Simple Weeknight Favorites: More Than 200 No-Fuss, Foolproof Meals by America's Test Kitchen Editors

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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Chili; Bread & rolls, savory; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: onions; chile powder; garlic; ground cumin; ground beef; canned tomatoes; canned kidney beans; cheddar cheese; cornbread
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Stews & one-pot meals; Main course
    • Ingredients: beef sirloin steak tips; carrots; parsnips; frozen pearl onions; beef broth; Guinness
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Mexican
    • Ingredients: onions; chile powder; chicken broth; canned white hominy; dried oregano; rotisserie chicken; limes
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Thai
    • Ingredients: fish sauce; chicken breasts; green curry paste; fresh ginger; sweet potatoes; chicken broth; coconut milk; snow peas; limes; cilantro
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; American
    • Ingredients: chicken broth; chicken breasts; bacon; onions; corn; jalapeño chiles; ground cayenne pepper; creamed corn; half and half cream; chives
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Jewish
    • Ingredients: matzo meal; club soda; onions; carrots; chicken broth; asparagus; rotisserie chicken; dill
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Cambodian
    • Ingredients: chicken broth; limes; fresh ginger; garlic; jalapeño chiles; rice noodles; rotisserie chicken; cilantro; basil; scallions
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Chili; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: onions; poblano chiles; jalapeño chiles; garlic; ground cumin; cannellini beans; chicken broth; rotisserie chicken; limes; cilantro
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups
    • Ingredients: linguiça sausages; onions; rosemary; white beans; chicken broth; escarole
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups
    • Ingredients: chorizo sausages; onions; thyme; paprika; canned tomatoes; canned chickpeas; chicken broth; baby spinach
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Spanish
    • Ingredients: cucumbers; red peppers; tomatoes; shallots; sherry vinegar; tomato juice; lump crabmeat; avocados
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; French
    • Ingredients: onions; fennel; garlic; oranges; canned tomatoes; clams; bottled clam juice; red snapper; parsley
    • Accompaniments: Easy rouille croutons
    • Categories: Quick / easy; French; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baguette bread; roasted red peppers; ground cayenne pepper
    • Accompaniments: Quick bouillabaisse
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Mexican
    • Ingredients: corn tortillas; onions; garlic; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; chicken broth; hominy; canned tomatoes; shrimp; cilantro; limes
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; red peppers; garlic; ground cumin; canned black beans; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; vegetable broth; cilantro; avocados
    • Accompaniments: Easy white rice; Pico de gallo
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Rice dishes; Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: long grain rice
    • Accompaniments: Quick black bean soup
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: kale; leeks; carrots; rosemary; garlic; cannellini beans; walnuts; Parmesan cheese
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Moroccan; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; garam masala; smoked paprika; vegetable broth; sweet potatoes; cilantro; ground cumin; dried red pepper flakes
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: blue cheese; buttermilk; sour cream; mayonnaise; apple cider vinegar; bacon; maple syrup; iceberg lettuce; tomatoes
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: Dijon mustard; honey; apple cider vinegar; kielbasa sausages; red onions; caraway seeds; cannellini beans; napa cabbage; dill
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Main course; Spanish
    • Ingredients: pimento-stuffed green olives; chickpeas; chorizo sausages; tomatoes; mesclun; Manchego cheese
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Main course; American
    • Ingredients: cornbread; beef flank steaks; cilantro; limes; jalapeño chiles; Bibb lettuce; red peppers
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: beef strip steaks; sour cream; chives; prepared horseradish; romaine lettuce; walnuts; beets
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Main course
    • Ingredients: sherry vinegar; rotisserie chicken; red grapes; walnuts; blue cheese; romaine lettuce

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  • Thai coconut curry soup with chicken

    • averythingcooks on March 15, 2019

      Other than some necessary veg substitutions based on fridge contents, I followed this pretty closely cutting it by half. I will admit that poaching the chicken breast with fish sauce in the water did create a fairly "funky" smell in the kitchen - not sure I would do that again. The soup itself with the green curry paste and coconut milk is nice - I cut carrots along with yellow and orange peppers into matchsticks and used frozen peas in place of the sweet potatoes and snap peas called for.

  • Spicy chicken and corn chowder

    • averythingcooks on March 15, 2019

      This makes a really creamy and delicious corn chowder. The fresh corn in combo with the creamed corn is lovely. I had added minced garlic in with the onions before I realized it wasn't actually part of the recipe - habit I guess! I also added some chopped Peppadew hot peppers for a pop of red and some extra heat. A definite repeat.

    • ldholakia on March 22, 2017

      Very, very good -- followed the recipe exactly and was delighted with the depth of flavor given it was so quick and easy. Spicy enough to please those looking for a bit of a kick without being overwhelming.

  • Quick black bean soup

    • bethihearyoucalling on July 23, 2013

      Used white onion. Lots of flavor delivered quickly, as promised. I would purée a smaller portion than called for here.

  • Italian Cobb salad

    • jenmacgregor18 on March 15, 2019

      Took some liberties: subbed bacon for pancetta and red bell pepper for cherry tomatoes. I didn't put blue cheese in dressing. (H doesn't like blue- so I put asiago in hers). Olive oil & lemon vinaigrette. This went over well with the girls. Keeper.

  • Quick white wine-braised chicken and potatoes

    • dc151 on May 03, 2021

      I really loved this one, quick, straightforward. I accidentally got vanilla creme fraiche, but it still turned out ok. Also, I forgot the potatoes in the microwave. I served it over naan, it really tasted quite like a lighter version of a chicken pot pie. Will definitely make again!

  • Country captain chicken

    • averythingcooks on March 11, 2019

      I have made the long , slow & complex Lee brothers country captain (from BF's Showdown) and it was absolutely delicious .....but today I tried this "quicker" version and it was also REALLY good! Small changes - my store cupboard curry powder is HOT so I started with 1 tablespoon then added a palmful of home made garam masala and a small can of coconut milk for the simmer. To up the heat part way through, I added my mango pineapple hot sauce ( for its lovely fruity heat) and finished with green onions and a handful of peas. I made Chrissy Teigan's skillet naans/ flatbreads to dip / scoop husband doesn't much care for rice ( whaaaa??) Just a lovely Monday night dinner that will be repeated :)

  • Chicken and Mexican green rice skillet supper

    • averythingcooks on January 15, 2020

      So I found a can of green enchilada sauce in my over flowing pantry (and I'm honestly not sure why I ever bought it in the 1st place) and that lead me here. I made it as directed except used one diced jalapeño (no poblanos , cubanelles etc in either of my small town grocery stores) and parsley in place of cilantro. The verdict?? This is REALLY good with moist & tender chicken and creamy rice . I'll will now be sure there IS a can of the green stuff on hand for a relatively quick weeknight dinner.

  • Chicken with Mexican-style pumpkin seed sauce

    • TrishaCP on October 14, 2022

      I liked this version of pipian. Poaching the chicken kept it moist.

  • Cilantro rice

    • twoyolks on February 09, 2015

      The recommended cooking times left me with slightly undercooked rice.

  • Pork chops with creamy roasted poblanos

    • Jfbeaner on March 02, 2019

      bone-in center cut chops

  • Roasted broccoli

    • twoyolks on September 16, 2013

      I cooked the broccoli for longer than in the recipe but it was still undercooked. I think a owner temperature for a longer time would yield a better result.

  • Steak sandwiches with onion jam and wasabi mayo

    • averythingcooks on October 11, 2020

      I took out one nice strip loin to make 2 sandwiches. The keys here are the onion jam & the wasabi mayo....neither is fancy or complicated but they were perfect condiments with the grilled & thinly sliced steaks. An added bonus is that I have wasabi powder and haven't actually used it yet :) With the addition of some grilled peppers, these sandwiches were delicious served on toasted ciabatta buns with a side of coleslaw.

  • Beef, green bean, and scallion stir-fry

    • averythingcooks on October 21, 2019

      Is it weird to review a stir fry recipe that highlights green beans when you substituted an equivalent weight of match stick yellow and red peppers? Maybe, but this was a quick and tasty dinner with that change made based on personal tastes. I also stirred some fresh noodles into the skillet after the sauce was added. My red pepper flakes are very fresh and they certainly made their presence known so if you are not a heat lover tread lightly at first....maybe start with half.

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  • ISBN 10 1936493063
  • ISBN 13 9781936493067
  • Published Mar 01 2011
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher America's Test Kitchen
  • Imprint America's Test Kitchen

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