I love cooking with chicken!
I love how you can cook just about anything with it and it always tastes amazing!
Chicken frequently goes on sale so creating delicious, cheap and easy recipes is a breeze.
One of the things that I really like to cook chicken with is fruit. It gives is a bit of a sweet flavor and anything that’s sweet I know the kids will eat.
Mangoes and chicken are one of my favorite combinations. Add a little honey and it makes a wonderful sauce to pour over rice.
1 cup white rice ($0.42)
2 tablespoons olive oil ($0.20)
1 1/2 pounds chicken, boneless, skinless ($1.49)
4 green onions, chopped ($0.35)
1 jalapeno pepper, diced ($0.08)
1 large mango, peeled, pitted and diced ($0.50)
2 tablespoons honey ($0.20)
¾ cup water
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced ($0.04)
1 pound green beans, cleaned ($0.99)
2 tablespoons sesame oil ($0.50)
2 tablespoons soy sauce ($0.10)
Sesame seeds ($0.10)
Cook rice according to package directions.
In a skillet, sauté onions and jalapeno in 1 tablespoon olive
oil. Turn up the heat and brown the chicken.
Add mango, honey and water to the chicken, cover, lower heat and simmer
for 20-25 minutes.
In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic to
season the oil.
Add sesame oil and green beans and cook until the beans begin to
turn bright green.
Add soy sauce and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serve the chicken over rice with green beans on the side.
How I got these prices:
- Rice – (32 ounces for $1.69) purchased the rice from a discount grocery store. *To save time, I’ll cook a whole bag of rice and freeze it in 2 cup portions. When freezing, to keep the granules separated, lay the rice out flat on a baking sheet and flash freeze. Once the the granules are frozen divide and store in freezer bags. **One cup of dry rice makes about 3 cups of cooked rice.
- Olive Oil – (12 ounces for $2.39) purchase from a discount grocery store.
- Chicken – (1 pound for $0.99) purchased on sale from a local supermarket. *Chicken breasts (bone-in) were on sale for $0.99/pound. I remove the bone when a recipe calls for boneless chicken. Save the bones for making chicken stock.
- Green Onions – (1 bunch for $0.69) purchase from a discount grocery store. *There are around 8-10 green onions in a bunch.
- Jalapeno Pepper – (1 pound for $0.69) purchased from a local supermarket. *The average weight of 1 jalapeno is about 2 ounces.
- Mango – (1 for $0.50) purchased on sale from a local supermarket. *The lowest prices can be found from May through August. I usually purchase a large quantity when they are on sale and freeze them.
- Honey – (10 ounces for $1.99) purchased from a discount grocery store.
- Garlic – (1 head for $0.49) purchased for a local supermarket.
- Green Beans – (1 pound for $0.99) purchased on sale from a local supermarket. *The lowest prices for green beans can be found in July. I usually purchase a large quantity when they are on sale and freeze them.
- Sesame Oil – (5 ounces for $2.49) purchased from a local supermarket.
- Soy Sauce – (10 ounces $0.99) purchased from a discount grocery store.
- Sesame Seeds – (1.5 ounces for $1.00) purchased from a discount grocery store.