Lemon Basil Chicken

Several weeks ago, Ben and I mapped out a series of mini home renovation projects with the goal of having them completed by this weekend. Current completion count: zero. At least our dinners have been running on schedule, courtesy of easy, one-pan recipes like this Lemon Basil Chicken. It’s fresh, healthy, cooks in a single skillet, and is ready 20 minutes!

 One Pan Lemon Basil Chicken with Spinach  Ready in 20 minutes! Fresh, flavorful, and healthy. Serve with rice for an easy weeknight meal. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

My sister—who is in the midst of some home projects that make ours look as invasive as reorganizing a coat closet—warned me that real life is “not HGTV.”

I wasn’t entirely sure what she meant…until I was driving to an IKEA in a different state to pick up several missing parts of the shelving units that the store forgot to ship.

Add the shelf snafu to our first round of curtains being too short (the right length is now back ordered until July), the guy installing our blinds leaving halfway through the job for another appointment (he still hasn’t been back), and the fact that the only concrete step we’ve taken towards repainting our kitchen cabinets is to narrow down the color options from 17 shades of “white” to 7, and you have a situation that is a far cry from the 48-hour flips as seen on HGTV.

Healthy Lemon Basil Chicken  Fresh, flavorful, and ready in just 20 minutes! Everything cooks in ONE PAN. Serve with rice for an easy weeknight dinner. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

We have made some progress. Over the weekend, we built and installed the aforementioned IKEA shelves, which I gleefully loaded with stacks of plates, serving bowls, glassware, my entire cookbook collection, and heavy cast-iron skillets. It took the better part of an afternoon, but in the end, every dish and spoon had its perfect place.

Then, two hours later, we realized the shelves needed to move three inches to the right. We had to pull every single item from the shelves, and a good number of them are still scattered around my office. I feel like this probably doesn’t happen on HGTV.

Lemon Basil Chicken  Healthy ONE PAN recipe thats ready in 20 minutes! Serve with rice for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Because we’ve been dedicating the majority of our free time toward the house, I’ve been appreciating quick and easy dinners like this Lemon Basil Chicken even more so than usual. Chunks of juicy chicken stir-fried with garlic, fresh lemon, and basil, this recipe requires hardly 5 minutes of prep and can be on your plate in 20.

Easy Lemon Basil Chicken  Healthy one pan meal thats ready in 20 minutes! Perfect dinner recipe for busy weeknights. Recipe at wellplated.com |<p><noscript><img class=Read full article here

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