20 Five-Ingredient Chicken Dinner Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

You need more easy chicken recipes in your life, right? Of course you do. These weeknight recipes prove that it doesn't take a lot to make a totally delicious chicken dinner. Whether juicy thighs speak to your soul or you prefer lean breasts, each one of these easy recipes comes together with no more than five ingredients (you get oil or butter and salt and pepper as freebies).

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20 Five-Ingredient Chicken Dinner Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

You need more easy chicken recipes in your life, right? Of course you do. These weeknight recipes prove that it doesn't take a lot to make a totally delicious chicken dinner. Whether juicy thighs speak to your soul or you prefer lean breasts, each one of these easy recipes comes together with no more than five ingredients (you get oil or butter and salt and pepper as freebies).

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How To Make Oatmeal on the Stovetop — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Among the recipes that friends and family ask about most frequently, including how to make a proper pot of rice or how to cook perfect chicken breast every time, how to make a decent pot of oatmeal is always up there on the list. It seems that every home cook is chasing that elusive ideal pot of oatmeal: thick but not mushy, and fluffy but not chewy. Making good oatmeal can happen without much brain power (even while you're still waiting for the coffee to brew) — this recipe will show you just how to do it.

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How I Got Back on the Meal-Planning Wagon — Meal Planning for Beginners

I recently fell off the meal planning wagon — big time. But after too many nights of takeout (goodbye, food budget) and unappealing dinners cobbled together at 7 p.m., I slowly inched my way back on. Here's how it all happened.

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7 Things to Ask Your Kids at Dinner Beyond “How Was Your Day?” — Table Talk

You've taken to heart the importance of the family dinner. You meal planned, you carved out the time to cook, you got everyone to the table at the same time. You are feeling pretty good — and you should. The Family Dinner: You did it!

But why is getting information out of your kids so hard? You're interested, you're available, but there's not a whole lot of repartee going on. Here are a few tips to spark that conversation and get the kids really talking about what's happening in their world. Any of these questions should keep your kid from asking the worst question of all: "May I please be excused?"

Just be prepared to give your own answers!

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5 Ways the Slow Cooker Helps Me Eat Healthier — Tips from The Kitchn

I absolutely love my slow cooker. I lean on it all year long for everything from convenient hands-off suppers and hearty braises to no-heat dinners and desserts during the sweltering summer months. But what I've come to really appreciate most about my slow cooker is all the ways it helps me eat healthier throughout the day.

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