Budget Friendly Bits: Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta

Under $5: GRILLED CHICKEN PESTO PASTA

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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.

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