Weekly Menu: Chicken Flatbread, Greek Salad, Curry Chicken Salad

This is the first of a series of weekly menus to help busy parents prepare homecooked meals a few times a week. It includes dinner recipes for 3 nights and a shopping list. I plan to post these on Saturday mornings so you can use it for your weekly grocery shopping. I hope you find it useful!

When I was planning this week’s menu, I started with the Chicken Flatbread because it’s one of our favorites. But I realized that we’d have a bunch of random things leftover from that recipe, so decided to make a Shrimp Greek salad later in the week to use it up. And to make life easier later in the week, while I’m making Chicken Flatbread I’ll grill up some extra chicken breasts to use another day in Curry Chicken Salad.

Dinner Menu #1Chicken Flatbread complete

Grilled Chicken Flatbread with Tahini Dressing

This is pretty much a meal in and of itself, but if you wanted you could grill some zucchini and/or eggplant on the side for some added vegetable nutrition.

Dinner Menu #2

Shrimp Greek Salad
Hummus and pita

This is a great way to use up the extra ingredients from the chicken flatbread recipe.

Dinner Menu #3Curried Chicken Salad complete

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Garden Salad

I’m going to serve the sandwiches on either a hearty whole grain bread from the bakery or perhaps wrapped in naan if I can find some. Add lettuce and tomato and it’s done! A quick garden salad on the side makes a simple, delicious meal for the whole family.

Shopping List

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 lb peeled shrimp
2 lemons
1 large head romaine lettuce
grape tomatoes
cucumber
oregano
mint
grapes
olive oil–extra virgin
curry powder
slivered almonds
chickpeas (also called garbonzo beans)
tahini (often found near peanut butter)
Greek yogurt
feta
1 cup Kalamata or Greek olives
whole wheat pocketless pita

Comments

  1. says

    Good ideas! I got a cold-weather food mood this weekend and planned lots of fall meals – we’re having chili, chicken pot pie, and pulled pork this week. But apparently it’s supposed to be warmer than I thought. I might have to switch one of them to that Greek salad.

  2. gourmetmommy says

    Nice…what is your chili recipe? I’m trying to go a bit light this week since we’re facing Halloween, cold weather comfort food, big football games, Thanksgiving ahead. Lots of fall to come! I’d love some good recipes to try out!

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