Skip to main content
  1. Leisure
  2. Food & Drink
  3. Food & Recipes

Quick & Easy Cajun Chicken $ 10.00 meal for 4 or more

See also

Quick & Easy Cajun Chicken $ 10.00 meal for 4 or more
easy, fast, frugal, $10 meals, budget dinners

(Please read all the way down for a surprise ending)

Total Cost: $9.45 Serves: 4+ Time to make: 30 / cook time 30 min / prep time - 10 minutes

1. Start your rice
$1.00 2 cups of rice

2. Pull a bag of fresh or frozen greens from the fridge or freezer - collard, kale, spinach - any dark green veggie

$2.00 greens

3. Make this Cajun Seasoning Spice Mix in a large plastic bag

$0.05 - 1 ½ TBS Paprika
$0.05 - 1 TBS garlic powder
$0.05 - 1 TBS onion powder
$0.05 - 1 TBS thyme
$0.05 - 1 tsp black pepper
$0.05 - 1 tsp cayanne
$0.05 - 1 tsp basil
$0.05 - 1 tsp oregano

4. Shake 4 chicken breasts or 1-2 lbs of tenders in the plastic bag until the chicken is coated well.
$6.00 chicken breasts or tenders

5. Melt 2 TBS butter in a pan on med - high heat
$0.10 2 TBS butter

6. Pan sear the meat 2-3 minutes on one side & 1-2 minutes on the other
Half those times when using tenders.

7. Reduce heat to medium - low until cooked through.

Total Cost: $9.45 Serves: 4+

Ideas of what to serve alongside:
biscuits
cornbread
salad

Did you know some kids don’t look forward to school vacations?
Hearing that school is canceled due to weather does not bring joy to every child. In our 2012 national survey of teachers, “one teacher in the Midwest told us, “The saddest are the children who cry when we get out early for a snow day because they won’t get lunch.”

Here's what you can do about that:

www.nokidhungry.org has a plethora of ways you can get involved to kick childhood hunger in its butt.

All over the DC area No Kid Hungry has easy to get involved with volunteer programs such as:

  • Have a No Kid Hungry Bake Sale!
  • Volunteer at a Culinary Event
  • Volunteer at the Horton’s Kids Garden in Ward 8 that provides children with a safe place where they can learn about healthy eating. Volunteers will help maintain the garden during the spring and summer.
  • Volunteer at DC Central Kitchen: Every day, DC Central Kitchen’s volunteers, staff, and culinary job training students transform leftover, unwanted food into 5,000 healthy meals.
  • Lead a Cooking Matters at the Store Tour
  • Have a party to collect canned foods for your local food pantry
  • Pack nonperishable food & snacks kids can take home with them over the weekend.

Share Our Strength and The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.

Have fun with family and friends by finding creative ways to join Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign

Advertisement

Leisure

  • Corned beef
    Find out how to prepare a classic corned beef recipe in a slow cooker
    Video
    Slow Cooker Tips
  • Left handed eating
    Find out why you should never eat with your left hand
    Video
    Wives Tale
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Deviled eggs
    This is the only deviled egg recipe you’ll need this Easter
    Delicious Eggs
  • Natural solutions
    Natural beauty: All natural solutions to life's little beauty headaches
    Camera
    Natural Solutions
  • Chocolate souffle
    Love chocolate? Get tips on making the perfect chocolate souffle every time
    Video
    Recipe 101

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!