Quick and Easy Oven Chicken Meal

Oven Chicken
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As always, I’m not one to measure or be exact.  I just throw a bunch of ingredients together and hope for the best.  This one has turned out to be one of my favorite meals.  It was extremely simple and turned out delicious!  Added bonus:  Minimal clean up!
Ingredients
Chicken Breasts
Onion
Tomatoes
Potatoes
Salt
Pepper
Parsley
Oil
Quick Steps:
1. Add your preference of oil to the bottom of your cookie sheet.
2. Dice the Onion,  Potatoes, and Tomatoes and add to the cookie sheet
3. Half the chicken breasts and place on the cookie sheet.
4. Lightly coat the ingredients with oil and add spices.
5.  Bake until chicken and potatoes are cooked through.

 

Easy Chicken Curry

Easy Chicken Curry
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This is one of my favorite easy five ingredient meals!

Ingredients
Chicken
Rice
Coconut Milk – Canned
Five Spice Powder
Curry Powder

*Base your quantities of chicken, rice, and coconut milk on how many people you have for the meal. If you have over three large chicken breasts, I’d suggest using two cans of coconut milk, otherwise, using one would be plenty.

Quick Steps

1. Slice the chicken into your desired shape and size.  I prefer skinny strips for this meal,

2. Cook the chicken in a skillet without any spices.

3. Prepare the rice.

4. Heat the coconut milk in a shallow pot/pan until boiling.

5. Add the spices to taste.  The original recipe I used years ago called for 2 tablespoons of each which I found was not enough.  Remember, you can always add spice but you can never take it out.

6. Let the sauce mixture simmer until it cooks down a bit then add the chicken.  You can add the sauce to the chicken but I find it’s easier to add the chicken to the sauce that way the I don’t spill.

Bringing it all Together

7. Add rice to a plate or bowl and top with the chicken and sauce mixture.  Enjoy!

Do you have any suggestions for this meal?  I leave out ginger because it’s not something I typically have in my house.

$1 Lunch! Red Wine Chicken with Spinach and Buttered Noodles

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I’m not one for recipes and measurements because I often find that I’m missing an ingredient or unable to use an ingredient.  For five years, I cooked 100% dairy free.  I used to substitute but I quickly ran out of items to substitute, Since then, I’ve decided to go it on my own, no recipes, no rules; at least most of the time.

This is one of my favorite quick, easy, and cheap meals to make to bring to work for lunch.  It’s just enough to keep me going though the work day and satisfy my need for delicious food.

Ingredients
Chicken (breasts or tenderloins – I used tenderloins)
Spinach
Noodles
Butter
Oil
Red Cooking Wine
Spices (you’re preference)

Quick Steps
 
Noodles
1. I’m confident that you know how to cook noodles.  I added a bit of oil and salt to my water for flavor and to help the noodles from sticking.
Chicken
2. Add chicken to an oven safe pan (I use a dollar store pan – Feel free to cut the chicken if you wish)
3. Cover chicken half way with red cooking wine.
4. Sprinkle desired spices over chicken.  (I used the standard; salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder)
5. Bake in the oven until cooked (I don’t use timers…I think I set the oven to 400 degrees? – typically 350 degrees for deserts and 400-450 for meats…at least that’s what I use)
Spinach
6. Put a small amount of oil in a round pan that has a lid.  Add spinach and any spices (I used the same from the chicken) to the pan.  Toss the spinach then cover until wilted.  Add more spinach if necessary.

Pulling it all Together
From here, all I did was fill my tupperware with some noodles, chicken, spinach, and some butter. (so they will be buttered noodles when I warm them up at work)
I am still so excited about how easy and delicious these lunches were!  All of my ingredients were purchased as they went on sale and with the use of coupons so they entire set of lunches was made for $8 which is only $1 per lunch!  What a win!
**Wondering where to get tupperware for free? Go to the packaged lunch meat section of your store.  Many kinds of lunch meat come in tupperware that you can wash and reuse and if you’re lucky you’ll hit a sale with a coupon!