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Guest Recipe: 5 Affordable One-Pot Chicken Meals

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I love one-pot meals. They are so easy to make and even easier to clean. I also love to save money when I cook. The thing I find difficult is digging up great-tasting chicken recipes my family will love. I mean, I always have tons of boneless, skinless chicken breast on hand, but the same old recipes get boring and bland after a while. Thankfully, I discovered Pinterest and my family is eating better than ever! Here are five great, affordable, recipes I’ve tried and love:

Chicken Roll Ups – This is a super easy and tasty and even portable meal idea! Everyone loves crescent rolls and this recipe is so easy to personalize it is not even funny. I added finely chopped and cooked veggies to mine, plus some garlic and onion because my family LOVES that. I had to double the recipe just to feed four, so if you’ve got big eaters like I do, that might be a good idea.

Taco Bake – I substituted chicken for the hamburger in the recipe, and it came out great! Just boil the chicken and then shred it before adding the rest of the ingredients. The nacho cheese Doritos on top make for a nice crunch, and the crust of crescent rolls make this ultra-yummy. A fun Mexican themed meal that kids will love!

Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole–This yummy and healthy meal is filled with something I adore. Wild rice! The mix of regular white rice and wild keeps this affordable, and still just as tasty. The veggies will make you happy while the cheese sauce has the kids lapping it up. Really good.

To Die For Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas–Back to the Mexican theme, these great tasting and easy enchiladas were mild enough for the whole family to enjoy. Just be careful of what ‘level’ sauce you buy. I added a few finely chopped veggies to mine to make this an easy one-dish meal. And it doesn’t get any cheaper than beans and rice, right?

Chinese Cabbage Salad–Finally something green, right? Well, this recipe actually doesn’t call for any meat, but I added diced boiled chicken to make this a great one dish meal… at least for those who like salad. My family does, so it works for us. I love the substitutions in this recipe, as I too find it difficult to buy peanut oil. I added the ‘oriental’ flavor packets from the Ramen noodles to the dressing to give it more kick. Ramen and cabbage, what’s cheaper than that, right?

 

Author Bio: Nancy Parker was a professional nanny and she loves to write about wide range of subjects like health, Parenting, Child Care, and Babysitting, full time nanny tips etc. You can reach her at nancy.parker015 @ gmail.com.

 

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Mallery

I am a savvy consumer who can't stand to pay full price for anything. You can find me trying out every way possible to cut costs but that only gives me the ability to spend where I want to!

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