Welcome to week five of the Frugal Food Series. So far we’ve talked about eggs, tuna, beans and ground meat!
This week’s frugal food is chicken, or as I’ve been known to call it “Wings & Whole and Thighs. . . Oh My!”.
Chicken is a frugal family’s friend-but don’t be lulled into buying the expensive boneless skinless breasts–they are the most expensive yet least flavorful cut of chicken. Whole birds, wings, thighs or “split” breasts (ie chicken breasts with the bone) usually cost less per pound, and with the skin on and bone in you not only increase the moisture of the meat (naturally-not by injection) but also the flavor.
Note: even though this is “chicken” week-remember that in most recipes you can swap chicken for pork and vice versa depending on which is cheaper per pound.
Now it’s time for you to share. Remember, you will always be able to find the all of the Frugal Food Series links at the Frugal Food Series Index,and you can add in recipes for any of those weeks!
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Here’s a post about making the most of a whole chicken:
A recipe for chicken nuggets:
And a recipe for an easy casserole:
Jenn @ Frugal Upstate says
Dang-did it eat the linky again? Ice had coding issues. I’ll try to get it fixed and will add your recipe links in myself-thank you so much for sharing your recipes despite my technical difficulties.
I love the title this week, at my local Safeway, legs and thighs are 88 cents a pound. Such a great buy!
I’m reluctant to post again without photos…..no response last week. I’ll see what I can do and try to get something up soon. I really like this series.
I don’t like posting photos, myself–I never think to take photos for my blog! I just upload a picture of my babies or nice scenery from my computer instead.