Top 5 Uses for a Can of Chicken

1.- Chicken Salad. So simple!

     open and drain the can of chicken, add fresh garlic, dried onion and light ranch dressing to taste.

2.- Italian Chicken Wraps

     open and drain the can of chicken, mix with Italian salad dressing (or your favorite vinaigrette) and fill into a whole grain tortilla

3.- Chicken and Rice

     Prepare your favorite rice according to directions, then mix in a jar of chicken gravy and the drained chicken. Simple and easy to adapt.

4.- Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla

     Layer a tortilla shell with shredded cheese and drained can of chicken. Place another tortilla shell on top and place in a quesadilla maker (or between two hot skillets) for around 2-3 minutes. Cut and serve with light sour cream and fresh salsa.

5.- Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

     Combine a drained can of chicken, a box of store-bought chicken broth, fresh garlic, chopped baby carrots, and seasonings to taste. Then warm on the stove and add egg noodles, already cooked according to directions. This is a fun recipe because you can adjust it to any amount you want, and it is made entirely to taste!

 

Rib Chops Recipe

unnamed-4This recipe (submitted by Chrysanthe) fits the “Healthy Food Happy Wallet” mission because this is both a healthy main dish and fairly inexpensive (most ingredients are already in the household. for example; I only needed to purchase the pork chops and some mint) at about $2.15 per serving.

Ingredients:
4 bone-in pork rib chops, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1-3/4 pounds total)
1/4 cup honeyunnamed
4 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons snipped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:
1.Trim fat from chops. Place chops in a large resealable plastic bag and set in a shallow dish.unnamed-1
2.For marinade, in a small bowl stir together honey, lemon peel, lemon juice, mint, oil, salt, and cayenne pepper. Pour over chops in bag. Seal bag; turn to coat chops. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chops, discarding marinade.

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3.For a charcoal or gas grill, grill chops on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 11 to 13 minutes or until chops are slightly pink in center (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through grilling time.unnamed-3

Pictured below only two pork chops were used, but all marinade was made. Half of the marinade was poured into the bag on the two pork chops, which marinaded for about half an hour. Then, they were placed on the grill while the other half of the marinade sauce was warming up in a small pot on the stove. When pork chops were done grilling the warmed up sauce was poured on top. It turned out delicious!

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Corn Casserole

corncasseroleCorn Casserole is a fantastic side dish for any home cooked meal. Its light fluffy texture and flavor makes a fantastic complement to any dish!

-Relatively easy to make
-Very filling
-Makes a relatively large amount per recipe; This recipe can comfortably feed a family of 5 in my experience and still leave some leftovers.
-Cheap; ingredients are easy to buy in bulk
-great side for meals and fantastic way to get kids to eat their vegetables.
-Corn is filled with important vitamins and minerals and eggs are a fantastic protein source.

Read on for the recipe, submitted by Samuel!

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