5 Deliciously Tasty Meals That Are Ready in Under 30 Minutes

By Sage Brinney - 01/04/18
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Above the counter of my favorite childhood pizza shop hung a sign that read, “You can have fast food or good food, but not both”.

Lucky for busy people everywhere, things have changed. Getting dinner on the table (that everyone will enjoy) in 30 minutes or less is possible! And with meal delivery services that deliver fresh, pre-portioned ingredients and simple recipes, you don’t have to choose between a busy schedule and eating well.

Here are my 5 favorite recipes from Home Chef that are short on time but huge on flavor!

1. Teriyaki Chicken with Smoked Almonds and Green Beans

Teriyaki chicken is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and this recipe by Home Chef is easy to make and still manages to work in a lot of bold flavors. The twist here - adding sriracha and almonds for a spicy and smokey kick - turns a dish we’ve all tried dozens of times into something deliciously new.

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

2. One-Skillet Lemon Orzo Risotto with Asparagus and Sweety Drop Peppers

Risotto is a labor intensive dish, requiring constant stirring and a lot of love and attention to get it just right. This recipe swaps out the traditional rice for orzo, which is healthier and cooks faster. And the addition of lemon, asparagus and parmesan makes the flavors pop. Try to eat just one bowl…

Prep & Cook Time: 25 min.

3. Miso-Ponzu Salmon and Roasted Sesame Broccoli

The sauce on this salmon dish is everything! Ponzu, honey, miso and sriracha combine to make a restaurant quality dish that will impress anyone. And at only 566 calories per serving, it doesn’t hurt the waistline either.

Prep & Cook Time: 25 min.

4. Korean Tilapia Tacos with Slaw and Pickled Shallots

Who doesn’t love a good taco? They’re fun to eat, full of flavor and I’m a big fan of any food that allows you to skip the cutlery and dig in with two hands (even if it can get messy).

This recipe swaps out the traditional Mexican flavors you’d expect from a fish taco with Korean spices that will leave you with a mouthful of gingery/spicy goodness.

Prep & Cook Time: 25 min.

5. Grilled Chicken with Mustard Vinaigrette and Asparagus and Zucchini

Home Chef makes good use of simple ingredients that pack a big punch and this chicken meal is no exception. Mustard, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar are mixed together to make a sauce that you’ll definitely be repeating for many meals to come.

Prep & Cook Time: 25 min.

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Hey! I'm Sage - and, yes, that is my real name :)

My parents didn't know what the future had in store for me when they named me, but here I am, 30-something years later, sharing my foodie love with all of you.