$20 & 30 Minutes to Feed a Family of 4 in a Healthy Manner:
As promised monthly below is January’s healthy and timeless meal creation!
Chicken Piccata Stir Fry with Sautéed Spinach
|2 # boneless / skinless chicken breasts||$5.98|
|3 tbsp. dry sherry vinegar||$0.29|
|4 tsp. flour||$0.29|
|3/4 tsp. of salt & 3/4 tsp. of pepper||$0.00|
|1/2 C chicken broth||$0.39|
|6 tsp. extra virgin olive oil||$0.39|
|1 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce||$0.19|
|1 medium onion (sliced thin)||$0.39|
|1 tbsp. garlic (minced)||$0.19|
|2 C green beans (cut into 2-inch peices)||$1.89|
|1 tbsp. capers (rinsed)||$0.49|
|2 tbsp. parsley (chopped)||$0.39|
|1/2 medium lemon (cut into wedges)||$0.49|
|1 package of baby spinach (pre-washed)||$2.99|
|Total Cost for Dinner- Serves 4||$14.36|
In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, 2 tbsp. sherry vinegar, 2 tsp. flour, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. In a separate bowl, combine the broth, soy sauce, and remaining sherry vinegar and flour.
Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat and swirl in 3 tsp. of the olive oil. Add shallot and garlic, sauté for about 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant. Push shallot mixture to the side and add the chicken; arrange in a single layer so it cooks evenly on one side. After 2 minutes of the chicken searing, flip and stir-fry for another 2 minutes on the other side until no longer pink.
Add in 1 tsp. olive oil, green beans, and capers and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Continue to stir fry for about 2 minutes. Add in broth mixture and stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes until chicken is cooked through and sauce has slightly thickened.
In an additional sauté pan, add in the remaining 2 tsp. of olive oil, once hot, add in baby spinach and sauté for about 3-4 minutes until wilted.
Serve chicken piccata with spinach on the side, garnish with fresh parsley and serve with a lemon wedge. ENJOY!