Searching for a healthful, easy dinner idea recently, I went to a website I found while doing a story on stretching your food dollars, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Snap-Ed.
It has thousands of recipes with nutritional information and cost- per-serving estimates.
This particular recipe looked easy and good, though I adapted it a bit, since it didn’t specify how to spice or cook the chicken.
I also added salt, as the recipe didn’t call for any.
The original cost-per-serving estimate was less than $1. I suspect my version cost a bit more, since I used a pricy spice blend and boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
However, I also found the recipe yielded about 8 servings, considerably more than the five servings it said it did.
All in all, I estimate my cost-per-serving was about $1.40, not bad when you consider the price of restaurant food.
As for the taste, I was quite pleased with the results. Coupled with a salad, it made for a great, easy dinner that kids and adults alike enjoyed.