Rotini SkilletDinner

Chicken and Broccoli Rotini Skillet Dinner


  • 1 box Rotini noodles: $0.82
  • 1 frozen bag of cut broccoli: $0.77
  • 1 frozen family size bag of fajita chicken: $6.28
  • 1 can of Ragu double cheddar cheese: $1.66
  • Garlic toast (optional, for serving)

Total Cost: $9.53


  1. Boil Rotini Noodles:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
    • Cook the Rotini noodles according to the package instructions until al dente.
    • Drain the noodles and set aside.
  2. Prepare Fajita Chicken and Broccoli:
    • In a skillet, cook the frozen fajita chicken strips over medium heat according to the package instructions until fully cooked.
    • Add the frozen cut broccoli to the skillet with the chicken and cook until the broccoli is tender and heated through.
    • Season the chicken and broccoli with your favorite seasonings for added flavor.
  3. Combine Noodles, Chicken, and Broccoli:
    • Add the drained Rotini noodles to the skillet with the cooked chicken and broccoli.
    • Gently toss the ingredients together, ensuring that the noodles are well-coated with the flavors from the chicken and broccoli.
  4. Add Cheese Sauce:
    • Pour the can of Ragu double cheddar cheese sauce over the chicken, broccoli, and noodles.
    • Stir the mixture until the cheese sauce is evenly distributed and everything is well-coated.
    • Heat through until the cheese sauce is warm and creamy.
  5. Serve:
    • Optionally, toast some garlic bread while preparing the dish.
    • Serve the Chicken and Broccoli Rotini in individual bowls, and if desired, serve with garlic toast on the side.

Note: Feel free to customize the seasonings and add your favorite herbs or spices to enhance the flavor. This budget-friendly meal is not only delicious but also easy to prepare, making it perfect for a family dinner under $10.

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