My favorite meals to prepare for my family are easy, economical and packed full of veggies. The less time I spend cooking and cleaning up the better. I would much rather play with my kids or read them a story after dinner than spend an hour cleaning up! I would also prefer to have time to listen to my son talk about his school day over cooking!
This recipe for Easy Cheesy Chicken Tacos meets all of my criteria for a great meal! This is so easy to make and you can create this recipe for about $7 with smart shopping!
To begin here is a run down of what I purchased to create this dinner for my family and how much each ingredient cost.
Tyson 2/5 pound bag of frozen chicken breast, sale price of $4.99. I used 1/2 of the package for a total of $2.49
1 jar of Meijer brand salsa, sale price of $1.00
1 pacakge of Meijer brand soft flour tortillas $1.49
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 1.00
2 ounces of cream cheese .33 (a 6 oz package was .99)
1/2 an onion ( sale price of 67 cents for a small sweet onion) .33
1/2 a green pepper .50
For a total of $7.14
1 1/4 cup of cooked chicken breast
1 jar of salsa
1 package of tortillas
1/2 cup of shredded cheese
1/3 package of cream cheese
1/2 an onion
1/2 a green pepper
Cook your chicken in a pan of boiling water when it has reached the recommended internal temperature, remove it from heat, allow to cool to a temperature you can work with and cut it into small chunks.
Cut your onion and green pepper into small chunks
Add salsa, cream cheese, shredded cheese, chicken and chopped veggies to a medium size pan, over medium heat, allow the cream cheese and shredded cheese to melt, stirring several times. Once the cheese is melted you can serve this on soft tortillas for an easy meal your family will love.
Garnish with Sour cream or hot sauce if desired.
I often serve this with a side of Spanish Rice, or a light salad. The best part is this is one meal my entire family loves!
You might also enjoy this Peanut Butter Chicken Recipe from my $7 Dinner Series.