A whole chicken is possibly the best value in the super market. People reach for the boneless skinless chicken breasts. But you’re paying a premium for something you can make one, possibly two meals out of.
Why not spend around $5 - $7 to buy a WHOLE chicken instead of paying $3 a pound for part of a chicken?
The possibilities are endless when it comes to chicken. It’s America’s favorite meat. In the United States we consume 8 Billion chickens. We consume 1 Billion of that at my house!
I promise, promise, promise you if you look at your last few grocery receipts and you replace just half the number of pounds boneless skinless chicken with a whole chicken you will save so much money.
I will give you several ways to use the leftovers from a whole chicken. You can get two or three meals out of each one. Which means you have stretched that $7 really, really far. That sound you hear is Abraham Lincoln asking you to stop squeezing him so hard as you pinch those pennies.
Two Chickens, Seven Meals
I want to show you how you can have a week’s worth of meals out of just two chickens purchased for $.99 a pound at your local supermarket.
So say each chicken is about four pounds. That is just $4 per chicken.
Wednesday: Cowboy Chicken
Thursday: Not Your Mama’s Mac and Cheese
Friday: Chicken Pot Pie
Saturday: Chicken Tortilla Bake
Sunday: Sunday Chicken Casserole
The total for all of these recipes was around $45 including the cost of two chickens and each recipe included lunch leftovers for the next day.
That breaks down to six servings per meal at around $1.07 per serving.
What are some of your favorite ways to use a whole chicken?