By Coffee & Crayons


This delicious Skillet Chicken and Linguine with Fresh Orange and Oven Roasted Tomatoes makes for an impressive dinner party dish or easy weeknight dinner. Head to your local Grocery Outlet and grab a bottle of your favorite crisp white wine, and enjoy this healthy seasonal dish with your favorite people.


I remember the first time I saw a Grocery Outlet Store. I had just moved to Sacramento and had never heard of them before. To be honest, you guys, I totally wrote them off and never thought about them again.


That is, until I met my friend Nicole two years ago. Like me, Nicole likes to eat healthy and shop for organic foods as much as possible. However, like most families out there, six dollars for a carton of milk or tub of organic yogurt is just not practical. So one day, like all good housewives do, we talked about where we did most of our grocery shopping (<—totally kidding, you guys!). However, bargain shopping is a frequent (hot) topic of conversation in mommy circles.


Anyway, she mentioned Grocery Outlet.


You guys, I was shocked! I mean, this friend of mine always ate so healthy and always fed her kids organic snacks. What did she mean, Grocery Outlet? That’s when I got my lesson about Grocery Outlet and a reminder to never judge a book by its cover (in this case, the book is the market). So I thought, if she can do it, I can do it.


So I went. Like, two hours later.


I felt like I hit the jackpot, literally. Some of Octavian’s favorite snacks- Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars, Chobani Kids Pouches, Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and Mac n Cheese, etc. were all there. And then there were the organic grains and flours, coconut oil, pasta, yogurt, milk and cheese. All there.


So basically, I was totally wrong about this one.

And then it got better.



To read the rest of this post and get the recipe, click here: Chicken and Spinach Linguine Skillet with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes