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!