It's Thanksgiving Week, But You Still Need Dinner

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 10-Minute Chicken, Corn and Kimchi Ramen Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 10-Minute Chicken, Corn and Kimchi Ramen, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 10-Minute Chicken, Corn and Kimchi Ramen Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 10-Minute Chicken, Corn and Kimchi Ramen, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

The meal of all meals is upon us. Even if your thoughts are consumed with brining and gravy and place settings, one thing is for sure: You still gotta eat. In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, whip up these Beat-the-Clock Dinners that take 30 minutes, max. With these can-do recipes on your side, you’ll be energized and ready to go come Thursday.

On a particularly bone-chilling day, nothing seems more fitting than taking a bowl of steamy soup to the face. Perfect for the most extreme, need-comfort-now cases, 10-Minute Chicken, Corn and Kimchi Ramen (pictured above) is as speedy as it gets, coming together in one skillet and ready as soon as the broth comes to a boil.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 15-Minute Bean, Egg and Avocado Tostadas Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 15-Minute Bean, Egg and Avocado Tostadas, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 15-Minute Bean, Egg and Avocado Tostadas Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 15-Minute Bean, Egg and Avocado Tostadas, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Do breakfast-for-dinner even better with huevos rancheros-inspired 15-Minute Bean, Egg and Avocado Tostadas. Served on crunchy store-bought tostada shells, this recipe champions a game-changing technique that slashes time. Get this: By cracking fresh eggs into muffin tins, you can cook all your eggs at once. From there, load them onto the tostadas, top with the southwestern fixings and you’re good to go.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Charred Escarole Salad Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Charred Escarole Salad, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Charred Escarole Salad Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Charred Escarole Salad, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

When it comes to quick cooking, the broiler might just be your best friend. 20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Charred Escarole Salad relies on this high-heat oven setting, which zaps leafy wedges of escarole for a pleasantly blackened taste while quickly cooking the chicken until crispy yet tender.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 25-Minute Unstuffed Pork Chops Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 25-Minute Unstuffed Pork Chops, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHY Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 25-Minute Unstuffed Pork Chops Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 25-Minute Unstuffed Pork Chops, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHY Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Think of 25-Minute Unstuffed Pork Chops as an easier way to bring all of the flavors of stuffed pork chops to your plate. Swap in croutons for the breading and simply pile the makeshift stuffing on top of the meat once it’s been seared. After all, a breading as stellar as this one, which is scattered with dried apricots and scallions, should be sitting on top for all to see.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 30-Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 30-Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: 30-Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s 30-Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, Beat the Clock Dinners / Thanksgiving Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

With low-key veggie prep and a piping hot skillet, 30-Minute Pan-Seared Salmon with Baby Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms is your answer to a bountiful well-rounded meal. No one will believe you whipped this up in the thick of Thanksgiving prep. Look to soy sauce and white wine vinegar for bold, easy flavors, and use leftover cooked white rice to make this meal come together even quicker.

It doesn’t stop there. For even more quick-cooking Beat-the-Clock Dinner ideas, make your way over to Food Network.

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