Baked spicy chicken with garlic kangkong (swamp spinach)

Five chicken portions (thighs with part of the back): PhP99.00 (about USD2.40). Chinese kangkong (swamp spinach): PhP15.00 (about USD0.36). Cooking oil, seasonings, spices and condiments: probably PhP50.00 (about USD1.20). Last night’s dinner: priceless.

But that’s not all. This is a very low-fat dish. The chicken cooks in its own juices and the side dish needs only a token amount of oil to saute the aromatics.

And there’s more. The chicken cooks with no stirring nor watching. So, while it cooks, you can watch TV, take a bubble bath or read a few chapters of the latest bestseller. The side dish of Chinese kangkong takes five minutes to prepare and another five minutes to cook.

Told you. Last night’s dinner: priceless. »