Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bargain recipe of the week- Giant Eagle

This weeks bargain recipe is a Chicken Roast. This recipe is perfect for mamas who are busy because you put it in the slow cooker in the morning and it cooks itself. This is also a meal that you can get 2 meals. After the first night of having a delicious roast you can then boil your leftover chicken to make a pot of homemade chicken soup. (I will tell you how we make it at the bottom of post!) Happy Eating!!

I will not expense spices since most of us have them on hand. Check out Stretching a Buck Giant Eagle deals here to see more great deals.

Baked Slow Cooker Chicken

1 (2 pound) whole chicken (On Sale 1.29 a lb) $2.58
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
(Feel free to add your own spices too!)

Wad three pieces of aluminum foil into 3 to 4 inch balls, and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Rinse the chicken, inside and out, under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with the salt, pepper and paprika, and place in the slow cooker on top of the crumbled aluminum foil.
Set the slow cooker to High for 1 hour, then turn down to Low for about 8 to 10 hours, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

Add Green Giant simply steam veggies (see Marcy's coupon link for coupon) .50
Total meal $3.08

Add veggies, and Pasta Roni (On sale 8 for $10) and entire meal is $4.33

How we make our chicken soup:

Just boil your roast chicken in a large pot of water until all meat and skin comes off the bone. Then strain liquid picking out meat to add back to soup. A couple carrots, celery, garlic, kosher salt and pepper along with your favorite noodles and you have a wonderful soup. Now that's stretching your dollar!!


twomoms said...

another idea that I just learned... use potatoes wrapped in foilo instead of just balls of foil, then at the end you will have chicken and baked potatoes!!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Sounds yummy! I need to do whole chickens more often, they're so economical.

Buffie said...

I'll have to try this. So far I haven't had much luck with chicken in the slow cooker. Twomoms baked potato idea sounds good too.