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Quick Dinners for Busy Students

Preparing healthy dinners can be a pain. Whether you’re a student or a busy employee, we want to help you out and make your life a little easier. Here on the Virginia Square Plaza Blog we have some simple and quick dinner recipes to share with you. Pick up the ingredients from your favorite local grocery store and enjoy a delicious and easy meal in your apartment’s kitchen here in Arlington, VA.


One Pan Ranch Pork Chops and Veggies

This is a very quick meal that can be prepared in just 30 minutes — and most of that time is the time it’ll take for the food to cook in the oven. This recipe comes from Damn Delicious. You’ll need the following ingredients: pork chops, baby red potatoes, green beans, olive oil, ranch seasoning, garlic cloves, salt and pepper, and chopped fresh parsley.


Skillet Chicken Fajitas

This meal also takes just 30 minutes to prepare. It comes from Recipe Runner. You’ll need chicken breasts, fresh cilantro, olive oil, dried oregano, hot sauce, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, ground cumin, lime, bell peppers, and yellow onion. This is a tasty and quick meal.


5-Ingredient Creamy Taco Alfredo

This recipe is great for the pasta lovers out there. This meal is creamy, tasteful, and perfect for a busy night. It comes from Everyday Cooking. You’ll need chicken breasts, taco seasoning, olive oil, butter, cream, Mexican cheese blend, chopped tomatoes, penne pasta, and chopped cilantro.


Sheet Pan BBQ Smoked Sausage Dinner

For this a delicious smoked sausage meal from Meatloaf and Melodrama. You’ll need olive oil, white potatoes, salt, garlic powder, pepper, smoked sausage barbecue sauce, broccoli florets, and shredded cheddar cheese.


Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

Incorporating slow cookers into your nightly meals can make your life so much easier. This meal is perfect for your slow cooker. It’s from Natasha’s Kitchen. The following ingredients are needed: boneless skinless chicken breasts, BBQ sauce, onion, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. You can serve the chicken on a roll with coleslaw for a tasty dinner.


What’s your favorite quick and easy dinner meal? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!