This Week’s Dinner Meals at BJs- For the Chicken Lovers!

Hey there, fellow foodies and bargain hunters! 🍽️💰

As someone who's always up for a good cooking challenge – especially when it involves whipping up delicious meals on a budget – I took it upon myself to create a week-long dinner meal plan using items from BJ's Wholesale Club.

I also spotted menu cards near the front entrance at our local BJ's that inspired me to get back to sharing menu plans on the blog.

And let me tell you, folks, this was no easy feat! But I managed to pull it off with a bit of creativity, a lot of love, and a pantry full of sale items.

So grab a pen and paper (or your smartphone, if you're more digitally inclined) because it's time to plan some delicious dinners! 📝🍴

The items I used are on sale at BJs. I'll include a shopping list with prices at our current BJs in Western NY. Your prices may vary. I hope this will help you to meal plan this week and try something new.

This meal menu utilizes a couple of sale items at BJs- if your family loves chicken, this is the meal menu for you; otherwise, grab a few of these ideas to add to your menu this week.

Let me know what you are cooking up in the comments below.

Monday: Chicken & Green Bell Pepper Stir-Fry

This quick and easy stir-fry is the perfect way to kick off the week. With tender chicken, crisp green bell peppers, and a savory sauce, this dish will surely be a hit with the whole family. Serve it over steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal. Cooking time: 30 minutes. Serves 4.

Here's a recipe idea.

Tuesday: Ricotta & Tomato Pasta Bake

Nothing says comfort food like a creamy pasta bake! This recipe uses Barilla pasta, juicy roma tomatoes, and rich ricotta cheese for a mouthwatering meal that's sure to please.

Pair it with a simple green salad for a well-rounded dinner. Cooking time: 45 minutes. Serves 6.

Here's a recipe idea.

Need to get more organized with meal planning? Grab my meal planner on my sister Site- The Frugal Farm Girl!

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken & Pepper Kebabs

Fire up the grill for this mid-week treat! Thread chunks of chicken and green bell peppers onto skewers, then grill until perfectly charred. Serve with a side of couscous and a squeeze of lemon. Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves 4.

Here's a recipe idea.

Thursday: Tomato & Ricotta Stuffed Bell Peppers

Give green bell peppers the spotlight in this tasty recipe. Hollow out the peppers and stuff them with a filling of chopped tomatoes, ricotta cheese, and herbs. If you have rice or couscous on hand, cook it before and add it to the mix. I love using my Ninja Foodi to cook the rice fast.

Top with cheese.

Bake until the peppers are soft and the filling is bubbly. Cooking time: 35 minutes. Serves 4.

Here's a recipe idea.

Friday: Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

Celebrate the end of the week with this classic Italian dish. Breaded chicken cutlets are topped with marinara sauce and melted cheese, then served over a bed of Barilla spaghetti.

Add a side of garlic bread for the ultimate indulgence. Cooking time: 45 minutes. Serves 4.

Here's a recipe idea.

Saturday: Homemade Pizza with Ricotta & Tomatoes

Get the family involved in cooking with this fun DIY pizza night. Use store-bought pizza dough ( Or Bj's King Arthur PIzza Flour Dough) , then top with a smear of ricotta, slices of Roma tomatoes, and a sprinkle of mozzarella. Sprinkle on one of BJs fresh spice grinders mix- I love the Italian one.

Plus, some have a coupon this week!

Bake until golden and bubbly. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Serves 4.

creamy pasta bake

Sunday: Creamy Chicken & Tomato Pasta

Round off the week with this hearty pasta dish. Sauté chicken and tomatoes, then toss with Barilla pasta and a creamy sauce.

Serve with a side of roasted vegetables, whatever you have on hand to save on costs for a wholesome dinner. Cooking time: 30 minutes. Serves 4.

Here's a recipe idea.

And there you have it, folks – a week's worth of delicious, family-friendly dinners that won't break the bank! 🍽️💖 Remember, cooking is all about having fun and experimenting in the kitchen, so feel free to tweak these recipes to suit your family's tastes. Happy cooking!

Shopping List

Here's the ultimate shopping list for our week of culinary adventures. Trust me; I've been around the grocery store block a time or two (or a hundred… but who's counting?), so I've got this down to a science. 🛒📝

Chicken & Green Bell Pepper Stir-Fry

  • Chicken (you'll need enough for four servings, about 1.5 pounds should do the trick)
  • Green bell peppers (grab a couple, there is a BJ's coupon after all!)
  • Soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and honey for that scrumptious stir-fry sauce
  • Rice or noodles (whatever floats your boat!)

Ricotta & Tomato Pasta Bake

  • Barilla pasta (a pound should suffice)
  • Ricotta cheese (one tub is plenty)
  • Roma tomatoes (about 4-6, depending on their size)
  • Basil and garlic for flavor (because no one likes bland pasta). Choose fresh or dried.

Grilled Chicken & Pepper Kebabs

  • More chicken and green bell peppers (yep, we're getting our money's worth out of these sale items!)
  • Skewers (unless you fancy eating kebabs off your fingers)
  • Couscous and lemon for the side

Tomato & Ricotta Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • More green bell peppers (told ya we were gonna use 'em!)
  • More ricotta and Roma tomatoes (aren't you glad they're on sale?)

Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

  • Yet more chicken (because you can never have too much, right?)
  • Barilla spaghetti (one box should do)
  • Marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese (because what's Chicken Parm without the cheese?)

Homemade Pizza with Ricotta & Tomatoes

Creamy Chicken & Tomato Pasta

  • You guessed it: more chicken!
  • More Barilla pasta (penne works great for this one)
  • Heavy cream for the sauce (it's not called “creamy” chicken pasta for nothing)

And there you have it, my friend – your official shopping list for a week of delicious dinners. Don't worry, I won't judge if you sneak a few snacks into your cart, too (I'm a sucker for those jumbo bags of Popcorn Indiana myself). Now go forth and conquer BJ's like the meal-planning superhero you are! 💪🍽️💖

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  1. Cheryl August 14, 2023
    • Tasia August 15, 2023