On the weekends, I’ve started checking grocery store mailers for sales on meat to help me decide what to cook for my weekday dinners. Ralphs (groan) was having a sale on chicken this weekend (buy one, get one free). I bought 2 whole chickens and froze one for later (they freeze really well).
I used the Cooking Light search engine to find a healthy recipe and decided to make Chicken Salad with Feta and Mint. This recipe calls for rotisserie chicken, but I decide to cut costs by roasting my own chicken (it’s super easy). The flavors in this chicken salad are awesome. Mint, oregano, and feta add a lot of depth to this simple dish. I stuffed the chicken salad into a whole wheat pita and added Trader Joe’s spicy humus. Sooooo good! My total cost came out to about $15.00 and I have enough to enjoy for about 5 days…yay!
My Mom’s “Pappas Chicken” Recipe (super easy and great by itself)
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Take a whole chicken and remove the insides and place on glass baking dish. Cover the chicken with a generous portion of salt and Italian seasoning. Bake for an approximately an hour. To see if chicken is done cut between leg and breast – chicken is done when the liquid is clear.