Five Ingredients or Less

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

by Jody Smith on February 10, 2014

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When the weather is cold and dreary all you want to do is curl up inside with a bowl of comfort food. You will definitely want to reach for this simple and hearty recipe for Chicken and Dumplings with tender pieces of chicken in a light broth and topped with delicious dumplings.  This one pot meal will warm you from the inside out and will be a hit with the entire household. Only 5 ingredients, a little bit of time and you will be enjoying a steaming bowl of Chicken and Dumplings, a cold weather southern favorite that has stood the test of time for good reason.

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Ingredients:

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 celery stalks (and any other veggies you might like)

3 quarts chicken broth

1 small onion

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cold water

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Dice chicken breasts into 1”x1” pieces.

Wash and dice celery into small pieces.

Peel and dice onion into small pieces.

Combine chicken, celery, onion, and chicken broth in a large pot with a lid.

Simmer  for 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked throughout.

For Dumplings:

Mix 1 tsp. of salt with flour.

Pour cold water slowly into flour to form a sticky dough

Spoon dough by the spoonful into simmering broth.

Continue to simmer, occasionally stirring until dumplings are no longer doughy and

float to the top of the broth.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: American
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 quarts chicken broth
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Dice chicken breasts into 1”x1” pieces.
  2. Wash and dice celery into small pieces.
  3. Peel and dice onion into small pieces.
  4. Combine chicken, celery, onion, and chicken broth in a large pot with a lid.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked throughout.
  6. For Dumplings:
  7. Mix 1 tsp. of salt with flour.
  8. Pour cold water slowly into flour to form a sticky dough
  9. Spoon dough by the spoonful into simmering broth.
  10. Continue to simmer, occasionally stirring until dumplings are no longer doughy and
  11. float to the top of the broth.
  12. Serve and Enjoy!
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Easy Beef Goulash Recipe

by Jody Smith on February 17, 2014

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This Easy Beef Goulash recipe is perfect for cold nights, it is simple and a quick dish to make but doesn’t lack flavor- a classic dish with many variations that has been around for years.   It is made with only 5 basic ingredients that are pantry staples for most of us, and requires only one pot to make- I for one will do anything to avoid a sink full of dishes! This freezes and reheat great for an even quicker dinner at a later date, and is a great inexpensive recipe to make for a big crowd. Serve with a side of bread and green beans for a complete and filling meal.

Ingredients:

 1 lb. ground beef

2 ½  cups uncooked Elbow noodles

2-28 oz.  cans crushed tomatoes

1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

Salt and Pepper to taste.

 Directions:

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat boil noodles for 7-9 minutes or until tender.

Drain noodles in a strainer and set aside.

In the same pan -brown ground beef until cooked throughout.

Drain any excess grease out of pan.

Turn heat down to low.

Return noodles to pan.

Stir in crushed tomatoes, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.

Allow to simmer for 10 minutes to heat throughout.

Serve and Enjoy!

To add a little topping to your dish try; sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese.

 

 

Easy Beef Goulash Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
 
1 lb. ground beef 2 ½ cups uncooked Elbow noodles 2-28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes 1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt 1 tsp. Italian seasoning Salt and Pepper to taste.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 ½ cups uncooked Elbow noodles
  • 2-28 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tsp. Garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat boil noodles for 7-9 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain noodles in a strainer and set aside.
  3. In the same pan -brown ground beef until cooked throughout.
  4. Drain any excess grease out of pan.
  5. Turn heat down to low.
  6. Return noodles to pan.
  7. Stir in crushed tomatoes, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  8. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes to heat throughout.
  9. Serve and Enjoy!
  10. To add a little topping to your dish try; sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese.

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Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

by Jody Smith on February 24, 2014

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I love Chinese Food but it is SO unhealthy.  Anytime I can make it at home where I control the ingredients (and fat) I always try.  That’s why I was thrilled with this yummy Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe.  

Ingredients

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts

¾ cup soy sauce

¼ cup honey

1  tsp. ground Ginger

1 Tbsp. Sesame or vegetable oil

Directions:

Use a sharp knife to cut chicken into small bite size pieces, ½ “x ½ ” is a good size.

In a small saucepan combine soy sauce and honey over medium heat and simmer until honey is completely dissolved, stirring constantly.  Add ginger and stir until combined. Set sauce aside.

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Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat, then add the chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken over  and cook another 3 minutes on the opposite side.

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Reduce to medium heat, drizzle Teriyaki sauce all over chicken and stir to coat well, cook an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring well  until sauce thickens.

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Top with chopped scallions and serve over rice.

 

Easy Chicken Teriyaki Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp. ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame or vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Use a sharp knife to cut chicken into small bite size pieces, ½ “x ½ ” is a good size.
  2. In a small saucepan combine soy sauce and honey over medium heat and simmer until honey is completely dissolved, stirring constantly. Add ginger and stir until combined. Set sauce aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat, then add the chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken over and cook another 3 minutes on the opposite side.
  4. Reduce to medium heat, drizzle Teriyaki sauce all over chicken and stir to coat well, cook an additional 3-5 minutes, stirring well until sauce thickens.
  5. Top with chopped scallions and serve over rice.

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Easy Beef Pot Pie

by Jody Smith on March 17, 2014

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An incredibly easy and quick meal this Easy Beef Pot Pie is filling and delicious. Ideal for a busy weeknight, just a little bit of time and a few simple ingredients and a hearty, filling dinner is ready to put on the table.  Prepared in a cast iron skillet start to finish means there is only one pan to wash to keep the simplicity theme going.  This meal can easily be prepared ahead of time, just add biscuits when you are ready to pop it into the oven.

Ingredients:

1 lb. ground beef

1  8-10 count can biscuits

1 -14.5 oz. Can mixed vegetables

1 jar or can beef gravy

1 tsp. Garlic salt

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked through, drain excess fat if any.

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Stir in mixed vegetables and gravy, stir to combine well.

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Add garlic salt, and salt and pepper.

Top meat filling with uncooked biscuits.

Easy Beef Pot Pie

Place pan in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until biscuit tops are golden brown.

Serve and Enjoy!

 Like this?  Check out this recipe for Easy Rosemary Chicken!

 

Easy Beef Pot Pie
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Jody Smith
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 8-10 count can biscuits
  • 1 -14.5 oz. Can mixed vegetables
  • 1 jar or can beef gravy
  • 1 tsp. Garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked through, drain excess fat if any.
  3. Stir in mixed vegetables and gravy, stir to combine well.
  4. Add garlic salt, and salt and pepper.
  5. Top meat filling with uncooked biscuits.
  6. Place pan in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes or until biscuit tops are golden brown.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!
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Bourbon Glazed Salmon

by Jody Smith on March 31, 2014

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 Delicious and flavorful Bourbon Glazed Salmon with a hint of ginger makes for a fabulous dinner choice, whether you are entertaining friends or enjoying a simple dinner for one.  If you love salmon already or you are looking for a tasty way to get some omega-3 fatty acids into your diet this recipe is sure to please, and with only 5 ingredients it couldn’t be easier to prepare.  Serve over white or wild rice with a side of asparagus.

Ingredients:

2 -6 oz. Salmon Filets

3 Tbsp. Bourbon

2 Tbsp. Soy sauce

2 Tbsp. Honey

1-2 cloves Garlic, crushed

sea salt and black pepper to taste

bourbon glazed salmon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Place salmon filets skin side down on a parchment paper  lined baking sheet.

Salt and pepper salmon filets.

Whisk bourbon, soy, honey, and garlic in a small pan over medium heat for 5 minutes until thickened.

bourbon glazed salmon

Brush mixture over salmon, coating well.

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Bake for 12-14 minutes until salmon flakes when poked with a fork.

 

Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: American
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 2
Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Ingredients
  • 2 -6 oz. Salmon Filets
  • 3 Tbsp. Bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic, crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place salmon filets skin side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Salt and pepper salmon filets.
  4. Whisk bourbon, soy, honey, and garlic in a small pan over medium heat for 5 minutes until thickened.
  5. Brush mixture over salmon, coating well.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes until salmon flakes when poked with a fork.

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Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

by Jody Smith on April 14, 2014

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Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

These easy scalloped potatoes are easy to make and tastes anything but, even though its made from only 5 simple ingredients.  They are reminiscent of the flavorful and comforting dishes mom and grandma used to set on the table.  Perfect  alongside ham for an Easter side dish or for any other day.

Ingredients:

7-8 medium russet potatoes

2 1/2 cups whole milk

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

4 Tbsp. butter, diced

3 Tbsp. all- purpose flour.

garlic salt and pepper to taste

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat 11×13 baking dish well with butter.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Slice potatoes to 1/8″ to 1/4″ thickness.

Layer half the potatoes in bottom of pan.

Easy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Top with half the shredded cheese.

Layer remaining potatoes in dish.

Top with remaining cheese.

Heat milk in microwave for 2 minutes, whisk in flour, salt and pepper.

Pour milk mixture over top of potatoes.

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Spread diced butter pieces on top.

Bake for 45-60 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbling.

Be sure to check out this recipe for 5 ingredient chocolate chip cookies!

Easy Scalloped Potatoes
Author: 
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 7-8 medium russet potatoes
  • 2½ cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. all- purpose flour.
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat 11x13 baking dish well with butter.
  3. Slice potatoes to ⅛" to ¼" thickness.
  4. Layer half the potatoes in bottom of pan.
  5. Top with half the shredded cheese.
  6. Layer remaining potatoes in dish.
  7. Top with remaining cheese.
  8. Heat milk in microwave for 2 minutes, whisk in flour, salt and pepper.
  9. Pour milk mixture over top of potatoes.
  10. Spread diced butter pieces on top.
  11. Bake for 45-60 minutes until top is golden brown and bubbling

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