Who says you can’t cook a delicious meal for $5? With a little creativity and some herbs from the pantry, no one could guess you spent close to nothing for this food. This is also a quick and easy dinner for a single person!!
My grocery bill was $3 for 5 chicken drumsticks (on sale), $1 for a handful of Brussel sprouts and $1 for one potato. The herbs and spices was what I had in my pantry.
Begin by marinating the chicken drumsticks. I used some cumin, oregano and some garlic powder. Add salt and pepper to taste. Make sure to rub the herbs all over your chicken.
Set the chicken aside until you prepare everything else. For the potato, I sliced it up in even slices. Then I cut the ends off the Brussel sprouts and cut them in half.
Assemble the dish by creating a bowl with some aluminum foil. At the bottom, layer the potatoes. You may want to add some oil to the bottom to prevent the potatoes from sticking or you can line the bottom with some parchment paper.
Next, layer the Brussel sprouts and sprinkle on some oregano, salt and pepper. Also drizzle a bit of olive oil over the entire package. This will help the potatoes and Brussel sprouts to cook. While assembling your dish, preheat the oven to about 400 degrees.
On top of the Brussel sprouts, add the chicken. Wrap the aluminum foil around the food as much as possible. This will prevent the juices from spilling over.
Bake the entire package for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and the chicken is cooked. You can test the chicken by stabbing it with the end of a knife. If the juices come out clear you know it is cooked.
Plate the food (to make if a proper dinner) or just eat it from the foil. This meal should feed one hungry person but I had leftovers so it was really a meal and half! Who would have thought you can make something like this for $5? Give it a try and see what you can make with $5. Enjoy!
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