Chicken & Rice Bowls (What’s On Your Plate?)

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Welcome to What’s On Your Plate?!

What’s on Your Plate? is designed to be a conversation amongst good eaters. Tell us about a recent meal.

Did it meet with rave reviews? Or did it bomb? What side dishes did you pair with the star of the show? Did you try a new ingredient? Find the groceries at great prices?

Share what’s on your plate! Each week a featured foodie* will share his or her plate and then the rest of us will get a chance to link up our own posts or share in the comments what good cheap eats we’ve been enjoying.

What’s on MY Plate?

This week we had a very simple dinner of marinated chicken tenders. The marinade featured Asian flavors, so while my husband grilled the chicken, I steamed brown rice in the rice cooker and green beans in a pan. I seasoned the beans with some soy sauce and sesame oil.

I also warmed a little Chinese takeout, Kung Pao Chicken, to be exact, that we had left in the fridge. There wasn’t enough for a meal for anyone, but in that way, we were able to add a little extra punch to the adults’ suppers.

The end result – delicious chicken and rice bowls with green beans. Except for a few green beans, there were no leftovers!

What’s on YOUR Plate?

Share with us a recent meal you prepared. Either link it up below or tell us about it in the comments. Please make sure that you link to in your post so others know where the dinner party is.

And don’t forget to visit the other good eaters participating today. I’m sure you will be inspired to make all sorts of Good Cheap Eats at your house.


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  1. This week I shared my baked chicken wings. Much healthier than frying, and they still come out crispy. You can substitute drumsticks or bone in thighs as well.

  2. With 2 feet of snow on the ground…I’m longing to grill out 🙂
    Thanks for hosting Jess!

  3. I’m so happy to see the marinated chicken tenders featured again! I had them on my mental list to try since the kids have been asking for chinese food. The special cupcakes were a big hit here – thank you so much for the idea!

  4. You can’t go wrong with Asian Flavors!

  5. Lately I’ve been trying to cook healthier meals for our family as well as mix up our menu a bit with a few new ideas. is a great place to find interesting stuff and last night I tried this delicious meal: Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas. It turned out really great although the recipe calls for two cans each of black beans and chickpeas. I only had a can of each so I added a can of kidney beans and it was Great! Healthy and really easy! Definitely adding that to my regular menu!

  6. I like that this carnival invites “meal discussions” more broadly than just a recipe exchange. I do most of my cooking from cookbooks and so rarely get to participate in recipe link-ups. Thanks for the chance to weigh in on what we’re doing for dinner!

  7. Well my entry is a treat/dessert. . .but I couldn’t resist sharing. I’m so dang tickled with them.

  8. That looks delicious! I made the pancakes for breakfast this morning…but the leftovers could be dinner one night too 😉

  9. I am missing fresh fruits & vegies(and summer). Chicken pot pie with lots of vegies was dinner tonight! Thanks for hosting!

  10. I have a sweet and sour chicken recipe that is so yummy. It’s great for when we feel like going out but it’s not in the budget

  11. Thanks for hosting. I’m a chocolate lover and with V-Day on its way I have an easy chocolate truffle recipe. It’s not a budget buster and it’s easy.

  12. Too funny !”No leftovers except a few green beans”. I’d have eaten the rest of them for you. I love my veggies, lol. Sounds like a delicious and satisfying meal.

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