Loving The Northwest

Loving The Northwest

Monday, April 19, 2010

$5 Bargain Meals - Crisp and Creamy Baked Chicken

WinCo $5 Bargain Meals - all ingredients purchased at WinCo Foods
I am happy to participate in the 5 dollar dinners Bargain Meal of the Week.
For more low budget meals to go Bargain Meals and 1 trip, 1 bag, 5 dinners

Crisp and Creamy Baked Chicken
(serves 4)

Thank you to Kraft for this recipe

4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.) ($2.68)
6 Tbsp.  (1/2 of 1 pouch) Extra Crispy Seasoned Coating Mix (Hy-Top $.27)
2 cups instant white rice, uncooked ($.30)
2/3 cup  (1/2 of 10-3/4-oz. can) condensed cream of celery soup (Campbell's $.63)
1/4 cup milk (you should have on hand)
1 cup  Shredded Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese ( Hy-Top $.70) or use cheese that you may have already.

HEAT oven to 400°F.
COAT chicken with coating mix as directed on package; place in greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Discard any remaining coating mix.
BAKE 20 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Meanwhile, cook rice as directed on package.
MIX soup and milk until well blended; pour over chicken. Top with cheese. Bake 5 min. or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. Serve with rice.

Total $4.58 Serve with hot steamed carrots for a few cents more.

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