This week, everyone has skinless boneless chicken on sale. Food Lion has them for $2.50 a pound. Lowes Foods has them for $2.29 a pound. Harris Teeter has them on sale in 2 1/2 pound bags for $1.99 pound. So choose your price and stock up!
Like many of you, I'm counting calories this month. (I've lost 4 pounds so far!) So I have been perusing recipes in a cookbook from the folks at Eating Well magazine. The book is “Eating Well: 500 Calorie Dinners, Easy Delicious Menus and Recipes.” This recipe for Curried Chicken Salad is only 240 calories a serving, and costs only $1.52 per serving. Happy eating, exercising and saving money!
Remember: To save more money, check out N&O retail reporter Sue Stock's Wednesday Deals, which pair coupons with what's on sale at the grocery store.
Curried Chicken Salad
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup mango chutney
2 teaspoons curry powder, to taste
1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith, chopped
1/4 cup currants or raisins
Bring broth and water to a boil in a large shallow pan. Add chicken and reduce heat to low. Simmer partially covered until the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a shallow dish and pour the cooking liquid over the top. Refrigerate until chilled, at least one hour to overnight.
Remove the chicken from the cooking liquid and dice. Discard the cooking liquid. Stir mayonnaise, yogurt, chutney and curry powder in a medium bowl until well blended. Add the diced chicken, apple and currants or raisins and toss until thoroughly coated.
Makes 6 servings.
Chicken broth, $2.29 for 32 ounces, Cost for meal: $1.14
Chicken, $1.99 a pound, Cost for meal: $3
Mayo, $2.99 for 18 ounces, Cost for meal: 66 cents
Yogurt, $2.29 for 32 ounces, Cost for meal: 29 cents
Chutney, $5.49 for 12 ounces, Cost for meal: $1.83
Curry powder, $4.49 for 1.75 ounces, Cost for meal: 86 cents
Granny Smith apple, $1.12 each, Cost for meal: $1.12
Raisins, $3.27 for 24 ounces, Cost for meal: 27 cents
Cost for meal: $9.17
Cost per serving: $1.52