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Do you wish to prepare tasty dishes without breaking the bank or compromising flavors? You won’t believe how easy it is to cook your favorite dishes using beloved ingredients from your pantry, especially when you organize the latter from time to time and when you plan a consistent and budget-friendly meal calendar for several weeks!

Curry 101: economical chicken substitutes conquer-the-kitchen

Curry 101: economical chicken substitutes

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Everyone loves curry; but when it comes to preparing it with poultry the average price of one packet of chicken can reach up to 35 SAR or 50 AED per kilogram!
Now don’t worry because you can still enjoy a delicious curry meal that’s loaded with protein and won’t break the bank. This said, there are many different ways to prepare curry and vegetarian versions are no exception! Here are 3 everyday ingredients you can use instead of chicken!

First option: Chickpeas

No pantry ever runs out on chickpeas. For a quick and easy (and delicious) chickpeas curry rich in fibers and protein, you can just replace 1 kilogram of chicken with 3 cans of California Garden Chickpeas and follow the recipe as usual. It’s the perfect inexpensive, healthy and filling substitute for chicken and you will be saving up to 24.5 SAR or 41 AED!

Second option: Potatoes

Potatoes are not just for side dishes and baked casseroles. They can add a wonderful flavor and texture to your curry while being a cheaper alternative to chicken. You can use the same amount of cubed potatoes instead of chicken and proceed with your recipe. It will become your kids’ favorite meal and yours as well since you will be saving up to 31 SAR or 46.5 AED!

Third option: Mushrooms

Mushrooms are healthy and filling, and can replace chicken in any given recipe. By using mushrooms in your curry, you will end up with the closest consistency brought to you by chicken! Follow your curry recipe steps as usual then replace chicken with the 3 cans of California Garden whole mushrooms that are loaded with fibers and free of saturated fat and cholesterol. Your guests will certainly be impressed and you will be saving up to 11 SAR or 32 AED!

Now that we’ve discussed 3 extremely economical substitutes to chicken, it’s time to cook! Try them out and enjoy the delicious flavors. Bon appetit!