If you’re not sure what to cook for dinner, you’re sure to find the simple recipes you’ve been craving in this roundup! From easy teriyaki chicken to honey garlic chicken, this list of 16 simple dinner ideas has it all.
This is a savory, sweet, and slightly sour meal with a simple teriyaki sauce made using pantry staples! And it’ll be on your dinner table in just 15 minutes. It’s much better than takeout!
This steak dinner combines juicy, pan-seared steak with fresh vegetables and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It’s a perfect keto meal on its own, or can be served on pasta or wrapped in tortillas.
This chicken alfredo is a creamy and flavorful fettuccine pasta dish, just like at Olive Garden. Simple, budget-friendly, this elegant dish is one of my favorite weeknight recipes that you can make in just 20 minutes!
This flavorful fried rice gives you the experience of your favorite Teppanyaki restaurant. It’s loaded with veggies and scrambled eggs for a wholesome, filling meal.
Craving takeout? This satisfying beef lo mein recipe is a fraction of the cost with all of the flavor. Best of all, it’s ready to eat in just 20 minutes.
It doesn’t get any simpler than this Mexican-inspired chicken fajita recipe! You’ll be baking your chicken and veggies on a single sheet pan for easy cooking and easier cleanup.
Succulent jumbo shrimp are simmered in a rich Mozzarella sauce for the ultimate pasta dinner. Complete the meal with sun-dried tomatoes, basil and a hint of paprika.
The entire family is guaranteed to love this cheesy casserole. Broccoli Mac and Cheese is comfort food at its finest, plus a sneaky way to get in a serving of veggies.
Give in to your Indian food cravings and give this classic curry a try. This easy recipe is great for beginners and it tastes amazing every single time.
Juicy jumbo shrimp are smothered in a sweet-and-savory honey garlic sauce. Serve with rice or quinoa and steamed veggies.
Learn the technique for making a juicy, fall-off-the-bone rib eye steak. This recipe is quick to cook and sure to please.
A special blend of seasonings makes these boneless pork chops downright scrumptious. Enjoy with roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli.
Salmon fillets are coated in a homemade teriyaki glaze for a healthy and delicious pescatarian dinner. Serve with roasted green beans and carrots.
Fish fillets are lightly seasoned and served with a crunchy cabbage slaw, avocado and a tangy taco sauce. You’ll love this recipe for Taco Tuesday or any night of the week.
This Southern recipe is incredibly simple to make in the oven or on the grill. Juicy shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes are cooked to perfection in a flavorful blend of Cajun seasonings.
Here’s a vegan-friendly pasta salad the whole family can enjoy. This satisfying cold salad is a tasty addition to your summer picnic menu.
Simple Panda Express Teriyaki Chicken Recipe
- 1 1/2 lb chicken thighs or chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vinegar apple cider or rice vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder optional
Optional serving ideas
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1/2 green onion minced
- steamed rice
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar and cornstarch and optional ginger powder.
- Add oil to a large skillet on medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add cubed chicken.
- Fry 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned. If not browning, increase heat and continue for another minute.
- Add sauce mixture to chicken and stir continuously until it thickens to coat the chicken.
- Remove from heat. Serve in bowls with rice and vegetable, and garnish with optional sesame seeds and green onion. Enjoy!
- Make sure to cut your chicken into small 1-inch / 2 cm cubes to allow for quicker cooking and easy browning.
- Start with medium heat to sauté your chicken, making sure not to overcrowd your pan. You may need to do it in two batches if your pan is not big enough.
- Add sauce immediately as soon as your chicken turns brown. Avoid over-cooking your chicken. Turn the heat up after you add in the sauce so that it thickens fast.