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Oh-So-Yum: 9 Quick & Easy Dishes You Can Make Using Only 3 Ingredients

Oh-So-Yum: 9 Quick & Easy Dishes You Can Make Using Only 3 Ingredients

Whoever told you that cooking is about standing in the kitchen for hours and prepping for a meal all day long, lied. Trust us, cooking can be easy and fun. All you have to do is choose your ingredients wisely. What if we say that you will need as less as three ingredients to make yourself a delicious plate of food? Well, believe it or not, it is true. 

Today, we're going to let you in on some genius recipes that only require three ingredients to prepare. 

PS: We’re assuming that you have salt, pepper or the oils you want to use. The great part is that for some of the dishes, you won’t even need your staples. How cool is that?

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9 Easy 3-Ingredient Dishes That Are Easy To Make And Taste Amazing!

Did we mention that these recipes are super simple and quick? Nobody said cooking has to be time-consuming!

Apple & Chia Seed Smoothie

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What is better than a power-packed smoothie along with your breakfast when you need an energy boost before you head out for work?

The three ingredients

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 chopped apple
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

How to make 

Well, all you gotta do is put everything in the blender and blend well and serve your chilled smoothie. 

Glazed Coca-Cola Chicken

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Coca-Cola and Chicken, well, gotta love both, right?

The three ingredients

  • Chicken legs
  • 2 litres of Coca-Cola
  • 2 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce 

Staples 

  • 1 tablespoon salt

How to make

  • Take water in a pan and boil the chicken legs away till they are fully cooked. 
  • After the chicken is cooked, replace the water with Coca-Cola. 
  • After it starts to boil, add 1 tablespoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of light Soy Sauce. (You can adjust the seasoning according to your taste). 
  • Cover the pan and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Keep stirring at regular intervals. 
  • The Coca-Cola should have a syrupy consistency 
  • Remove the chicken and serve hot. 

Microwave Chocolate Fudge

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You can never go wrong with chocolate, right?

The three ingredients

  • 1/4 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter

How to make 

  • Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips, the butter and the sweetened condensed milk in a large microwaveable bowl. Put your microwave on medium and switch it on until the chocolate chips are melted, say about 3-5 minutes. Stir once or twice during cooking. 
  • Once it is done, pour it into a well-greased dish and refrigerate until set. 

Tomato Soup

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Soups are always soothing but they are too tough to make. Well, that’s what you might have thought until now. Here’s a genius hassle-free 3-ingredients recipe of tomato soup that you will just love.

The three ingredients

  • 2 kg halved lengthwise plum tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Staples: 

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

How to make

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place the tomatoes, cut side up, on the baking tray after seasoning them with one-and-a-half teaspoon of salt and half teaspoon of pepper. Drizzle them with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. 
  • Roast the tomatoes for one hour and 15 minutes, and let cool slightly. 
  • Now, take three tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and add the onions. Cook them on medium after adding half a teaspoon of salt until they are soft and translucent. 
  • Now, add the tomatoes, their juices, the cream and little over a cup of water in the pan. 
  • Bring it to boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes on low heat. 
  • After the mixture is cooled down, transfer it in the blender in batches and make a puree.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings according to your taste.

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Coconut Til Ladoos

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Who doesn’t love some homemade love in the form of ladoos, right?

The three ingredients

  • 1 cup dry grated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup deseeded and chopped dates
  • 2 cups white sesame seeds

How to make

  • Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan for about one to two minutes until it turns golden brown. Now, keep aside the sesame to cool down. 
  • Now, add coconut to the wok and stir well until it’s a little roasted. 
  • Lightly grind the sesame seeds in the blender but don’t turn it into powder. 
  • Now, take the dates, the sesame seeds and coconut in a bowl and mix it well. 
  • Take a small amount of the mixture on your hand and shape it like a ladoo, and you’re done.

Chicken Caprese Salad

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Salad, anyone?

The three ingredients

  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breast cut into halves
  • 1 pint halved heirloom cherry
  • 220 grams spicy marinated mozzarella balls and the oil from the container

Staples

  • Salt 
  • Freshly ground pepper 

How to make

  • Take the mozzarella balls out of the marinade and transfer half of the marinade to a baking dish. 
  • Now, add the chicken to the marinade and season it with salt and pepper and refrigerate for four hours. 
  • Now, quarter the mozzarella balls and transfer into a bowl. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to the remaining marinade. 
  • Grill the chicken over high heat until it’s charred and cooked through. 
  • Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces and add to the mixture. Toss and serve.

Kaju Ki Barfi

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Another Indian sweet that is one of our favourites. You won’t believe how easy it is to make. 

The three ingredients

  • 240 gms milk
  • 250 gms cashew nuts
  • For decoration, a few silver leaves 

Staples

  • 250 gms sugar

How to make 

  • Take the cashews and the milk in a blender and grind them into a fine paste. 
  • Now, mix this paste with sugar in a pan and cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring it to a boil. 
  • Continue stirring till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. 
  • Let it cool slightly and roll the mixture with a rolling pin on to a greased surface. Now, cover with the silver leaf and cut in diamond-shaped pieces.

Barbeque Popcorn Chicken

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Lovin’ the sound of it!

The three ingredients

  • 6 cups barbeque chips 
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce 

How to make 

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius. 
  • Cut the chicken breasts into bit-sized pieces and add them into a bowl. 
  • Now, add the barbeque sauce to the chicken and stir. 
  • Take a large zip-lock bag and crush the barbeque chips. 
  • Coat the chicken pieces with the crushed chips and bake them in the oven for about 12 minutes. 
  • Serve hot.

Nutella Brownies

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Nutella is BAE!

The three ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Nutella
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour  

Staples 

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to make

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. 
  • Beat the eggs on low speed in a bowl until combined. Then add Nutella and beat until smooth. 
  • Now, add the flour and salt and beat it until it is combined. 
  • Pour the mixture into a baking dish and bake it for 25-30 minutes. After it has cooled down, cut it into nine pieces and serve.

Can’t stop drooling over these dishes, right? Go ahead, try these easy-peasy recipes and you can thank us later. 

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