Dinner Recipes (5 Ingredients or less)

Cooking dinner can quite be a challenging chore sometimes. Maybe you’re tired, maybe you’re just starting to learn how to cook, or maybe you ran out of groceries and you need to do something that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Or maybe you’re just lazy. It doesn’t matter. We have gathered a couple of recipes that require no more than 5 ingredients for you to try at home. We’ve already tried them ourselves so we can vouch for the reliability and the good taste of these recipes. Let’s get started!

3-Ingredient Teriyaki Chicken

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • 2lb chicken thighs (910 g) sliced into chunks
  • 1 cup of soy sauce (240mL)
  • ½ cup of brown sugar (110g)

Prepare & Cook 

  • Pan sear the chicken thighs evenly in a pan until it turns golden brown, then flip
  • Add soy sauce and brown sugar, then stir until it boils
  • Stir until the sauce has reduced and evenly grazes the chicken

That’s eat! Sorry, we mean… that’s it. Personally, when cooking this recipe, we reduce the amount of suggested soy sauce and brown sugar because if we don’t, it becomes too sweet and salty. You can do the same for better results! You may also use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs for a healthier meal and eat it with rice for a fuller experience.

Original recipe from https://tasty.co/recipe/3-ingredient-teriyaki-chicken

Crispy Garlicky Chicken

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

  • 500g chicken thighs or breasts
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ scallions (optional)
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Prepare & Cook 

  • Add olive oil, garlic, scallions, and butter in the pan
  • Pan sear the chicken and sprinkle some salt and pepper
  • Wait until golden brown then flip

Voila! The original recipe for this requires an oven but we’ve made an easier way for you. Pair it with rice and you’re good to go!

Original recipe from: https://www.kitchenstories.com/en/recipes/crispy-garlicky-chicken

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

  • 120g cheese
  • 400g canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Unsalted butter
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Prepare & Cook 

  • Peel and chop the onion. Melt some butter in a pot over medium heat, then add onions, canned crushed tomatoes, and 1 ½ can’s worth of water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook for approx. 30 mins.
  • Spread butter on each side of the bread slices. Grate cheese.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add a slice of bread with the buttered side down. Add cheese and top with another side of bread with the buttered side up. Flip once the cheese is starting to melt. Cook until well browned. Repeat for other sandwiches.
  • Blend the soup until smooth.
  • Serve the grilled cheese sandwich with the tomato soup and enjoy the classic, easy, and quick dinner recipe!

Original recipe from https://www.kitchenstories.com/en/recipes/5-ingredient-grilled-cheese-and-tomato-soup-en

Now, if you’re like us and you always look for dessert after eating your meals, we have also gathered some easy dessert recipes for you!

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups

We’re personally huge fans of the Reese’s peanut butter cups, and when we found out that we can make it at home with only 2-3 ingredients, imagine how ecstatic we got! So, we’re sharing the recipe for you to enjoy, as well!

Ingredients (for 6 servings)

  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (120g)
  • 1 cup melted chocolate (170g)


  • Prepare a cupcake tin with 6 layers
  • Spread 1 to 2 tbsp of chocolate at the bottom of each cupcake liner
  • Add 1 to 2 tbsp of peanut butter on top of the chocolate
  • Cover the peanut butter by adding more chocolate at the top
  • Refrigerate for an hour or until chocolate has hardened.

Yum! You may also mix sugar with the peanut butter as the original recipe suggests, but personally, we think the whole thing is already sweet enough.

Original recipe from https://tasty.co/recipe/3-ingredient-peanut-butter-cups

3-Ingredient No-Bake Lemon Pudding

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

  • 1 lemon
  • 240mL heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar (65g)
  • Salt
  • Raspberries (for serving, optional)


  • Zest and juice lemon into two separate bowls
  • Add heavy cream and sugar to a saucepan with lemon zest. Season with a pinch of salt and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking often. Once sugar has dissolved and mixture thickens slightly, approx. 5 mins, remove from heat.
  • Add reserved lemon juice and mix to combine. Let cool until a skin forms on top of the mixture.
  • Strain the mixture, transfer to serving dishes and refrigerate uncovered for at least 3 hours.

The original recipe suggests that you serve it with raspberries or other fruits.

Original recipe from 

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