You know those staple dinners that you know you can whip up in a rush in 10 minutes or less? The ones where you have all the ingredients in your pantry or fridge at any given time?
For us that’s cheese quesadillas (it’s pretty much a rule that I don’t ever run out of cheese), mac and cheese, sometimes frozen pizzas. This easy, one pot dinner came out of one of those evenings where I needed to feed my family quickly but had to get creative because there was virually nothing to make.
In my pantry I pulled out a 69 cent box of chicken stuffing and from the freezer, a 79 cent bag of mixed frozen vegetables and some precooked, preshredded chicken that I keep on hand. This makes a surprisingly large amount of food and my family DEVOURS it. Ready in 10 minutes or less. (This must have been shortly after Thanksgiving because I never typically had stuffing hanging out in my pantry…until now). Also, it must cost me somewhere around $4 tops.
1 6 oz. box Stuffing Mix
1 12 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables
1-2 cups (roughly) shredded, cooked chicken breasts
Boil water and butter in a medium-large pot according to stuffing box directions. While waiting to boil, defrost chicken in microwave. Once your water is boiling, add frozen veggies and bring to a boil again. Once boiling again, add stuffing and thawed/heated through chicken. Stir, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve.
Seriously. This is so easy that I felt silly justifying a full blog post about it. Like many things, I think I made this up, but it is entirely possible that someone else did before me. Last night this was a life saver as I got busy helping Lucy with math homework and before I knew it we had 20 minutes until it was time to leave for gymnastics. Plus, they love it. As in, when Oscar got to pick his favorite meal for me to make on his birthday, this is what he requested.