Orange Chicken

The Frugal Girls have done it again with their orange chicken recipe. Prepare this before you leave for work in a slow cooker and dinner will be ready when you get home. Talk about easy!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, thawed 
  • ¾ cup Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade
  • ¾ cup of Sweet Baby Ray’s Original BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce

Instructions:

  1. Cook chicken in slow cooker on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
  2. After 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low, drain juices from slow cooker.
  3. Mix together barbecue sauce, orange marmalade and soy sauce.
  4. Pour mixture over chicken, and cook on high for 30 more minutes.
  5. Serve with rice.

Mexican Hash

Are you in the mood for Mexican? Try this hash made with eggs from GOYA.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 sweet potatoes (1 ¼ lbs.), cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 ½ cups frozen spinach  
  • 4 large scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup cooked GOYA® Organic Tri-Color Quinoa

Instructions:

  1. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes. Cook covered, stirring occasionally until almost tender, 10 min.
  2. Stir in spinach, scallions, sundried tomatoes, paprika, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread level and place quinoa on top.
  4. Cook on a low medium-low heat until vegetables are tender, 5 min.
  5. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. oil in large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Crack eggs and drop into skillet. Cover and cook to desired doneness. Serve over hash.

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

You will find this ooey-gooey comfort food a hit for the entire family with this recipe from Pillsbury.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 lb uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. In a 5-quart nonstick Dutch oven, heat evaporated milk, 4 cups hot water, macaroni, and salt to taste and boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 8 minutes, stirring frequently--do not drain.

The thought of making dinner can be daunting when life is in constant motion. Use these simple recipes as a foundation to get you started and to help you stockpile meal ideas for the weeks ahead.

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