Budget Recipe for Chicken Strips and Salad

The Only Budget Recipe You Need for Chicken Strips and Salad

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Need a break from greasy food? Go lean and go green in our second part of our budget recipe series with chicken strips and salad.

Most people have a misconception that healthy food can be costly. Let this budget recipe set you straight: eating healthy food doesn’t have to cost you a bomb. In fact, this chicken strips and salad recipe will cost you only S$2.30 per serving.

Chicken strips are probably the most flexible of all meats, and the easiest to cook. Paired with a salad, you’ll get a healthy and filling meal for under S$3. For this recipe, feta cheese and olive oil are used as the salad dressing.

If you’re looking for a little carbohydrates in the mix, you can also serve it with rice. It all depends on what you feel like having!

(Prices are based on goods you can find in wet markets and FairPrice.)

Pan-Seared Chicken Strips on a Bed of Greens (Serves 4)


Salad dressing or feta cheese and olive oil
Crushed garlic
2 chicken breasts, deboned and cut into strips S$5.00 (wet market)
1 pack El Paso Burrito Spice mix S$2.55 (Fairprice)
Chinese lettuce S$1.00 (wet market)
4 hard boiled eggs S$1.60 for 10 (Fairprice)
TOTAL S$10.15


Coat the chicken strips with the burrito mix and set aside for half an hour. While waiting, wash and cut the lettuce. Boil and peel the eggs.


Heat a shallow pan and add a bit of oil. Saute the garlic until golden brown and sear the chicken strips.

On a plate, arrange the lettuce and chicken strips. Garnish the leaves with salad dressing of your choice, or just feta cheese in olive oil. If you want eggs, you can cut them and put them on the side, for more colour.

Save Even More

The best part about shopping at supermarkets like Fairprice is using your credit card to purchase your groceries. Because with cash rebate credit cards such as the American Express True Cashback Card, you can get up to 1.5% cashback on purchases

If you’re new to the card, you’ll get 5% cashback in the first three months (although it is capped at S$5,000).