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$3 Chicken Meals: Delicious, Low-Cost Dishes for Your Family {Cookbook}

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$3 Chicken Meals: Delicious, Low-Cost Dishes for Your Family

by Ellen Brown

Publisher: Lyons Press

Publication Date: March 2010

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Featured Recipe: Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken

Not only is food more expensive than ever, but we all have less time than ever before. $3 Chicken Meals — a collection of 250-plus recipes — has frugal recipes of main course entrees that are less than $3 a serving to prepare. That’s less than the cost of a decent-size burger at a fast-food drive-through, and all can be prepared in less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered. The author, Ellen Brown, is the founding food editor of USA Today and the author of twenty-five cookbooks, including $3 Meals: Feed Your Family Delicious Meals for Less than the Cost of a Gallon of Milk and the five-volume series Great Year-Round Grilling (Lyons).

Cooks&Books&Recipes {Dee} on $3 Chicken Meals cookbook:

“Saving Money,” “Chicken 101,” “$1 Nibbles” (Parmesan Mustard Chicken Wings), “Meals in a Bowl” (Corn and Chicken Chowder), “Fast Food” (Potato-Crusted Chicken), “Grilled Chicken” (Grilled Chicken Hash), “Salad Daze” (Guacamole Chicken Salad) — you’ll get your money’s worth from these frugal recipes and this cookbook.

Ready to sink your teeth into some of these frugal recipes?

$3 Chicken Meals cookbook -

$3 Chicken Meals: Delicious, Low-Cost Dishes for Your Family

We suggest starting with Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken

2 Responses to “$3 Chicken Meals: Delicious, Low-Cost Dishes for Your Family {Cookbook}”

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    Paul & Carol, Southwest Wine Guide — October 30, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    COOKING THE RECIPE: We decided to try this recipe because it was the end of the weekend and we were in the mood for comfort food; something easy to prepare with enough for leftovers for lunch on Monday. Preparation time was about 40 minutes. We chopped up all of the ingredients in a food processor to save some time and we used baby Portobello mushrooms. Instead of sherry, we used marsala. The mushroom and herb mixture resulted in tantalizing aromas in the kitchen!

    OUR RESULTS: The chicken breasts were very large which made it easy to insert the stuffing under the skin. Grilling the chicken presented a bit of a challenge, most likely because of the size of the chicken breasts. The result was grilled chicken with a very crispy skin. But, the stuffing kept the chicken meat moist and tender. We wished that we had had more stuffing; we could have enjoyed that as a side dish!

    SIDE NOTES: We served this dish with garlic mashed potatoes and honey-glazed carrots. The recipe paired well with a bottle of 2008 Albarino from Wilhelm Family Vineyards in Elgin, Arizona. This was the perfect comfort food for a Sunday evening (and there were plenty of left-overs for lunch the next day)!

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