What to do with chicken?

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What to do with chicken?

SugarLips SugarLips
I'm broke and really can't afford a variety of different protein. I usually stick to eggs and chicken but it gets sooooo boring! Anybody have quick and easy recipes for chicken? Things that won't cost a lot in terms of other ingredients?
11/18/2011
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Darklyvan Darklyvan
Quote:
Originally posted by SugarLips
I'm broke and really can't afford a variety of different protein. I usually stick to eggs and chicken but it gets sooooo boring! Anybody have quick and easy recipes for chicken? Things that won't cost a lot in terms of other ingredients?
1 lb of chicken
1/2 box of penne
1 tub PHILADELPHIA Santa Fe Blend Cooking Creme
2 cup freshly chopped spinach
4 diced roma tomatoes
1 1/2 cup frozen corn
2 Tbls butter
Optional
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 small diced onion
1 diced green or res pepper

-Cook up the chicken to your preference, grilled, baked, or my favorite is a lightly breaded and sauteed.

-Boil penne in pot, drain and set aside.

-In large skillet pan (or large pot if you do not have a very big skillet pan) melt butter over medium heat then add spinach, corn, then tomatoes in that order.(If adding onion that goes in first) allowing each to cook for a minute before adding the next ingredient.

-Once spinach is wilted and corn thawed add chicken back in.

-Add tub PHILADELPHIA Santa Fe Blend Cooking Creme and stir until sauce is melted down and spread throughout.

-Add pasta to skillet pan and continue mixing until pasta is coated.

-Scoop onto plates then add shredded cheese as topping.

This recipe will feed a family or have enough for leftovers for a while. I used to make the sauce myself using canned chilies and cream cheese and other spices, but since they came out with the tub I switch because it taste the same as my sauce did at half the cost and double the ease.
11/18/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
2 cups of rice
1 piece of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of water
Pack of lipton onion soup mix

Put the rice in a glass pan, mix in the soup and water. Cut up your chicken into chunks and spread them over your rice soup mixture. Sprinkle lipton onion over entire pan. Cover with foil, cook at 300 for 2 hours.

Its really yummy and easy.

Aother chicken thing i do is season it with whatever you like and mix it in with mac and cheese and broccoli. Or eat it with pasta and pesto and various veggies. You can really do alot with chicken on a budget.
11/18/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Cut the chicken into strips, or buy the kind that's already in strips (the tenderloin, maybe?) Dip it into some eggs that have been scrambled, roll it in some seasoned bread crumbs or flour, fry it in a pan with a little oil, and you have chicken strips/nuggets!

I actually still eat a little meat, but I get most of my protein from things like beans, chickpeas, tofu, nuts, and stuff like that. It's usually a lot cheaper than meat and you can do a lot with it.

My roommate is a vegetarian and we make sloppy joes by mashing up kidney beans instead of using meat. It's really good!

There's also this stuff called TVP that's REALLY cheap and a great meat substitute. It's textured vegetable protein. It takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with, so it's really versatile and it resembles ground chicken. It comes in a dried form that you rehydrate. A bag of it costs under $5 and it makes about 3 pounds of meat. It's also fat-free and super healthy for you, as it has a good amount of fiber. We use it for sloppy joes, pasta sauces, chili, soup, stew and a ton of other things.
11/19/2011
SugarLips SugarLips
Thank you so much!
11/25/2011
indiglo indiglo
Lemon lime chicken tacos

- Boil the chicken in a large pot with salt and pepper and chicken bouillon (if you have it).

- Once it's cooked and cool enough to touch, shred it by hand.

- Put it in a big bowl and cover with lots of lemon juice, lime juice, garlic (if you have it), and salt and pepper to taste. (If the juices don't cover the chicken, just stir it occasionally as it marinates.)

- Let it marinate for as long as you can in the fridge. The longer it soaks the better it will be.

- Put the shredded chicken in a flour tortilla, and top with shredded cheese.

- Fold the tortilla in half, and fry in butter until golden brown. Then flip it over and fry the other side until golden brown.

You can eat them just like that, or you can dip them in anything you like: sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, etc. They're super simple to make and are soooo good. You can even make an open face quesadilla by broiling it in the oven instead of frying it.
11/25/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
Yes. Here is an economical thing to do with a chicken. You will get chicken meat and two batches of stock.

1st you poach it. Put the whole chicken in a large pot of water, add an onion chopped in half, a chopped carrot, bay leaf and maybe a head of garlic chopped in half. Bring the water to a boil and simmer until the chicken is cooked (45 min?) When the chicken is cooked, take it out along with the chopped veggies. Skim any scum from the top of the water and taste. Add seasonings -- salt, pepper and whatever you'd like. This is your first batch of stock.

Take the chicken meat off the bones and use to make whatever you want. I'm a fan of chicken with curried mayonaise or some kind of 5 spice-based sauce.

Now put the bones and giblets in a pot of fresh water, add veggies as before and boil for 45 min. to make your second round of stock.

If you're not going to use all that stock right away (and who ever does unless they are cooking for A LOT of people?), you can freeze it in batches that you can defrost and use to make soup later. Home made stock is so delicious, especially if you take a moment to add seasonings to it before you call it done.

Have fun
11/25/2011
tlaskowski tlaskowski
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and only 3 ingrents! well maybe 5!

cut chicken in to inch pieces then put in a pan w a little oil fry until golden brown!

boil water and put in pasta! any kind you have!

then put frozen veggies in mircowave!

when pasta chicken and veggies are done put into same pan then use philadias cooking cream and mix in as much as you want! its so good and really easy!

and too coupon.com sometimes have coupons for the cooking creme! good luck!
11/30/2011
hillys hillys
Stir fry is cheap
03/28/2012
Mwar Mwar
Quote:
Originally posted by indiglo
Lemon lime chicken tacos

- Boil the chicken in a large pot with salt and pepper and chicken bouillon (if you have it).

- Once it's cooked and cool enough to touch, shred it by hand.

- Put it in a big bowl and cover with ...
Ooo, I really like the recipes on here! I have limes, lemon, and chicken... AND tortilla wraps! This sounds good and darn healthy! Thanks!
04/02/2012
humblepie humblepie
My absolute favorite sauce for chicken is as follows. I lost the cookbook a while ago, so I only have general measurements. Change it up to suit your tastes! I usually have these ingredients on hand, so it's a quick dinner if I'm feeling too lazy to go shopping.

3/4 cup peanut butter (either creamy or crunchy, you decide!)
3 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon 'hot oil'/chili oil (optional, you could also substitute hot sauce)
2 tablespoons white vinegar or rice vinegar
1/2 cup hot water

Heat all the ingredients over medium heat in a small saucepan, and stir until smooth. Heat until it starts to bubble. It might start to get a weird texture at this point, but don't worry! If that's the case, just stir it up and keep cooking it for about three minutes. Turn off the heat, and let it sit for a minute or two, and it should become smooth and creamy.

You can serve it with chicken breasts or thighs, or tofu, and your choice of noodles or rice. I like to use it on sauteed chicken thighs and udon noodles or white rice. I usually end up doubling the recipe so that I can have the extra sauce with rice for lunch the next day.
04/02/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
Chicken in lime butter!

2 limes
1/2 stick of butter
Cilantro
cornstarch

Melt butter, add juice from limes, tear cilantro until fragrant and add some of that to the mixture, heat and add cornstarch to thicken.

For the chicken just take some breast fillets (boneless) halve, pound them thin, bread in flour with salt, pepper, rosemary and more cilantro added, and pan-fry. Pour lime butter over the chicken. Eat. =)
04/05/2012
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