Well hello! It’s recipe time again! Pow! As usual, I try to make delicious food that can be made with items from the 99 Cents Only Store. I can usually find most things there and this time I made a Cream Tuscan Garlic Chicken adapted from Get in My Belly. It’s so good and super easy and best of all: cheap! Okay so here we go:
What you need:
2 Chicken Breasts, halved
2 TBsp Olive Oil
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
4 Cups Spinach
1/2 Cup Sundried Tomatoes
- Add olive oil to a skillet and cook your chicken over medium heat until it is cooked through then remove and set aside.
- Add the heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Stir frequently over medium high heat until it thickens
- Add the spinach and sundried tomatoes and let it simmer until the spinach wilts.
- Add the chicken back to the pot and simmer for a few minutes, spooning the sauce, spinach, and tomatoes over the chicken.
- Eat! We like ours with rice, or with other sides such as mashed potatoes, green beans or you can even eat this over pasta! Yum!
Let’s talk dollars:
The chicken came from Northgate in a package of six breasts for $9.82 – $3.27
Heavy cream – 99¢
Chicken Broth – 50¢
Parmesan – 50¢
Spinach – 99¢
Tomatoes came from Stater Bros. They were $3.99 for the jar and I used about a third of the jar – $1.33
This recipe is one of the more expensive ones, but don’t you worry, it’ll still cost less than most recipes. This recipe feeds 4 very hungry people and the total cost for the chicken alone is $7.58! That means each person eats for $1.89. You can’t even get a meal at a fast food joint for that price.
I served this meal with green beans and mashed potatoes, as you can see from the photo. The green beans and potatoes came from the 99 as well. If I had to calculate those, it would be 25¢ for the potatoes, 99¢ for the beans and about 25¢ worth of butter to put in both. that’s $1.49 more and brings the total to $9.07 or $2.26 per person for a FULL MEAL! Noice!
P.S. I know that sundried tomatoes can be expensive, so I’m letting you know that this recipe is still delicious without them!
P.P.S. I don’t have the mental fortitude to calculate the garlic powder and italian seasoning right now, but if you really want, you can add a few cents onto the total. That being said, I bought both of them at the 99.