Affordable Chicken Marinara Dinner @ $1.12 per Serving


Time: 30 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
(9 Item Recipe)


8 Organic Chicken Breast Tenderloins, boneless, skinless
1 Large Organic Tomato, chopped
1/2 Organic Onion, chopped and browned
3 Cloves Organic Garlic, chopped and browned
4 Cups Organic Whole Wheat Penne Pasta, cooked
Organic Oat Flour, to sprinkle on top chicken before pan searing
Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper
2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil


In a large pot take onions, garlic and olive oil and cook until browned.  When brown add sea salt, pepper, tomato, and purified water.  Cook on high heat watching it for 30 minutes.  You want it to cook down into a thick rustic tomato sauce.  Should be done in 30-45 minutes.
Best to use a tall, high, large pot.

In another area take a plate with your chicken.  Sprinkle both sides with oat flour, sea salt and pepper.

In a large skillet on medium high heat take 1 tablespoon of olive oil and heat.  Cook chicken for 4 minutes each side in hot skillet.  May need more or less time.  You want it cooked until juices run clear.

In another pot boil water for the pasta.
Once cooked, drain and prepare to plate.

Take 1/2 Cup of penne pasta.  Add 1/2 Cup Marinara to pasta.  Then top with 1 piece of chicken.  It should look like this.

Affordability Factor:

We purchased the whole wheat penne pasta for $1 at Trader Joe’s we got the tomatoes at Trader Joe’s for $1.  The chicken tenderloins came in at $2 for 8 pieces of chicken.  The other veggies came in at $.50.  Total, the dish for four runs under $5 at $4.50.  This comes out to $1.12 per large serving portion a super affordable, fresh andhealthy option.

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