5 Crispy, Crunchy Weeknight Dinners

Craving a little crunch? You can pull off these crisped-to-perfection meals any night of the week!
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Monday: Roasted Chicken & Crispy Sprouts

Roasted Chicken & Crispy Sprouts

Crisped chicken skin? Check. Crisped veggies? Check. This easy, one-pan meal is one you'll be making again and again.

Recipe: Try our Roasted Chicken & Crispy Sprouts

Tuesday: Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Arugula

crispy gnocchi with mushrooms arugula

How do you make little fried dough balls even more delicious? You crisp 'em! Add some parmesan and sautéed vegetables for the ultimate quick comfort food.

Recipe: Try our Crispy Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Arugula

Wednesday: Veal Scallops with Marsala Cream Sauce

veal scallops with marsala cream sauce

There's nothing like a good, crunchy piece of toast – especially when it's topped with super thin veal scallops, veggies, herbs, and a boozy sauce.

Recipe: Try our Veal Scallops with Marsala Cream Sauce

Thursday: Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Homemade hard tacos not enough of a crunch for you? Luckily this flavor-packed recipe calls for slices of juicy, crunchy celery, too! (Mouth watering yet?)

Recipe: Try our Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Friday: Japanese Crispy Tuna Steaks with Stir-Fried Green Beans 

Japanese CrispyTuna Steaks with Stir-Fried Green Beans

Crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside! This yum-o tuna gets an extra flavor boost from a tangy sauce and seasoned green beans.

Recipe: Try our Japanese Crispy Tuna Steaks with Stir-Fried Green Beans

Shopping List

For the roast chicken & crispy sprouts:

  • 1 lemon
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 3/4 lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 3 shallots
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves

For the crispy gnocchi with mushrooms & arugula:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 oz. sliced mixed mushrooms
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tsp. each chopped fresh rosemary and fresh sage
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 16 oz. refrigerated gnocchi
  • 1 1/2 cups baby arugula
  • Shredded Parmesan

For the veal scallops with marsala cream sauce:

  • About 4 tbsp. EVOO
  • 12 thin veal scallops (about 24 oz. total)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 2 - 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup marsala
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 slices good-quality whole-wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives

For the buffalo chicken tacos:

  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 3 tbsp. hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

For the tuna steaks with stir-fried green beans:

  • 1/2 cup aquafaba mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce, shoyu, or tamari
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. trimmed green beans or haricots verts (small green beans)
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp. white or black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. chili powder or crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. granulated onion
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 4 sushi-grade tuna steaks
  • About 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp. safflower, peanut, or canola oil
  • 6 scallions
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce, shoyu, or tamari
  • 2 tbsp. mirin or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • Finely chopped chives