Aldi Shopped Dinner, Under $25

Jul 11, 2021

I have been wanting to try this One Pan Baked Italian Chicken and Vegetable recipe. It’s a perfect Summer recipe because you can use your garden harvest or fresh produce from your local farmers market to complete this meal. The fresh produce needed for the entrée is zucchini, grape tomatoes, & fresh basil. Another win, all the items you need for this dish can be found at Aldi. So, I decided to pair it with some of our other Aldi favorite sides! You can buy everything you need for under $25, and even if you add the wine pairing you only add $4.99 to your grocery total. One pan, a new recipe to use up your garden zucchini & you can find all the affordable items at Aldi! WIN. WIN. WIN. 

Let’s get into the details!

ALDI ITEMS NEEDED -


SALAD – Ceasar Salad

+ Ceasar Salad Kit  ($2.59)

+ Parmesan Crisps ($2.89)

I like to use this simple salad kit & then add the parmesan crisps for extra flavor + crunch!


ENTRÉE – One Pan Baked Italian Chicken Dish

+ Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, frozen ($5.85)

+ Artichoke Hearts ($2.45)

+ Real Bacon Bits ($1.25)

+ Shredded Mozzarella Cheese ($2.59)

+ Grape Tomatoes ($1.49)

+ I used fresh garden zucchini and fresh basil


SIDE – Quinoa & Brown Rice

+ 90 Second Quinoa & Brown Rice ($2.19)

TIP - stock up on these. So easy to add to any meal in a pinch.


(optional) WINE PAIRING – Espritza Rosé ($4.99)



RECIPE CARD --

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Baked Italian Chicken and Vegetables
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time

40 mins


Italian Chicken and Veggies - easy and healthy one-pan dinner.  The clean-up is a breeze!  Tender and moist chicken is seasoned with basil and packed with flavor.   Tomatoes, artichokes, and zucchini add color.  Mozzarella cheese makes this Italian chicken dinner a perfection! Colorful, nutritious, gluten-free, and low-carb recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings people
Calories548 kcal
AuthorJulia
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon basil , dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 zucchini , sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , yellow and red, mixed, each sliced in half
  • 1/2 can artichoke hearts , sliced
  • 6 slices bacon , cooked, drained, chopped (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese , shredded
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Add chicken breasts to the white casserole pan. 

  3. Sprinkle dried basil and salt over the chicken. 

  4. Top with sliced zucchini, sliced cherry tomatoes, and sliced artichokes. 

  5. Top with chopped bacon.

  6. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

  7. Bake for about 20-30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. 

  8. Remove from the oven.

  9. Let the Italian chicken sit in the casserole dish for at least 10-15 minutes to allow the meat to cook through completely. 

Recipe Notes
  • Use regular chicken breasts or half each chicken breast in half.  The total baking time should be about 20-30 minutes.  It will depend on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in the preheated oven at 350 F for about 20 minutes.  Or, reheat in the microwave oven for 1 minute.

Compiling the one pan dish - I added fresh basil too.

I used a bag of "real bacon pieces" intead of cooking it fresh

 add cheese & bake

This recipe is so simple and flavorful. It’s going to be on repeat in our home this Summer! If you try it I hope you enjoy it too. You can save it on Pinterest (tap the Pin icon) for the future and if you decide to make this meal, be sure to tag me on Instagram @rootsoutwest so I can see + share in my stories.


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