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Poultry

Cashew Chicken

This homemade version of the Americanized Chinese food classic is fool-proof enough for a harried weeknight and delicious enough to make you happy you’re making the effort of cooking. Kids and adults wolf down the tender chicken, bite-sized chunks of bell pepper, cashews, and delicious sauce.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Seafood

Garlic & Parmesan Roasted Shrimp

Top shrimp with garlic, Parmesan cheese, basil, and oregano for a quick, perfect appetizer or weeknight dinner. Serve with Farro, Tomatoes, & Parmesan.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 15 minutes
Vegetarian

Farro, Tomatoes, & Parmesan

This dish was inspired by Martha Stewart’s one-pot pasta dish that creates its own sauce as it cooks. Combine water, farro, thinly sliced onions and garlic, and cherry tomatoes, and cook until the farro is tender and the onions and tomatoes have melted into the perfect sauce.

Yield: 2 to 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Beef

Pressure Cooker Pepper Steak

Strips of flat-iron steak and chunks of bell pepper and onions are seasoned with garlic, ginger, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and cooked in the pressure cooker for homemade Chinese food on a weeknight.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 50 minutes
Seafood

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Salmon

This easy but impressive dish makes the perfect dinner to serve to company. Parboil baby red potatoes, and roast alongside long green beans and salmon slathered in garlic herb butter.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Pork

Pressure Cooker Pork Loin with Balsamic Glaze

Without the Balsamic Glaze, this pressure cooker pork is the perfect base for a number of meals (tacos, burrito bowls, rice dishes, etc). But add the glaze, and you have an easy, elegant, delectable main dish you’ll want to make over and over again. Serve with Skillet Green Beans and rice.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Poultry

Guy’s Fried Rice

Fried rice is versatile, weeknight dish that’s just as good using fresh ingredients or the week’s leftovers.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 25 to 40 minutes
Poultry

One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

We’re always looking for quick and easy weeknight dinners that appeal to our preschooler as well as us. With this recipe, you cook the Spanish rice and chicken together, and then add black beans and corn to the same pan (though it’s easy to separate them out for picky eaters who like their food in separate piles). Add more piles of chopped avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa, and you’ve got dinner.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Poultry

Cheez-It Chicken Tenders

These baked chicken tenders are moist and whimsical, due to a crispy coating of crushed Cheez-It crackers, making them the perfect weeknight meal for kids.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Vegetarian

Bahn Mi Bowls

Top rice noodles with piles of sliced cucumber, carrot, lettuce, cabbage, avocado, and crispy tofu coated in soy, hoisin, and Sriracha. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

Yield: 2 servings Total time: 30 minutes