12 Healthy, Easy Dinner Recipes You Have to Try This Week

You scramble home from work, 30 minutes later than originally anticipated. You’re absolutely starving, throw down your laptop bag, rip open the refrigerator, and...nothing.

Does this sound like you sometimes? Scratch that — does this sound like you almost every night of the week?

You’re definitely not the only one constantly scrambling to get dinner together after a long day, often resorting to takeout, frozen meals, or meal kits just to get something decent on the table. We’ve been there.

Unfortunately, this can make clean eating next to impossible — until now.  

Easy Dinner Recipes to Prepare Any Night of the Week

Below, you’ll find quick, easy weeknight dinners that can be prepared in as little as 20 minutes. Keep these easy dinner ideas on the back burner for the next time you need dinner ready in a flash.

Baked Chicken Thigh Wraps

Easy Dinner Recipes: Baked Chicken Thigh Wraps
Image: Primal Palate

Baked chicken thighs are an easy (and quite affordable) dinner idea perfect for almost any night of the week. By adding a little homemade mayo, avocado, and tomato in a lettuce wrap, you have a low-carb, healthy dish perfect for lunch or dinner.

Baked Salmon With Lemon Mustard Dill Sauce  

Easy Dinner Recipes: Baked Salmon
Image: Fannetastic Food

This recipe is so easy to make, it will surely become your go-to weeknight meal. First, marinate your salmon in a combination of lemon juice, olive, and dill. Bake your salmon while you whip up the sauce (made from mustard, dill, yogurt, and lemon juice), then pour the sauce over brown rice and veggie of choice for a simple dinnertime meal.

Sheet Pan Brown Sugar Pork Chops  

Easy Dinner Recipes: Brown Sugar Pork Chops
Image: Seasonal Cravings

What can possibly be easier than slicing up a few sweet potatoes, tossing them in brown sugar, then assembling them on a single sheet pan with a few pork chops? This pork chop recipe is foolproof to follow, and perfect for those busy weeknights.

Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

12 Healthy, Easy Dinner Recipes You Have to Try This Week - Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chili
Image: Simple Roots Wellness

Sometimes, soup recipes just don’t count as dinner unless they’re loaded with mounds of toppings. This hearty chicken chili by Simple Roots Wellness certainly fits that criteria, combining white beans, corn, tomatoes, carrots, celery, and shredded chicken breasts into a single bowl. Top with sriracha, spinach, and goat cheese for the full effect.

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

12 Healthy, Easy Dinner Recipes You Have to Try This Week - Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai
Image: Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

If you love pad thai, you need to try this recipe. Lexi’s Clean Kitchen takes out the carb-heavy noodles you’re accustomed to, replacing them with spaghetti squash. The result is a dairy-free, gluten-free dish packed with vegetables and protein.

Healthy Fajita Chicken Burrito Bowls

Easy Dinner Recipes: Fajita Chicken Bowl
Image: Kim’s Cravings

No matter what you’ve been told, you don’t need to slow-roast carnitas or chicken breasts for hours on end to make authentic, homemade burrito bowls. This ready-in-30 recipe contains black beans, riced broccoli, sweet corn, and seasoned chicken breasts for a healthy Mexican meal your family will love.

Pan Roasted Blood Orange Chicken

12 Healthy, Easy Dinner Recipes You Have to Try This Week - Blood Orange Chicken
Image: Jessi’s Kitchen

With just four steps and five minutes of prep time required, this may just be one of the easiest recipes on this list. This pan chicken recipe by Jessi’s Kitchen combines blood oranges, cumin, and chili powder for a sweet-yet-spicy dish. Plus, it requires just one pan, making the cleanup as easy as the preparation.

One Pan Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

Easy Dinner Recipes: Mediterranean Chicken
Image: Real Simple Good

There is something completely irresistible about simple, one-pan meals. This recipe comes with all the Mediterranean flavors you love, including artichokes, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, red onion, and chicken breasts. Simply toss all ingredients together in a cast iron skillet, then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for half an hour.

Greek Pasta Salad

Easy Dinner Recipes: Greek Pasta Salad
Image: The Lemon Bowl

Ready in just 25 minutes, this is an easy Greek pasta salad you can prepare any night of the week. All of your favorite Mediterranean flavors — including olives, parsley, feta, and cherry tomatoes — are combined into a single bowl. Leave as-is for an easy vegetarian meal, or top with shrimp or salmon for added protein.

Baked Chicken Parmesan  

Easy Dinner Recipes: Baked Chicken Parmesan
Image: The Cookie Rookie

This cheesy, gooey chicken parmesan is just as delicious as your favorite restaurant dish, but much easier to prepare. Simply dredge chicken breasts in breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then bake with mozzarella and marinara sauce. Pair with cauliflower rice or broccoli to complete your meal.

Balsamic and Herb Chicken Veggie Bowl

12 Healthy, Easy Dinner Recipes You Have to Try This Week - Balsamic Herb Chicken Bowl
Image: Grazed and Enthused

This balsamic chicken recipe takes just 20 minutes to cook on the stovetop, and requires hardly any prep time or planning. It combines meat, veggies, and fruit all in one bowl, making sure you hit all your important food groups. Serve with a side of cauliflower rice for the perfect weeknight dinner.

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry in Ginger Sauce

12 Healthy, Easy Dinner Recipes You Have to Try This Week - Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry
Image: Everyday Maven

This family-friendly recipe uses sesame oil, coconut aminos (a gluten-free substitute for soy sauce), sriracha, and ginger to make a homemade, Asian-fusion ginger sauce you’ll want to slurp straight from the bowl. Shrimp, mushrooms, broccoli florets, and water chestnuts are tossed with the sauce then served over brown rice for a complete, clean meal.

Dinner Doesn’t Have to Be a Stressful Process

Clean eating doesn’t need to be a strenuous process. Hopefully, these healthy dinner ideas will make those busy weeknights (and weekend meal prep) much less stressful.

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