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5 Easy, Meaty Weeknight Meals Worth Cooking

Take your humble chicken dinner to the next level with these quick, foolproof recipes.
By Published Mar. 31, 2020

When you work as hard as you do, eating well at home needs to be easy. With the right recipes and tools on hand, we'll show you how to make this possible. Check out our in-house meat connoisseur, Deputy Food Editor Morgan Bolling's five favorite meat dishes to make weeknight cooking a breeze. 

1. Cast Iron Baked Chicken

Cast Iron Baked Chicken

I love how simple this recipe is; It's weeknight-ready method provides you with well-seasoned chicken with crispy skin. [GET THE RECIPE]

2. Brandy Chicken with Onions

Brandy Chicken with Onions

The lovely caramelized onion and brandy sauce in this dish elevates the humble weeknight chicken dinner we're all familiar with. [GET THE RECIPE]

3. Southern-Style Stewed Chicken and Rice

Southern-Style Stewed Chicken and Rice

This tastes like home to me. With only eight ingredients home cooks get a really rich, comforting meal in exchange. [GET THE RECIPE]

4. Citrus-and-Spice Pork Chops

Citrus-and-Spice Pork Chops

Pork chops make for a quick weeknight meal but they're often bland and dry. This recipe delivers juicy pork chops with unexpectedly complex, spicy, and exhilarating citrus flavor. See for yourself. [GET THE RECIPE]

5. Crispy Skillet Turkey Burgers

Crispy Skillet Turkey Burgers

This recipe takes turkey breast (which is super lean) and makes it taste moist and rich by adding cheese, panko, and mayonnaise in the panade. [GET THE RECIPE]

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