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Quick Dishes to Prepare When You Have Less Than an Hour to Cook

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Chicken cutlets with salad

There are plenty of chicken cutlet recipes to choose from, and lots of salads that pair well with them, meaning you have many choices with this dish. A cutlet is a chicken breast with the tender removed, sliced horizontally, and pounded into a thin cutlet. As a result, it cooks quickly. Salad suggestions include green apple, arugula, and Romaine lettuce.

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A traditional Mexican dish, enchiladas are corn tortillas with a filling inside and a sauce outside. Enchiladas can be filled with chicken, beef, pork, beans, cheese, or other ingredients. They can be topped with red or green sauce, sour cream, onions, and/or cilantro.

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Bacon and egg spaghetti

You hardly need a recipe for bacon and egg spaghetti — you can fry the bacon and egg while boiling the spaghetti and throw them together at the end. Alternatively, you can whisk the egg with pecorino or Parmesan cheese and stir it in with the hot pasta before adding the cooked bacon to make spaghetti carbonara.

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Fish soup

Fish soup can be made with many types of seafood, including shellfish. There are two main categories: clear soups and thick soups. Famous examples in the latter category include New England clam chowder, which has a thick creamy broth, and Manhattan clam chowder, which has a red tomato-based broth.

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Garlic Parmesan sole

The name says it all — and any white fish, like sole, flounder, or haddock would be suitable. A simple way to prepare this dish is to combine Parmesan cheese with bread crumbs and garlic and add some seasoning. Dredge the fish fillets in the mixture and bake for 20 minutes.

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