Three Delicious Dishes That Don’t Need Much Prep

Contributed by Samantha Lowry

So you’ve had a long day at work and don’t feel like cooking, what do we all do in this situation? We throw a ready meal in the microwave or oven and thank whoever invented them for making our lives so much easier. Well, no more because we’re going to share with you some of our favourite dishes that don’t require much prep at all.

Grilled Meat Skewers

This delicious dinner can be made with either pork or chicken and it takes barely any time at all. The idea behind this is simple, cut up some meat, cover it in some of your favourite flavours like barbecue or soy sauce and put them on a stick! Of course, when you’re cutting up the meat you want to make sure that you are using a high quality knife to get that smooth cut. If you visit a site like , you’ll find some great reviews on quality kitchen knives. The whole process should take about 5 minutes and then they can go straight in the oven while you sit down and put your feet up while they cook. You can serve these with a simple side salad or some boiled new potatoes. Either way, it’s a dish the whole family can enjoy without you standing over a hot oven for an hour.

Did Someone Say Steak?

Steak can be really simple to cook. All it takes is a nice cut of steak, a colourful salad and maybe some chips to bring this meal to life. Steak doesn’t need to be something you constantly watch over to get a tasty dinner. All you have to do is season the meat to taste, put it under the grill and cook it to the temperature of your preference. This does not require you to stand and watch as it cooks. It’s like the expression says, a watched pot never boils. Check when you think it’s ready or if you’re not confident with meat times, look up a guide online for cooking steaks.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

This one really is one of the easiest meals to prepare and serve to your family. All you have to do is put the chicken in the slow cooker, cover it in your favourite herbs and spices, or a ready-made spice mix if you prefer, add in a can of chopped tomatoes and leave it on high all day so that chicken really becomes tender. If you look on you’ll find some great reviews of slow cookers you can buy. This means that when you come home, not only will your home smell delicious from the second you walk in, you will also have your dinner almost ready to go on the table. The only thing left for you to do is to shred the chicken which should only take you around two minutes. Once that’s done, it can go in a bowl on the table for people to wrap up in a soft flour tortilla.

Hopefully, these delicious dishes will make your life a lot easier on those days where you just can’t be bothered to cook an elaborate meal.

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