7 Sizzling Skillet Dinners Ready in 15 Minutes or Less

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Cajun-Style Chicken And Shrimp Sauté

On busy weeknights, you just don’t have time to whip up a full-blown dinner. The last thing that you want is for your busy schedule to derail your healthy eating plans. However, this is when the temptation to hit the drive-thru or order takeout is at the highest.

You still want delicious and healthful dinners—you just don’t want them to take an hour or more to make.

That’s what makes skillet dinners such a winner. And at Nutrisystem, we’ve simplified the process even further. Instead of having to buy and prepare all of the ingredients, we have everything ready to go in a perfectly portioned package.

Introducing Hearty Inspirations: Toss in One Skillet, Heat and Eat!

Hearty Inspirations is our line of new premium frozen dinners that have everything you need for a full meal. Included with our Uniquely Yours Max+ plan (and available on our a la carte store), these all-in-one dinners contain up to 30+ grams of protein* and our full recommended serving of vegetables. Feel satisfied while you lose weight with these big, filling and flavorful choices.

Within our Hearty Inspirations line, we’ve added quick and easy skillet dinners that provide the sizzle of a homecooked meal! Not only can they be prepared quickly—and in one pan (reducing clean-up time)—but they’re still hearty, satisfying and flavorful.

You have a lot on your plate metaphorically, but that shouldn’t mean having to sacrifice what’s on your plate literally. With these seven sizzling skillet dinners from Nutrisystem, you can truly have the best of all worlds.

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1. Red Pepper Chicken and Pasta Sauté >

Red Pepper Chicken and Pasta Sauté

This protein-packed medley features a delicious blend of cavatappi pasta, char-grilled chicken breast, grilled red bell peppers and tender asparagus. These yummy ingredients are all tossed in a savory roasted red pepper sauce. Packed with 26 grams of protein, you’ll be filled with sustainable energy. Plus, it’s got everything that you need in one meal, so there’s no need to add your own vegetables or sides to make it complete. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Click here to try our Red Pepper Chicken and Pasta Sauté! >

2. Chicken Pot Sticker Stir-Fry >

Chicken Pot Sticker Stir-Fry

This delicious dinner boasts some of your favorite stir-fry staples, including a colorful medley of crisp vegetables and savory chicken pot sticker dumplings. It’s all combined in a signature spicy chili ginger sauce. Simply toss it in the skillet, heat it up and enjoy a tasty dinner that requires no additional ingredients. Try our Chicken Pot Sticker Stir-Fry! >

3. Merlot Beef with Root Vegetables >

Merlot Beef with Root Vegetables

This skillet dinner is hearty comfort food at its finest. Enjoy a generous helping of thick-cut beef, rustic root vegetables, potatoes and rosemary all simmered in a rich red wine reduction. It is reminiscent of the beef and potato stews your grandmother might have made—but without the all-day prep. It has all the flavor of a slow-simmered meal without having to invest the time or energy. Click here to try our Merlot Beef with Root Vegetables! >

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4. Lemon Caper Chicken >

Lemon Caper Chicken

This Italian-style skillet dish is a fresh take on a classic favorite. It features pappardelle pasta with tender strips of char-grilled chicken breast, plus a hearty helping of mushrooms and peas. It’s all simmered in a decadent lemon caper sauce. With 32 grams of protein, it has 55 percent more protein than our standard dinners.* Plus, there’s no need to add any vegetables or other additions—it’s a complete meal that just needs to be heated up. Try our Lemon Caper Chicken! >

5. Cajun-Style Chicken And Shrimp Sauté >

Cajun-Style Chicken And Shrimp Sauté

This surf-and-turf skillet tastes like you’re dining at your favorite restaurant. Featuring the savory goodness of chicken and shrimp paired with long grain rice and fire-roasted vegetables, it’s got a whopping 24 grams of protein in each tasty serving. We cover it all in our creamy Cajun-inspired sauce for a zesty meal that will keep you satisfied. Click here to try our Cajun-Style Chicken And Shrimp Sauté! >

6. Bourbon-Style Chicken >

Bourbon-Style Chicken

Inspired by that popular neighborhood restaurant chain, our Bourbon-Style Chicken has all of the flavor but none of the guilt. Seasoned chicken, roasted potatoes and crisp vegetables come together in our sweet and tangy bourbon-style sauce for a dinner you’ll be craving all week. “Eating good” is easy when your freezer is stocked with skillet dinners like this one. Try our Bourbon-Style Chicken! >

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7. Beef Lo Mein >

Beef Lo Mein

You don’t need to order takeout when you’re craving quick, easy and delicious Asian-style cuisine. Instead, order this pan-to-plate dinner, which combines noodles with tender strips of beef in a savory stir-fry of broccoli, peppers, snap peas and mushrooms. Covered in the flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce, this hearty meal comes together in just 11 minutes. Click here to try our Beef Lo Mein! >

*Hearty Inspirations dinners contain 20-32g protein vs. standard dinners at 8-22g protein.