Publix Bargain Meal, 3/4-3/10

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Much better deals this week on meat! Check out my Menu Plan Monday post for how I racked up at Publix for only a few bucks!
Good deals:
Chicken Breast–1.99/lb
strawberries–1.66/16 oz. pkg.
Yoplait yogurt–.50/container, plus you can often find coupons for .50/6

4 (8 ounce) containers strawberry yogurt (1.32 if you use coupon and it doubles)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (1.00 or so, depending on quality of vinegar)
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1.99/1 lb.–usually you get two HUGE chicken breasts in these packages. Cut them in half)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 large strawberries (.33)
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon minced fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional)

TOTAL COST $4.64 plus price of condiments and small amounts of herbs

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, sugar, pepper, cinnamon and salt. Place chicken breast halves in a shallow baking dish, and pour the sauce over them. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning chicken over half way through. [Personally, I wouldn’t eat the marinade that the raw chicken has been in, even with heating it. I suggest setting aside some marinade to cook in step 3.]

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Scrape the marinade off of the chicken breasts, and place them into the hot oil. Quickly brown the chicken on both sides, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and let rest for 3 minutes.

3. While the chicken is cooking, transfer the marinade to a saucepan. Bring to a low simmer over medium heat. Remove stems from strawberries, and slice thinly so they will fan nicely. Set aside.

4. Slice chicken breasts on the diagonal into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place on serving plates, and sprinkle with lemon juice. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the marinade over each chicken breast, and fan one sliced strawberry over the top. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh mint and parsley. If you really love balsamic vinegar, finish the dish off with an artful drizzle.

I would serve this on top of a romaine salad.

We already have a balsamic chicken dish that we love, but this sounds SO good I may have to try it! I could just drink balsamic vinegar. Really.

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2 thoughts on “Publix Bargain Meal, 3/4-3/10

  1. looks good:)

    ever made a balsamic reduction? you just heat balsamic vinegar over medium low heat, with a little honey and a bay leaf or two until it reduces to a syrup. so delicious on anything. yum.

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