Monday, December 28, 2009

Poppy Seed Chicken- $10.00 Meal

Budget Recipe #1

Poppy Seed Chicken Ingredients

  • 4 leg quarter pieces of chicken ($2.79)

  • 1 container of sour cream ($1.37)

  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup (2 @ $1.34)

  • 1 sleeve of saltine crackers ($1.29)

  • poppy seeds

  • butter

Boil chicken leg quarters until fully done. Mix sour cream and cream of chicken soup together into mixture. (I found that I used less of the cream of chicken soup and the sour cream than the recipe called for) Crumble package of crackers into small pieces. Melt half a stick of butter in the microwave.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chop chicken into large chunks into the casserole dish. Spread sour cream and soup mixture over chicken, completely covering it. Sprinkle cracker pieces all over the top.
Pour melted butter evenly over crackers. Sprinkle poppy seeds all over.
Bake 30 minutes, until crackers are golden brown.

Served with rice (2 cups precooked) ($1.75) and steamed broccoli ($1.00)

Total for the meal: $9.54

BONUS RECIPE: Once I cooked this I found that I had half a pan left, half of the rice left, and some of the broccoli. Now many would have this as leftovers, but we do not do very good with leftovers. So, I got an aluminum pan and mixed the poppy seed chicken, the rice, and the broccoli all together with some of the left-over cream of chicken soup (to add moisture). I placed it in the freezer for a second meal. So really- two meals for the price of one!

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