexican seasoned shredded chicken in a smoky chipotle sauce that is super easy to make and can be used in chicken tacos, tostadas, nachos, chalupas, burritos, and enchiladas.

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Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage and Veggies

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Photo Credit: The Rustic Foodie

This Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage and Veggies is a great pre-holiday meal because it’s healthy, made with only a few ingredients, and ready in 30 minutes!

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  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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