Day Nineteen: Cook Beyond the Chicken Breast
One way to crush your food costs is to cook other parts of the chicken besides the breast. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are usually the most expensive. You can usually find chicken breasts on sale for $1.99 a pound.
However, other parts of the chicken can be had for even cheaper. You can find whole chickens on sale for .69 to .89 cents a pound. That’s pretty darn cheap. It’s difficult to even buy fruit, other than bananas, for less than a dollar a pound these days.
Chicken thighs are also another good source of inexpensive protein. I found boneless, skinless chicken thighs for $1.77 a pound. The bonus is that chicken thighs are much more flavorful and don’t dry out the way the breasts do.
Here are a few of my favorite recipes using chicken parts other than breasts:
Are you a chicken breast loyalist? What’s your favorite chicken recipe?