We are starting a new series that will focus on creating meals that are under $7.00. This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole cost me $5.66 (about $1.42 per serving) and if I had bought the chicken and chicken stock on sale, I bet it would be under $5.00. I did not include the cost of salt, pepper, and cornstarch as these are staples that are in my pantry and very little is used in the recipe.
This recipe could be very easily adapted as a freezer meal. Put all the ingredients in a freezer bag except for the salt, pepper and chicken stock. Just add those items in when you place the meal in the crock pot when you are ready to cook it.
As a family, we are trying to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and we are really trying to eat more organic and whole foods. We still have some other items in our freezer and pantry that the frugal gal in me won’t let go to waste! So, this recipe includes a mixture of organic and non organic items. You can replace items that you want and add anything that you have laying around in your fridge as well. Casseroles are just perfect for that! I have to say this was the most delicious casserole that I have ever cook – the flavors were amazing!
- 4 Chicken Thighs $1.89
- 4 Large Red Potatoes $0.73
- 4 Large Carrots $0.50
- 1/2 Organic Yellow Onion $0.50
- 1/2 Bunch Organic Celery $0.50
- 1/4 Organic Green Beans $0.25
- 4 Tomatoes (free from my garden)
- 1 Can Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth $1.29
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- Fresh Ground Pepper (amount to taste)
- Kosher Salt (amount to taste)
- Lightly coat the chicken in the cornstarch and place in the slow cooker.
- Then wash and dice all vegetables and place on top of the chicken in the slow cooker. I only peeled the carrots.
- Top with the chicken broth, salt and pepper.
- Cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.