Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken & Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowls

Fathers Day is tomorrow have you planned out what you're going to cook for dad? At our house instead of taking dad out for dinner we usually just plan to make one of his favorite meals at home. Breakfast on the other hand is a treat so the kids will either serve him breakfast in bed or we will take him out for a breakfast of his choice. It's really all up to him.

As a Walmart Mom I was challenged by Walmart to come up with an inexpensive Fathers Day Meal for $30. When I was thinking of what I wanted to make I immediately thought of grilling. Anything cooked on the grill is always a huge hit in our house. So off to Walmart we went and this is what we came up with for our Fathers Day Dinner.


Fathers Day Dinner Menu
Hawaiian Grilled Chicken
Fresh Hot French Bread

For dessert we had.....Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowls W/Vanilla Ice Cream. A meal just wouldn't be a meal if you didn't finish it off with something sweet.

Price of Ingredients:

(2 pkg's) - Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs ($4.36 each) - $8.72
(1) - 13 oz Can Coconut Milk - $1.72
Great Value Soy Sauce - $1.64
(5) Corn on the Cobs (.25 each) - $1.25
(1) - bunch green onions - $1.00
(1) - Loaf Hot French Bread - $1.00
(1.5 quart) Great Value Home Style Ice Cream - $2.98
(1) - 32 oz Pkg Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - $3.98
( I already had sesame oil, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, rice and flaked coconut on hand)

Total Meal Cost = $22.29


Dessert was easy peasy since we used refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough. You can also substitute with your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe as well. I purchased the large 32 0z cookie roll dough which yielded 8 cookie bowls. To make the cookie bowls just cut and press 1/2 cup cookie dough into each (3 x 1 1/2 in ) ramekin. 

Spray them with baking spray just a bit first. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Delicious is all I can say about dessert!!! This was Carson's favorite part of the meal because after his first bite he looked over at me and gave me a thumbs up!

Everyone loved the meal including my husband. Plus we came in under budget so that was awesome. We definitely could not of went out to eat and fed the entire family for $30. What special meal or dinner do you have planned for Fathers Day?


Hawaiian Grilled Chicken

2 - pounds of boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 - cup soy sauce
1 - cup coconut milk
3/4 - cup water
3/4 - cup brown sugar
3 - green onions, chopped
1/2 -teaspoon minced garlic
1 - teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
1/2 - teaspoon of sesame oil
salt & pepper to taste

Mix soy sauce, water, brown sugar, onions, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, coconut milk and salt & pepper in a large bowl or large zip lock bag. Marinade chicken for at least 4 hours or overnight. 

Grill chicken at a low heat so that the marinade does not burn for 5-7 minutes per side or until done. Serve with coconut rice and garnish with green onions.

Chicken Recipe Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything






Thai Coconut Rice

Ingredients:
1 - cup jasmine, basmati or parboil rice, uncooked & rinsed

1 - tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
3/4 - cup coconut milk (half of a 13 oz can)
1 1/4 - cups water
2 - 3 teaspoons sugar
salt & pepper to taste
3 - tablespoons sweetened coconut, toasted

Directions:
Rinse the rice to remove the starch using a strainer. This will keep the rice from becoming gummy. Over medium heat add the oil to the bottom of a deep-sided pot.

Make sure the pot has a tight fitting lid (this is a must here). Add the rice and toast for about 5 minutes (just as you do for Spanish rice). Add the coconut milk, water, and sugar.

Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally the first 5 minutes of cooking time.

After 20 minutes turn off and remove from the heat. Cover with a dish towel and let the pot of rice rest on the stove for about 10 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and add a the toasted coconut. Garnish with additional toasted coconut.

How to toast Coconut: I just added the coconut to a small pan (make sure it is dry) and toasted the coconut over medium heat until lightly browned. Spread on plate until ready to use.


Don't forget a gift for Dad on his special day! Click Here to check out all the Fathers Day Gifts available at your local Walmart.


I'm an official Walmart Mom. Walmart has provided me with a GC and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own. Check out my fellow Walmart Moms for more great Fathers Day Meal Ideas.

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16 comments:

Tanya said... #

That grilled chicken looks delicious and dessert too-and easy!

Anonymous said... #

Hi. We had this chicken last night. When you posted your meal plan it looked so good that I printed the recipe. It was so good!

Karen(posting as anon because it won't let me sign in to google)

Krista said... #

My husband has requested lunch-- BLTs, Garden Pea Salad and Chips/Dip. Yay for easy!!

Michele said... #

The chicken looks wonderful! I love to cook with coconut milk. Will definitely be making this.

Lynell said... #

Well, I didn't cook today, we went to Five Guys burgers and man was it good!!

Amanda-The Sweet Details said... #

Yum!! Thanks for sharing this at Savory Sundays! It looks great!!

Brandie said... #

Love the hawaiian grilled chicken. And the cookie bowl idea is genius! Great ideas!

shopannies said... #

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linda said... #

I made your cookie dessert for after dinner tonight. How simple and so very good! Will be making it again!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

(Anonymous) I am having to comment under name/url because google has not let me sign in for weeks either. I don't know what it up with google.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said... #

That looks just about perfect for any day of the week!
mary

Extreme Chef said... #

you're so creative! what do you think about this show starting sunday?? looks crazy cool! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3J824ZuGXA

WizzyTheStick said... #

Great meal. The chicken looks especially delicious.

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Bonnie Reaver said... #

It's great on pork chops too.

Bonnie Reaver said... #

It is good on pork chops too.