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Chicken Parmesan

Here's a quick and easy $5 recipe with an Italian accent, sure to please your family's taste buds. Even when you're tight on time — and budget — you can feed the whole family for just a few dollars per serving and a pound of chicken.

Shop at Dollar Tree – Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Pound Boneless Chicken Tenders (or Breasts)
  • 1 Box Fried Chicken Breading
  • Mozzarella Cheese Shreds
  • 1 - 13.25-oz. Box Spaghetti
  • 1 Jar/Can Spaghetti Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese

Easy Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Open the box of fried chicken breading and add 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.
  2. Prepare the chicken tenders according to the instructions on the fried chicken breading.
  3. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  4. Warm the pasta sauce in the microwave and pour over spaghetti.
  5. Top with breaded chicken and mozzarella shreds.
  6. Serve with the remaining parmesan cheese.


  • Kick up the flavor by adding 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning and 2 teaspoons of garlic powder to the breading.