I do hope this link works. The link in the previous post keeps going to YAHOO, which is a site I am getting extremely annoyed with.
If it doesn’t work, do go to www.bhg.com and search for the chicken recipe. Here’s a picture if that helps!
My grocery bill, with coupons was just over $60 this week. A good chunk of that was for this salad – about $15 for the chicken breasts (on sale) and $5 for the feta cheese. But it could have been more!
Here are some of the changes I made to bring the cost down, as well as the number of grocery bags I had to carry home! Not that it made a great difference in the latter category, but it did help the bottom line!
|What the recipe called for
|How I changed it|
|A box of mixed salad greens $6.99||A head of romaine lettuce, $1.99
I will need more, but I can buy another head of lettuce next week – no spoilage!
|Salad dressing||I added a bit more orange juice and thickened the sauce. The sauce becomes the dressing.|
|Pitted Kalamata Olives||Next time I think I will use a small can of olives. It’s easier and probably cheaper!|
|3 – 4 pounds of bone-in chicken breasts||My package had 5 breast pieces and I used them all. When cooked, I divided the breasts in half, so I got 10 servings. These are now in Tupperware Freezesmart containers in my freezer!|
I just had a serving for supper and I did enjoy the combination of tastes that the olives and feta cheese provide. I don’t think I’ll thicken the sauce next time either. But I certainly won’t discard it and replace it with a bottle of dressing!
Being able to heat up the chicken makes me feel that I’m having a meal, not just a salad.
Since one of my goals is to eat more veggies, I’m sure this new way of having salads will help me! We’ll see. In any case, I hope you can connect to the recipe. Let me know what you think!
On a different note, I did get my measurements taken at the gym this morning. I don’t like them, and I’m not going to share them. BUT… in 8 weeks I’ll take them again, and we’ll see how they’ve changed. I wish I had done it right away, but I didn’t. In the meantime, my pants are a little looser these days and that’s a good thing!
Enjoy the evening!
PS: I just checked the link and the top and it worked!