Chicken pita sandwiches and steamed vegetables
This version of a chicken sandwich requires three main ingredients and can be customized to please anyone's taste buds.
- Raw chicken breast
- Small yellow onion
- Pita bread
- vegetable oil
- seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic, turmeric, cinnamon
Using a cutting board and medium-sized knife, cut the onion into 1-inch pieces. Place the onions in the frying pan. Wash and cut the chicken into 2-inch slices.
- Add two tablespoons of vegetable oil to the frying pan. Turn the stove onto medium-hot.
- Sauté the onions for 3 to 5 minutes. Once tender, add the chicken.
- When the chicken turns white on both sides, add seasoning to taste. I personally like a lot of seasoning, but other people don't.
- Let the chicken cook for five minutes. Use a spatula to move the chicken and onions around the pan so they don't burn.
- While the chicken cooks, put some vegetables into a small, microwaveable pot. Add a tablespoon of water and microwave, on high, for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Cut a piece of pita bread in half so it makes two pocket sandwiches. If desired, toast the bread in a toaster oven for two minutes.
- To check if the chicken is cooked, cut a piece in half using the spatula. If it cuts easily and is white on the inside, it's done. If not, wait two minutes and check again.
- Turn off the stove. Fill the pita pockets with the chicken and onions. Add salt to the steamed vegetables, and you're done!
Cost: $3.41 per serving
At Publix, the pita bread is sold in a pack of six and costs $1.29. Chicken costs $4.99 per pound, and this recipe requires 1/4 pound of chicken. The yellow onion cost $.94. The bag of vegetables cost $2.50. To price by serving size, the chicken cost about $1.25, the pita bread cost $.22, the vegetables cost $1.00 and the yellow onion cost $.94. That's a total cost of $3.41 for this meal.
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