Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meijer Bargain Recipe of the week: Rigatoni with Italian Chicken

Bargain Meal of the Week

This recipe sounds delicious to me!! I love pasta dishes with chicken.... yum! Pair it with green beans, or a salad. Happy eating Y'all!!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand. W/C means with coupon.

Rigatoni with Italian Chicken

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (On sale Tyson $1.99) $1.99
2 cups Italian salad dressing ( Wishbone on sale $.99 W/C $.49) $.24
1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rigatoni pasta (Ronzoni pasta on sale $.99) $.99
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs (Red Gold on sale $.79) $.79
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese $.50
1 tablespoon dried parsley

Place chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag, and pour in the Italian dressing. Seal bag, and marinate chicken 30 minutes in the refrigerator. Drain, discarding dressing, and dice.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rigatoni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, transfer to a large bowl, and toss with diced tomatoes.

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in the skillet, and season with red pepper. Cook and stir 15 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear. Serve over the pasta. Top with Parmesan cheese, and garnish with parsley flakes.

Total Cost of Meal: $4.51

Add Italian Bread ( On sale $1.69) Total Cost of Meal: $5.35

Add Green Beans (Meijer frozen brand on sale $.99) Total Cost of Meal: $6.35

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