Recipes: Easy 15-Minute Weeknight Meals

I have to admit there were many nights when I just couldn’t be bothered to cook dinner. I’m sure a lot of you can relate. Whether you’re a full time mum, or a full time worker, or you work multiple part-time jobs, or you are a student, or you’re a mum AND a worker.. some nights you just cannot be bothered. It is too easy to get takeaway but the cost of takeaway can very quickly add up and make meals quite expensive. On nights like these, instead of getting takeaway I gather up all the little energy I have left to cook up one of these quick and easy (and delicious!) meals:

1. Chicken Stirfry Noodles

1 packet Hokkien Noodles
2 chicken thigh fillets, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped finely
1 onion, sliced
Brocolli florets
1 capsicum, sliced
2 carrots, sliced thinly
4 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Chicken Marinade sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil

In a wok, heat oil and cook garlic and onion until fragrant. Add chicken and stirfry until just turning brown. Add brocolli, capsicum and carrots and stirfry until veggies are just tender. Add hokkien noodles and chicken marinade sauce. Stirfry until noodles are cooked. Serve hot.

2. Homemade Burgers

Bread rolls
Meat patties, grilled
Bacon, grilled
Tomatoes, sliced
Cheese slices
Pineapple slices
Eggs, fried
Butter for the bread
Tomato / chilli sauce

Use desired ingredients to assemble and make your perfect burger!

3. Homemade Nachos

2 packets corn chips
1 jar hot salsa
Sour cream
4 avocados, mashed (+ a bit of cream to make guacamole)
Grated cheese
Bacon, sliced and chopped into small pieces, pan fried to brown
Spring onions, chopped
Place corn chips into an oven proof dish. Drizzle hot salsa all over the top and sprinkle grated cheese all over the top. Heat in the oven at 150C for approx. 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Remove dish from the oven. Top with large spoons of sour cream and guacamole. Sprinkle bacon bits and spring onion all over the top and serve immediately.

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