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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Chicken and Mushroom Sandwich

A few weeks ago, I realized that my grocery budget needed a major overhaul. Summer is on the way and my expenses always double in the summer. From utilities to entertainment; gasoline and groceries. You name it, with my entire family home for 3 months, it is going to cost more! 

This year, I want to enjoy having my son and husband home with Harper and I. Sometimes, money stress really hampers our summer fun. So, I began examining our expenses and finding ways to cut them where possible without sacrificing any standard of living... well lets be honest, standard of eating!

I made it my mission to uncover great meals for a family of 2 adults and 2 preschool-ish age kids that would cost us less than $7 total.

$7 seems like a cheap meal right? Originally I thought about doing $5 meals, but I doubted I could produce delicious and nutritious meals on such a tight budget. We are not big beans and rice eaters. The possibilities have been promising so far on this inexpensive gourmet mission. I incorporate sale items into my menu to maximize my savings and to get the best use of fresh ingredients.

Sandwiches are a great option for any meal. They are fun to eat and they tie so many good flavors together! There is no shortage of sandwiches you can make! If you can dream it, make it and eat it! This is another one of those incredibly yummy and easy recipes that you can create for under $7. I loved that it created minimal dirty dishes in the preparation process and that the sandwich was substantial enough to make a meal on its own.

Breakdown of Costs

8 slices of sandwich bread $1.29 for deli Italian

While at the grocery store I asked the friendly butcher to slice chicken breast as thin as he possibly cold for me. You could also buy Steak Ums Brand Chicken Slices if you cannot catch the butcher to slice some boneless skinless chicken breast for you. 1 pound cost me $4.00

I used about 1/2 of a cup of shredded cheddar cheese  .59 

I used 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms .99

Grand Total of $6.78 for 4 sandwiches that make a nice and easy meal. This goes great paired with a small salad or applesauce if you need to add a side economically.

1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast sliced thin or diced into small chunks.
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup of shredded cheese
8 slices of your choice sandwich bread
Spicy Brown Mustard

 Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a frying pan. Cook thinly sliced chicken breast thoroughly.

As your chicken is browning, saute sliced mushrooms until they are a golden color.

When your chicken is ready add the cheese and allow to melt.

Add spicy brown mustard to the bread. Add cheesy chicken to the bread and top with mushrooms.
Serve while hot.

Do you ever serve hot sandwiches for dinner? What is your favorite kind to prepare?

You might also like my Elvis Sandwich Recipe or My Peanut Butter Chicken recipe. 


  1. I always need to reduce my grocery bill. Great ideas!
    Thank you.
    Fiona @ fionafitnessfun.com

  2. Fantastic idea for a sandwich that isn't just a remake of the usual!

  3. looks delicious and easy to make


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