25 Cheap and Easy Ground Beef Recipes (Quick and Delish!)

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Cheap and Easy Ground Beef Recipes

You and your family will love these ideas below for cheap and easy ground beef recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less! If you are looking for quick, easy, tasty, and cheap dinners, then this article is for you!

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25 Cheap and Easy Ground Beef Dinners (Easy Ground Beef Recipes)

Below are  25 ideas for easy and cheap ground beef dinners you can make for your family in less than 30 minutes!

One of the easiest things you can do to save money on food is to eat at home and to keep things simple! Today’s families are busy, and keeping things easy will help you save both time and money! Your family will love these easy hamburger recipes!

Easy Ground Beef Dinners

Though the price of ground beef has gone up over the last few years, it is still one of the best values you can get on meat.

Here are 25 cheap ground beef recipes you can make in a hurry on busy evenings! 

 

1. Skillet Burritos

If you love burritos you will love this tasty dish! For this easy and cheap ground beef recipe, you will need a chopped onion, ground beef, diced tomatoes (fresh or from a can), kidney beans, tortillas, and cheese. Garnish with sour cream or plain yogurt, avocado, green onions, olives, or other favorite toppings.

Ingredients
tablespoon oil
yellow onion , chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder , or to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
2 cups diced tomatoes (you can also use a 14-ounce can diced tomatoes)
1 can (15-ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup water
4 flour tortillas, each cut into 6 triangle shaped wedges
1 cup shredded cheese

Additional Toppings
sour cream
avocado
chopped green onion

Directions
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped onions and the salt, and cook for about 2 minutes, until translucent.
2. Add the ground beef, and cook until browned. Drain.
3. Return to heat and season meat with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Add tomatoes and kidney beans.
4. Add the water, and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium low and simmer for 7 minutes.
5. Stir in tortilla wedges. Sprinkle with cheese, and remove from heat. Cover skillet and let stand for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
6. Add sour cream, avocado, and green onions, as desired.

 

2. Quick and Easy Taco Salad

You can’t go wrong with a tasty taco salad. In this quick and easy version, you need just hamburger (or substitute ground turkey or ground chicken), taco seasoning, lettuce, cheese, salsa, green onions, and tortilla chips (crumbled). Simple!

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1 head of lettuce
1 cup shredded cheese
1 cup salsa
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup crumbled baked corn tortilla chips (about 12 chips)

Directions
1. Cook the ground beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add taco seasoning, and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
2. Divide lettuce, salsa, cheese, green onions, chips, and ground beef evenly among 4 dinner plates, and serve.

 

3. Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Love quesadillas but looking for a way to liven them up? Then you need to try this quick and easy ground beef recipe!

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef, browned and seasoned with salt and pepper
ketchup (to taste)
mustard (to taste)
8 tortillas
1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
additional toppings, if desired (chopped onions, chopped pickles, chopped bacon, and so on)

Directions

1. Add cooked ground beef to a bowl, and then add ketchup and mustard to taste (for example, 2 parts ketchup to 1 part mustard). The mixture should be more “saucy” than dry.

2. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat, and then spray with nonstick spray.

3. Place a tortilla onto the skillet, and then sprinkle on a thin layer of cheddar cheese followed by the ground beef mixture. Add desired toppings then sprinkle on another thin layer of cheese and place a tortilla on top.

4. Once the tortilla on the bottom has browned, flip, and then continue cooking until the second tortilla has browned. Remove quesadilla to a cutting board, and then let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

4. Hamburger Quesadillas

This recipe is a little like the cheeseburger quesadilla recipe above, but it is even simpler. All you need for this cheap ground beef recipe is hamburger, cheese, the tortillas, and your favorite seasoning!

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef, browned and seasoned with salt and pepper, season salt, or other seasonings you choose
8 tortillas
1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat, and then spray with nonstick spray.

2. Place a tortilla onto the skillet, and then sprinkle on a thin layer of cheddar cheese followed by the ground beef. Then sprinkle on another thin layer of cheese, and place a tortilla on top.

4. Once the tortilla on the bottom has browned, flip the quesadilla, and then continue cooking until the second tortilla has browned. Remove quesadilla to a cutting board and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing. 

 

 5. Easy Taco Bake

This easy taco bake recipe is another quick and simple comfort food that we love making in our family.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon oil
1 white onion, chopped
1 pound ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup water
1 large bag tortilla chips
2 cups shredded Cheddar
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

 

Directions
1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium. Add onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain the fat.
3. Add garlic, cumin, chili powder, tomatoes, sour cream, and water to the skillet and stir until combined. Let the mixture thicken for 5 minutes.
4. In a casserole dish, place a layer of tortilla chips, ground beef mixture, and cheeses. Repeat layers until ground beef mixture is used up.
5. Bake until cheese is melted and tortilla chips are soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

 

 

6. Quick Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff is another of my personal favorite cheap dinner ideas. This particular recipe has a bit of a fun twist with the addition of ketchup and cream cheese to make it extra creamy. Other ingredients include the egg noodles (or substitute whatever noodles you have on hand), sliced mushrooms (optional), butter and minced garlic, a little flour, milk, sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste. Another awesome comfort food!

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1 chopped medium onion
sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
4 cups cooked egg or elbow noodles or cooked rice

Directions
1. Saute chopped onion and mushrooms on medium heat until onions are translucent. Add hamburger to frying pan, and cook hamburger until browned. Drain.
2. Add the cream of mushroom soup, milk, and sour cream. Stir. Heat to a boil, stirring regularly. Add salt and pepper.
3. Serve stroganoff over cooked noodles, rice, or bake or mashed potatoes.

7. Skillet Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Another of my own favorite tasty and cheap recipe ideas is cheeseburger macaroni and cheese. For this simple from-scratch recipe you need macaroni (or other pasta noodles, though larger noodles may take a few more minutes to cook), oil, ground beef, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, milk, cheese, sugar (or you can omit it), and salt and pepper to taste. Put it all together, and you have a tasty twist on good ol’ mac and cheese that is ready in just 30 minutes or less.

Ingredients
1 pound macaroni
1 teaspoon oil (or as needed depending on the leanness of your beef)
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (or 1 teaspoon onion powder)
3-4 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
15 ounces tomato sauce
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
black pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese , depending on your preferred cheesiness
minced parsley for topping , optional

Directions
1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions, and then drain and set aside.
2. Heat large skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil, and then add beef. Break up beef and cook until nearly cooked through, about 3 minutes. Then add onions and garlic and cook until onions and garlic are softened, about 2 minutes. Drain any excess fat as needed.
3. Add tomato sauce, milk, salt, pepper, and sugar. Bring beef to a low simmer for about 3 minutes for all the flavors to combine. Taste the beef sauce, and add any additional seasonings if needed.
4. Add the pasta to the pot, and then add the cheese a little at a time until everything combines and cheese melts. Top with additional cheese and minced parsley, if desired. Serve warm.

 

8. Best Chili Mac

This cheap hamburger recipe is such an easy comfort food to make! All you need are macaroni noodles, half a pound of ground beef, tomato soup, mozzarella cheese (or substitute whatever cheese you have on hand), and seasonings! And then you can have this easy chili mac and cheese dinner on the table in 20 minutes or less!

Ingredients
1 cup uncooked macaroni
1/2 pound hamburger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
pinch salt
pinch pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheese.

Directions
1. Cook macaroni, about 7 to 9 minutes.
2. Brown meat in large saucepan, and drain fat.
3. Add garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well, and cook on medium about 5 minutes.
4. Add cooked macaroni and tomato soup. Heat thoroughly. Just before serving, add the grated cheese. 5. Cover and heat until cheese melts.

 

9. One-Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

With melty cheese (two kinds!), hamburger, and bacon all in one yummy dish, this is a yummy combination! The ketchup and Worcestershire sauce give it a tasty kick, too!

Ingredients

8 ounces elbow macaroni pasta
1 pound ground beef
6 bacon strips, cooked and cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
1-2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions
1. Cook the bacon. Drain it on paper towels, and cut it or tear it into small pieces and set aside.
2. Cook your macaroni according to directions on the package, and then drain.
3. While the macaroni is cooking, brown the beef in a large skillet until fully cooked. If after cooking the beef has a lot of grease left, you can pour some of it off.
4. Pour the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup into a small bowl, and mix well to combine. 5. Place cornstarch in a separate small bowl, and add a tablespoon or two of the broth mixture. Stir until combined, and then add that mixture to the rest of the broth mixture. (Doing it this way will keep the cornstarch from clumping together.)
6. Add the cooked pasta and the beef broth mixture to the skillet, and stir well to combine the beef, pasta, bacon, and sauce.
7. Cook on medium heat until the sauce bubbles and thickens. If you feel it is too thick, you can thin it out with a little more beef broth.

10. Sweet and Sour Meatballs

If you love sweet and sour dishes, you will love this easy from scratch recipe for sweet and sour meatballs! This recipe calls for hamburger, an egg, onion, bread crumbs, cider vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and salt and pepper. And it is ready so fast; have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1 egg
1 onion, chopped
1 cup dry bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce

 

Directions
1. In a large bowl, combine hamburger, egg, onion, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Roll into meatballs about 1 to 1 1/2 inches in size.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the meatballs until browned on all sides.
3. In a separate medium bowl, mix together the water, vinegar, ketchup, cornstarch, sugar, and soy sauce. Pour over the meatballs, and allow sauce to thicken. Continue to heat until the sauce just starts to bubble.
4. Serve with rice and your favorite steamed vegetables.

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11.  Classic Beef and Bean Burritos

These easy beef and bean burritos have just a handful of ingredients (plus add any other toppings you love, such as salsa). All you need are ground beef, refried beans, cheese, tortilla shells, and taco seasoning mix. Such an easy and cheap ground beef dinner idea!

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef, browned
1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 package (1 oz)  taco seasoning mix
8 8-inch flour tortillas
Additional toppings as desired, such as salsa, sour cream, diced tomatoes, and shredded lettuce

Directions

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or foil (or spray with nonstick cooking spray); set aside.
2. In medium bowl, mix the cooked ground beef, beans, cheese, and taco seasoning mix.
3. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the beef and bean mixture onto each tortilla, just below the center. Fold the bottom edge of each tortilla up and over the filling. Fold sides in, overlapping to enclose filling. Roll up from the bottom of the tortilla.
4. Place the burritos seam-side down on the cookie sheet.
5. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until heated through. Serve with additional toppings listed above, as desired.

12. Beef and Cheese Goulash

This is another cheap, easy, and tasty dish, and it feeds a lot of people! We like an easy recipe like the one below (I omit the bay leaves if I don’t have any on hand). You can half the recipe if you are feeding your family of just four or five. (Or make the full recipe so you can have leftovers. I love leftovers! :))

Ingredient
2 onions, chopped
2 pounds ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jar pasta sauce, approx. 26 oz. (or substitute 3 small cans [8 oz. each] of tomato sauce)
2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can 6 oz tomato paste (or substitute tomato sauce)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 bay leaves
3 cups water
1 green bell pepper (optional)
salt and  black pepper to taste
2 cups macaroni noodles, uncooked
1 cup cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium high heat until no pink remains. Drain any fat.

2. Add pasta or tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, seasonings, bay leaves, and green pepper. Simmer covered for 15 minutes.

3. Add in the macaroni, and continue to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender (about 20 minutes).

Remove and discard bay leaves. Top with cheese, and replace the lid. Let sit about 5 minutes or until melted.

13. Beef Tacos

Traditional beef tacos are even cheaper if you make them using your own homemade tortilla shells. You can find a simple, tasty recipe for tortillas here (you can skip the rest time if you want dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes :)). 

Our favorite taco fillers are ground beef tomatoes, lettuce (or spinach), refried beans, cheese, sour cream, and salsa,

 

 

14. Taco soup with tortilla chips

This is one of our favorite easy and cheap ground beef dinner recipes, especially during the colder months.

 

Ingredients

`1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 to 2 cans diced tomatoes
1 can red kidney beans
1 can chili beans (or other beans you like) 
1 to 2 cans of corn

 

Directions

To  make this meal, simply brown the pound of hamburger, drain it, and add taco seasoning. Then add a can or two of diced tomatoes, a can of red kidney beans, a can of chili beans (or other beans), and a can or two of corn. (Do not drain any of the cans before you add them to the pot.) Easy!

 

 

15. Homemade Beef Chili

Homemade chili is another cheap and easy ground beef recipe that your family will love. It is great during the winter on cold days, or make it in the Instant Pot for a delicious meal any time of the year. We love to eat chili with cornbread or tortilla chips.

 

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef (or substitute turkey)
1 white or yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can of diced tomatoes
2 cans of chili with beans

Directions

  1. In a large pot, cook ground beef over medium high heat until meat is no longer pink.
  2. Add chopped white or yellow onion and the cloves of minced garlic, and cook until soft and fragrant, about 3 to 5 minutes. If there is not enough grease from the meat and the mixture is too dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cooking oil to the pan while the veggies are cooking.
  3. Add the can of diced tomatoes and the cans of chili with beans, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with cheese, if desired.

 

16. Tater Tot Casserole

Tater tot casserole was one of our regular staples when I was growing up. But I think that this recipe is even better than the one we ate growing up (shhh; don’t tell Mom!) because it has yummy, melty cheese, and Mom’s didn’t. 🙂 

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1 pinch salt
pepper, to taste
1 small can condense cream of mushroom soup
2 cups shredded cheese
1 can corn or 1/2 package frozen mixed vegetables (or both)
1 16 oz. package frozen tater tots

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Stir cream of mushroom soup and corn or vegetables into the cooked ground beef; pour the mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer tater tots evenly over the ground beef mixture, and top with cheddar cheese.
3. Bake until tater tots are golden brown and hot, about 30 to 45 minutes.

17. Stuffed Green Peppers

For another fun vegetable-themed dish, try these stuffed green peppers. To make, you need four large green peppers, tomato sauce, ground beef, chopped onion, a cup of cooked brown or white rice, and some seasonings. Easy!

Ingredients
4 large green bell peppers (or about 5 small ones
15 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 pound ground beef 
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 cup cooked rice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions
1. Cut the tops off the peppers and remove the seeds. Place the peppers in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a simmer and cook 3 minutes, just until the peppers are slightly soft. Drain, rinse with cool water, and set aside on paper towels to drain.
2. In a large skillet, heat the ground beef and onion, and cook until no pink remains. Drain.
3. Add the salt, pepper, rice, garlic powder and half of the tomato sauce to the skillet.
4. Stir well, and spoon into the peppers.
5. Top with the other half of the tomato sauce.
6. Bake in an ungreased dish at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.

 

18. Spaghetti with Green Salad and Garlic Bread

Spaghetti is one of our favorite quick and easy go-to meals! We most often make spaghetti the way my mother did. For the sauce we use a pound of ground beef, a can of tomato sauce with maybe half a can of water, a packet of spaghetti seasoning (though we have made our own, which is cheap and easy!), and a small can of cream of mushroom soup. Sometimes we include mushrooms (fresh or canned) and peppers (most often green peppers, since they are the least expensive), as well.

First brown the hamburger. Add the green pepper if you are going to use it; you could also add chopped onion at this point, too. Then add the tomato sauce and the water. Add the spaghetti seasoning, and stir. Then add the can of cream of mushroom soup, and stir it in. Add the mushrooms at this point, if you are going to include them. Serve over warm noodles.

 

19. More Better Mac and Cheese

This is my family’s favorite way to eat good old macaroni and cheese from a box. To traditional macaroni and cheese we add broccoli and carrots and often either browed hamburger, cut up polish dogs or hot dogs, chicken, or another meat. We also sometimes add onions and green or other colored peppers. We sometimes add ranch to shake things up a little, and I like to add salsa to mine after it is cooked but before eating it to get even more vegetables. Yum!

 

20. Ramen noodles with ground beef and vegetables

I know that ramen noodles are not really healthy, but they are super cheap and they are super easy. We make eating them healthier by adding some of our favorite vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, corn, and sometimes peppers.

To make ramen noodles with ground beef and vegetables, brown the ground beef first. At the same time, cook the vegetables, drain off some of the water if needed, and then add the ground beef and the noodles and cook just a few minutes more until the noodles are soft. Add the seasoning packet (or omit), and stir to combine.

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21. Noodles, Rice, or Mashed Potatoes with Beef Stroganoff

We generally eat this dish with corn (sometimes on the cob but more often than not from a can) and often with rolls or simple bread and butter (margarine). Of course you can find tons of hamburger gravy and stroganoff recipes online. You can omit the fresh mushrooms if you don’t have any on hand, or substitute canned mushrooms.

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced (or substitute canned)
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup sour cream
1 small can cream of mushroom soup
1 to 2 cups milk (depending on desired thickness)

Directions

1. Brown ground beef, onion, and garlic  in a pan until no pink remains. Drain fat.
2. Add sliced mushrooms, and cook 2-3 minutes.
3. Add milk and cream of mushroom soup. Add salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.
4. Stir in sour cream.
5. Serve over noodles, rice, or mashed (or baked) potatoes.

22. Mom’s Beef Stew

My own mom’s beef stew, that is. 🙂 We make  this cheap ground beef dinner in a big pot using a pound of hamburger, chopped potatoes and carrots, corn, chopped onions, quick barley (optional), and a small can of cream of mushroom soup to make it thicker and creamier. Add enough water to cover all ingredients in the pot. Salt and pepper to taste. You can also use frozen mixed vegetables to make the prep for this meal even easier.

Cook the soup until ground beef is browned through and vegetables are tender.

 

23. Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are another of our favorite cheap and easy ground beef meals.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 hamburger buns, split

Directions

In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, water, brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Serve on buns.

24. Meatball Sub Soup

Meatball sub soup is another quick and easy dish. You can slice French bread and dip it into the soup if you want to use a simpler substitute for baguettes (like we do).

 For the Meatballs

 1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

salt
pepper

For the Soup

2 tablespoons cooking oil

1 large onion, diced

1 large clove garlic, minced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes

3 cup beef broth

1 cup milk

3 cups shredded mozzarella

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

1 teaspoon dried oregano

salt

pepper
baguette or French or Italian bread

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic, and parsley,  and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roll into meatballs, and transfer to one prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake until browned and cooked through, 15 minutes
  4. Heat broiler.
  5. For the soup, in a large pot over medium high heat, heat oil. Add onion, and cook until soft and golden, about 5 minutes. Then add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomato paste, and stir until combined. Then add tomatoes, beef broth, and milk, and stir until combined.
  6. Add meatballs and bring to a simmer, and then add half the mozzarella and all the Parmesan cheese. Season with oregano, salt, and pepper.
  7. Ladle soup into four oven-safe ramekins or similar bowls, and top with a baguette slice. Top with remaining mozzarella, and broil until browned and bubbly, about 2 to 3 minutes.

 

25. Easy Beef Enchiladas

This is the way that my mother made enchiladas when I was growing up, and we love these simple beef enchiladas that you can make in about 30 minutes.

 

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion
1 small can tomato sauce
8 large tortilla shells
1 cup shredded cheese
1 can sliced olives (optional)

Directions

1. Cook one pound of hamburger with half a large onion or one small onion in a large skillet. While the hamburger is browning, pour one-third of a can of tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish.

2. When the hamburger is browned, stir in a can of refried beans and a small can of tomato sauce. Add in taco seasoning (from a packet, or make your own!).

3. Then spoon the enchilada mixture evenly into eight large flour tortilla shells, and roll them up and lay them horizontally in the casserole dish. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce over the rolled tortillas, and cover with one cup of shredded cheese. Top with sliced olives if desired.

4. Bake for 15 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sliced avocado, or other favorite toppings.

Conclusion

These 25 quick, cheap, and easy ground beef recipes will let you get food on the table fast to feed your family! All ready in 30 minutes or less, these easy ground beef dinners are great for busy families!

 

What are your favorite quick and cheap ground beef dinner recipes? Do you have quick and inexpensive go-to ground beef dinner recipes that you just love?

Give these recipes a try and let me know how it goes! I would love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below!

 

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Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

In this article I am going to share some easy, cheap, and delicious summer slow cooker recipes.

Summer is a great time to experiment and have some fun with new recipes! And the recipes below are sure to become some of your new family favorites!

Find recipes below for some of the the best easy and cheap summer slow cooker recipes that you can make for your family!

 

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15 Cheap and Easy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes!

These cheap summer slow cooker recipes are perfect for busy days! And they are great for days when the temperature is soaring and you don’t want to slave over a hot stove!

Below are 15 easy, inexpensive summer slow cooker recipes that your family will love. 

 

1. Copycat Cafe Rio sweet pulled pork

This is one of my very favorite summer slow cooker recipes! (Actually, I love to make it any time of the year, but it is a lot of fun for summer gatherings, especially!) If you are a Cafe Rio fan, you need to try this copycat of their signature dish. I have modified it slightly, but we follow a copycat Cafe Rio sweet pulled pork recipe similar to this one.

 

 

2. Slow cooker barbecue ribs

OK, I admit that this one item on the list isn’t particularly cheap. But barbecued ribs is another one of our family favorites. We generally don’t buy them unless they’re on sale for a good price, but even when they are not on sale they are of course way cheaper to make from home (and so easy!) than to buy at a restaurant. So if you will save money by buying them and making them at home (if you would otherwise go out to eat), even when they are not on sale, that is definitely a worthwhile trade-off! You can find an easy and delicious slow cooker barbecue ribs recipe here.

 

3. Slow cooker barbecue chicken

For another delicious summer slow cooker recipe that is lighter on your wallet, try this easy slow cooker barbecue chicken. This meal takes only 5 minutes to prep, and a few hours later you have the makings of a tasty meal in front of you. This particular recipe that I like calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts, barbecue sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. You can find this simple slow cooker barbecue chicken recipe here.

 

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4. Orange slow cooker chicken

Orange chicken is another one of our family favorites, and this slow cooker recipe is easy and tasty.  It takes just 5 minutes to prepare! Now, that is a win in my book! Most of the ingredients are also ones that people generally keep on hand (and you can substitute or omit the ingredients you might not have on hand, like rice vinegar—we just use regular vinegar or apple cider vinegar. And I often omit the red pepper flakes altogether. (I just can’t take the heat. :)) You can find this light orange slow cooker recipe here.

 

5. Slow cooker shredded beef sandwiches

Shredded beef sandwiches are another awesome summer slow cooker recipe! Hands-on prep time is just 10 minutes, and then you can just set it and forget it. You can find this easy slow cooker shredded beef sandwiches recipe here. (You can omit the bay leaves if you don’t have them on hand; the other ingredients are all ingredients you likely will have on hand.)

 

6. Easy slow cooker lasagna

I love lasagna, and this easy slow cooker lasagna makes preparation a snap! For this recipe, you saute the onion and then brown the hamburger in the same skillet, and then add the garlic and saute it, as well. Then you put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker as directed. One thing I like about this recipe is that you do not have to boil the noodles and you do not have to use no-boil noodles, either. It takes only about 20 minutes to prep, and then you just wait for the slow cooker to do its magic! You can find this easy slow cooker lasagna here. Or for an even easier vegetarian version, omit the hamburger and onion, or try this 3-ingredient slow cooker lasagna.

 

7. Slow cooker chicken fajitas

Chicken fajitas are another flavorful favorite of our family. And this slow cooker version takes just 15 minutes or less to prepare. Get the slow cooker chicken fajitas recipe here.

 

8. Slow cooker baked beans

Baked beans just complete a summer meal! This tasty summer slow cooker recipe makes 16 servings, so it is perfect for feeding a crowd! (Or half it for the family, and enjoy the leftovers!) This yummy recipe calls for both ground beef and bacon, as well as three different kinds of beans. (You can also omit the bacon to make a more budget-friendly version.) If you do not have molasses on hand, you can substitute with more brown sugar or white sugar. Get this slow cooker baked beans recipe here.

 

9. Slow cooker taco salad

Taco salad is another summer hit around our house. And this slow cooker taco salad is quick and easy to prepare; you need just 10 minutes of hands-on time. The chicken is packed with flavor, and you can pile on tasty toppings of your choice! Get this slow cooker taco salad recipe here.

 

10. Slow cooker taco chicken bowls

This is another easy and inexpensive summer slow cooker recipe. And they are also hearty and filling! The recipe makes six servings, so (if you are lucky!) you might even have some for leftovers for lunch the next day. This recipe also takes just 10 minutes to prepare, so it is a great option for busy summer evenings. Find this simple slow cooker taco chicken bowls recipe here.

 

11. Vegetarian slow cooker lentil sloppy Joes

Lentils are super cheap, but this recipe doesn’t skimp on flavor! Packed with protein and iron, this could become one of your favorite meatless Monday meals!.You can get this vegetarian slow cooker lentil sloppy Joes recipe here.

 

12. Slow cooker honey teriyaki chicken

Another delicious and budget friendly summer slow cooker recipe is slow cooker honey teriyaki chicken. This tasty recipe takes only 15 minutes to prepare, and then your slow cooker does the rest! You can find this easy slow cooker honey teriyaki chicken recipe here.

 

13. Slow cooker Hawaiian chicken

One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to have a summer luau with my parents and siblings and their families. And slow cooker Hawaiian chicken is an awesome dish to include on the menu! Serve this bright and colorful dish over your favorite rice and you have a lip-smacking dish to please any crowd! You can get this slow cooker Hawaiian chicken recipe here.

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14. Slow cooker sloppy Joes

I love sloppy Joes during the summertime. They just bring back great memories of family reunions and family get-togethers from when I was growing up! And sloppy Joes are also a budget-friendly dish, which also warms my heart! Serve with punch, potato chips and your favorite summer salad, and you have an easy, affordable, and crowd-pleasing meal! You can get a great slow cooker sloppy Joes recipe here.

 

15. Slow cooker barbecue chicken sandwiches

This is another awesome budget friendly summer slow cooker recipe! And it uses my family’s favorite barbecue sauce, Sweet Baby Ray’s. (But of course you can use whatever other barbecue sauce that you love, too!) And it takes just 5 minutes to prep, and then the slow cooker does the rest!

Serve this shredded barbecue chicken on buns (or even your favorite bread), and your favorite potato or green salad or potato chips or coleslaw, and you have an easy dish your family will love! You can get this cheap and easy slow cooker barbecue shredded chicken recipe here.

Conclusion

These easy summer slow cooker recipes are perfect for those warm sunny days when you don’t feel like baking or spending a lot of time in a warm kitchen! With a little bit of prep, the slow cooker does all of the work for these simple but totally tasty dishes. Save the money you would have spent going out to eat eating a delicious and easy meal at home, instead!

Enjoy!

 

What are your favorite cheap summer slow cooker recipes? What are your other favorite summer go-to meals? Leave a comment below and let me know (and share the recipe link :))! I would love to hear your ideas!

 

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29 Awesome Tips to Save Money on Summer Energy

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Summer Energy

In this article I am going to share many of the best ways that you can save money on your summer energy bill. Find  amazing tips to reduce your summer energy consumption and save more money!

 

How to  Save on Your Electric Bill during the Summer

There are many things that you can do to save money on your electric bill during the summer. Many of these are simple things you can do such as drawing your curtains during the warm part of the day to keep out heat, using an evaporative cooler rather than AC when you can, opening your windows at night and putting a box fan in them, using ceiling fans, staying down in your basement or cooler areas, using window AC units instead of cooling all parts of your house when feasible, and so on.

Read on to learn even more energy saving tips for summer!

 

Summer Energy Savings

In some places, the summer months are the most expensive months when it comes to energy costs. The rising temperatures and your rising utility bills could really put a damper on your spirits! Especially if you have a very large or a very old home, you could be spending $300 or $400 per month or more to cool your home during the hottest parts of the summer season.

I know that’s money you would rather be spending on other things! So read on to learn how you can save summer energy consumption in order to save money on your monthly electric bill.

 

 

1. Turn up your AC to save on summer energy.

One of the easiest things you can do (and doing so is free!) to save money spent on summer energy is to turn up the temperature for your AC during the summer. To be most energy efficient, set your air conditioner to 78 degrees or higher during the summer.

Keeping the thermostat on a more economical setting may mean keeping windows open and using fans or finding other ways to stay cool during the summer (like these great neck coolers). It may mean being just a little bit uncomfortable some of the time. But you’ll sure notice a huge difference on your monthly utility bill as you are able to save summer energy consumption!

 

2. Give your AC unit a tune-up, and replace the filters regularly to save summer energy.

To keep your HVAC system running efficiently, have it tuned up and maintained regularly, and replace the filters as needed.

 

3. Buy a programmable thermostat to save on summer energy.

Another big tip  to save money on your summer energy bill is to buy and use a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats can give you a good return on your money spent because they allow you to effortlessly set the thermostat higher during the summer when you’re sleeping or away from your home while at work or even on vacation (if you’ll return on a weekend day, for example, when you might have the thermostat set differently than you would for a weekday).

 

4. Use fans or an evaporative cooler when possible to save money on summer energy costs.

If you can, use portable fans and ceiling fans or an evaporative cooler instead of an air conditioner, as they generally use only about one-third of the energy of central air.

 

5. Install ceiling fans throughout your home to save summer energy.

If you do not already have them, install ceiling fans throughout your home to help keep your cooling bills down. Ceiling fans will help keep things cool in the summer by keeping the air circulating.

 

6. Use localized or targeted cooling.

By using localized or targeted cooling, you could potentially save a ton of money on your summer energy bill!

If you have a larger home, it may be more economical during the day to use fans or window AC units in just the rooms that you are in at any given time so that you can keep the thermostat set at a higher level for the rest of the home. We did this in our last home, which was about 1,000 square feet larger than this one, and it helped us to lower our summer energy bill significantly.

7. Wash your clothes in cold water to save summer energy.

Washing machines have improved so much in recent years that even washing your clothes in cold water will get them clean, so why not bank the savings?

8. Use dryer balls to save summer energy.

These awesome wool dryer balls can be used in place of dryer sheets to help reduce static cling and also to reduce the amount of time it takes you to dry your clothes, which also saves you money on your electric bill!

 

9. Hang your clothes out to dry to save on summer energy.

To save even more money, hang your clothes on a clothesline to dry. No power required (beyond solar power :)).

 

10. Clean the lint filter in your dryer after each use.

hang your clothes out to dry, be sure to replace your dryer lint filter after every use so that your dryer can run as efficiently as possible.

 

11. Set your water heater at a lower temperature.

Set your water heat at 120 degrees or below to save money on summer energy.

 

12. Shower with cold water.

I know this one is a little extreme, but if you live in a place that is warm enough, consider showering with cold water. 🙂 While serving a mission for my church (in a less developed country), I showered for months using a shower that had no hot water.

It was summertime in the jungle, so doing so was only mildly uncomfortable. When it did get cooler, they installed a water heater for us. (In the apartments we lived in, but I think also in general, they have the kind of water heater units that attach right to the showerhead.)

 

13. Wear cooler clothing.

Wear cooler, thin, loosely fitting clothing, during the summer months to help your body naturally remain cooler.

14. Use your dishwasher less in order to save summer energy.

To save energy while doing the dishes, wait until your dishwasher is full before doing a load of dishes, and if you have only a few dishes, quickly wash them by hand and put them in a rack to dry to save even more energy and money. Want to save even more? Do your dishes by hand most of the time, like we usually do!

When you do use the dishwasher, set them to air dry.

 

15. Use your dishwasher and dryer at night.

During the summer months, use your dishwasher and dryer (when you do use them) at night so that they will not heat your home up during the day.

 

16. Replace old windows and doors and seal leaks to save summer energy.

There are many relatively inexpensive things you can do around your home to improve its energy efficiency. For example, you can caulk around your windows and put weather stripping around your doors. Or spend more money and replace old windows (especially if they are single pane) or drafty doors. When we’ve replaced the windows for both of our homes (and the doors in one of our homes), we have found a contractor on Craigslist in order to save money on the installation, so look into that option in addition to Googling local installers.

 

17. Insulate your home against the heat.

This suggestion costs a little more money than most of the others (many of which you can do for free!), but if your home has poor insulation in the attic, for example, look at having more insulation added or having the old insulation replaced.

 

18. Check your air vents.

Make sure your air vents are open and that they are free from dust, and make sure they are not blocked by furniture, rugs, toy bins, and so forth.

 

19. Keep blinds and curtains drawn during the day to save on summer energy costs.

Help keep your home cooler during the summer by keeping your blinds and curtains closed during the heat of the day.

 

20. Open windows, turn on fans, and turn off the AC in the evening to save summer energy.

As much as possible, open window and turn on fans at night to keep your home cooler without having to use the AC. If you live in a climate where it cools off considerably at night, like we do, this is a great way to save money. We are able to do this for all but about one month during the summer, which I like so much better than having to keep the windows closed and running the AC all the time (I just love the natural cool air so much better than the AC air!).

 

 

21. Use the oven less to save on summer energy.

Use your oven less and a microwave, toaster, toaster oven, or outdoor grill more in order to help keep your home cooler and save money on summer energy costs.

 

22. Unplug any extra freezers or refrigerators if you can.

 If you have extra freezers or refrigerators, unplug them during the summer months if you can, particularly if they are outside or in a garage.

Also looking at moving these appliances into the house if you can. Do you have a spare room or corner in the basement where they could go? Keeping an extra freezer or refrigerator in your cooled home will mean it will not have to work so hard to keep food cold.

23. Replace old appliances with more energy-efficient models.

When old appliances such as your dishwasher and dryer wear out, replace them with (gently used, if you’re willing) energy-efficient models.

 

24. Replace old incandescent light bulbs with CFL or LED light bulbs to save energy.

Here is another great way to save a substantial amount of energy long term. The energy efficiency of light bulbs has really improved over the last several years. By replacing your old incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or, even more efficient, LED light bulbs, you’ll save money and help take care of Mother Earth, as well.

 

25. Turn off lights, TVs, computers, radios, night lights, and so forth when not in use to save energy.

Another way to save energy and therefore money on your electric bill is to turn off lights and electronics and so on when you are not using them. My three kiddos are pretty young, and I am regularly turning off particularly lights when I walk around the house.

 

26. Reduce trips in and outside of the house and keep doors and windows closed when the AC is on.

Try to keep the doors and windows closed to save on summer energy costs, especially on very hot days.

If you have younger children, this may be harder than it seems! I’m frequently closing doors during the  summer when the AC is running. Even though I would love to cool off the whole outside and make it a little cooler and more pleasant for everyone for the summer months, it’s just not feasible. I don’t recommend you do it. 😊

 

27. Keep lights off as much as possible during the day.

Similar to the item above, keep lights off as much as possible during the day. Where we live, during the summer months it is light by 5 or 6 in the morning and stays light till close to 10 at night for much of the summer. Since the natural light lasts so long, keep lights off to save money on your summer energy costs.

28. Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use to save summer energy.

Even when turned off, your appliances and electronics use power (called “phantom” power). So unplugging your appliances and electronics can save energy and save a significant amount of money over time. To make saving that energy easier, you can use power strips, and then simply switch off the strips when those electronics or appliances are not in use.

 

 

 

 

29. Bonus energy-saving tip: Cut your home phone line if you still have one, or switch to a super cheap home phone option like ObiTalk, Ooma, or Magic Jack.

 

Another way you can save energy is to cut our home phone if you still have one and do not use it very often. Or on the other hand, if it will help you save on your cell phone bill—for example, by giving your children a way to talk to their friends on the phone so that you don’t feel rushed to buy them a cell phone—then use an inexpensive home phone alternative such as ObiTalk, Ooma, or Magic Jack.

We’ve used Magic Jack in the past, which worked quite well, and we are now using ObiTalk. With ObiTalk you pay just a one-time cost for the equipment (we paid about $40 off of Amazon for the Obi device), which is a small device that you plug into your modem. And now we have a dedicated home phone that we can use (over the internet—VOIP) without incurring a monthly or yearly bill. It’s awesome!

 

Magic Jack was a good product, but with it you had to pay a yearly fee of about $30. Not bad at all, but still more than the $0 per month payment we have now. 🙂 ObiTalk has worked great, so if you would like to keep or go back to having a dedicated home phone (for the kids’ friends to use to call them, for example), check them out!

 

We haven’t tried Ooma, and it’s a little bit more expensive option (though they have come down in price a lot in the last few years), but I have heard from others that their call quality is excellent, so you might want to check them out. With their service you buy the Ooma device, and as with ObiTalk, there are no monthly or yearly fees. The only cost is the initial cost of buying the device.

 

Conclusion

There are so many easy ways to save money on summer energy costs! If you are tired of paying hundreds of dollars a month to cool your home, then give these great summer energy saving tips a try!

Energy bills are the kind of bills I like the least—because you spend the money on something intangible; in a sense there isn’t much to show for your hard-earned money now being gone. What I mean is, you have nothing cool (beyond cooler temperatures, I guess; no pun intended) to show for all that money you spent. Not even fun memories, like with an awesome family vacation.

So though I know it’s a necessary evil to spend money on the power bill , that doesn’t make me want to spend my money on it! 🙂 So whenever I can save summer energy costs to reduce my spending in this area, I do. And with the tips above, I hope you are able to save summer energy—and therefore money—as well!

 

 

What do you do to save money on your summer energy bill? How do you cut your electricity during those hot summer months? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts! I would love to hear your energy saving tips for summer!

 

 

 

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The Best Summer Instant Pot Recipes

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Cheap Summer Instant Pot Meals

Summer is my favorite time of year, by far! What is not to love about it? Long, bright, warm, sunny days, water fun, family vacations, school break, fun holidays, and fun summer recipes! 

In this article I share some of my very favorite cheap and easy summer Instant Pot recipes that you can make for your family!

These cheap and easy summer Instant Pot recipes are perfect for dinner after work or for an easy meal on a busy weekend evening.

On those sultry summer days, these tasty, inexpensive summer Instant Pot meals will hit the spot and make you smile without heating up your kitchen!

 

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11 Cheap and Easy Summer Instant Pot Recipes

Below you will find easy, inexpensive summer Instant Pot meals that your family will love.

 

1. Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

This first summer Instant Pot meal is an easy, delicious, and budget-friendly chicken dish. To save even more money, substitute the chicken breasts for chicken thighs. This quick and tasty meal is on your table in 30 minutes or less, start to finish! It is made with simple ingredients you will have on hand. Serve warm over rice. Get the recipe for Instant Pot honey garlic chicken here.

 

2. Instant Pot Barbecued Ribs

Love barbecued ribs but don’t love to have to wait a couple of hours to enjoy them? The Instant Pot is the solution.

I know barbecued ribs are not the least expensive thing that you can prepare in an Instant Pot (by far!), but you can make them youself for way less than you would spend to take your family out to dinner to enjoy them. So if you make them at home when you would otherwise go out to eat, that is still a big financial savings and a big financial win!

With this easy recipe for baby back ribs, you need just four ingredients, and your ribs are ready in just 40 minutes! Find the recipe for easy barbecue Instant Pot ribs here.

 

3. Instant Pot Baked Beans

Baked beans are a wonderful comfort food, and they are a staple at backyard summer barbecues everywhere. This from-scratch baken bean recipe is hearty and flavorful! It takes only 10 minutes to prepare and then a little over an hour to cook. This recipe makes 12 servings, so it is perfect to feed a crowd. Get the recipe for Instant Pot baked beans here.

 

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4. Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Macaroni and Cheese

This simple but delicious Instant Pot recipe takes macaroni and cheese to a whole new level. Less than 30 minutes for homemade mac and cheese to be on your table and in your tummy! It also makes great leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch! And this recipe is also a kid pleaser! You can get the recipe for Instant Pot garlic Parmesan macaroni and cheese here.

 

5. Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken

Barbecue chicken is another summer favorite, and in the Instant Pot, it is so quick and easy! This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, and it is great in sandwiches, in tacos, on pizza, and more! All you need are a handful of readily available ingredients, and you are on your way! You can find this easy Instant Pot barbecue chicken recipe here.

 

 

 

6. Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice

This tasty sweet and sour chicken recipe is a great addition to your repertoire of Chinese cuisine. Best of all, this delicious and eye-catchingly colorful recipe is ready in 30 minutes or less! You can get this Instant Pot sweet and sour chicken with rice recipe here.

 

7. Instant Pot Kalua Pork

Kalua pork is one of my own family’s favorite summertime recipes! We love to have a luau to celebrate the summer, and Kalua pork is always one of the stars of the show.  And it takes just a few simple ingredients to bring out the amazing flavor of this Hawaiian-inspired dish. You can get this easy recipe for Instant Pot Kalua pork here.

 

8. Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Instant Pot barbecue pulled pork is tender, juicy, and finger-licking good. You can put it on hamburger buns or bread to make a sandwich, or use it in your favorite tacos, burritos, or taco salads. This tasty dish will be ready in about an hour. Find the recipe for Instant Pot barbecue pulled pork here.

 

9. Instant Pot Honey Teriyaki Chicken

This dish, like several of the others in this article, is ready in under 30 minutes. This recipe calls for chicken thighs (which will save you a little money over the chicken breasts), but you can substitute chicken breasts if that is what you have on hand. Serve over warm rice, and you have a quick and easy meal ready to go. You can find a simple Instant Pot honey teriyaki chicken recipe here.

 

 

10. Instant Pot Summer Chili

This cheap and easy summer Instant Pot dish is a fun twist on traditional chili. And it is ready in less than 20 minutes! This coloful is packed with tasty veggies like orange pepper, red pepper, jalapno, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, and corn. And it has fun seasonings like cumin, chili powder, thyme, paprika, and lime zest. You can find this festive Instant Pot summer chili here.

 

11. Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

These chicken fajitas are another fun and colorful dish great for summer. This recipe calls for onion, minced garlic, red, green, or yellow peppers, jalapeno peppers, potato, and tomato. Seasonings include cumin, chili powder, chicken broth, oregano, lime juice, and pepper and salt.

You can of course also include tasty toppings like cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and hot sauce. Find this Instant Pot chicken fajitas recipe here.

 

 

Conclusion

These summer Instant Pot recipes will help you to get a delicious dinner on the table without having to slave over a hot stove! Feed your family easy, inexpensive, delicious meals all week with these simple recipes!

 

What are your favorite summer Instant Pot recipes? I hope you will share them! Have you tried one of the recipes in this article? How did it go? Leave a comment below and let me know!

 

 

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40 Cheap and Easy Chicken Breast Recipes {That Your Family Will Love!}

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Cheap and Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

Find some of the best ideas for cheap and easy chicken breast recipes, which you can make in 30 minutes or less, for your family! If you are looking for quick, tasty, cheap, and easy chicken breast recipes, then this is the article for you!

These quick, cheap, and simple chicken breast recipes are perfect to get tasty food on the table fast to feed your hungry family!

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Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

Below are ideas for easy chicken recipes that you can make for your family in less than 30 minutes!

One of the easiest things you can do to save money on food is to eat at home and to keep things simple! Today’s families are busy, and keeping things easy will help you save both time and money! Your family will love these easy chicken breast recipes!

 

1. Avocado and Chicken Salad

This is a simple and tasty avocado dish, and a great option for a cheap and easy chicken breast recipe. All you need for this easy salad are chicken, avocados, lime juice, green onion, and mayo.

Ingredients
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2 medium avocados, diced
1 tablespoon + 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
salt, to taste
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
2 tablespoons mayo

Directions
1. In a large bowl, mix the diced avocado with 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, and season with the salt to taste. Add the chicken and the sliced green onion.
2. In a small bowl, mix the mayo and the lime juice to make the dressing.
3. Add the dressing to the chicken mixture, and mix well to coat with the dressing. Sprinkle the other tablespoon of lime juice over the top (or omit, if you want less lime juice).
4. Serve as is as a salad, or serve inside pita bread or as a sandwich or lettuce wrap.

2. Chicken Avocado Salad Sandwiches

Similar to the easy chicken breast recipe mentioned just above, here is another tasty chicken avocado salad sandwich recipe:

Ingredients
2 cup cooked chicken, chopped
2 ripe avocados, chopped
2 apples, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
8 slices of bread

Directions
1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, avocado, apple, celery, and red onion. Gently mash the avocado with a fork and stir it around so that everything is mixed well.
2. Add the parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. If the mixture seems dry, add a tablespoon of oil.
3. Spread on sandwich bread, toasted bread, or pita bread.

3. Easy Chicken Pasta Salad

This is another cheap and easy chicken breast meal. Use leftover pasta and cooked and chopped chicken breast and add in some of your leftover vegetables like broccoli, carrots, onions, or spinach. Toss with a little oil, vinegar, and your favorite spices, and you’re set.

 

4. Chicken Skillet Burritos

If you love burritos you will love this tasty dish! For this easy chicken breast recipe, you will need a chopped onion, chicken breast, diced tomatoes (fresh or from a can), kidney beans, tortillas, and cheese. Garnish with sour cream or plain yogurt, avocado, green onions, olives, or other favorite toppings.

Ingredients
tablespoon oil
yellow onion , chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder , or to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
2 cups diced tomatoes (you can also use a 14-ounce can diced tomatoes)
1 can (15-ounces) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup water
4 flour tortillas, each cut into 6 triangle shaped wedges
1 cup shredded cheese

Additional Toppings
sour cream
avocado
chopped green onion

Directions
1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped onions and the salt, and cook for about 2 minutes, until translucent.
2. Add the chopped chicken breast, and cook until lightly browned.
3. Return to heat and season meat with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Add tomatoes and kidney beans.
4. Add the water, and bring to a boil. Then lower the heat to medium low and simmer for 7 minutes.
5. Stir in tortilla wedges. Sprinkle with cheese, and remove from heat. Cover skillet and let stand for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
6. Add sour cream, avocado, and green onions, as desired.

 

5. Quick and Easy Chicken Taco Salad

You can’t go wrong with a tasty taco salad. In this quick and easy version, you need just chopped or ground chicken, taco seasoning, lettuce, cheese, salsa, green onions, and tortilla chips (crumbled). Simple!

Ingredients
1 pound chicken breast, ground or chopped
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1 head of lettuce
1 cup shredded cheese
1 cup salsa
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup crumbled baked corn tortilla chips (about 12 chips)

Directions
1. Cook the chicken or ground chicken in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until lightly browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add taco seasoning, and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
2. Divide lettuce, salsa, cheese, green onions, chips, and ground beef evenly among 4 dinner plates, and serve.

 

 

6. Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Chicken salad sandwiches are one of my all-time favorite easy chicken dinners. You can keep it really simple with just the chicken and a little mayo or salad dressing and your favorite seasonings.

Or dress this sandwich up (see the information about chicken salad supreme sandwiches below) with your favorite chopped nuts (such as cashews or my preferred cheaper option, peanuts), seeds, sliced grapes, cubed cheese, finely chopped apples, chopped celery, and more! There are so many options for this versatile meal!

 

7. Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken quesadillas are another great simple chicken breast recipe! You can use just your favorite tortilla shells and type of cheese, and then add cooked, cubed (seasoned) chicken.

To prepare, simply coat one side of a tortilla with butter or margarine (or omit; just be sure to cook in a nonstick frying pan), add the cooked chicken chunks and shredded cheese, top with the second tortilla, and cook in a medium-sized frying pan on each side until golden brown. Yum! 

8. Chicken Salad Supreme Sandwiches

This is a chicken salad sandwich with even more good stuff added, like sesame seeds or peanuts (we generally use the kind we have to shell ourselves, since they are cheaper), chopped grapes, raisins, chopped apples, and dried cranberries. Add enough mayo or salad dressing to make it creamy, and add salt and pepper to taste.

9. Chicken Salad Supreme Pasta

This dish is similar to the one just above, with ingredients like sesame seeds or peanuts (we generally use the kind we have to shell ourselves, since they are cheaper), chopped grapes, raisins, chopped apples, and dried cranberries.

The difference is that instead of eating the above ingredients on a sandwich, you toss them with some mayo or salad dressing (to taste) and 2 to 4 cups of your favorite cooked pasta. Add salt and pepper to taste. So good!

10. Chicken Salad

I tease (but it really is kinda true :-}) that the salad is just the way to get the ranch dressing to my mouth and that the salads that I really like to eat are the ones where I basically turn them into a sandwich.

So my favorite chicken salad, for example, has croutons and cheese in addition to my favorite veggies like spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and so on.

But whatever you like to put in your chicken salad, you can’t go wrong!

 

 

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11. One-Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken and Rice

You just can’t go wrong with an easy chicken and rice dish! (Well, I guess you could, but the odds are in your favor that you won’t! :)) This meal really is simple, with chicken, spinach, garlic, rice, and some seasonings. We don’t generally have heavy cream on hand, so we substitute whole milk (or even 2%, if that’s all we have at the time).

Ingredients
lb chicken breast, cut into cubes
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
tablespoon oil
cloves garlic, minced
1 cup long grain white rice
2 1/2 to 3 cups chicken broth
cups baby spinach
1/4 cup milk

Directions
1. Toss the chicken breast with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken breast, and cook until browned (about 3 to 5 minutes), stirring often. Add garlic to skillet, and cook for 30 seconds more.
2. Stir in rice and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove pan from heat, and place baby spinach on top of the rice. 4. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
5. Remove lid, and stir well. Stir in milk, and serve.

 

12. Teriyaki Chicken with Rice

This recipe is easy! It requires just 3 ingredients. All you need are the chicken breasts, brown sugar, and soy sauce. You can also add in vegetables toward the end of the cook times, if desired. Serve over rice, and enjoy!

Ingredients
2 pounds chicken breasts (or thighs), sliced into chunks
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar

 

Directions
1. Sear the chicken breasts evenly in a pan, and then flip.
2. Add the soy sauce and brown sugar, stirring and bringing to a boil.
3. Stir until the sauce has reduced and evenly coats the chicken.
4. Serve with rice and steamed veggies, if desired.

 

13.  Chicken Gnocchi Skillet

This is another tasty and easy chicken dish. If you have never had gnocchi before, you need to give this classic Italian dish a try! Quick and tasty, you can have this dish on the table in just 20 minutes! In addition to a package of gnocchi, this recipe calls for ground chicken (though I bet chopped chicken would work, as well), onion, spaghetti sauce (or make your own to save money, like we do, with tomato sauce and spaghetti seasoning), salt, oregano, and (optional) grated Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons oil
1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce (or 3 8-oz. cans of tomato sauce with a package of spaghetti seasoning)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions
1. Cook the gnocchi according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook chicken and onion in oil over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink. Drain if necessary. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, salt. and oregano. Cook until heated through, 5 to 10 minutes.
2. Drain the gnocchi, and gently stir it into the skillet. Top with cheese, if desired.

 

 

14. Easy Microwave Chicken Enchiladas

This is another one of my favorite enchilada recipes. And this one you can make in the microwave! Woo hoo! All you need are shredded chicken (already cooked—this is a great way to use leftover chicken!), enchilada sauce (or again, you can use tomato sauce), taco seasoning, cheese, corn tortillas, sour cream, and cilantro for garnish (or omit the cilantro [like I do]). Total prep and cooking time is just 20 minutes!

Ingredients
can (19 oz.) mild enchilada sauce (or substitute tomato sauce)
cups cooked, shredded chicken
tablespoon chicken taco seasoning mix
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese 
8 tortillas (6-inch)
3/4 cup sour cream

Directions
1. In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce, the chicken, seasoning mix, and 3/4 cup of the cheese.

2. Spray 8-inch square microwavable baking dish with cooking spray. Place 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of the dish. Fill 1 tortilla at a time with heaping 1/4 cup chicken mixture, and roll to seal. Place each rolled tortilla in the baking dish, seam side down.

3. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas. Top with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.

Microwave uncovered on high for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and enchiladas are heated through.  Serve with sour cream.

 

15. Easy Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is one of my favorite Chinese dishes, and this recipe is great because it is quick and easy to make. You can have this delicious dinner on the table in 25 minutes or less! The main ingredients for this cheap dinner idea include chicken breasts, a large orange, soy sauce, brown sugar, an egg, and green onions. When prepared, eat piping hot over white or brown rice.

Ingredients
Orange Sauce
1 large orange
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large egg 
2 tablespoons cornstarch 
pinch of salt and pepper 
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 green onion, chopped
4 cups cooked rice

Directions
1. Remove the zest from the orange using a zester or small-holed cheese grater, and then squeeze the juice from the orange. You should get about 1 teaspoon zest and 1/2 cup juice.

2. Combine the juice and orange zest with the soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, ginger, minced garlic, and cornstarch in a small sauce pot. Before placing it over heat, whisk until the cornstarch is fully dissolved.

3. Heat the mixture over medium-low for about 3 to 5 minutes, until it begins to thicken. Remove the sauce from heat, and set it aside.

4. Use a sharp knife to remove any excess fat from the chicken thighs, and then cut them into small pieces.

5. Combine the egg, cornstarch, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a mixing bowl, and mix well. Add the chicken pieces, and stir to coat them in the egg mixture.

6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add cooking oil, and swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet. Add the chicken, and cook until they are golden brown on the bottom.

7. Flip the chicken pieces, again cooking until golden brown (about 6 or 7 minutes total).

8. Turn the unit off, and pour the orange sauce over the chicken. Stir to coat.

9. Serve the chicken over cooked rice. Garnish with the green onions and any leftover orange zest.

16. Easy Sesame Chicken

Easy sesame chicken is another one of my favorite cheap dinner ideas. For this Asian-inspired recipe the main ingredients are a large egg, boneless skinless chicken breasts, soy sauce, brown sugar, and green onions. Serve over rice.

Ingredients

Chicken
1 large egg
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons cooking oil

Sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon oil
3 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

Serve With

4 cups cooked rice
2 whole green onions, chopped

Directions
1. First, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, water, oil, brown sugar, vinegar, fresh ginger, minced garlic, cornstarch, and sesame seeds. (Grate the ginger with a small-holed cheese grater). Set the sauce aside.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and a pinch of salt and pepper. 3. Trim any excess fat from the chicken breasts, and then cut them into small 1 inch pieces. Toss the chicken in the egg and cornstarch mixture.
4. Add the cooking oil to a large skillet, and heat over medium heat. Wait until the skillet is very hot, and then swirl the skillet to make sure the oil coats the entire surface. Add the batter-coated chicken, and spread it out into a single layer over the surface of the skillet.
5. Allow the chicken pieces to cook until golden brown on the bottom. Then, carefully flip the chicken, breaking up the pieces into smaller chunks. Continue to cook the chicken until golden brown on the other side. Stir the chicken as little as possible to avoid breaking the egg coating from the surface of the chicken.
6. Once the chicken is cooked through and golden brown on all sides, pour the sauce over the top. Toss the chicken to coat it in the sauce. As the sauce begins to simmer, it will begin to thicken. Continue to gently stir the chicken in the sauce until it has thickened, and then turn off the stove.
7. Serve the chicken over rice, and sprinkle the sliced green onions over the top.

 

17. One-Pot Chicken Pot Pie Fettuccine

OK, confession—there is no “pie” in this chicken pot pie fettuccine recipe. But I think your taste buds will forgive you. This recipe instead calls for a pound of fettuccine pasta, as well as chicken breasts, an onion, two carrots, two celery stalks, garlic, a little flour, milk, chicken broth, and a little parsley for garnish.

Ingredients
1 lb chicken breasts, diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 medium carrots, diced 1/4 inch thick
2 stalks celery, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons oil
1/3 cup flour
3 cups milk
4 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 lb dry fettuccine pasta
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. In a large saucepan, saute chicken, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic in oil over medium-high heat until veggies are tender and chicken is no longer pink. Stir in flour until smooth, and then slowly stir in milk, chicken broth, and parsley. Add dry fettuccine, and bring mixture to a simmer, stirring to incorporate pasta underneath the liquid.
2. Reduce heat to medium and keep pasta at a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce begins to thicken and the pasta is tender and creamy, about 25 minutes.
3. Remove pasta from heat, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

 

18. Chicken Pot Pie Rice Bake

This is another fun twist on chicken pot pie (in other words, another pot pie dish without the pie). For this cheap chicken recipe all you need is rice, chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, cheddar cheese, frozen mixed vegetables, and a little milk. Another dinner success in 30 minutes or less.

Ingredients
2 cups instant white rice
2 cups water
2 cup cooked, chopped chicken
1 can (10.75 oz) cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables or corn
1/4 cup milk 

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray a glass 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add instant rice, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 to 7 minutes, until water has been absorbed.
3. In a large bowl stir together chicken, soup, sour cream, cheese, frozen vegetables, 1/4 cup milk, and cooked rice.
4. Pour rice mixture into pan.
5. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes.

 

 

19. One-Pot Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice

This cheap chicken recipe is another tasty one-pot chicken dish. This recipe calls for boneless skinless chicken breasts, a little butter and some seasonings, rice, chicken broth, lemon, and Italian seasoning. It takes just 5 minutes to prepare and about 25 minutes to cook. And then, lemony goodness! Yay! 

Ingredients

For the Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

For the Rice
1 cup uncooked white rice
2 1/4 cups chicken broth
juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Directions
1. Melt butter (or margarine) over medium heat in a large skillet or pan (one that has a lid). Season chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Brown chicken in the butter for 1-2 minutes on each side. (Chicken shouldn’t be cooked through at this point.) Transfer chicken to a plate.
2. Add rice, chicken broth, lemon juice, and remaining Italian seasoning to the pan. Place chicken on top, and then cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes, until liquid is dissolved.
3. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and lemon wedges for squeezing.

 

20. Easy Garlic Chicken

Garlic chicken is another of my favorite easy chicken dinner recipes. For this simple dish, all you need is the boneless, skinless chicken breasts, a little butter, garlic powder, season salt, and onion powder. Serve with rice and your favorite vegetables, and you are set! Ready in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter or margarine

Directions
Melt butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with garlic powder, seasoning salt, and onion powder. Saute about 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

 

21. Mozzarella Chicken

For another cheesy treat, try this easy mozzarella chicken. This recipe calls for chicken breasts, garlic, onion, a can of crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes (or you can omit, like I do), dried basil, a tablespoon of pesto (recipe included), salt and pepper to taste, and the mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients
6 cups cooked pasta
4 small chicken breasts
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
½ cup chopped onions
1 14 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato pesto or basil pesto
salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup water
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Sprinkle the chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat with the cooking oil. Add the chicken to the skillet, and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side or until the chicken is completely cooked through. Remove to a plate.

2. Preheat the oven on the broiler setting. Add the onion to the oil remaining in the pan. If there isn’t any, add in about ½ teaspoon oil, and sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes until it softens. Add the garlic, and let cook for about a minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, dried basil, and pesto. Stir to combine. When the sauce reaches a simmer, add 1/4 cup water, lower the heat, cover, and allow to simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the sauce thickens a bit. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Place the chicken breasts in the sauce, and use a spoon to cover the chicken with sauce. Top each breast with a mozzarella cheese. Place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese gets nice and bubbly and just melts. Top with chopped parsley. Serve with pasta, crusty bread, and a salad.

 

22. Pesto Pasta with Chicken

This is another simple chicken breast recipe, ready in 30 minutes. In addition to the chicken breasts and pesto sauce, this recipe calls for olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes to taste, and sun-dried tomatoes (or you could substitute canned tomatoes). 

Ingredients
1 16 oz. package bow tie pasta
1 teaspoon cooking oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1/2 cup pesto sauce

Directions
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until tender, and then stir in chicken. Cook until chicken is golden and cooked through.
3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, and pesto. Toss to coat evenly.

 

23. Chicken and Spinach Parmesan

This is another quick, easy, and cheap chicken dinner. This chicken and spinach dish can be eaten or rice or noodles, and is ready in just 20 minutes. Ingredients include the chicken, panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, a little oil, spaghetti sauce, spinach, and grated mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients
6-8 small chicken breast filets (1 1/2 to 2 lbs)
salt and pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons cooking oil
1½ cups spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce
2 cup chopped baby spinach
1 cup grated mozzarella

Directions
1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
2. Combine panko and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
3. Coat the chicken with the bread crumb mixture.
4. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil in a large, oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
5. Add the chicken (cook in batches to avoid crowding), and cook 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. (Wipe skillet before repeating with remaining chicken pieces.)
6. Remove chicken from skillet, and pour half of the pasta sauce onto the bottom of the skillet. Gently lay the chicken on top.
7. Top each piece of chicken with a couple tablespoons of sauce, ¼ cup chopped spinach, and two tablespoons of mozzarella. 
8. Broil for 2 to 4 minutes, until cheese just begins to turn golden brown.

 

24. Chicken Stir Fry over Rice

So easy! So tasty! 🙂 We normally just wing it for this easy chicken breast recipe and throw in peppers along with whatever other vegetables we have on hand that sound good, but I will include an easy recipe below. Serve over cooked white or brown rice, and omit or substitute roasted peanuts to save money. (You can save even more on peanuts if you buy the kind you have to shell, as we often do.)

Ingredients

Chicken Stir Fry

1 lb chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 zucchini sliced or cubed
2 tablespoons oil, divided
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 cup broccoli cut into florets
1 small carrot julienned or cubed
8 oz. mushrooms sliced
1/2 red pepper cubed (or substitute a pepper of your choice)
4 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp fresh ginger minced
1/2 onion cubed
1/2 cup cashews (or peanuts), optional

Stir Fry Sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions

1. Trim any excess fat off of chicken breasts, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Cut the vegetables into even-sized pieces (about the same size as the chicken pieces).

2. Combine all of the ingredients for the stir fry sauce in a bowl.

3. In a large pan (or wok), on medium high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Once oil is hot, add chicken in a single layer. Cook chicken until browned, mixing as needed. Once cooked, remove chicken from pan and set aside.

4. Add the remaining oil and the butter to skillet with the broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers, and carrots. Cook until vegetables are crisp tender, mixing frequently.

5. Add the chicken back to the pan. Add the garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.

6. Add the cashews (or peanuts), and then pour the sauce into the pan and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and let stir fry simmer until the sauce thickens and is well incorporated with the remaining ingredients. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds before serving, if desired.

 

25. 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner

I love this dish because it is so fast to make! It is one of my quick go-to recipes.

Ingredients

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
tablespoon vegetable oil
can (10 1/2 ounces) cream of chicken (or substitute cream of mushroom) soup
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups uncookeed instant white rice
cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets

Directions

  1. Season the chicken as desired.  Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken, and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides.  Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  2. Stir the soup, water, paprika, and pepper in the skillet, and heat to a boil.  Stir in the rice and broccoli.  Reduce the heat to low.  Return the chicken to the skillet.  Sprinkle the chicken with additional paprika.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Season to taste.

 

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26. Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

This is a simple and tasty dish, ready in 30 minutes. It’s great as a one-pot dinner, or we often eat it with toasted garlic bread. Eat with green salad to get in more veggies.

Ingredients

8 oz. linguine (about 1/2 of a 1-pound package) or spaghetti noodles
cup fresh or frozen broccoli florets
tablespoons butter or margarine
pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
can (10 1/2 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Prepare the linguine or spaghetti noodles according to the package directions in a large saucepan. Add the broccoli during the last 4 minutes of the cooking time. Drain the linguine mixture well in a colander.
  2. Heat the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and cook until well browned and cooked through, stirring often.
  3. Stir the soup, milk, cheese, pepper, and linguine mixture in the skillet and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling, stirring occasionally.  Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

27. Ramen noodles with chicken and vegetables

I know that ramen noodles are not really healthy, but they are super cheap and they are super easy. We make eating them healthier by adding chicken and favorite vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, corn, and sometimes peppers.

Cook (boil) the cubed chicken first. At the same time, cook the vegetables, drain off some of the water if needed, and then add the chicken and the noodles and cook a few minutes until the noodles are soft. Add the seasoning packet (or omit), and stir to combine.

 

28. Chicken Tacos

Traditional chicken tacos are another awesome simple chicken breast recipe, and you can make them even cheaper if you make them using your own homemade tortilla shells. You can find a simple, tasty recipe for tortillas here (you can skip the rest time if you want dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes :)). Substitute chicken for beef to save money, as well.

Our favorite taco fillers are chopped chicken (or ground beef), tomatoes, lettuce (or spinach), refried beans, cheese, salsa, and sour cream.

 

29. Taco soup with tortilla chips

This is one of our favorite easy and cheap dinner recipes, especially during the colder months. To  make this meal, simply brown a pound of chopped chicken breast, drain it if needed, and add taco seasoning. Then add a can or two of diced tomatoes, a can of red kidney beans, a can of chili beans (or other beans), and a can or two of corn. (Do not drain any of the cans before you add them to the pot.) Easy!

 

30. Homemade chicken noodle soup with homemade (or inexpensive) rolls or bread

We generally make a simple chicken noodle soup over the stove, but this is a great slow cooker dish, as well. Here is a cheap and easy chicken noodle soup recipe.

Ingredients

1 to 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1  large onion, chopped
3  carrots, peeled and sliced
2  stalks celery, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf (optional)
salt to taste
pepper to taste
10 cups chicken broth
8 oz. egg noodles

Directions

  1. In a large pot, combine chicken, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and bay leaf.
  2. Season generously with salt and pepper. Pour in broth.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 20 minutes. Remove chicken, and shred with two forks. Discard bay leaf. Return chicken to pot and add egg noodles.
  4. Cook on medium high, covered, until al dente, about 10 minutes.

 

31. Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are another one of my favorite cheap and meals!

Ingredients

2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
1/2 sweet red pepper, julienned
1/2 green pepper, julienned
1/2 cup chopped onion
6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through.
  3. Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with desired toppin

32. Stovetop Chicken Pot Pie

I love homemade chicken pot pie (the baked kind)! And it is not hard to make, but it does take a little more effort than I want to give for dinner on most busy weeknights.  So this quicker version of this classic meal is awesome! 

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
chopped small onion
1 cup sliced carrots
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cups shredded chicken
1 cup frozen or canned corn (or more, to taste)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Biscuits, for serving

Directions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk chicken stock, whole milk, flour, and poultry seasoning.
  2. Cook onion and carrots in butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Slowly whisk in milk mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Stir in shredded chicken, corn, and parsley, and cook until warm, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve topped with biscuits.

 

33. Parmesan Chicken with Rice

This is another great chicken and Parmesan (and chicken and rice) recipe. 

Ingredients
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 large egg
2 tablespoons  milk
3/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs (or substitute other bread crumbs)
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup frozen corn (about 4 ounces), thawed (or canned)
pepper, optional

 Directions

  1. In a saucepan, bring broth and lemon juice to a boil. Stir in rice and onion; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is almost absorbed and rice is tender, 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and milk. In another bowl, toss bread crumbs with 1/3 cup cheese and oregano. Dip chicken in egg mixture and then in crumb mixture to coat both sides.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chicken until golden brown and chicken is no longer pink, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. When rice is cooked, stir in corn; cook, covered, until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Stir in remaining cheese. Cut chicken into slices, and serve with rice. Sprinkle with pepper, if desired.

34. Barbecue Chicken Tostadas

If you love barbecue chicken, then you will love this easy chicken breast recipe that you can make in 20 minutes or less. 

Ingredients
8 tostada shells or 8 corn tortillas or small flour tortillas, brushed lightly with olive oil and baked for 3-5 minutes per side, until crispy
3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce, divided
2 cups shredded cheese
3 green onions, very thinly sliced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lay out the tostada shells (or baked tortillas) on two rimmed baking sheets.
  2. Combine the chicken and 1 cup of the barbecue sauce in a small bowl, and stir to coat.
  3. Divide the chicken between the tostada shells and top with the cheese (about ¼ cup on each).
  4. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, just until the cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the remaining ½ cup barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with green onions, if desired.

 

35. Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Chick alfredo pizza is another of my favorite easy chicken dinner recipes. However, to help keep this meal to $5 or less, we generally make our own simple (but delicious) pizza dough and our own alfredo sauce.

Ingredients
1 pizza dough (12 to 14 inches), or make your own
3 tablespoons alfredo sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup cooked chicken

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Roll out dough to about 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
  3. Top pizza with alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese, and chicken.
  4. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crust starts to turn golden brown and cheese is melted.

 

 

36. Lemon Pepper Chicken with Rice

Another of my family favorite chicken breast recipes is lemon pepper chicken. This is another easy dinner option that you can make in about 20 minutes.

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning (or more to taste)
salt to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Mix together the flour, lemon pepper seasoning, and salt. Pour the flour mixture onto a plate or into a shallow bowl.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  3. Coat the chicken breasts in the flour mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly.
  4. Place the chicken in the pan, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until done.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan, and place on a plate. Cover to keep warm.
  6. Melt the butter in the pan, and whisk in the lemon juice. Season with salt to taste.
  7. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

37. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup

This yummy soup is perfect for cool nights, and it can be on your dinner table in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter
cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, sliced
yellow onion, chopped
large carrots, sliced into 1/4″ rounds
stalks celery, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
1 cup rice
boneless skinless chicken breasts
Directions
  1. In a large pot, melt butter. Add mushrooms, onion, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender and liquid has evaporated, about 6 minutes. Add chicken, and cook until golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Add flour, and whisk until golden, about 1 minute. Pour over chicken broth and milk, and season with salt and pepper. Add rice, bring to a boil, and simmer until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through.

38. Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole

This is another great cheap chicken recipe. It is so creamy and good! This quick and easy one-pot recipe is ready in just 30 minutes.  (If you need to cook the chicken, you can boil or saute it on the stove in about 15 or 20 minutes.)

Ingredients
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 chicken breasts cut into small cubes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup rice, uncooked
10 oz. cream of chicken soup (1 can)
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add chopped onion and cubed chicken. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes until the chicken starts to brown a bit. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until garlic gets aromatic.
  2. Add the rice, cream of chicken soup and chicken broth. Start with 2 cups of chicken broth and if more is needed add more until rice is fully cooked. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and cook over medium heat until the rice is fully cooked, stirring occasionally, should take about 15 minutes or so. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary.
  3. Add the broccoli florets and half the cheese then continue cooking for 2 more minutes, until broccoli softens a bit. Sprinkle over the top with remaining cheese and place the skillet under the broiler for a couple more minutes, just until it melts and starts to brown a bit.
  4. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

 

39. Easy Chicken Enchiladas

This is the way that my mother made enchiladas when I was growing up, and we love these simple enchiladas that you can make in about 30 minutes.

1. Cook one pound of chopped chicken with half a large onion or one small onion in a large skillet. While the chicken is browning, pour one-third of a can of tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish.

2. When the chicken is browned, stir in a can of refried beans and a small can of tomato sauce. Add in taco seasoning (from a packet, or make your own!).

3. Then spoon the enchilada mixture evenly into eight large flour tortilla shells, and roll them up and lay them horizontally in the casserole dish. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce over the rolled tortillas, and cover with one cup of shredded cheese. Top with sliced olives if desired.

4. Bake for 15 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sliced avocado, or other favorite toppings.

 

40. Sweet and Sour Chicken

This is a delicious as well as cheap and easy chicken breast recipe that your family will love! And it is ready in just 25 minutes!

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts cut into 1” chunks
1/2 cup cornstarch 
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup flour
cooking oil for frying
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 red bell pepper cut into 1” chunks
1 green bell pepper cut into 1” chunks
1/2 yellow or white onion cut into 1” chunks
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (or substitute regular vinegar)
1/3 cup ketchup
tablespoon soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions

1. To make the sweet and sour sauce, whisk together the sugar, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic into a small bowl.
2. Pour enough canola oil into a dutch oven or frying pan that is comes up from the bottom about an inch to an inch and a half.
3. Heat the oil on medium high to high heat, and brown the chicken for about 3 minutes.
4. Add the cornstarch to a large zip-top bag.
5. Add the chicken pieces to the large zip-top bag, and shake until all the pieces are well coated.
6. Dip the pieces into the egg and then into the flour before adding to the hot oil.
7. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes, until cooked through and crispy.
8. Remove to a cookie sheet (do not line it with paper towels), and continue cooking all the chicken pieces.
9. When done cooking, remove all but a tablespoon of the oil from the pan.
10. Add the bell peppers, onion, and pineapple to the pan, and cook for about 2 minutes, until crisp-tender.
11. Add the sweet and sour sauce back in to the pan, and stir to coat the pieces. Cook for about 30 seconds to help the garlic warm through.
12. Add the chicken pieces back in and stir until the sauce has thickened and is bubbling.
13. Serve immediately. Add sesame seeds or green onions as garnish, if desired.

 

Conclusion

These quick, cheap, and easy chicken breast recipes will let you get food on the table fast to feed your family! Ready in 30 minutes or less, these cheap chicken recipes are great for busy families!

 

What are your favorite quick and easy chicken breast recipes? Do you have quick and inexpensive go-to chicken breast recipes that you just love? I would love it if you would share them with me!

Give these recipes a try and let me know how it goes! I would love to hear your thoughts! Leave a comment below!

 

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5 Simple Steps to Plan for a Cash-Only Christmas This Year!

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How to Save for a Cash-Only Christmas

Are you ready to save money for a cash-only Christmas this year? Then I’m so glad that you are reading this article now so that you can plan ahead and save throughout the next year for a fret-free, debt-free Christmas!

Because like clockwork, Christmas is going to be here again in December. And before you know it, the holiday bustle will be upon us once again. But this year, you will have one less thing to stress about because your Christmas will already be paid for. No more still paying on your credit-card Christmas next November!

Tip: Save the image above to Pinterest so that you can easily refer to this article on how to save money on Christmas later!

 

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Why Have a Cash-Only Christmas This Year?

If you have never saved money for a debt-free, cash-only Christmas before, you may wonder what the big deal is. Well, for one thing, the less debt you have, the more control you have over what one financial expert calls your greatest wealth-building tool—your income. For another, if you know that you have already planned to save for Christmas, you won’t have the stress and that guilty tug in the back of your mind that comes from knowing that you are spending money that you don’t have.

And finally, by planning for a cash-only Christmas you will have a set amount that you will know is available to spend and so you can tell yourself no when you see just one more thing that catches your eye. Knowing exactly how much you have to spend, rather than just winging it, will keep you from overspending and using money that perhaps should have been used for other things or toward your financial goals.

 

 

Plan Your Cash-Only Christmas

So now that we have talked a little about the why behind a cash-only Christmas, let’s talk about the how. Fortunately, saving for a debt-free Christmas really is simple. And even more, it’s pretty easy, too! (Because not all things that are simple are easy—leaving a moist piece of delicious chocolate cake on the table is simple, but it sure isn’t always easy!) Here are five simple steps to follow to accomplish your cash-only Christmas.

 

1. Set a Christmas budget in order to accomplish your cash-only Christmas.

First, as you plan for your cash-only Christmas, decide how much you want to save. Of course $1,000 is a nice round number, but you don’t have to spend that much. I don’t think we have ever spent more than $300 on Christmas.

If you know how much you spent for Christmas last year, then you can use that as a guideline for how much to spend this year.

Don’t have a monthly budget set up yet? Learn the simple steps for how to make a budget and how to stick to it!

2. Decide how much to save each month.

So once you know how much you would like to spend for your cash-only Christmas, you can figure out how much to save each month. So if you want to save $1,000 for Christmas this year and you started saving in July, then you would need to save about $160 per month.

Or let’s say that you are working hard to reach other financial goals, and so you are happy to have a little bit less expensive Christmas. If you want to save $500 for Christmas, then you would need to save $80 per month. Or if you are trying to get out of debt, for example, you could really trim things down, and spend $250. You can still have a wonderful Christmas for $250! And that would be just $40 per month. Forty dollars per month is pretty doable in most people’s budgets, if it’s something they set as a priority.

Note: Do you have a tight budget? Check out these ideas to increase your income!

Of course, if you want to spend somewhere in between that, then you could save $60 each month and have about $350 to spend on your cash-only Christmas this year.

 

3. Open a Christmas savings account to save for your cash-only Christmas.

To have a specific place to save for your cash-only Christmas, open a savings account specifically for that purpose. If your bank or credit union doesn’t allow you to set up multiple savings accounts or doesn’t offer very good interest rates on savings accounts, look into an online bank like Capital One 360. We’ve been banking with them for 14 years (from the time when they were still ING Direct), and they’ve been a great bank for us (despite my reservations when Capital One bought them). One of the things that I love about my Cap One 360 account is that you can have multiple savings accounts for your various savings goals (we have more than 10 savings accounts!). And one of those is our Christmas and gift giving savings fund. They also have one of the better interest rates around.

Learn about the 9 savings accounts that I think every family should have. And learn about the power of saving for large expenses with sinking funds to help you get and stay out of debt!

 

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4. Find areas where you can save to fund your cash-only Christmas.

Even though $40 to $160 a month isn’t a huge amount, given the fact that most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, it might still be difficult to find it in your family budget. (Haven’t started budgeting yet? Let’s change that this year! Download your free spending tracker and simple starter budget!)

So here are ideas for places where you can trim your budget to fund your Christmas savings account as well as other savings accounts while you’re at it! Top areas where you can likely reduce your spending include (click the links below to read more about each area):

Want even more ideas for how to spend less? Check out 20+ ideas for how to reduce your spending in various areas.

 

Check out these related articles:

9 Savings Accounts Every Family Should Have
21 Must-Know Tips to Help You Spend Less Money
7 Simple Steps to Create Your Emergency Fund

 

5. Set up automatic transfers to fund your Christmas savings account.

One way to ensure that you save like you want to in order to accomplish your cash-only Christmas this year is to automate your finances. That way you can essentially set it and forget it—you can determine how much you want to save each month based on your overall budget, set up automatic transfers from your checking account to your Christmas savings account, and then not think about it again until the Christmas shopping season begins later this year!

If you haven’t automated your finances yet, you’re missing out! So let’s change that. Set up automatic transfers to take money from your checking account to your Christmas savings account. You could set up the transfers to correspond to your paychecks, or just set up a monthly transfer on a certain day of the month.

And while you’re at it, if you haven’t set up automatic savings plans for other budget categories, you should. By automating your finances you can set yourself up for financial success by saving for emergencies, saving up for large expenses such as car repairs and home repairs, investing for retirement, and more.

Learn more about how to automate your finances to set yourself up for financial success.

 

Conclusion

By following these 5 simple steps, you will be able to enjoy your cash-only Christmas this year! Now all that’s left to do is to relax until you’re ready to begin your Christmas shopping. Go you!

Also check out this article with 11 must-do tips to save money on your Christmas shopping.

 

Are you ready to commit to a cash-only Christmas? How much do you normally spend on Christmas? Do you feel that that is a reasonable amount, or do you want to decrease or increase that amount? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I’d love to hear your opinion!

 

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