Friday, June 10, 2011

$5 Friday: Moroccan Grilled Chicken

With the toddler sick and the pre-schooler bouncing off the walls because I can't take his sister out (she's contagious!), I kind of forgot about making dinner tonight. Good thing it's $5 Friday because this is a quick, easy, healthy, and cheap meal that requires little to no forethought!

Moroccan Chicken
1 tsp Cumin ($.10)
1/2 tsp Sea Salt ($.05)
1/4 tsp cinnamon ($.05)
Pinch of paprika -- smoked if you have it (cost negligible)
4 chicken breasts pounded thin ($1.50)
1 tbsp vegetable oil ($.25)
1 pkg couscous ($2.39)
1 pkg frozen or fresh spinach ($.99)

  • Stir the first 4 ingredients together and use as a dry rub on the chicken breasts. Pan-sear in oil 8-12 minutes until done, turning once OR cook on the grill. 
  • Prepare couscous according to directions
  • Add spinach to the pan and cook until it cooks or wilts
  • Add couscous to the pan and stir everything together
  • Season to taste
Total Cost= $5.33

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