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    How To Make 5 Perfect Dinners For $10 Each

    Five recipes, one grocery list, and an essential cooking technique shown step by step. You're going to use this constantly.

    Day 1: Roast Chicken Breasts with Garbanzo Beans, Tomatoes, and Paprika with Sauteed Spinach and Greek Yogurt

    Day 2: Mixed Greens with Shredded Chicken, Peaches, Tomatoes, and Lemon-Yogurt Dressing

    Day 3: Bacon and Brussels Sprout “Pizzas”

    Day 4: Baked Eggs with Spinach, Bacon, and Caramelized Onions

    Day 5: Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara with Brussels Sprouts and Lemon Zest

    To follow this plan you gotta know how to break down a chicken:

    View this video on YouTube

    Removing the Wishbone

    Removing the Wings

    Removing the Thighs/Legs

    The Grocery List

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    Fresh Produce

    large yellow onion, $.81

    grape tomatoes, 1 pint, $2.99

    mixed greens, 1 5-ounce package, $3.99

    bagged spinach, 1 9-oz bag, $2.99

    9 Brussels sprouts, $3.99

    2 lemons, $1

    1 peach, $.61

    head of garlic, $.61


    1 whole chicken, $9.16

    bacon, 1 lb, $2.99


    1 6-oz bag of shredded mozarella, $3.50

    1 6-oz container of Greek yogurt, $1.79

    ½ dozen eggs, $1.19


    1 16 oz package of orecchiette or shell pasta, $1.79

    1 15 oz can garbanzo beans (a.k.a. chickpeas), $.80

    1 oz. paprika, $2.69

    1 oz. cumin, $2.99

    loaf of sourdough bread, $2.99


    1 24-oz bottle vegetable oil, $2.99

    Pssst: We’re assuming you have:

    kosher salt

    fresh ground black pepper

    olive oil

    TOTAL: 50.37*

    *based on prices at a Key Food grocery store in NYC's East Village

    Cooking questions? Email BuzzFeed Food editor Emily Fleischaker