5-Ingredients Cooking Ideas
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Here is our selection of mouthwatering meals which do not require more than 5 main ingredients to make! Well, ok, we don't count staple ingredients like salt and pepper but we guess you might already have them in your kitchen pantry, don't you?
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1. Lemon-Grilled Chicken Breast
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Ingredients:
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preparation:

  1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Mix first 4 ingredients in a large plastic bag; seal. 
  3. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, and then remove chicken from bag; discard marinade.
  4. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  5. When the grill temperature reaches 165 degrees, place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray and grill 6 minutes on each side or until done.

2. Black Bean & Coconut Rice Bowl

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 fresh mango
  • 1 Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Preparation:

  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups coconut water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
  2. Stir in 1 cup rice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 
  3. Return to a gentle simmer. 
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook covered until water is absorbed 18 to 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and let it stand covered for 10 minutes. 
  6. Heat 1 can black beans (including liquid) in a separate saucepan over medium heat until simmering. 
  7. Scoop rice and beans into bowls and top each bowl with 1 tablespoon Teriyaki Sauce and diced fresh mango.

3. Grilled Steak With Pineapple Rice

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 4 beef tenderloin fillets 
  • cooking spray 
  • 1 can pineapple slices in juice, drained 
  • 6 green onions 
  • 2 packages pre-cooked brown rice 
  • salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Mix soy sauce, pepper, and beef in a large plastic bag and cover beef with a sauce; let stand at room temperature 7 minutes.
  2. While steak marinates, heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. 
  3. Coat pan with cooking spray and arrange pineapple and green onions in pan; cook 5 minutes.
  4. Cut onions and pineapple into bite-sized pieces. 
  5. Cook rice according to package directions; once cooked stir in pineapple, onions, and salt. Keep warm.
  6. Add beef to grill pan coated with cooking spray; cook 3 minutes on each side or until the desired degree. Serve beef with rice mixture.

4. Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

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Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix 
  • 1/2kg baby carrots 
  • 1/2kg baby potatoes 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 4-6 chicken thighs 
  • 2 cups green beans 

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. 
  2. Take 1 teaspoon Italian dressing mix and toss it together with carrots, potatoes, and oil; place a remaining dressing mix on a foil baking sheet, and arrange vegetables in a single layer. 
  3. Arrange chicken on top of carrot and potato mixture; sprinkle chicken with dressing mix.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is golden brown 35 to 40 minutes. 
  5. Add green beans to potato and carrot mixture and bake altogether about 7 minutes.

5. Pesto Chicken Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients:

  • 6 bell peppers
  • 2 chicken breast, cooked and shredded 
  • 1⁄2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can of pesto

Preparation:

  1. Turn on oven broiler to high. Place bell peppers under broiler and broil from 5 minutes on each side until skin begins to turn black.
  2. Remove peppers from oven, set aside. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine the shredded chicken with 1 cup shredded cheese, the pesto and the quinoa and toss to coat.
  4. Once peppers are cool enough to handle, slice in half and remove seeds. 
  5. Add a heaping 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture to each pepper and top with cheese.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. 

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