10 Delicious & Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

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Last updated Aug 6, 2023

It can be exhausting figuring out different and easy weeknight dinner recipes. This list of 10 Delicious Weeknight Dinner Recipes will make your life easier and may impress your picky family members.

All these recipes are easy to make, and they are not your standard run-of-the-mill recipes. They are delicious, healthy and flavorful, something an entire family would enjoy.

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1. Peruvian Chicken Stew

International Recipes

This delicious and easy Peruvian Chicken Stew is marinated in Aji Amarillo pepper – which is available in the paste form in the USA. To be prepared for making this dish acquire Aji Amarillo paste ahead of time and marinate the chicken in it overnight.

In 30-minutes you will have full of flavor, finger-licking stew you can serve over rice or with some crusty bread.

2. Beef and Farro Stuffed Vegetables

Stuffed Vegetable Recipe

Beef and Farro mixture with vegetables and cheese make this dish a hit. You can use the filling to stuff peppers, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, squash or any other vegetable you can think of.

This can be your main meal, with delicious mixed salad or a side dish for a holiday party.

3. Palestinian Chicken and Rice Dish

Ethnic Food

An easy step-by-step recipe for a flavorful Palestinian chicken dish. The simple ingredients make this dish ridiculously delicious and appealing to the pickiest of eaters.

Served with tabbouleh salad, it is heaven!

4. Crab Tacos

Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe

This crab tacos recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner idea. The endless layers of flavor with the combination of crab and chorizo plus a limitless number of toppings you can use: cilantro, pickled jalapenos, red cabbage, guacamole, salsa, avocado, lime, sour cream, sriracha, shredded cheese or anything else you can think of make this uniquely diverse dish.

It can be served with a refreshing black bean salad.

5. Grilled Steak Shish Kabobs

Dinner Ideas

Grilled Shish Kabobs are great and easy summer food while hanging around the pool with friends. In this recipe we use steak, but you can replace that with your favorite protein. If you have time to marinate the meat longer than 30 minutes, or even overnight that will make the meat more tender and flavorful.

And it absolutely delicious served with a homemade chimichurri, grilled potatoes or green beans.

6. Picadillo

Easy Weeknight Recipes

Picadillo is a great, simple, and ridiculously easy weeknight dish with a lot of savory flavors. Great to pair with rice and black beans and a salad. Makes great leftovers too.

This dish is also great for sneaking in healthy vegetables in, and picky eaters will not even notice it.

7. Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

Easy Weeknight Recipes

Easy and delicious vegetarian stew with Mediterranean spices. Great for weeknights as it is very easy to prepare. It can be refreshing in the hot summer weather and at the same savory in the cold weather.

Can be served with crusty bread and mixed spring salad!

8. Tawa Chicken

Easy Weeknight Recipes

For a night when you crave Indian food. This easy weeknight recipe for traditional Indian street food Tawa Chicken is perfect.

Serving it with white rice and toasted naan bread is the easiest option, but if you are looking for more flavor making Chana Masala (Indian Chickpeas) or Tawa Pulao (Vegetable rice dish) pairs perfectly with this Chicken Tawa as side dishes.

9. Lebanese Meat Pies

Lebanese Meat Pies Recipe

This recipe for delicious Lebanese Meat Pies (Sfeeha), with vegetarian options, is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe. And it is great leftover food, for a snack or lunch the next day. Or as part of your tapas spread if planning a party.

10. White Fish Tagine

Easy Weeknight Recipe

White fish stew with wonderfully balanced middle eastern spices. Light and flavorful for summer nights and easy to make for busy weeknights.

Pairs wonderfully with Tabbouleh salad.

We all get tired of making the same dishes over and over, which is what makes this list uniquely popular. The recipes have wonderful flavor and the technique is simple which is what every busy household is looking for. Let us know how you’ve liked these dishes in the comments below.




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