Jan 17

Meal Deal: Chicken Chili Rice Bowl + Food Lion Giftcard Giveaway

The following is a sponsored post in partnership with Food Lion.  

If you struggle with finding new, budget-friendly recipes that have great flavors, yet are appealing to each family member’s palate, you’re not alone! It’s easy to get in a recipe rut, and I’m always on the look-out for simple recipes to try out in my kitchen that won’t bust my wallet. *KEEP READING FOR A FUN GIVEAWAY*

Food Lion is on a mission to provide a fresh and affordable grocery shopping experience, with low prices and convenience in mind. Since participating in their Frugal Cook-Off last year, I’ve been impressed by Food Lion’s dedication to helping customers create affordable and delicious meals at home.

When Food Lion asked me to create one of their new featured recipes this week and stay within a $10 budget, I gladly accepted the challenge! And I want you to hurry and check out the full recipe and this week’s deal (through Tuesday, Jan. 20th) that saves you a lot of money on these particular ingredients!


This week, Wed. Jan. 14 – Tues. Jan. 20, 2015, Food Lion has an awesome deal that corresponds well with their Chicken Chili Rice Bowl recipe. Spend $10 on fresh chicken and you get the following items FREE: 1 Del Monte Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz) + 1 Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn (15.25 oz) + 1 Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce (28 oz) + 1 My Essentials Long Grain White Rice (32 oz).


RECIPE: Chicken Chili Rice Bowl.


  • 1½ cups uncooked long grain white rice.
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro.
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 1 to 1 1/4 lb.
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans Del Monte® No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes.
  • 1/2 (28 oz) can Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce.
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime.
  • 2 tsps. chili powder.
  • 1 tsp. cumin.
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper.
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can Del Monte® No Salt Added Whole Kernel Corn, drained.
  • 1 (15 oz) can reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained


  1. Cook rice according to package directions, using chicken broth instead of water, if desired; set aside. Stir cilantro into rice before serving.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown chicken 3 minutes on each side. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, lime zest, lime juice, chili powder, cumin and cayenne; stir. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.
  3. Remove chicken breasts to a cutting board, letting sauce simmer another 5 minutes. Meanwhile, chop or shred chicken; return to saucepan and add corn and beans. Cook until heated through and chili is slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve chili over rice with toppings, as desired.

I added cheese, lime wedges and avocado “smiley faces” as toppings.
My suggestions for this recipe: Make sure you buy “no salt added” Del Monte Tomatoes as this will affect the taste if you buy ones that have added salt. Also, instead of squeezing an entire lime and including all the juice, I’d recommend juice from 1/2 a lime, no more than 1 Tbsp.


The total cost for this meal came in well under $10.

Cost breakdown (prices may vary across stores):
$2.79 – Boneless Chicken Breasts (1 lb at $2.79/lb). You can buy about 3.6 lb for $10 at my local Food Lion. Use 1-1.25 lb of chicken for this recipe and save the remaining 2+ lb of chicken for dinner another night or freeze.
$0 – White Rice (with leftover). Regular price $1.37 for 32 oz.
$0.30 – 1/3 bunch Cilantro ($0.89 for 1 bunch. Use leftover for another recipe or freeze in ice cube trays with water).
$0.10 – Olive Oil ($3.49 for 17 fl oz).
$0 – 1st can Del Monte Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz). Regular price $1.19.
$1.19 – 2nd can Del Monte Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz)
$0 – Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce (with 14 oz leftover). Regular price $1.39.
$0.25 – 1 Lime.
$0.12 – Cayenne Pepper ($1.19 for 1.87 oz).
$0.32 – Chili Powder ($2.89 for 2.5 oz).
$0.17 – Cumin ($2.19 for 2 oz).
$0 – Del Monte Whole Kernel Corn (15.25 oz). Regular price $1.19.
$0.79 – Hanover Black Beans (15 oz).
$0.69 – 1/2 of an Avocado ($1.39 for whole avocado).
$0.52 – grated Cheddar Cheese, about 2 oz from a block of cheese ($6.29 for 24 oz).
TOTAL: $6.03. If you include additional toppings, the total comes to $7.24.
COST PER SERVING: $1 – $1.20


To find more tasty & budget-friendly recipes, be sure to check out the Food Lion Dish It Up recipe page.

Food Lion wants to help Beltway Bargain Mom readers get a kick-start in the kitchen for 2015 and beyond, so you can dish up your own, deliciously affordable meals. To help you out, they have provided me with a $100 Food Lion gift card to giveaway! One lucky reader will be randomly selected on Wed. Jan. 21st, 2015. To enter for a chance to win, simply fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below.

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Good luck!

Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post and share this giveaway here on my blog. The opinions stated here are my own, and I love to share budget-friendly tips, recipes and giveaways for my readers! To read my formal disclosure policy, please click here

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Betsy Barnes January 17, 2015 at 2:21 pm

I would love to try the Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe. I have never made it because I thought it would be too difficultly, however, this recipe is so easy! :)


Cheryl January 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm

That looks really yummy!! I shop at Food Lion all the time and this is a great giveaway. Thank you for all of your hard work!


Christie L January 17, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The chicken parmesan looks so good, I would love to try!


Sheri January 17, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Sweet & Sour Shrimp and Steak sounds appealing.


Cindy B January 17, 2015 at 3:01 pm

Weeknight Jambalaya looks great for my gang! I AM trying the chicken chili tonight.


Jenny January 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Looks delicious!


Jenn January 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Ultimate Nachos look great!


Kristin Goodson January 17, 2015 at 3:12 pm

The easy chicken parmesan looks great! I would also try the ultimate nachos because nachos are my favorite!


Ani January 17, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I’d love to try their White Chicken Chili recipe.


Lauren M January 17, 2015 at 3:43 pm

the 30 minute meatloaves


Amy P January 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm

I think the Weeknight Jambalaya looks good!


HS January 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm

I want to try Sweet & Sour Shrimp & Steak.


Carolyn S January 17, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Ulimate nachos for us!


Kris M January 17, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Ultimate nachos sounds really good!


Rachel V January 17, 2015 at 8:48 pm

The weeknight jambalaya and the chicken chili rice bowls


Keonté January 17, 2015 at 9:22 pm

Sweet and Sour Shrimp and Steak


Nicole Dz January 18, 2015 at 1:57 am

The Parmesan Crusted Chicken looks like a great recipe to try! So flavorful!


Meghan January 18, 2015 at 3:34 am

Their easy chicken parm looks great too.


Beth McIntire January 18, 2015 at 10:48 am

The Ultimate Nachos look delicious. Thanks.


Sheila Cohen January 18, 2015 at 1:12 pm

I would like to try Sweet & Sour Shrimp & Steak


Rachel Zimmerman January 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Easy Marinated Brushetta Chicken


Amy Schrader January 18, 2015 at 4:48 pm

The white chicken chili and chicken Parmesan look great to me!


Kelly D January 18, 2015 at 7:35 pm

I would like to try the Chili Macaroni Skillet recipe.


Heather Dawn January 18, 2015 at 8:26 pm

I want to try the Hot Crab Dip recipe !


Carolyn G January 18, 2015 at 8:57 pm

I want to try the Sauerbraten Chicken Wings


Erin E. January 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm

I would love to try the ultimate nachos.


Dawn Keenan January 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

I would love to try the Easy Chicken Parmesan. I love Chicken Parm, and easy works for me!


Wanda McHenry January 19, 2015 at 1:24 am

I would love to try the Parmesan Crusted Chicken, it looks delicious!


sonja January 19, 2015 at 8:24 am

Yum! Can’t wait to try the recipes.


Mary Happymommy January 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

The ultimate nachos look good.


Scarlett R January 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

The Chicken Parm recipe looks yummy!


Sonya Morris January 19, 2015 at 10:31 am

I would love to try the White Chicken Chili.


Elle P. January 19, 2015 at 11:09 am

I would like to try the Marinated Chicken Bruschetta.


T Michelle Trump January 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

I would love to make weeknight jambalaya!


Amanda Sakovitz January 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

I want to try the Ultimate Nachos!


Natasha Hudnall January 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

The Ultimate Nachos looked sooo yummy, how ever I would use real cheese not Velveeta.


Nataly Carbonell January 19, 2015 at 3:37 pm

I want to try the Weeknight Jambalaya!


shelly January 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm

I want to try the chicken chili rice bowl


Gina M January 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm

I would love to try the Easy Chicken Parmesan!

Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

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Jessica To January 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

I would like to try the Easy Chicken Parmesan recipe.


Linda F. January 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm

30-Minute Mini Meat Loaves looks great.


Jennifer Marie January 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

I would like to make the blueberry muffins.


Thomas Murphy January 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

I want to try the Spicy Pork Stand ‘N Stuff™ Soft Tacos


steve weber January 19, 2015 at 8:52 pm

I want to try the Sweet & Sour Shrimp & Steak


Kristen January 20, 2015 at 12:57 am

I’d like to try the Pulled Pork with Raisin Cornbread.


Francine S January 20, 2015 at 2:54 am

i’d like to try Easy Chicken Parmesan


Deb Jackson January 20, 2015 at 5:26 am

The shrimp and watermelon watercress salad recipe for me.


Jaclyn Reynolds January 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

I would love to try the easy Chicken Parm! My husband loves it but my other recipe doesn’t look as good as this one!


Stefany January 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

I’d like to try the Weeknight Jambalaya!


ellen casper January 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Weeknight Jambalaya sounds yummy!


Laura January 20, 2015 at 7:20 pm

They all sound so good it was hard to pick just one Easy Layered Taco Bake


Tabathia B January 20, 2015 at 11:22 pm

I would like to try the ultimate nachos


amanda whitley January 20, 2015 at 11:27 pm

i want to try the Ultimate Nachos


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