Easy Gourmet Meals

Most of us love dishes that are simple to make. We are tired from work or other activities and are very hungry. Fast food may be the most convenient option in these situations, but of course, they are not the healthiest. So we try to make something simple and tasty at home. However, we often run out of ideas and get tired of the same dishes over and over again.

Below are some tips to create gourmet meals that are quite simple:

Homemade Style Chicken Soup

Ingredients

  • Chicken Noodle Soup (1 standard size can for 2 people or 1 family size can for 4 people)
  • Celery, chopped (approximately 1 stalk per person)
  • Carrots, chopped or shredded
  • Red Pepper
  • Parsley, optional

Instructions

  1. Take any can of chicken noodle or similar chicken based soup. Or take a packet of instant soup (like the Lipton kind) and add water as directed. If you use instant soup, you’ll need some precooked chicken – the kind you find already cut up for you.
  2. Add chopped celery and carrots as desired. As a shortcut, you can find shredded carrots in the store. Add red pepper flakes to taste.
  3. Cook until carrots and celery are nice and tender.
  4. Add parsley if desired.

Potato Wedges

Ingredients

  • Oil (preferably vegetable or olive)
  • Potatoes (approximately 1 medium potato per person)
  • Adobo or your favorite seasoning

Instructions

  1. Grease baking sheet with oil or cooking spray. If using oil, be careful to use just enough to thinly coat the bottom of the pan.
  2. Cut potatoes into wedges approximately ¼ inch thick.
  3. Lay potato wedges in a single layer (try not to put them on top of each other).
  4. Sprinkle with Adobo or your favorite seasoning.
  5. Bake until crispy and tender. If cut thin like described above, 20 minutes should be reasonable. You may want to check the tenders at least halfway through cooking time.

Sauteed Asian Style Chicken

Ingredients

  • Peanut Oil
  • Chicken Breast or Tenders (1/4 -1/3 pound per person)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Teriyaki Sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oil in wok or similar style skillet.
  2. While oil is heating, cut chicken into pieces.
  3. Carefully toss cut up chicken into skillet. (Be careful, as peanut oil can get extremely hot.)
  4. Immediately add enough soy sauce to coat all the chicken. You may add more during cooking as desired.
  5. Cook chicken until thoroughly cooked. If adding teriyaki sauce, add now, and then heat a few extra minutes until piping hot.