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$20 Makes 4 Dinners With 1 Package Chicken Breasts! Easy Chicken Recipes!
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Here Are The Easy Chicken Recipes And Dinner Ideas!
$5 Chicken Dinner Idea
Potato Flake Chicken Tenders
Potato Flake Chicken Tenders Recipe
1/2 cup vegetable oil (for frying)
1 cup milk
1 (7.6 oz) pkg. instant garlic flavor potatoes or 1 cup potato flakes with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 lbs. chicken tenders
- Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat.
- While oil is heating, beat egg and milk together in a bowl.
- On a piece of wax paper or a small plate, mix potatoes and seasonings.
- Dip chicken into milk mix; then roll in potato flakes.
- Fry 7-10 minutes, until golden.
- Drain on paper towels.
You can modify this chicken tenders recipe by adding some Parmesan cheese or other seasonings you might like to the potato flakes. You can use regular instant potatoes and just add garlic powder to season them.
Green beans, with the ends trimmed
Red pepper, cut into strips
Parmesan cheese, shredded
- Drop any amount of first three vegetables you want into boiling water for 2 minutes or until they are bright in color and still crisp. Do not overcook them.
- Drain immediately and rinse in cold water.
- Drain well.
- Add pepper strips.
- Cover and chill.
- Before serving toss with dressing and cheese.
$5 Chicken Meal Idea
Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwiches
Veggie Platter with Ranch Dressing
Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwiches Recipe
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. water
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8–1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Mix all ingredients. Set aside.
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
4 sandwich or hoagie buns
- Broil chicken 4 inches from the heat for 3 minutes on each side.
- Brush with honey mustard sauce.
- Broil 4-6 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting and turning several times.
- Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato.
These quick and easy 3 ingredient chicken tacos will satisfy your family and get you in and out of the kitchen fast!
$5 Chicken Dinner Idea
Sliced Apples and Oranges
Chips and Salsa
Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 package taco seasoning
1 can Rotel tomatoes*
- Place all of the ingredients in the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours.
- Shred and use in tacos, burritos, enchiladas or in a salad.
You can serve it hot or cold so it would be great as leftovers to take in a lunch.
*Rotel tomatoes are canned tomatoes with chopped green peppers or jalapeños. Any brand that is labeled “tomatoes and green chilies” should be OK or you can just use canned tomatoes and add the kind of peppers you like.
This easy chicken barley soup recipe is a classic comfort food recipe that makes a tasty and hearty soup that your family will love! It’s a great way to use leftover chicken and is perfect for winter days.
$3 Chicken Meal Idea
Chicken Barley Soup*
Relish Dish carrots, celery, broccoli, peppers etc.
Easy Chicken Barley Soup Recipe
- Yield: 2 quarts
1/2 cup barley
1 stalk celery, sliced
1/2 carrot, diced
1/4 cup onion, chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup chicken
1/4 tsp. turmeric (optional)
salt and pepper (to taste)
- Rinse and cook barley in broth as instructed on package.
- Halfway through, add vegetables, chicken and seasonings.
Makes 2 quarts.
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These look great just was wondering if these recipes are in dining on a dime (new hard cover) thanks
The barley soup recipe is Cheri
How do you make a Chicken Breast into chicken tenders?
How thin do you need to cut it and which is the easiest way to cut raw Chicken breast into chicken tenders?
And thank you so much for the recipes!!!!
I never thought you would use potato flakes instead of cornflakes crumbs for chicken tenders. lol
Sheri I use scissors but you can use a knife too and just cut it into strips or pieces and I would just make them as thick as what the chicken breast is.
Your recipes are simple – easy to make, and easy to enjoy! Ugh though – all meats here in PA seem to be SO high in cost lately! I did a reorganization of our kitchen today and know exactly what I have now – so I’m all set to prepare for more meals..
Thank you Lisa. Sounds like you are on a roll getting organized and all!