Sunday, August 19, 2018

This Week in my My Frugal Kitchen

Monday was my first day back to work, so my daughter took over the dinner plans and made Sweet & Sour chicken for dinner. It was so good too. 

On Tuesday we ate Chicken Tenders, Coleslaw, and Green Beans with Onions. 

Wednesday night I made Hamburger Patties, Mac & Cheese, Green Beans with Onions, and Brussel Sprouts. 

On Thursday I made 15 Bean Cajun Soup Beans for dinner. 

This is one of the packages of chicken that my daughter picked up at Ingle's on Thursday. It worked out to $1.38 per pound.


I cooked this in the Instapot on Friday with onions. Cooking with onions and celery in the pressure cooker will infuse your chicken with those flavors, which then makes for great tasting chicken salad. 

Here is the chicken after cooking. After cooling off a bit, I separated the chicken from the bones and then went to making chicken salad. 


Here is one portion of the chicken salad afterwards. There are numerous ways to make chicken salad. I put green olives and cream cheese in mine. 


And then on Saturday I made sandwiches with the chicken salad using marked down croissants that I bought at Food City. We took these with us when we went to some yard sales. 


 What was on the menu in your home this week?

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

14 comments :

  1. I've only made chicken salad with chunks of chicken(not shreddd/minced up like yours). I add mayo, grapes or apple chunks and pecans. I'll have to try it your way now since I LOVE green olives....thanks.

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    1. You're welcome, Sluggy. I whizzed mine in the food processor to get it like that. The green olives make it more of a savory dish. You way sounds delicious, I would love the pecans for sure.

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  2. I may try making chicken salad like this. I don't care for mayo so maybe this will help. Thinking of adding some buffalo sauce and celery bits and a shake of ranch dressing mix to it. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. That sounds good. I wonder if sour cream would be good in it too.

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  3. When I cook chicken in crock pot, oven, or pressure cooker, I always add celery, onions, and bell pepper for the flavor only. This combination of seasonings is called the holy trinity. I will not eat the bell pepper or celery so I put them in large pieces. That was an excellent price on chicken!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I thought it was a great price too. My daughter doesn't care for bell peppers or celery either, but I use the celery in dressing for Thanksgiving and I know she likes that. They can add so much flavor.

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    2. I chop the celery small and I can eat it when all wilted...lol. I have had dressing other places with chunks of celery so large that I could not eat it. Dressing would not be dressing without abundant celery.

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    3. I chop mine small too and then saute it in the butter along with some onions. I need to make some now that we've talked about it. LOL

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  4. I love both chicken salad and croissants, but I've never had them together. So I'm going to try this. 😊

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    1. I think you will like it, Nil. We used to serve these at Christmas parties and they were a big hit.

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  5. My mom is a huge fan of chicken salad on croissants! Makes me smile to see that someone else enjoys it too. :)

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  6. Yes to chicken salad with cream cheese and no mayo. I prefer chicken salad on Pumpernickel bread but am not medically permitted seeds. Also not permitted dairy, but I cheat and then pay for it. I pulse chicken in food processor for salad. However we all can eat healthfully, if we choose.

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