Thrifty deals into Thrifty meals
I was able to make this meal for my family of 5 for $4.66
That is only .93 cents a person
I love chicken strips, if we go out to eat that is what I order about 90% of the time. My husband is always teasing me that I always order the same thing no matter where we go. They are normally one of the less expensive things on the menu, and are normally pretty good. I wish I had the money to eat out everyday….someone else cooks it and cleans up . But we can not afford to eat out very often, so it is up to me to make yummy meals for my family.
Here is the price break down
- Chicken $2.50
- Flour .20 cents
- Italian seasoning FREE
- Salt and Pepper FREE
- Butter .20 cents
- Corn Flakes .25 cents ( got on sale for $1.00 a box)
- Salad Dressing .01 cent
- Salad and toppings $1.50
This is enough to feed my family ( 2 adults and 3 small kids) adjust it to meet your family’s needs.
Take 2 extra large chicken breasts and cut them into 1 inch wide strips
In bowl add,
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 package Italian seasoning mix
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 teaspoon pepper
- stir till blended
Add the chicken strips in and toss them around till they have a light cover of flour
Then take 1 cube melted butter or margarine, and dip the chicken strips.
Take out of the butter and roll in 2 cups crushed corn flakes, and other half of package of Italian seasoning.
Place chicken strips on baking stone or sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 mins ( depends on how thick your chicken is, and how hot your oven heats.)My kids love it when I make this meal because they get to smash the corn flakes. This bag was almost empty so I just let them smash them right in the cereal bag. They take their little plastic hammers and bang away…they think it is SO much fun. Matthew always giggles so hard he can’t bang any more.