Monday, May 4, 2009

Bargain recipe of the week- Not your average grilled chicken

Bargain Meal of the Week

Okay Y'all...... this recipe scares me. It sounds so yummy however that I am compelled to try it. That coupled with the fact that Kroger has whole chicken on sale .89 a lb. Add the fact that you can get another meal out of the leftovers and it is looking even better!!

So take a deep breath and just pretend that you are a surgeon on Grey's anatomy. Or just be like me and make your hubby do it ! :)

Not Your Average Grilled Chicken

1 (3 pound) whole chicken (On sale .89 a lb ) 2.67
3/4 cup sour cream (On sale Daisy 2.49 - 24 ounces) .62
1/4 cup diced onion (On sale .58 a lb) .29
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried dill weed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

To make the chicken easier to grill evenly, remove its backbone. Do this by placing the chicken breast side down on a work surface with the tail end facing you. With a boning knife or sturdy kitchen shears, cut from front to back next to the backbone. Turn the chicken so the neck end faces you and cut on the other side of the backbone. Remove the backbone and use it for making stock or discard. Turn the chicken over and cut through the tailbone or wish bone. Spread the chicken out flat so it's 'butterflied.'

Mix together the sour cream, red onion, garlic, oregano, dill, salt, and pepper in a bowl and blend thoroughly. Gently lift the skin from the chicken being careful not to puncture or break the skin. Spoon the sour cream mixture under the skin, and massage gently to ease the mixture into all areas of the chicken. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or overnight.

Preheat a grill for medium heat. Lightly oil a grill grate, and place 4 inches from the heat source.
Lightly brush the chicken with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Place chicken on prepared grill skin side up. Cover the grill, and cook until the meat is firm and juices run clear when pierced with a knife, 45-55 minutes. There is no need to turn the chicken over.

Total cost of Meal: $3.58

Add Baked potatoes (10 lb bag on sale 2.99) Total cost of meal: $4.48

Add baked potatoes and asparagus (On sale 1.99 a lb) Total cost of Meal: $5.48

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