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Monday, February 21 2011

If you enjoy eating chicken or if you eat a lot of chicken because it is easy on your budget, then this article was written just for you. Simple and easy are the basis for any good meal. There are already a substantial amount of T.V. Shows about expensive cooking. This article is about cooking quality chicken a variety of different ways while on a budget. Chicken is an affordable meat that many people on a limited budget will use in their daily meal planning. The problem with chicken is creating different ways to cook this bird. This article uses the inexpensive thigh with leg that is attached.

Roast chicken must be the easiest way to cook chicken. Simply wash, pat dry rub with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can cook with the lid on or with the lid off. Many people will cook and take the lid off 3/4 of the way to crisp up and brown the skin. Add a few vegetables and you can have a meal prepared using only one roaster.

BBQ chicken is extremely tasty, If you are new to using a BBQ take the skin off the chicken before you start cooking. This will greatly reduce the chance of a fire starting and burning your meat. Add any kind of sauce near the end of cooking. Having 3 - 4 different sauces will allow people to change the flavor of the meat by using a different sauce.

Breaded chicken is fantastic, you can purchase different flavors at your local grocery store or you can mix your own spices and add them to your coating. The best part of making your own spice mix is you can control how much sodium will be used. Two popular coatings you can use are corn flakes, and crackers. If you want to make a special meal, Japanese Panko bread crumbs will add a nice touch to your chicken.

The slow cooker is very easy way to cook chicken. Unused chicken or chicken bones can be added to the slow cooker with water. All you have to do is set it on low add a couple bay leaves and some salt and leave it all day. An hour before cooking take the chicken out of the slow cooker and let cool. While the chicken is cooling you can add noodles or rice. Pick all the meat off the bones and put back into the slow cook and you will have an amazing chicken noodle or rice soup.

By Rick Henderson

Our free new book "The Scratch" will show you the basics of three great meals you can use to start your new family budget. It has great meals you can use to feed a family of four for a combined cost of under $16.00.

Rick and his wife have been able to reduce their grocery budget by almost 50% since they started this challenge in 2010. Their 15 years of grocery shopping for the family has led them to start a blog that includes using leftovers to save big, money, meal planning, cooking utensils, recipes, and grocery lists. 
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