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All Green Salad with Grilled Chicken – $5 Dinner Challenge

On Friday night we grilled chicken and kebabs [3] and there was quite a bit leftover chicken. So I sliced it and added it to a salad, as I still had some of the $1 lettuce bags from last week’s trip [4]. (We are now waiting for more lettuce leaves to grow in the garden after the first round of picking. I have been using a few leaves at a time for wraps or sandwiches too.)

As I went foraging for toppings for our dinner salad, I ended up with an all green salad.

Green Peas.

Green Granny Smith Apple.

Green Onion Slices.

Green Romaine lettuce.

Because I was adding apple to the salad, I thought a homemade apple vinaigrette was in order.

And guys…you should know that Steve really liked this!  I know what he was thinking when I put this salad in front of him, “A salad. Really? This isn’t man food.”

But here were the phrases that I heard uttered after the first bite, and every after every third bite that followed.

So guys…give those salads a chance! (I think it was the dressing that got him this time.)

(Note: Recipe written below for 4 adults, even though our kiddos didn’t eat the lettuce…they had everything else.)


1 1/2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced or diced ($1.34) Perfect recipe to use up that batch grilled chicken [5]
1 bag of Romaine lettuce ($1)
1 granny smith apple, chopped ($.25)
1 cup peas ($.40) Recent $.88/bag sale
2 green onion stalks, sliced ($.17) $.50/bunch sale this past week

1/4 cup oil ($.10)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar ($.20)
2 Tbsp apple juice ($.03)
1 tsp sugar ($.01)
1/2 tsp garlic salt ($.01)
Few dashes of pepper


Throw all ingredients onto a salad.

Shake dressing in a sealed container. Pour over salad.

And eat.

Cost $3.51

Hope y’all had a superb July 4th weekend!!!


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