Last night’s dinner (otherwise known as, “eek, it’s 4:20pm and I have nothing defrosted!” Keepers of all things Paleo- don’t bash me, it was this or gluten free pizza).
1 pkg (2.5lbs) boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders* $5.99
1 pkg (2lbs) organic veggie medley- broccoli, cauliflower, carrots $3.49
1 quart organic chicken stock $1.99 (I know I should use homemade but it’s frozen and I was out of time, hence the better planning goal for 2013.)
Seasonings- salt, pepper, garlic
Smattering of grated, aged cheddar
Dump the chicken into my giant 11×17 Pyrex baking dish, top with the veggies, and pour the broth on top. Sprinkle with garlic, salt, & pepper. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 75-90 minutes (until chicken registers 180F). Toward the end, sprinkle some grated cheese on top if you like.
We will add a giant salad and the kiddos will get mashed potatoes (I know. . . but it’s last minute and our New Years Eve meal). All said, this is a dinner for 7 that cost about $15.
*In a perfect world, that would be pieces of whole, organic, free range chicken. . . but we are a family of 7 on a budget, so the chicken is conventional.