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Homemade chicken meatballs with a hint of wasabi, double the batch to have an easy meal the next day or leftovers for lunch.

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  • Amanda

    These look yummy – thanks for sharing!
    Is it possible to have the “Pin It” (Pinterest) button on your recipes for quick convenient saving?
    Have a lovely weekend.
    ~ AmandaReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Amanda, there are usually sharing buttons at the bottom of all my posts, but I can’t seem to find the one on this one, it’s not working?? :(ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    Oh YUM! Pinned! My family all love wasabi, this is going to be a favourite!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      The original recipe says to use more, but I have left it to just a little for a subtle hint, but then those that like it in our household just added some extra to the side of their plate :)ReplyCancel

  • Leah

    My girls hate spice could you exclude with wasabi or substitute with djion mustard. Also can they be from after cooking.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      yes absolutely, I love that idea!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    Trying to eat less carbs, suggestions for another binder besides breadcrumbs?ReplyCancel

    • Rachel

      Orgran have packaged crumbs that are mostly brown rice and quinoa. Still carb, but good low GI carb.ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        great tip Rachel, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Justine

    Yippee! A recipe that my whole family enjoy. Even the super fussy one loved these!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      that’s so wonderful to hear Justine, yay, gotta love it when you find one of those recipes.ReplyCancel

I love super easy dinner ideas and this Chicken and Basil Fettuccine is just that. Easily made within the amount of time it takes to cook the pasta, plus an extra 3 minutes!

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  • Rebecca

    Well Kat the Chicken basil fettuccine was an instant success to my 7 and 9 year old boys. I think it will be a regular in my arsenal. I might try it with zymil cream next timeReplyCancel

Often afternoons are chaotic, with driving kids around to sports, getting them to do their homework or babies and toddlers at witching hour. In the chaos our focus isn’t 100%, which can then lead to rushing in the kitchen topped with kids young kids crying around our legs, which is when accidents can happen. Read further for tips to prevent accidents in the kitchen + an easy meatballs in tomato sauce and basil recipe.

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  • Julie

    I put my soup in the blender often and wondered why it always went everywhere, I had no idea it was because it was hot, I thought I put too much in the blender and could never work out the right amount for it not to explode. This recipe sounds delicious btw, going to give it a go.ReplyCancel

    • Rachel

      Use a stick blender in the pot. Once you keep it low to the base of the pot it won’t splash upReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I put my daughter in a high chair next to me while I cook dinner and she nibbles on some of the vegetables I am preparing and plays with some toys.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Love this idea. Lisa!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie R

    I struggle with keeping my two occupied while I cook dinner, I don’t enjoy this time of day at all. So I look forward to learning more ideas.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hope you are able to get lots of great tips. I love the idea of preparing while they are watching their favourite tv show.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa S

    I also try to get some prep done early in the day, or at least at about 3-3:30 while they are still happy to play or watch TV. I put dinner in the oven or thermomix and while it does it’s thing I give the younger two their bath. I find the trick is to feed the kids reasonably early – miss 4 and Miss one usually eat about 5pm, Miss 11 will often choose to eat with them. If I waited for hubby to get home they’d be totally past it. Then they are usually reasonably pleasant until bed time. Sometimes I get miss 11 to make a salad while the rest of the meal cooks

    But if I can’t get dinner started during the day, frozen fish, frozen veges or pre- made meatballs can be a life saver.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Great tips, Lisa! I did the same thing when mine were younger. Then once the kids were feed and bathed and in bed we would sit down and have our meal and talk about the day. It was so much easier.ReplyCancel

  • I am so glad that my children are old enough not to have to worry too much about when I’m cooking. It’s nice to be able to involve them in the cooking without to much concern. xxReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I am loving this stage too, Nicole. Especially when my 12 year old wants to get it and do most of the cooking.:)ReplyCancel

  • Great recipe! I usually do the dinner prep at around 2pm before the children come home from school.Then I can just finish it off while overseeing homework/study etc and bath time when they were younger ?
    I agree with Lisa, dinnertime at 5pm makes all the difference with little ones!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I used to do the same thing when my kiddies were younger, it helps around 5pm when.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kat, is that watermelon potholder yours? If so, where did you get it????? it’s so stinkin’ cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Hi Melanie, Kat got it from Larkstore.com.au about a year age. I have had a look online and they seem to no longer stock them, which is a shame because it is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

A very quick and easy weeknight meal, which is perfect for those busy evenings when you don’t have time to cook.

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  • Helen C

    With your slow cooker shredded chicken recipe, do you defrost the chicken breasts first?
    I can’t wait to try it!!
    Thanks HelenReplyCancel

    • Tina W

      I’m thinking that might be a typo, I’ve read you shouldn’t put any frozen meat in a slow cooker – I could be wrong tho!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      You can use either frozen or thawed, both for the same amount of time :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    This is so easy and versatile thank you. Could I use fresh fillets and halve the cooking time??ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Michelle, You can use frozen or fresh, but cook both for 8 hours on low. I’ve made it with both same times and just as delicious as each other.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    Sounds delicious, will definitely try this recipe! As chicken breasts vary so much in size, would you mind telling me approx what amount of chicken you use in weight (kilograms)? And also I’d be interested to know whether you put the chicken in slow cooker frozen or once defrosted too?? Many thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Hi Kelly, each breast is roughly 250 grams each. You can use frozen or fresh breasts, but cook both for 8 hours on low. I’ve made it with both same times and just as delicious as each other.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Could you clarify Italian salad dressing ? ThanjsReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Similar to a french salad dressing, can be found in the aisle at the grocery store with mayo.ReplyCancel

  • romy

    If not using slow what options are available?ReplyCancel

  • Miriam

    We made the BBQ shredded chicken today. Oh YUMMY!!! It was sooo good!!!!!! We served it with salad (because I’d taken a nap instead of cooking veggies and rice like I’d planned! Haha!) and it was super delicious!!! There are 6 of us in our family and there was at least half of the shredded chicken left which I’m freezing in portions for lunches and pizza toppings.
    There was quite a lot of the sauce left in the slowcooker so I put 2kg of chicken drumsticks in and put that back on to cook too! I hate waste so this was ideal 😀
    Thanks so much for the fab recipe!!! Absolutely awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Do you shred the chicken with a fork or put it in a blender? I’ve just put the chicken on to cook!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - Kat's Assistant

    Hi Sarah, I like to shred the chicken using a fork, i find it much easier.:)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    This recipe is fantastic…love it! I cooked this chicken from frozen just because I failed to plan. I cut the BBQ sauce back to 1 cup and used a little less sugar too. There was still lots of sauce so I took the lid off the slow cooker near the end of the cooking time for around 20 mins and this reduced the sauce quite a lot. Have restocked my chicken breast supply for this week and going to make it again – thanks for sharing.
    AmandaReplyCancel

Chicken Pad Thai is a really easy dinner that everybody will enjoy

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  • Christine

    Hi kat what can i use instead of peanut oil as my partner is allergic. ThanksReplyCancel

    • kim

      light olive or regular or vegetable coconut sesame oilReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Hi Christine, Sesame oil should be fine to use.ReplyCancel

  • Pad Thai is a big favourite here too – always have to make enough for leftovers for lunch the next day :)ReplyCancel

    • Marie

      How do you make yours Nancy? I dot. Have a thermomix and I never seem to find a good recipe for Pad Thais. Thx.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    Thanks for the yummy recipe. My 2yo enjoyed it, as did hubby & I, plus it was easy to adapt to grain free for me. My 3.5yo was the only dissenter and I figure you can’t please all of them, all of the time!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      so pleased you all enjoyed it!!!ReplyCancel

A delicious dinner the family will enjoy, fresh roast vegetables with chicken. Cooked in one dish so you don’t have to do a lot of washing up!

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  • I love the look of this one dish dinner – might give it a whirl with the fussy trio! xReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      It’s great and so much less mess to clean up, i love it.:)ReplyCancel

  • Di

    I rarely cook roasts they seem too hard. this looks delicious and love the idea of using more than just potato and pumpkin for the roast vegetables.ReplyCancel

  • LOVE LOVE that one dish chicken bake!!! YESSS! YUM!ReplyCancel

  • Yes! A wonderful idea with a one pot roast! I tried your mexican pasta bake and it was great!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It’s an easy roast to make Kat (love your name!!) ooh teh mexican pasta is delicous, we love mexican here, so I am pleased you enjoyed it.ReplyCancel

      • I think i made the veggies to big and they were still very crunchy when I took the pan out of the oven. I might need to boil them a bit beforehand. But… the chicken was cooked perfectly!!! (I’ve had trouble with chicken in the past haha).ReplyCancel

  • Veronica

    looks yummy! What temp should I use for this one pls?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Veronica, I have just adjusted the recipe and included cook at 180C. Hope you enjoy it xReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Yummo! Looks great. Will give this one a go for sure. Looks easy to prepare earlier in the day then throw in the oven after school pickup.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Exactly Amy! So nice and easy.:)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    This looks so good – I’ll be making this tomorrow night! I love the variety of mixed roasted vegies, even my fussy hubby should like this…soo much to choose from. The one pan is an added bonus! Thankyou :)ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Absolutely Lisa! I love that you can add whatever vegetabes you have in your fridge that need using up.ReplyCancel

  • Sonya

    Sorry – the chicken pieces were raw at 180’c for 40minutes – after 1hr I’ve taken it out & fried it in the frypan – the veggies are cooked thoughReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      ooh no Sonya, did you slice the pieces into thirds? If I would cook mine for 40 minutes they would dry out, sorry this didn’t work for you :(ReplyCancel

  • Jude

    I tried this one on the weekend. I loved relaxing while it cooked but it took half an hour more than the recipe said for the chicken to cook thoroughly. Adults and kids loved it – it has been printed and filed in my main recipe folder.ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Fantastic Jude, glad to hear you all enjoyed it! I guess it just depends on different types of ovens and temperatures. It is great putting it all in the one dish and being able to go off and do something else while it is cooking away.:)ReplyCancel

Thank you to to Julie K for sharing one of her family favourite meals, Pepper & Peanut Chicken. It looks delcious Julie and very fancy with your rice mould.  Find more family dinner ideas here. Pepper and Peanut Chicken Serves: Prep Time Cook Time Total Time 10 mins 10 mins 20 mins Ingredients 1 tsp […]

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  • Mel

    Yum! I love the look of these recipes!
    I was desperately searching for a recipe I made a few weeks back that was a warm Moroccan chicken salad that had crunchy chickpeas in it. It was so delicious but I can’t find it again, I’m sure it was on your site. Does anyone remember if it was from here?ReplyCancel

    • Mel

      It took me all afternoon but I found the recipe I was looking for!!
      I’m going to try that pepper and peanut chicken too!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Mel that sounds delicious! I haven’t got a Moroccan Chicken recipe but sounds yum especially with Chick peas.:)ReplyCancel

  • That looks so easy and delicious. Like a version of a satay sauce (my mum uses peanut butter in hers) :)ReplyCancel

Can’t get enough of Mexican Food!  Chimichangas are commonly known as a tortilla rolled round a savory filling and deep fried.  I don’t own a deep fryer, for health benefits I pefer to oven bake everything. These Chicken Chimichangas makes 8 parcels, my kids would eat 2 each.  To make them feed more, serve one parcel […]

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  • Its been a while since i saw a recipe I wanted to try, but this is fabulous!! Quick, easy and something we can do with the kids – brilliant! :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They really are so yummy and my kids love helping make them too.:)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    These look delicious…am thinking they would cook perfectly in my air fryer :-). What Mexican cheese did you use Kat? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Amanda, I used the Mexican cheese by Coon. It’s a shredded cheese.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel

    I made these tonight and whilst we all enjoyed them I found them a little heavy. I will make again but cut back on the cheese and cream cheese and add some veges in. I think some capsicum and corn and fresh coriander would work well.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Veggies sound lovely in it too, great idea Rachel.ReplyCancel

This tomato bruschetta mix on top of oven baked chicken is a deliciously fresh combination. An easy meat and 3 vegetable dinner.

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  • Cheryl

    this looks delicious I’m going to make it tonight as I have quite a few tomatoes I need using. Kat I love all your recipes they are easy and practical thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      thank you Cheryl, this is quick and easy I hope you enjoy it !ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    Hi Kat. Sounds like a yummy and refreshing dinner. I experimented with a similar chicken recipe recently. I called mine Greek Chicken – it was basically chicken thighs marinated in lemon and oregano, pan fried then over the top – some chopped cherry tomatoes, sliced red onion, goats cheese and drizzled with olive oil(plus salt and pepper of course!)ReplyCancel

  • This looks delicious! I’m a big fan of bruschetta so this will be yum! I also love using my oven. Warms up the house in winter and it’s easy to walk away and get other stuff done :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Pearce

    Hi Kat I always worry when cooking chicken breast that it will be too dry. Does the bruschetta mix counteract that?ReplyCancel

Chicken Enchiladas are one of our family favourite Friday night dinners, I think I say this all the time when I share a mexican recipe, but we truly do love anything and everything mexican in our household.  I love that this recipe is so quick and easy to prepare, with the option to poach your own […]

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  • Yum! I can see myself making this and keeping portions of it for other nights! 😀ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Absolutely Lorraine.:) They are super delicious and freeze really well too. Though ours don’t make it to the freezer that often LOL, they make a great next day snack.:)ReplyCancel

  • Kym

    I made these and they were so good! First time and I was a bit concerned but the husband loved them. I was quite proud of myself too :)ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      Great job, Kym! They are so yummy aren’t they? And i’m pleased hubby enjoyed them too. A popular Friday night dinner in our house.:)ReplyCancel

I LOVE Mexican with quesadillas being one of my favourite dishes. So easy to make, a great weeknight family meal.

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  • Saam

    Hi Katrina,
    you need to recheck the recipe – the cumin isn’t mentioned in the method and the onion isn’t listed in the ingredients. Oops!ReplyCancel

    • Saam

      My bad, the onion is mentioned, although I think you need to move ‘chopped into wedges’ up next to it instead of the grated cheese.ReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        Your a star Saam thank you for picking that up, all fixed :)ReplyCancel

  • These look delish!! Another one to add to my collection for Sunday night meals!! PerfectReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      it’s a great recipe to have in the collection, hope you all love it too!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are the perfect Sunday night dinner! A real favourite in our house.:)ReplyCancel

  • We absolutely love quesadillas! They’re always so good for a quick, tasty meal :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Oh Lorraine they are so super yummy and a big hit in our house!.:)ReplyCancel

  • We love having them for breakfast with some bacon, grated cheese, shallots and parsley. Perfect any time meal I say :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh yum, sounds delicious Briohny!ReplyCancel