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Chicken Phillies and Our Menu Plan

We all know the cost of groceries are continually rising. It can be difficult to cook a healthy, budget friendly meal for your family that they will love. Walmart challenged me to create a great tasting, budget friendly meal. Since we are approaching grilling season, we decided on Chicken Phillies, Quick & Easy Noodles and a side Salad.

I put together a video showing you what ingredients we bought, how to assemble the sandwiches and our yummy dinner for just over $2 per person.

The Chicken Phillies can also be made up ahead, just grill the veggies and chicken, place in a sealed container and in the fridge until you are ready to assemble sandwiches.

Chicken Phillies

Chicken Phillies

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken Phillies is a delicious and budget-friendly recipe from HoosierHomemade.com.


  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • 1/3 bottle Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 hoagie buns
  • 1 green, 1 orange and 1 red pepper
  • 1 large onion


  1. Split chicken breasts open and place in container, pour dressing over and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, clean peppers and onions. Cut into quarters.
  3. Grill veggies first, then add the chicken. It took about 20 minutes for the veggies, and 10 minutes for the chicken.
  4. Place on plate and let cool slightly.
  5. Slice veggies and chicken.
  6. Place a few pieces of chicken, then peppers and onions.
  7. Top with a sprinkle of cheese, wrap in foil and place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for about 5-10 minutes until the cheese is all melted.
  9. While sandwiches are in the oven, cook the noodles and put together the salad.

Cost of meal…

  • Chicken  $2.50
  • Dressing $.50
  • Buns  $1.00
  • Peppers and Onions $1.25
  • Cheese $.93
  • Noodles $1.00
  • Salad $1.38
  • Dressing $.25

Total for meal $8.81…$2.20 per person

Here is what we are eating this week…

Our Menu Plan

Monday ~ Breakfast – Make Ahead Sausage Casserole and Fruit

Tuesday ~ Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes and Corn

Wednesday ~ Taco Ring and Rice

Thursday ~ Chicken Phillies, Noodles and Salad

Friday ~ April Fool’s Day Dinner {watch for ideas on Wed}

Saturday ~ Soup & Sandwich

Sunday ~ Lasagna Skillet {recipe from Lauren’s Latest}, Salad, Garlic Biscuits

What’s on your menu this week? Are you ready for grilling season?

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation and product for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own. 

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  1. These turned out great! Quick and tasty.

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