Spend less time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up with this semi-homemade lemon chicken paired with fried rice and dumplings for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
If you’ve been hanging around here for a while you would know that I’m all about quick and easy meals. The quicker, and easier, the better. Especially on busy weeknights, or weekends when the kids have friends sleeping over, like this past weekend.
One thing that I find useful, that not only cuts back on the cooking and cleaning up, but also on my time spent in the kitchen is to make one dish, and then pair it with ready-made sides.
One of Marisol’s favorite dishes is lemon chicken, so when she asked if she could have a friend come to our house for a sleepover I knew things would get a little crazy with all of the activities they wanted to do, but I still wanted to make her favorite dish for a special dinner.
As I’m typing this I’m still cleaning up the signs of a good time. It’s amazing how much mess three 11 year old children can make. Between the silly string, the pumpkin guts and paint from carving pumpkins, the mattresses and blankets from a living room sleepover, the popcorn and snow machine ‘bar’ the kids set up for movie night, the face painting, and the crime scene they created in the backyard using fake blood from the Halloween decorations I have out (that I’m STILL trying to get up).
So, when it came to dinner I wanted as little mess and fuss (and clean-up) as possible, but still make the kids a meal they would love.
I decided to pair Ling Ling Chinese-Style Vegetable Fried Rice, with Ling Ling Chicken Dumplings in Chili Sauce, plain white rice, and my homemade lemon chicken.
Both the Ling Ling Fried Rice and Dumplings could be prepared in the microwave, which meant I only needed to spend a little time in the kitchen making the lemon chicken and popping white rice into the rice cooker.
And the kids loved it.
Ling Ling delivers superior flavor and exceptional taste because of their infusion cooking method, which means that each grain of rice and noodle is infused with Ling Ling signature sauces for incredible flavor in every bite.
Want to try Ling Ling fried rice, noodles or dumplings for yourself? Grab this coupon for $2 off a box of Ling Ling Fried Rice, Noodles or Dumplings. You can find the Ling Ling products at your local Walmart store in the freezer section. At my store they are split into two places with the noodles being with the ready-made meals, and the fried rice and dumplings being on the other side of the aisle closer to the pizzas.
What is your favorite dish to pair with fried rice?
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