Bill Granger’s Top Five Quick Family Meals to Cook in Under 45mins

Bill Granger


Sep 16, 2023

Every parent (especially the working parents) in Australia wants to know how to make meal times quick, delicious.

Cookbook author and father of 3 beautiful girls, Bill Granger, is known for his love of simple, good whole food. No fads, he recommends to just use the freshest of ingredients and do as little as possible to them. Bill says during the week, it’s all about cooking in the oven and shares these 5 quick meals can which can be done in under 45mins.

Roast Chicken With Sage & Lemon

1 Braised chicken. Braise 500grams of chicken pieces in olive oil on the stove. Then pop into a baking dish with with chopped potatoes, some herbs, (parsley, thyme or oregano) and garlic, and bake at 180degrees for 45mins. Once cooked, throw in some olives and serve with salad and greens.

2 Baked fish with potatoes. Thinly slice potatoes, roast for half an hour. Throw in some cherry tomatoes, cook for another 10 mins, place some fish fillets over the top and cook for another 10 mins.

3 Baked tuna risotto with tomatoes, tuna and zucchini.

4 Stir fry chicken with basil. Stir fry some chicken strips with garlic, onion, basil and green beans. If liked, add some fresh chilli to the wok towards the end. Serve with rice.

Beef Chow Fun

5 Soy beef with Asian greens. Sear 2 sirloin steaks in oil for a few minutes on each side. Add soy sauce once the steaks are cooked. Rest for 5 mins and get on with steaming some buk choy or other Asian greens. Throw into a bowl and add some soy, lemon over the greens. Slice the steak into strips and serve with steamed rice.

Click here for another tasty recipe from Bill Granger.

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Bill Granger's Delicious Plum & Vanilla Compote

Try  Bill Granger’s Delicious Plum & Vanilla Compote pictured above.


By Bill Granger


Bill Granger is an Australian chef and food writer, loved by family cooks and sophisticated foodies alike, for his relaxed style and fresh local-ingredient led dishes. Bill’s sunny, easy-going approach to food is an essential element in his enduring popularity.



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