10 Main Dish Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinner meals. I may be all about the sides, but most families still opt for a main dish too (trying to change that!!) Personally, our family is big on chicken…and why not? There are so many choices from grilled to gourmet and you can take your time whipping up something perfect for the in laws or in minutes for the kids.
No matter what you are meal planning for this week, here are my top 10 choices for a main dish dinner with complimentary side dishes to make it a meal worth remembering from start to finish.
Spicy homemade salsa makes this dish with a kick a perfect go to for tonights option. You cannot go wrong taste testing this perfectly grilled chicken honed to perfection.
Make with this Side Dish: Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Eat along or toss in a perfect salad, this grilled chicken all chopped up and seasoned well is a main dish you can alter over and over again.
Make with this Side Dish: Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad
Packed with flavor, balsamic grilled chicken is a light and refreshing way to pile on the health and put away the guilt. And with only 10 minute of marinating needed, this meal also makes a quick weeknight dinner.
Make with this Side Dish: Caprese Salad
Meat on a stick isn’t just for carnivals and fairs! Easy to grill up with crispy sides and a juicy inside, your kebab is also perfect for dipping in homemade sauces of your choice. PErfect party main dish!
Make with this Side Dish: Street Corn Salad
Lightly sweet glaze is the surprise on these perfect baked up chicken thighs. Do not have boring chicken again tonight when you can make sure its a “more please” meal.
Make with this Side Dish: Honey Glazed Carrots
Not gonna lie, one of my favorites is tandoori chicken and this recipe does it justice with a perfect blend of spices like cumin and chili powder.
Make with this Side Dish: Carrot Salad with Raisins
You pick the meat, we pick the marinade! You can pile up the thighs, legs, or breasts and grill, fry or oven bake for a simple and easy meal of perfection.
Make with this Side Dish: Roasted Carrots
Mix up the rub with this bourbon grilled chicken that pairs perfectly with your summer fun.
Make with this Side Dish: Sweet Potato Casserole
Marinade made easy, this light and friendly Honey Dijon meal brings your chicken from drab to fab in no time at all. Make ahead for a long soaking in marinade or short on time, 2 hours does the trick for this flavorful fowl. I think this side dish also pairs well with Oven Roasted Lamb Chops!
Make with this Side Dish: Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan
Sneak in those veggies by layering them right inside your chicken for a combined meal that is one for the books. No marinade needing to pop out the flavor and this one has a video to walk you step by step through a perfect way to fold and cook.
Make with this Side Dish: Black Eyed Pea Salad
Pin this main dish meal recipe post so you can remember to make them all!