How to Make 2 Dinners in Less Than an Hour

Hear me out on this one, because it really is awesome.

By: Foodlets

What if I told you there's a way to make two dinners in less than an hour? Would you believe me? Go with me here...

Dinner 1:

It's my new favorite: BBQ Chicken Tenders. They’re delicious, nutritious and... take 12 minutes to cook. That’s right. 12. All you do is marinate two or three pounds of chicken tenders in Italian dressing ahead of time. You can make your own with a mix of oil, herbs and spices, or just twist open your favorite store-bought bottle. Either way, you'll let the chicken chill in the marinade for at least four hourse, but if you can prep it the night before, even better.

When you’re ready for dinner, place each piece of newly flavorful chicken on a hot grill (or grill pan). Brush with barbecue sauce (again, homemade or store-bought — no judgment) and flip. Repeat, repeat and dinner’s done.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

If you have the time, baked potatoes are a mouthwatering companion for this dinner — and they can cook on the grill too! No time for potatoes? No problem. Grilled vegetables are a fantastic (and fast) substitute.

But that’s not even the best part...

Dinner 2:

Double your batch of chicken tenders and you’ll be halfway to another dinner later in the week. Chop up your chicken and use it for anything from Chicken Tacos, Chicken Salad and DIY Sandwiches to White Chicken Chili or a Slow Cooker Chicken Chili that cooks politely while you’re away.

The options are basically endless, but the results are the same every time: finger-licking delicious.

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