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Weekly Meal Deal: South of the Border Stuffed Chicken

This week I am proud to bring you one of my very own creations!  Many of you told me that you like Mexican food.  Well, so do I!  Tacos, Enchiladas, and everything in between is welcome at my house!  Even the little one loves her “molie”.  I came up with a great recipe that not only has the flavors that we love in Mexican food, but is a twist on another classic dish.

I took a stuffed chicken recipe and twisted it around a bit.  I think you will love what I came up with!

South Of the Border Stuffed Chicken

South of the Border Stuffed Chicken Printable Version

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Limes (or 1/4 cup lime juice)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Fiesta Rice (I would make the whole batch! )
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese blend

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With a mallet or hammer, pound chicken breasts flat.  They should be about 1 /4 inch thick. Place in a casserole dish.

In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, olive oil, a pinch of cilantro, and a dash of salt and pepper to make a marinade.

Pour the lime marinade over the pounded chicken breast.  Let sit while you prepare the Fiesta Rice.

Prepare the Fiesta Rice. You can find the full recipe and directions here.

Take each breast and lay them on a flat working surface.  Fill with 2 -3 Tbsp rice, and a handful of cheese.

Roll each breast and place seem side down in a clean casserole dish.

After each breast has been stuffed, sprinkle the tops with more cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

Serve with Tortilla Chips, Guacamole, Salsa, etc. You can also serve the extra Fiesta rice on the side!

Meal Deal

This week was a stockpile meal for me.  I bought the produce for the guacamole fresh.  Everything else I had on hand!  To learn more about stockpiling you can read my “First Cuts” post and see my stockpile!

I try not to pay more than $1.99/lb for Chicken Breasts.  Winn Dixie has them on sale BOGO this week! I also only by Tostitos when they are BOGO.  Rice I purchase in bulk, and it lasts quite a long time.  It is much cheaper to buy a 5 lb or 10 lb bag than to buy the single serving bags. The Rotel Tomaotes were and unadvertised BOGO at Publix last week, so I stocked up with the $1 off 3 coupon.

The secret to good stockpiling is to only buy what you can use before it expires.  There is no point in buying 10 bags of Tostitios if they will expires before your family will eat them.  Also, try not to wipe out shelves so that there is none left for others.  You can always place a special order at customer service if you know you will need a lot of one item.

This meal should not only be delicious, but budget friendly!

Come back tomorrow for a fantastic and fresh “Snack”urday!

Comments

  1. Alycia E. says

    Im making this right now, its in the oven and it smells so good. I just put the extra rice around the side of the chicken to cook with the cheese some more. I cant wait to chow down. For me this costs a little more because im a family of eight but I bought the chicken breast at WinnDixie B1G1 for (like you suggested) 9.00 and the rest came from my stockpile. Thanks so much for the great ideas. Very Weight Watcher friendly too. Only like 10 points for a full breast, 5 for a half.

    • Alycia E. says

      Yumm-o!!!!! How delicious and feed my whole family….6 boys and men from age 7-32. They loved it, my fiance who hates tomatoes even ate it. Thanks so much for a great recipe.

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