25 Weeknight Dinner Recipes | Easy & Tasty Dinner Recipes

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25 weeknight dinner recipesI have 25 easy yet tasty dinner recipes for you which you can whip up even on a hectic weeknight; so you can focus more on deadlines and worry less about food!

All these recipes are tried & tasted multiple times in my kitchen and loved by my family & friends (they wouldn’t have appeared here otherwise, trust me!). All these weeknight dinners are quick to make mostly using pantry staple items.

Being a working woman with a demanding 9-5 day job, I can totally relate to the frustrations we all go through when we have very less time at hand to make a wholesome meal for ourselves and our families.

Hence I have curated some of my go-to recipes which have proved to be my savior on multiple occasions and this is just for you! Let’s get started!

  1. Creamy Mushroom Spaghetti in White Sauce

Give your meaty pasta a break and try this luscious & creamy mushroom pasta in white sauce and fall for it instantly! You will be sorted for your meatless Mondays for life!

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  1. One Pan Pesto Chicken & Veggies *Video Recipe*

This one pan pesto chicken and veggies is a sure-shot winner – you get a delicious dish and just one pan to wash! What more can you ask for!

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  1. Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs

These garlic butter baked chicken thighs are amazingly high on flavors and is a perfect celebratory dish even for a hectic weeknight!

Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs

  1. Thai Prawn Red Curry

Being a dedicated prawn lover as well as a Thai food addict, I must admit that this Thai prawn red curry is one of the most soul-satisfying recipes that I ever have had!

Thai prawn red curry

  1. Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken

Portuguese Piri Piri chicken, which has its roots in Africa too, is a one-pot-wonder! This smoky piri piri chicken cooked with the homemade piri piri sauce is a must-try! Just make a large batch of piri piri sauce over a weekend & freeze it; you can enjoy this amazing dish anytime during the weekdays!

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  1. Thai Chilli Basil Chicken

A classic Thai delicacy, this Thai chilli basil chicken is a must-have recipe in your repertoire especially if you love Thai food as much as I do!

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  1. Easy & Spicy Korean Fried Chicken

The hot and spicy Korean fried chicken is sure to give a kick to your taste buds. This is sure to give your favorite take-away restaurant a run for its money!

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  1. Thai Green Chicken Curry

The quintessential Thai green chicken curry from our favorite Thai cuisine is the right contender to follow suit after receiving all your love for my Thai yellow chicken curry and Thai red chicken curry!

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  1. Restaurant Style Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken jalfrezi is a delicious chicken stir-fry with onions, peppers and tomatoes minimally flavored with aromatic Indian spices. Chicken jalfrezi is the perfect kinda weeknight dinner for all chicken lovers!

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  1. Healthy Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

This quick and easy chicken & broccoli stir fry is a super meal in itself. It is an absolute win-win recipe with a high deliciousness quotient!

Broccoli Chicken Stir-Fry

  1. Shrimp Scampi with Capellini

Shrimp scampi in the lemon-wine sauce served on top of capellini or angel hair pasta will be the best summer pasta you ever had. The kick of chilli flakes complements the shrimps and the lemony sauce perfectly!

Shrimp Scampi

  1. Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks in Homemade Barbecue Sauce

The classic barbecue chicken turns out best with the make-ahead homemade barbecue sauce and this hassle-free method will guarantee perfectly charred yet succulent barbecue chicken every time!

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  1. Chinese Stir Fried Tofu *Video Recipe*

For all the tofu lovers, here is my quick & easy Chinese stir fried tofu recipe! It’s the perfect weeknight meal or take away lunch which is not only tasty but packed with balanced nutrition!

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  1. Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken *Video Recipe*

Baked sweet and sour chicken is the trendiest thing on internet at the moment and for very good reasons! They are incredibly tasty and utterly easy to make! Here is how!

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  1. Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

The refreshing fragrance of lemongrass gives a tasty twist to this quick & easy Vietnamese chicken recipe – lemongrass chicken!

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken - Flavor Quotient: The refreshing fragrance of lemongrass gives a tasty twist to this quick & easy Vietnamese chicken recipe – lemongrass chicken!

  1. Easy Grilled Chicken Breast

This easy grilled chicken breast is an ideal healthy take on chicken that is low in calorie but high in protein as well as taste – a perfect no-fuss healthy meal for a hectic weeknight!

Easy Grilled Chicken Breast | This easy grilled chicken breast is an ideal healthy take on chicken that is low in calorie but high in protein as well as taste – a perfect no-fuss healthy meal for a hectic weeknight!

  1. Indian Spiced Chargrilled Chicken Kebab

Flavorful chargrilled chicken kebab is the perfect party starter and is great for weeknight dinner too! This yogurt marinated Indian spiced chicken kebab will be your favorite grilled chicken from the very first bite!

Chicken Kebab

  1. Garlic and Paprika Roast Chicken

This superbly flavorful garlic and paprika chicken is a quick fix for busy weeknight meal which would be ready superfast using minimal ingredients! Total win-win, right?

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  1. Bang Bang Chicken Pasta *Video Recipe*

This bang bang chicken pasta is childishly easy to make but substantially high on taste! The addictive bang bang sauce gives an ultimate make-over to the humble chicken pasta.

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  1. Pesto Shrimp Spaghetti *Video Recipe*

When all good things come together, it makes such amazing dish like this creamy pesto shrimp spaghetti! With homemade basil pesto, things rise to a whole new level of yumminess!

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  1. Spaghetti Aglio E Olio *Video Recipe*

Spaghetti Aglio E Olio is a classic Italian pasta dish which simply means spaghetti in garlic and olive oil and that’s it! It’s a real wonder and you will know why!

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  1. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole *Video Recipe*

I call this cheesy chicken broccoli rice casserole a one-pot-wonder! It’s hearty, delicious, easy and a crowd pleaser! What more do we want!

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  1. Grilled Chicken Salad with Ranch Dressing *Video Recipe*

The best thing to drizzle my homemade ranch dressing on is this grilled chicken salad. We were simply knocked off by the killer combination of grilled chicken salad with ranch!

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  1. Easy Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Bake

This make-ahead shrimp Alfredo pasta bake is an out-of-the-world weeknight meal which is gonna delete all the take-out options permanently!

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  1. Cilantro Chilli Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes

These roasted chicken thighs with potatoes made with a cilantro-chilli marinade is the ultimate comfort food on a lazy weeknight. It’s immensely flavorful and ridiculously easy!

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And that’s a wrap! Hope you try one or more recipes from this list and ease out your weeknight stress a little! Let me know which one turned out to be the crowd-pleaser! Enjoy!

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