Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kroger bargain recipe of the week: Chicken and Summer Squash

Bargain Meal of the Week

I love this recipe because it once again uses all the things from my garden. (Minus the chicken...the only things walking around my backyard are my kids and they get mad when I throw seed at them :) ) No garden? no problem! Most stores have all these ingredients on sale this week!! Happy Eating Y'all!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand

Chicken and Summer Squash

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (On sale $1.78/lb) $1.78
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 pound yellow squash, sliced (On sale $.77/lb) $.57
3/4 pound zucchinis, sliced (On sale $.77/lb) $.57
1 medium tomato - peeled, seeded and chopped .50

In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter in the oil over medium high heat. Season chicken with half of the salt and half of the pepper, and add it to skillet. Cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to large plate or platter, and cover to keep warm.

Pour off fat from skillet, and add squash, zucchini, and tomato. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until squash is slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat, and return chicken to skillet. Cover partially. Cook until squash is soft, and chicken is white throughout but still juicy, about 5 minutes longer.

Transfer chicken to platter, and cover with foil to keep warm. Raise heat to high. Cook vegetable mixture, stirring often, until almost all of the liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Arrange vegetables around chicken, and serve.

Total Cost of Meal: $3.42

Add Salad (Dole on sale $.98) Total Cost of Meal: $4.14

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