Have This for Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Meals in 45 Minutes or Less

Turkey and chicken are quick-cooking, versatile ingredients that are perfect for busy weeknights
A delicious baked chicken recipe with spinach, pears, and blue cheese.

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A delicious baked chicken recipe with spinach, pears, and blue cheese.

Chicken and turkey are both versatile and quick-cooking which makes them the perfect weeknight meal. These recipes, when paired with simple sides, can make weeknight cooking a breeze.

For instance you can make a delicious burrito filled with grilled chicken, avocado, rice, and cheese in a snap. Simply marinate the chicken for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator and prep the other ingredients in the meantime. Once the chicken is done marinating, it only takes about 10 minutes on the grill then you assemble the burrito. You’ll have dinner on the table in 45 minutes flat.

Here are a few other chicken and turkey recipes that you can have on the table in no time.

Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

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Enjoy this baked chicken with spinach recipe.

The fall flavor combination of pears and blue cheese brings a seasonal element to an otherwise simple chicken dish. — Whole Foods

For the Baked Chicken with Spinach, Pears and Blue Cheese recipe, click here.

Cranberry Plum Glazed Chicken Wings or Turkey Wings

Cranberry Plum Glazed Chicken Wings or Turkey Wings

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A delicious chicken or turkey wing recipe with cranberry plum glaze.

For a quick and simple dinner recipe make chicken or turkey wings with a delicious glaze of cranberry and plum.

For the Cranberry Plum Glazed Chicken Wings or Turkey Wings recipe, click here.

Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice & Cheddar Burrito

Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice & Cheddar Burrito

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A hearty and healthy burrito filled with chicken and veggies.

Marinate the chicken while you prepare the other ingredients. Then grill the chicken for about five minutes per side, assemble the burrito, and grill on a panini press for a simple burrito meal. Everyone will love the fresh flavor from the avocado, lime, and cilantro. — Angela Carlos

For the Grilled Chicken, Avocado, Rice & Cheddar Burrito recipe, click here.

Honey Mustard Turkey Tenderloin Recipe

Honey Mustard Turkey Tenderloin Recipe

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Make turkey tenderloins for dinner with a honey mustard sauce.

Have turkey tenderloins for dinner any night of the week is sort of like getting to enjoy Thanksgiving whenever you feel like it. This poultry main dish is easy to work with and always soaks up a lot of flavor so make sure you're seasoning appropriately. — Lauren Gordon

For the Honey Mustard turkey Tenderloin recipe, click here.