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Grilled Mojito Chicken – $5 Dinner Challenge

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!

Grilled Mojito Chicken

Yield – 3 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – Baked 50-60 minutes, Grilled 6-8 minutes


  • 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 [3] ($.35)
  • 16 oz. bag frozen mixed vegetables ($.68)


  • 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.
  • 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
  • Reheat Rice with Garden Greens [3].
  • Cook frozen vegetables according to package instructions!
  • Serve Grilled Mojito Chicken with Rice with Garden Greens and Mixed Veggies.

Cost $4.23