What Are Some Good Recipes for One or Two People?

What Are Some Good Recipes for One or Two People?

Taste of Home’s chicken adobo recipe and Ghirardelli’s chocolate and peanut butter mug cake are two good scaled-down recipes to prepare for one or two people. The first makes a grilled chicken main dish to serve two people, and the second makes a cake to serve one.

To make Taste of Home’s recipe for two, put 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 tablespoon of minced fresh cilantro, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 minced green onion into a large resealable plastic bag. Add 1/4 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, ground cumin, minced fresh thyme and minced fresh oregano to the bag. Then, place 2 6-ounce boneless chicken breast halves into the bag, seal the bag, turn it to coat the chicken, and refrigerate for four hours. Drain and discard the marinade; then, grill the chicken over medium heat, covered, for six to eight minutes on each side.

Prepare Ghirardelli’s recipe for one by mixing 3 tablespoons each of Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa powder, flour, brown sugar, canola oil and water in a bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, and mix to combine all ingredients. Put 1 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter in the bottom of a microwavable mug, and pour the cake mix in on top. Microwave for 45 to 60 seconds, remove the cake, and allow it to cool for five minutes. Top with a mixture of peanut butter and whipped cream, and serve warm.