Eating Great Food on a Budget: Part 2: Chicken

Today I want to go through some of my go-to crowd pleasing favorites that I literally always have the stuff on hand to make. You will notice that these recipes are for chicken. Chicken is cheap. I’m trying to spend responsibly on food. We eat a lot of chicken. But if you hate chicken, don’t feel like you have to make these recipes. I have a pork, pasta, veggies, and breakfast recipes coming up soon.

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BBQ Pulled Chicken in the Crock Pot

  • 8 chicken breasts or about the similar amount of other pieces of chicken
  • 16 ounces of BBQ sauce
  • 4 ounces of Italian dressing
  • 4 tablespoons of Worchester sauce (now I really don’t know if you need this or can ditch this but try it either way)
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar

Options: Make this whole recipe at once. Or freeze some and make some.

Mix up all of the ingredients and pour over the chicken. If you are cooking 2 breasts, it’s going to take about 4-5 hours on low in the crock pot. Any more than 2ish breasts, it’s going to be closer to 7-8 hours on low.

This recipe works great on top of a salad, in a tortilla wrap with some cheese, or as a main meet.

Cost of Chicken + About $1.63

Smoked Chicken with Honey Glaze

  • Boneless/skinless chicken thighs
  • Smoked paprika
  • Honey

Lay the chicken thighs on a baking tray with sides, sprinkle with smoked paprika, and drizzle with honey. Bake on 350 for about an hour.

Cost of Chicken + about $0.50

Mammy’s Italian Chicken

  • 8 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 16 ounce bottle of Catalina Dressing (or Wal-Mart’s Great Value Sweet & Tangy French Style Dressing, 16 fl oz)
  • Great Value Apricot Preserves, 18 oz
  • 1 packet of Great Value Onion Soup Mix

Mix up the ingredients and pour over the chicken breasts. Make sure the chicken gets that awesome mixture all over it. Bake at 325 degrees for about 90 minutes.

Options: Make this whole recipe at once. Or freeze some and make some.

This is a recipe I found in my grandmother’s aka Mammy’s recipe box. Apparently its more like sweet and sour chicken so it works as a salad topping or paired with rice or mashed potatoes.

Cost of Chicken + $3.12

Another option is to simply marinade your chicken to bake or grill it. A bottle of marinade is about $1-3 per bottle.

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