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Easy Meals Every Night: Four 5-Ingredient Meals That’ll Transform Your Dinner Hour | Philip BernaboBreaded Lemon Chicken or Balsamic Drumsticks? That is the question.

Well, both dishes are delicious and relatively simple and take just five ingredients to create. Deciding which dish to make for dinner this evening could be determined by mood, or by doing a quick lap around your pantry to learn which ingredients sit on your shelves. Lemon chicken and balsamic drumsticks clearly aren’t your only options when it comes to preparing a simple dinner. Not nearly. There is, in fact, an incredibly long list of incredible and colorful 5-ingredient meals that can fill your belly, and leave you with leftovers for the next few days. These dishes are also vibrant enough to sit next to the holiday turkey or near the gravy boat.

The fact that you can create one of the 5-ingredient (or less) recipes by using ingredients that you already have around your home is the kicker. If you have root beer, pork tenderloin, and barbecue sauce, you can make a delicious pulled pork sandwich that takes just five minutes of preparation and a few hours in the slow cooker. You can craft the fun and vibrant five-minute lentil tomato salad, comprised of cherry tomatoes, lentils, white wine vinegar, and chives. The dish is gluten-free and vegan, and optional add-on to elevate the dish include basil, parsley, etc.

Read on to learn the names of five amazing 5-ingredient dishes:

Sticky Stove Top Balsamic Chicken

Sauced with an inspiring glaze, the balsamic chicken drumsticks, is a masterpiece, involving chicken, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and garlic, and it’s positively fragrant and delicious.

Recipe Tin Eats published a step-by-step to the sweet and tart recipe, but go ahead and watch the video below.

Mexican Brown Rice

The Mexican rice skillet recipe involves brown rice, corn, black beans, salsa, and chili powder. It’s painless and can be additionally dressed up with cilantro and avocado, and it can be served on top of tortilla chips and lettuce. The simple and flavorful dish can be a main dish, it can also be a side dish, placed alongside with fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos.

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