This is a great way to use some leftover cooked chicken and makes a wonderful lunch or dinner that doesn’t require heating up the kitchen!  Here it is shown paired with Magda’s Czech Style Potato Salad (also leftover from the night before) . Chicken & Veggie Wraps with Homemade Greek Yogurt Yield – 3 servings Preparation […]


Slow Cooker Chicken with Apples & Rosemary

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 9, 2013

Recipe Image Coming Soon! This recipe is part of the 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Packs from Costco for $150 meal plan. Note that this is written as a single recipe, but is doubled in the Costco meal plan, so you will have enough ingredients to make 2 packs.  Slow Cooker Chicken with Apples & Rosemary Yield […]


Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 22, 2013

Now that we are back in the land of Tex-Mex, and really cheap Tex-Mex ingredients, I can’t get enough…we can’t get enough. I feel like I’m making Tex-Mex once or twice a week…because ingredients are so cheap, and everyone loves to chow down. Enchiladas, layered enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas…and now chicken fajitas meet quesadillas. Whatever it […]


Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 5, 2013

This recipe is part of the 9 Organic Meals from Costco for $100 Plan.  I love simple, load and go meals in the slow cooker. They make my life simple…and I especially love this one because my entire family will eat this without a grumble. Including the 18 month old! With this recipe, it helps […]

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Slow Cooker Lemon & Garlic Chicken

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 26, 2013

It’s really unfortunate that photos can’t communicate taste. And flavor infusion. Because seriously, I can taste the lemon and garlic flavors that infused perfectly into the chicken and the potatoes…just looking at the photo. I was actually quite surprised…as I’ve made a number of different garlic-chicken-potatoes slow cooker meals in the past, but not this […]


Baked Chicken & Spinach Flautas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 21, 2013

No, I’m not crazy. Well, maybe a little. Yes, I turned my oven up to 450. In the summer. But it was sorta cool out. We’d been at the pool, and kicked out by a massive thunderstorm that was followed by a cold front. And the temps dipped to a chilly 78. Yes, that feels […]

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Seven Layer Tostadas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 14, 2013

This is one of those “it just came together” meals… A few weeks back, we took the kids downtown during Fiesta week to go to the River Parade. They were serving some delicious tex-mex options in the section where our seats were located. They had fajitas, as well as bean and cheese tostadas. The kids […]


Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Sandwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 5, 2013

So we’ve turned up the A/C downstairs to help keep the utility bill as low as possible, and I’ve already found myself not using the oven much anymore! That means the majority of our dinners are being cooked outside. (And those that aren’t grilled are “no-cook” dinners, as in the case of last night, when I […]


Alea’s Korean Barbecue Chicken

by Alea on May 28, 2013

I really enjoy the Korean Barbecue Chicken at one of our local restaurants and occasionally find an excuse to stop in. However a while back I realized that for less than the cost of one meal at the restaurant, I could make enough at home to feed my whole family and the neighbors. Seriously! And […]


Grilled Pomegranate Chicken with Mango BBQ Sauce

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 6, 2013

Grilling season is officially upon us. Well, it’s been upon us here in South Texas for a few weeks…some days better than others for grilling. I’m thinking the last “really cold” front has passed through and we’ve been enjoying some lovely weather as a result. This weekend we had my sister and her family over […]