Sometimes an easy but tasty meal is needed and in a flash!! but who wants to blow their budget on an expensive meal? The following recipe costs a total of about $4-$4.50 I shopped at the local Dollar Tree/Dollar General for the items (when I was already out and about) and the recipe serves 3-4 adult size servings.
1-1 lb box of whole grain penne pasta ($1.00 at Ingles Supermarket)
1 bag of frozen stir fry mix ($1 at Dollar Tree)
1 jar of Ragu Alfredo sauce ($1.25 at Dollar General)
1 can of Chicken breast ($1.25 Dollar General)
Cook the whole box of pasta according to the directions on the package.
While the pasta is cooking, open the bag of frozen stir fry and dump into a medium sized sauce pan with a little water added to the bottom, open the can of chicken (drain it first) and add to the stir fry vegetables (you won’t actually be frying the vegetables, just lightly steaming them with the chicken.)
When the pasta is about finished cooking, add the jar of the alfredo sauce to the chicken and chicken mix, simmer until hot. When the pasta is finished cooking, drain the water off.
Layer pasta on the bottom of the plate and top with the sauce/chicken/vegetable dish and voilà, you have pasta primavera with chicken.