Experience international chicken cuisine with some easy-to-make recipes.
Cost per serving: $2.39
To transform this dish into a vegetarian supper, use vegetable broth and toss in cubes of tofu rather than chicken.
See recipe: Chicken, Snow Pea and Cashew Fried Rice
Cost per serving: $2.49
Leftover: Chorizo or sausage
If you have extra chorizo left over from a summer barbecue, you can incorporate it into this tasty recipe. The spicy one-skillet dish has minimal clean-up, so it's ideal for an easy weeknight meal.
See recipe: Chicken and Chorizo Paella
Cost per serving: $2.03
Jerk, a Jamaican spice blend, is made with allspice, cloves and super-spicy Scotch Bonnet peppers. The jerk spice you’ll find in the supermarket’s spice aisle packs a little less heat, but still produces a wonderful smoky flavor.
See recipe: Caribbean Jerk Chicken
Cost per serving: $1.97
Invite a taste of the East to your dinner table with this flavorful dish. Make it a meal by serving the chicken over whole-wheat couscous and offering a simple salad of cucumbers and yogurt on the side.
See recipe: Curried Chicken Breasts
Cost per serving: $2.61
Red beans are pretty in this dish, but you can use any kind you have on hand. Black beans or low-fat refried beans work just as well, or try a colorful mixture. Or spoon warm canned vegetarian chili on top to punch up the flavor.
See recipe: Chicken and Red Bean Tostadas
Cost per serving: $1.01
Using an inexpensive cut of chicken helps keep dinner costs down. A little brown sugar, a garlic clove and some soy sauce to create a delicious glaze.
See recipe: Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks
Cost per serving: $1.62
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is an affordable party-pleasing dish that doesn't take long to prepare. If you use bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the chicken (or follow the package instructions).
See recipe: Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
If you like a milder dish, use less crushed red pepper. For more spice, add a few shakes of hot sauce when you pour in the
soy sauce mixture.
See recipe: Honey Cashew Chicken
Cost per serving: $2.00
Serve these satisfying burritos with baked tortilla chips and extra salsa, or some ready-made guacamole (a green salad also makes a good accompaniment). Toss it with a flavorful low-fat dressing, such as Wishbone Light Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch or Newman's Own Lighten Up Light Lime Vinaigrette.
See recipe: Chicken Burritos
Cost per serving: $2.11
Packed with protein, fiber and vitamins, edamame is a healthy addition to any dish. It also adds unexpected flavor, especially when combined with chicken and finely shredded savoy cabbage. If you don’t have chicken on hand, use lean pork loin cut into strips or thinly sliced flank or skirt steak.
See recipe: Chicken-Edamame Stir-Fry
Cost per serving: $2.31
This quick and easy chicken dish is as healthy as it is tasty. Feel free to use this tangy sauce on other meats, too. It'll work especially well on fish and pork!
See recipe: Honey-Sesame Chicken Cutlets
If you don't have access to fresh corn, swap in 1 1/2 cups thawed frozen corn instead without losing any nutritional value.
See recipe: Chicken Tacos with Corn Salsa
Cost per serving: $2.25
This one-dish dinner is bound to be an instant family favorite! If your kids don't like cabbage be sure to chop it up extra fine and they won't even notice it's there.
See recipe: Chicken-and-Cabbage Fried Rice
Cost per serving: $2.49
Get ready to meet your next family favorite. For extra heat, add more hot sauce, or use a lighter hand for milder flavor.
See recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry