Basmati Hottie

Last night we had Jenny over for dinner. She and Blake have both been dying to have Chicken Vindaloo, so when the chicken breast tenders and the potatoes went on sale, I knew it was time. Blake LOVES Indian food. Vindaloo is to Indian food like Spaghetti and Meatballs is to Italian food~ simple, common and delicious.

Here is what we had:

Chicken Vindaloo with Poached Eggs and Basmati Rice

Serves 4

Total Price for 4- $8.27

Total price per person- $2.06

Total Savings for 4- $11.17

Chicken Vindaloo with a poached egg on Basmati rice

  • 3 large Vidalia onions chopped  (Publix $1.29/lb from $1.99/lb)
  • 4 medium tomatoes chopped and seeded (Garden FREE)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar (Manufacturer’s Coupon $0.50 off- $0.89 total)
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil. (Kroger $0.50 off total $0.94 for 48oz bottle)
  • 2 small garlic clove, chopped (Publix 5/$0.99 from $1.99/lb)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (Big Lots $1.00 per bottle)
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger (Big Lots $1.00 per bottle)
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste (Costco $2.25 off case- whole case $4.75- $0.39/can)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (Big Lots $1.00 per bottle)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander (Big Lots $1.00 per bottle)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (Big Lots $1.00 per bottle)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (depending on taste) cayenne pepper (Big Lots $1.00/ bottle)
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken breasts tenders or 4 boneless chicken breasts , cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces (Ingles- tenders on sale for $1.98/lb from $3.98/lb- Total $3.96)
  • 1 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (Publix 5lb bag $2.99 – $0.59 total)
  • 1 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth or water (Costco $1.75 off of case $6.25 total for case- one can $0.52)
  • 2 cups of steamed rice (Super H $9.99 for 10 lb bag from $12.99 for 10 lb bag- total for recipe $1.00)
  • 4 eggs (Costco- 36 eggs for $1.99 or $0.05/each)

Add onions, tomatoes, vinegar, garlic and spices to a food processor (or blender if you don’t have a processor) and blend. Heat two teaspoons of vegetable oil in a large sautee pan, then add the paste. Stir occasionally for 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken and potatoes and cook for 7-9 minutes. Then add chicken broth or water and bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer. Break 4 –5 eggs on top of the mixture and cover in order for eggs to poach and chicken to fully cook (approximately 5 more minutes). Garnish with 2 strips of crispy bacon and a few sprigs of parsley. ENJOY!


3 responses

  1. Meredith, Hayley has been telling me about your blog for some time now and I just read the entire thing! I am so impressed with what you are doing – being over the top frugal and loving to cook. Please post some of your favorite bread recipes. I’m dusting off the bread machine thanks to you! You are most delightful.

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