Cook Beyond the Chicken Breast
One way to crush your food costs is to cook other parts of the chicken besides boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which are usually the most expensive.
I don't buy chicken breasts unless they are on sale for $1.99 a pound.
Then I make Garlic Lime Chicken Breasts, a recipe I've been making since before Mr. 16 was born! That's how delish it is.
Even so, thighs and legs are much cheaper as are whole chickens.
Here are some of my favorite easy chicken recipes.
Think Thighs and Legs
Chicken legs and thighs can be had for super cheap.
I found boneless, skinless chicken thighs for $1.77 a pound.
Another bonus is that chicken thighs are much more flavorful and don't dry out the way the breasts do.
My favorite way to make them is with an Asian inspired marinade recipe from Fine Cooking.
That recipe is so good, I usually make it at least once a month.
Nothing But the Whole Chicken
You can find whole chickens on sale for .69 to .89 cents a pound. That's pretty darn cheap.
You can either break down the chicken using a sturdy pair of kitchen scissors or cook it whole.
My favorite whole chicken recipe is from How Sweet Eats.
I've been making it regularly for years.
If you think about it, it's difficult to even buy fruit, other than bananas, for less than a dollar a pound these days.
What's your favorite chicken recipe?