Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What's for Dinner Wednesday: $6 Coupon-Free Dinner

No time to coupon this week? Here is an easy, cheap, and healthy recipe that cost under $6 without coupons! (All prices are regular retail price at Wegmans )

Moroccan Chicken with Couscous & Spinach
Serves 4
4 chicken breasts (about 1 lb), cut and pounded into cutlets ($1.99)
1 tbsp. vegetable oil ($.20)
1 pkg  pine nut couscous ($2.39) 
1 box frozen spinach ($.99)
1 tsp cumin  ($.05)
1/2 tsp sea salt ($.05)
1/4 tsp cinnamon ($.05)
pinch smoked paprika  (negligible)
Instructions:
Use the cumin, salt, cinnamon, & paprika as a dry rub on the chicken.  Cook in 1 tbsp oil 8-12 min until done, turning once.
Prepare couscous according to package directions
Remove chicken from skillet. Add spinach and cook until it wilts. Add couscous.
Serve chicken on a bed of spinach couscous

Total Cost= $5.72 or $1.43 per person.
Have an extra dollar or two to spend? Use fresh baby spinach and add roasted red peppers.
Need to make it even cheaper? Substitute white or brown rice for the couscous and you have a $3 meal.

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