This week’s Dinner Deal is a family favorite: Bacon Chicken Rollups with veggie side. Chicken breasts are pounded to even thickness, stuffed with a creamy-cheesy mixture, and wrapped in a strip of bacon. With this I serve a veggie blend; this week we’re having Fiesta Style Vegetables (Meal-Ready Sides from Kroger/Baker’s).
My MasterCook program has already calculated the per-serving and total-meal cost for this recipe. Let me add that the boneless skinless chicken breasts were a mere $.99 per pound, and the cream and pepper jack cheeses were just .99 each for the full packages (which didn’t get totally used). The bacon was purchased at Aldi for a ridiculously low price (also didn’t get totally used). I also socked away the veggie blends when on sale for .99. Milk is still $1.47 at Aldi.Bacon Wrapped Chicken recipe, $3.20 Side veggies, .99 Milk for 3 (water for 1), .30 Total for dinner for 4 = $4.49
To be honest, these are decadent! When I find a deal on the chicken, I make up a few foil pans of these and pop in the freezer. They thaw in the fridge for 24 hours, and cook up great on a week night. The whole house smells wonderful!
Next week, because it’s a really busy Christmas week, I’ll have a super-simple Crock Pot recipe for budget-conscious families.