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This week they have bone-in chicken breast on sale for .87/pound. I plan on going and stocking up.
I don't have a recipe for this but I think what I'd like to do is get some white potaoes they have on sale (5lb bag for $2.99) and a pound of green beans ($1.49/lb).
Wash and cut up 2.5 pounds of white potatoes and layer them on the bottom of the crockpot. Wash and trim the green beans and layer those in also. Salt and pepper a bit. Then top with 4-6 chicken breasts (little more salt and pepper). I think I'd be tempted to add about 1/2 cup-1 cup of liquid but I don't think you'd have to.
2.5 pounds potatoes $1.49
1 pound of green beans $1.49
2 pounds of chicken $1.74
Entire meal for $4.72
(you could also add a salad and/or rolls to it but it would increase the cost, not by much)
This sounds really good so I am going to try to make it this week.
These Restaurant Style Chicken Nachos sound really yummy to use that chicken in. You can't beat .87/lb!
Restaurant Style Chicken Nachos
2 cloves garlic, crushed
6 green onions, sliced, white parts and tops separated
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 shredded, cooked, whole chicken breast
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup salsa
1/2 (12 ounce) package tortilla chips
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend
1/2 large tomato, diced
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the garlic and white parts of the green onions in canola oil until tender. Mix in shredded chicken, salt and pepper. Toss until well coated with oil. Stir in the salsa.
3. Arrange tortilla chips on a large baking sheet. Spoon the chicken mixture over tortilla chips. Top with Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend and tomato. Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onion tops before serving.
There are endless possibilities with those chicken breasts. You could also cook them up in a large batch and remove the meat from the bones. Then package and freeze. Then you have cooked chicken ready for you whenever you need it!
Come back next week to see what meals I find for Food Lion!