This is something we eat a few times a month, cause its goood!
-1 pkg. frozen chicken tenderloins
-1 box instant brown rice (or bagged brown rice you already have)
-2 steamable frozen broccoli's
-little bit of ketchup (opt.)
Chicken tenderloins: $6.99 Aldi (I think?)
Instant brown rice: $1.49 Aldi (I think)
Frozen broccoli: $.99 Aldi
Everything else you should have on hand.
I thaw half a bag of chicken out in the microwave.....on the 1lb. setting on defrost. I don't want it completely thawed, its too hard to cut. Then I slice the partially thawed chickies into bite size pieces. I either cook the broccoli in a pan or I microwave it (its steamable). This time I added celery, but you can add anything you want. Even pineapple (canned).
Cook your rice. Then boil 1/2 C water and 1/2 C vinegar and 3/4 C sugar (I double this and freeze it). Once boiling, I remove from heat and mix 1/4 C cornstarch with 1/4 water (whisk that shit so its not lumpy!). Then add that cornstarch water into the pan, and voila! Sweet n sour sauce. I add a teeny bit ketchup for color, but its not needed.
Then I put all the first stuff together (broccoli, chicken, rice, and whatever I have on hand) and drizzle sauce over top. EASIER. THAN. PIE. Way easier, actually! And tastier!
Well, really now, what's tastier than pie??