Get your protein fix without emptying your wallet. At just $5.42 per serving, this meal is cheap as can be.
½ cup brown rice
1 tbsp olive oil
8 oz chicken breast
Salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, to taste
1 small onion, chopped
⅓ can cannellini beans with ⅓ of the liquid
2 cups baby spinach
Place brown rice and 1⅓ cups water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 12 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
While rice is cooking, heat ½ tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add chicken breast, season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, and cook until done. Cut into slices.
In a separate pan, heat ½ tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft. Add beans with reserved liquid, season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
Put rice on a plate, add beans and spinach, and top with chicken slices.