Have you heard about Christy Jordan at Southern Plate? Well she’s a local girl (really local for me – we live in the same town!), who’s just released her first cookbook and has a HUGE blog with oodles of yummy Southern recipes! I keep thinking that I’ll see her someday walking through Publix (did I mention we live in the same town?) but from looking at her photos I think she’s a Wal-Mart shopper . . . it’s hard not to love a lady who shows up in Southern Living magazine (check it out this month), and still shops at Walmart (But someday I’m going to meet her and teach her how to shop at Publix, she doesn’t know what she’s missing!)
Well, I saw this recipe yesterday on her site and was so excited because it fits into my yummy, cheap & easy meal plan this week! I had been searching & searching for another bargain meal when I happened to see her photo of Zatarain’s (which of course, is BOGO at Publix this week . . . I bet she didn’t know that!) YAAAYYY for another yummy, cheap & easy meal! Here’s what’s cooking up in my crockpot even as we speak . . .
Update – we just finished this one up and it was so good – even my kids ate it without whining . . .which is almost a miracle around our house!
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts I’m betting you have some in your stockpile, if not Kroger has it for $1.99/lb.
8 oz. box Zatarain’s Yellow Rice, cooked according to directions on box Zatarain’s BOGO $1.99 , use $0.75/2 Zatarain’s Rice, Pasta Mixes or Frozen Meals or $1/2 Zatarain’s Rice or Pasta Mixes 9/19/2010 RP Insert (exp 11/14/2010)
1 Large Onion, chopped I followed Christy’s suggestion and used a Vidalia onion
1 cup cheddar cheese Sargento Shredded Cheese On Sale $2, use $1/2 Sargento Shredded Cheese from Yellow Advantage Buy Flier
1 10.5 can cream of chicken soup I used fat free, $1.50/3 Campbell’s Condensed Great for Cooking Soups
1 15 oz. can whole kernal corn, drained Green Giant Canned Vegetables (4 pack) BOGO $4.99
Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Add onions, then cream of chicken soup over top of that. Cook covered on low 7-8 hours, or high 3-4 hours. Just before serving, add in cheese, corn, & cooked rice, and stir until all thoroughly warmed. Serve hot, and enjoy!
Serve with . . .
Green Giant Steamers BOGO $2.39, use $0.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables , $1/2 Green Giant Steamers Manufacturer Coupon on Target site, $0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers 9/12/2010 GM Insert (exp 11/6/2010), $0.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers 10/3/2010 GM Insert (exp 11/27/2010)
Homemade Bread or Crescent Rolls Pillsbury Crescent Rolls On Sale $1.66, use $0.50/1 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls click the “get a coupon” tab in right corner of page, $0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls , $0.50/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls , $0.40/2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls 10/3/2010 GM Insert (exp 12/25/2010)
Recipe courtesy of Southern Plate. Go HERE to see the recipe with beautiful pictures, as well as a printable recipe! And you can even buy Christy’s new cookbook on Amazon to see more yummy easy recipes (and support a local Southern girl!) A big thanks also to I Heart Publix and Two Thrifty Sisters for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for bargain meal deals. If you need a little more menu inspiration, be sure to visit my Recipe Index!