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Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes for Working Moms

Do you struggle to find dinner recipes as a working mom? Finding food to eat when you are a working mom sometimes turns into eating fast food for the family multiple times a week. It’s usually not because moms don’t know how to cook or don’t want to cook, but because we just don’t have time. Between work meetings, sports practice, family visits, birthday parties, etc. your family may not even make their way home until after 7:00 pm. At that point, everyone is starving and tired, including you. How can you combat this issue without having to be home early to cook a good, healthy meal?

Believe it or not, there are quick and easy healthy meals that working moms can do within a 20-minute time frame for their families, even at 7:00 at night. Below are a few key dinner recipes for working moms that are not only quick but they are delicious! These recipes are shared from real moms just like us who have the same issues with finding healthy, quick dinner recipes.



Tunisian Chicken Dinner Recipe

This recipe is from blogger Through Mama’s Eyes, she has an excellent tasting chicken and she said that it takes about less than 10 minutes prep and an hour to cook. Here are the ingredients and click here for the Tunisian Chicken Meal directions. What an excellent quick dinner recipe she has!


Meal Ingredients

  • Large potatoes cut in 4 quarters (lengthwise). We use about 3 potatoes for a family of 5.
  • 3 Tomatoes cut in quarters
  • Chicken Drumsticks with no skin (we normally cook 6/7 to allow for leftovers)
  • 2 Jalapeños
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Ras Al Hanout powder (you can add more if you have a lot of chicken)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Water to cover the chicken but not too much (refer to the image below


Instant Pot Shredded Tacos Dinner Recipe

Another excellent dinner recipe for working moms is instant pot shredded tacos. Mom blogger Our Family Code says she doesn’t even mind cooking dinner anymore because of this quick dinner recipe! The prep time is 5 minutes and cook time 45, so in just under an hour you can have a delicious meal for the family and leftovers to pack for lunch the next day! Visit her blog to see the video she made with this dinner recipe.


  • 1 Jar Salsa
  • 1 Pkg Taco Seasoning
  • 4 Frozen Chicken Breasts


Cilantro Lime Rice Dinner Recipe

If you plan on making the shredded meat tacos, you can easily pair the tacos with Ghastly Girl’s recipe for Cilantro Lime Rice. She paired the two together easily for a dinner meal. Visit her site for directions and how she paired the two together. Both were a quick process together and perfect for Taco Tuesday!


  • 1 C rice
  • 1 3/4 C water
  • 2 T cilantro
  • Juice of 1-2 limes


Salsafied Chicken and Rice Dinner Recipe

If you are still not convinced there are easy dinner recipes that are healthy then check out Fab Working Mom Life’s salsafied chicken and rice dinner recipe! The recipe takes 15 minutes and it provides your family a healthy and quick meal! Make sure to head over to her blog to follow the steps to the recipe!

Ingredients for Salsafied Chicken and Rice

  • Olive Oil
  • Riceland Boil-in-Bag whole grain brown rice, 2 bags
  • Chicken, 1 lb
  • Black Beans, can drain
  • Corn, can drain
  • Peas, can drain
  • Salsa, 1 jar



These fellow bloggers are always busy and they are able to make these meals even when there is not enough time at night because of how quickly they can be made. Make sure to visit their site for other meals you could prepare for your family. Being a working mom does not mean that your family has to eat unhealthy food every day for dinner. Finding the quick dinner recipes to make can help improve your family’s healthy overall by limiting the amount of fast food they consume due to being busy.


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Jennifer is the owner of TWL Working Moms. She is a full time teacher, a mom & step mom, and NBCT Facilitator. Jennifer lives in Washington State and is a born + raised New Yorker. In her spare time, she loves traveling, yoga, the beach, writing, listening to books and drinking coffee.

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  2. I don’t make this as often as I would like but that’s going to change soon. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I struggle with trying to get meals on the table. I feel like we are barely home some days, so it is helpful to have recipes that are convenient.

  4. Thanks for including the instant pot in your recipe ideas! I bought one but I’m still looking for ideas for how to use it.

  5. Cooking and baking is my bonding time with my son so for sure he will enjoy this one. Thanks for sharing!

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