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Birmingham Parent magazine

Monday, June 9, 2014

Coupon Deal at Publix, and a Recipe, Too!

By Becky J. Beall

Last week I introduced readers to coupons and gave examples of how to incorporate them into money-saving trips to the grocery store. This week I have a couple of deals at Publix to help you keep up your momentum!

How many of you use canned chicken? I love Valley Fresh 100 percent Natural Chicken Breast in the can because it may be used in so many ways from adding some protein to a salad to the main ingredient in a supper casserole. Keep in mind, if your Publix is out of the chicken, you can go to customer service and get a rain check.

Here’s the deal (good thru Tuesday, June 10, 2014):
Purchase 6 – 10 oz. cans of Valley Fresh Chicken on sale B1G1 (buy one get one) FREE @ $3.09 ($1.54 per can with the deal)
Print two $1/3 ($1 off 3 cans) coupons here
Final price: $1.20 per can (not bad considering it was originally $3.09 per can!)

How about a great deal on detergent? All Small & Mighty Laundry Detergent or All Mighty Pacs (32-50 oz or 24 ct.) at $5.99 ($2.99 each with the deal).
Buy 2 and use 2 coupons from for $1 off All Detergent.
Final price: $1.99 each!! Love it!

Now, a suggestion for what to do with some of that delicious chicken! Here is a recipe that my family LOVES! It’s easy and quick.

Dot bottom of 13” X 9” casserole dish with butter. Pour two to three cans of chicken (I use three because we like it chocked full of chicken) over the butter, shredding it with your fingers as you spread it. Mix together 8 oz. of sour cream, one can of cream of mushroom soup and 1/3 cup of milk and pour over chicken. Crush one sleeve of Ritz crackers (original, wheat, reduced fat, roasted vegetable…whatever you like) and spread over the top. Slice up one stick of butter and melt in microwave, then spoon over the crackers. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. of poppy seeds and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (until sides are bubbly).

Variations that I love and that change the entire look and taste of the casserole:
·         Cook (according to package) one cup Minute Rice (which is equal to two cups after cooked) and mix in with the milk/soup mixture before pouring over the chicken.
·         Cook (according to package) 1 – 8 oz. package of chopped broccoli and add after the chicken before the milk mixture.
·         Add one 15 oz. can mixed veggies after chicken before you add the milk mixture.

Good luck with your coupons this week! Happy shopping!

Remember deals are sometimes regional, so every Publix may not be the same. 

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