Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bargain recipe of the week- Giant Eagle!

Bargain Meal of the Week

I always wonder what to do with chicken thighs and drumsticks. They are usually a great price but I just sit in the isle staring at them. Then I got this recipe from a friend. She swears by it and says her kids love it. Even better that its easy.... and you know I am all about easy! I just can't wait to try it!! Happy eating everyone!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Sunshine Chicken

3 pounds chicken thighs (On sale for $1.29 a lb ) $3.87
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 pinch garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Rinse the chicken pieces and place them, single layer and skin side up, in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Mix the soy sauce, ketchup, corn syrup and garlic powder in a small bowl. Baste the chicken with the sauce, reserving some sauce for basting during baking.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven, basting approximately every 15 minutes, for 1 hour (or until chicken is done and juices run clear).

Total cost of this recipe: $3.87

Add Birdseye steam fresh veggies (On sale 10 for $10) Total cost of meal: $4.87

Add veggies and Scalloped potatoes (Betty Crocker on sale 10 for $10) $5.87

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Lisa said...

Sounds great! I was looking for a different recipe for chicken this week. Have some drumsticks and breasts (DH doesn't like dark meat) that I want to use. I might have to try this.

I'm just wondering what the purpose is for the corn syrup? I've never used it, and don't know if it's the same or similar as HFCS, but would prefer to avoid it (probably enough of that in the ketchup ;). I'm wondering if it's necessary, or if there's an alternative. ??

Thanks for the cheap and easy meal idea, S!

Everything Moms said...

You know I am not really sure! I will look into it and see. I am wonderingif it would be in substitutions in the back of a cookbook?