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.
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.
This was another of Guy’s solo-parenting sheet pan suppers. Combine Italian turkey sausage, sliced packaged polenta, cubed butternut squash, and sliced mushrooms on one sheet pan, and bake.
This crispy, juicy chicken relies on a day-long brine in a cold salt water bath in order to keep the thigh meat juicy, and a relatively long cook time in a very hot oven to get the skin brown and crispy. Don’t give up if the skin isn’t brown at 40 minutes — keep cooking until it is.