So this is where catching the rotisserie chickens on sale for $2.50 pays off. And if you’ve been good about couponing and using your food saver, you may already have some of these ingredients and then your total dinner cost is even lower. (already having the refried beans, chicken taco seasoning mix and extra shredded cheese stored in the freezer)
Here’s how to put it together:
- 1 shredded and thawed rotisserie chicken (2.50)
- 1 package chicken taco seasoning mix (.63)
- 1 can refried beans (1.00 full price .80 couponing)
- a few fresh tomatoes (1.00)
- 1 red onion (.74 ibotta cash back for .25, ttl: .49)
- 1 bunch cilantro (1.78)
- green onion (free because you grow them in your kitchen window!)
- corn tortillas (1.88)
- lettuce head (1.43 or free if you chop up salad leftovers from the night before)
- 1 bag shredded cheese (2.00)
1. Break up your thawed chicken and add about a tablespoon of water and dump in the seasoning mix. Toss by hand and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Take out and toss and make sure it’s heated through. If not, heat it again for another minute or so. Once it’s hot, place it in a covered dish for serving. Add a bit more water if it looks or feels too dry. It should be moist.
2. Chop the tomatoes, half the red onion, about 3-4 green onions and a small amount of cilantro into a bowl. The amounts really just depend on what you like, so just eye-ball it. You can also just purchase already made pico de gallo in the produce section of walmart for $3.00.
3. Heat beans in a sauce pan until heated throughout.
4. Heat a griddle or flat pan on the stove, brush with cooking oil and fry corn tortillas until hot and slightly crispy. Place in a covered dish or tortilla warmer.
5. Chop some lettuce and serve!
* When you buy a bundle of green onions at the store, if you don’t end up using all of them, and as long as there is still some green parts left; place them in a jar of water near a window. They will regrow all on their own and you can keep cutting more off as they grow. You’ll get SEVERAL growths out of them, depending on how quickly you use them up.