Grilled Mojito Chicken – $5 Dinner Challenge

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 10, 2009

An easy marinade for the chicken…using the overflow of mint from the garden…I intended to grill this chicken, but ended up baking it because of a DOWNPOUR during dinner prep time.  It was still delicious, but think it would have been better if grilled!


3 chicken breasts ($2.65) ($1 off coupon in last week’s coupon insert…fresh meat coupons are RARE!)
1/4 cup olive oil ($.40)
3 Tbsp lime juice ($.10)
2 Tbsp sugar ($.05)
1 tsp salt
Few dashes of pepper
1 cup fresh chopped mint leaves (from the garden)
4 cups of Rice with Garden Greens ($.35)
16 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables ($.68)

1. Marinate chicken breasts in mojito sauce for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.  Whisk olive oil, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper and fresh chopped mint leaves.
2. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.  OR, Grill chicken breasts for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle. Cooking times will vary depending on thickness of the chicken and heat of the grill. (OR
3. Reheat Rice with Garden Greens.
4. Cook frozen vegetables according to package instructions!
5. Serve Grilled Mojito Chicken with Rice with Garden Greens and Mixed Veggies.

Cost $4.23

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Sissy August 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Mojito Sauce?


Alisa - Go Dairy Free & Frugal Foodie August 10, 2009 at 11:46 pm

I just re-found your blog! I posted my first $5 dinner for Sloppy Joses over Polenta – a Mexican-inspred version of Sloppy Joes using ground turkey. It was easy and delicious!


LuAnn August 11, 2009 at 3:26 am

I am constantly amazed by all the good recipes you have. Thanks for sharing! :)


Candace August 11, 2009 at 8:33 am

we usually drink our mint from the garden in mojito form during the summer. now we can eat it too! :)


Amy August 11, 2009 at 11:44 am

This sounds good. Will definitely give this one a try. Thanks!


Nicole August 15, 2009 at 9:44 pm

I made this for friends last night- went great with the Mojitos… it was an absolute HIT! I added rum to my marinade, though, because I didn’t think it was authentic enough without it…

I’ve been making TONS of your recipes lately and posting them on my facebook (with credit to you, of course!)

My 17-month-old LOVES your baked oatmeal with vanilla yogurt! I freezed the rest of the pan and now we have a quick easy breakfast anytime!

You are awesome- love your blog!


free2feed August 23, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Thanks again for the advice Erin!


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