$10 Chicken Kebab Meal for Family of Five

Dear Diary,

This is meal #2 for my 5 healthy meals that cost around $10, some are a little over $10 and some are less than $10. Referring to my first post, I did not include kitchen staples such as olive oil or seasonings into the overall cost of the meal.

My son ate leftovers from the night before, Pasta Bake Meal, with peas and pineapple (included below). My girls don’t eat the peppers or onions so that is why I added the peas. This meal costs a little over $10 but it did provide a small amount of leftovers for lunch the next day with a salad.

Also, season the chicken with your favorite seasonings! I used a garlic seasoning that we had on hand (plus we love garlic) & I put some hot sauce on my kebabs.

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Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of Organic Long Grain Brown Rice $0.83 for 3 servings (bag contains 18 servings)
  • 1 can sliced pineapple in pineapple juice,  $1.09
  • half carton of organic cherry tomatoes, $1.25
  • 1/2  bag frozen green peas $0.64 a bag
  • 1 small-sized organic onion  $0.61
  • 1/4 a bag of small red, yellow & orange peppers sliced $0.50
  • 1 lb organic chicken, diced $5.99 (I had a $1 off coupon)
  • olive oil to drizzle
  • lemon juice to drizzle
  • garlic seasoning
  • Hot sauce (I only used this on mine, I like things spicy!)

Total Cost: $10.91

Directions:

1. Soak wood/bamboo skewers in water for 1 hour. This prevents burning. I have always done this not sure if it is absolutely necessary when cooking in the oven.

2. Cut the peppers, onions, pineapple & chicken into bite-sized chunks so it can easily slide on the skewers and stay in place.

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

4. Place chicken in a medium-sized container and drizzle olive oil & lemon juice over chicken. Then sprinkle garlic seasoning or any seasoning of your likening to add some additional flavor to the chicken.

5. Begin threading the chicken, peppers, onions, tomatoes and pineapple on each skewer. Once complete, line up on the baking sheet.

6. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fully cooked through.

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