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Budget Friendly Bits: Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta



Serves 6 (about 1 1/14 cup servings)

Cost per serving: $.70
Total Recipe cost: $4.20

2 chicken breasts ($1.60)
1 tsp olive oil ($.10)
Salt and pepper ($.03)
1 box penne pasta, 100% whole wheat if possible ($1.49)
About 1/2 cup homemade pesto from the garden ($.90)

Prep Day: Place chicken breasts in shallow dish and drizzle olive oil over top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let sit for 30 minutes. Grill until cooked through. Dice. Cool and package for freezing.

Serve Day: Thaw diced chicken and pesto needed. Cook pasta as directed on package instructions. Heat chicken in microwave until heated through. Drain pasta. Toss pasta with pesto and grilled chicken.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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