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Bites on a Budget: HSFCU shares two flavorful chicken breast recipes

Curried chicken and garlic-yogurt chicken all on one sheet

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The start of the year is often the time when people make resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, spend less, and basically make better life choices. A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, but making healthy home lunches can get difficult when you have limited time, and you’re on a budget. That’s why Hawaii State FCU is sharing a few chicken recipes that are easy to make, budget-friendly and tasty.

Hawaii State FCU has a monthly video series called “Bites on a Budget,” which provides recipes for quick, tasty meals that won’t break your wallet. These chicken breast recipes, done two ways, are perfect for a week’s worth of meal prep and making your healthy lunch planning a snap! First up is curried chicken followed by a garlic-yogurt chicken. Both use chicken breast and many of the same ingredients and can even be baked on the same pan — which makes meal prepping even easier!

1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2) For the curried chicken, you’re going to take your chicken breast, and cut it into small pieces.
3) In a bowl, add some Greek yogurt, dried onion, curry powder, some lemon juice, a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and some salt and pepper to taste.
4) Mix in your chicken breast, and coat well. Then take the bowl, cover it, and let the chicken marinate for at least an hour in the fridge or overnight.
5) For the garlic-yogurt chicken, take Greek yogurt, a couple of cloves of fresh pressed garlic, some dried oregano, a little fresh parsley, some lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss the chicken breast, cover and marinate.
6) Take a large baking sheet, add parchment paper, spread the curried chicken on one half, the garlicky yogurt chicken on the other, and bake for about 15 to 18 minutes.

While you’re waiting for the chicken to bake, you can finish up the rest of your meal prep. You just need to choose some healthy sides. Brown rice or quinoa and some sautéed vegetables go well with both types of chicken. By packing your meals in microwave-friendly containers. you can pre-pack everything over the weekend and simply reheat them for lunch each day.

One of the things that Hawaii State FCU prides itself on is educating our members so they can make smarter financial decisions. From free seminars on budgeting and credit basics, and even through thesee Bites on a Budget videos, the credit union is always looking for ways to touch every aspect of its members’ lives. Hawaii State FCU hopes to always to provide meaningful and useful tips that can help people manage money better, save more, and worry less.

All of the Bites on a Budget videos and recipes can be found at

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