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7 easy dinner recipes in 15 minutes

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Many people today struggle with a shortage of time, so I am going to give you 7 easy dinner recipes in 15 minutes. Everyone wants to prepare delicious, nutritious suppers in the least amount of time feasible. You can make the seven meals listed in this post in under 15 minutes with ingredients from your pantry or any nearby grocery store.

Pizza Jaffles

I adore pizza and so do my family and friends.

Pizza is pretty healthy compared to many other recipes if you want it to be. It’s a delicious idea to combine your favourite pizza flavours into pizza jaffles, which are sandwiched between two slices of bread.

This is our first easy dinner recipe that you are going to love. You can make so many combinations that include cheese, salami, bacon, olives, mushrooms, pumpkin, spinach, and seafood. But you can add whatever you want. Just add cheese.


  • 4 slices of bread
  • 4 tsp butter
  • Baby spinach
  • 8 slices of salami
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 12 black olives
  • Salad to serve
  • 4 slices of cheese


  • Warm up your sandwich press.
  • Slice the mushrooms extremely thinly, then lightly butter one side of the bread. Place aside.
  • Put two slices of bread on a flat surface butter side down. Distribute evenly over the bread the cheese, spinach, salami, mushrooms, tomato, and olives. On top of the fillings, place the other 2 slices of bread, and butter side up.
  • The toasties should be fried in the jaffle maker until golden brown.
  • Each jaffle should come with a side of salad.

Creamy Lemon Chicken

Chicken breast recipes can be so monotonous; it’s time to be inventive! Chicken that has been sautéed till golden and crispy is delicious when drizzled with a delicious combination made of lemon and cream. With spaghetti or mashed potatoes, serve the Creamy Lemon Chicken, a straightforward 15-minute dish with minimal ingredients.


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 3 chicken breasts or chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 c.up baby spinach 
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup basil


Dinner can be prepared from beginning to end in around 15 minutes, with this easy dinner recipe, creamy lemon chicken.

In a dish, mix flour, 1/4 cup Parmesan, garlic, and lemon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. chicken breast should now be covered in a flour mixture..

Cook the chicken once browned, and remove it from the pan.

Heat the pan on medium, then add the oil. Spinach and more garlic are cooked till soft as well. Add the cream, chicken stock, and cheese after seasoning with salt and pepper. Boil until the mixture begins to thicken. Continue to simmer the chicken in the pan.

Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta.

Wonton Noodle Soup

The frozen wontons enable the production of this straightforward wonton soup, which takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and is packed with vegetables.

Here’s how it goes down:

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, dust with flour;

Pan fry until golden then remove

Add everything else in, then simmer for 3 minutes until thickened

Return chicken into the pan to rewarm; and

Serve over pasta, mashed potato

Wonton Soup

One of my favourite foods is wonton soup, which, in my opinion, becomes more of a meal when it is filled with vegetables. This meal is top-notch.

The preparation of this chicken wonton soup is incredibly quick and easy and is another easy dinner recipe. It uses frozen wontons and is cooked in a semi-homemade manner with a tonne of healthy vegetables. The soup may be made in less than 15 minutes after the vegetables have been chopped.


  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 20 wontons, 
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 4 baby bok choy, 
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


The ginger and garlic are first simmered for five minutes in the chicken stock to give the soup a superb flavour. Add the wontons and mushrooms after cooking the bok choy for five minutes. After a few minutes of boiling, whisk in the soy sauce and sesame oil and serve in bowls..


  • For the veggies, I used baby bok choy along with mushrooms, but you can use any vegetables. Sometimes I used frozen carrots, peas and corn
  • Add use prawns or cooked chicken.

Pasta Carbonara

The easiest and the quickest dish that you will ever make with only 6 ingredients. So simple.


  • 375g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g shortcut bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • Parsley leaves


Cook pasta in a pot of salted boiling water until al dente, drain pasta.

Over medium-high heat, warm oil in a frying pan. Add bacon. Cook till crispy

In a bowl, combine the eggs, egg yolks, cream, cheese and pepper.

Add pasta with the bacon and egg mixture. Cook for one minute while tossing over low heat. Add parsley on top. Serve.

Honey Garlic Chicken

Honey garlic chicken is the only ingredient in this 15-minute, 5-ingredient meal.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 kilograms of chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic,
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes


Over some heat, warm the olive oil in the pan.

Season chicken with some salt and pepper

Now brown the chicken on both sides in the pan.

It’s time to make the chicken glaze. In a bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and chilli flakes.

Toss the chicken pieces in the sauce in the pan until they are completely covered. Cook the chicken until it is fully done.

Serve alongside vegetables or salad and steamed or fried rice.

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup


  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 800 grams of chicken breast
  • 4 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1-litre chicken stock
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 4 lime leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 400 grams of rice noodles
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 125 grams  coriander
  • 1 chilli 


Cook the chicken breasts in a hot pan with a little vegetable oil until they are well-browned on both sides.

While the chicken is cooking, the following ingredients should be prepared, and the water for the noodles should be brought to a boil.

The chicken should be taken out of the pan. Add the curry paste to the same pan and let it simmer for a while. While the paste simmers, chop the chicken into pieces.

Cook the chicken for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Add the for the last few minutes.

Add spinach leaves and season the dish with salt

The noodles should be cooked and drained while the soup is simmering.

Place some noodles in the bottom of each bowl before adding the broth and sprouts.

Chicken Tortillas


  •  Tortillas
  • 500g Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Capsicums
  • 1 Red Onion,
  • Baby Spinach
  • Crushed Peanuts 


Add lime juice and thinly sliced chicken to a bowl and mix in. In a pan, warm up half the oil over medium heat. Place the chicken once cooked onto a plate. Wrap contents in some foil.

In the frying pan, heat the remaining oil. The onion and capsicum should be pan-fried until cooked.

Reheat tortillas.

Add the baby spinach leaves, chicken, and a capsicum mixture that should be placed inside the tortillas. Add some peanuts to the top and then roll the contents

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