Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pudget Crock pot Chicken On A Budget

I know I have written about this before but it is such a good idea that I thought I would share it again for all of my new readers or any of my old readers that missed it.

We all know that chicken is very expensive. We also know that chicken is very healthy for us. So how can we eat chicken while on a tight budget? By making chicken the Pudget way!

Pudget Crock pot Chicken On A Budget:

1 large package of chicken- bone-in or bone-out
Seasoned Salt

Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Place all chicken in crock pot and sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Cook on low all day or cook on high for a few hours until fully cooked. Timing depends on amount of chicken.

Once chicken is cooked place on cutting board and allow to become slightly cool. Then cut, shred or cube chicken (depending on the recipes you will be using) and place in individual freezer or storage bags (from Aldi) depending on when you are going to be using it. Mark bags with recipe name, cookbook and page number. Place in freezer or fridge until ready to use.

Budget Friendly Chicken Meals:
- These are all recipes that you can use with your crock pot chicken.

1. Chicken Fajitas -Shredded Chicken and all other Fajita ingredients. Shop at Aldi for your fajitas. They have everything you need at a great price.

2. Chicken BBQ Sandwiches on Bagel Thins (put a little bbq sauce in w/shredded chicken)

3. Better then McDonald's Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

4 Plain Grilled Chicken - Serve with baked potato and veggie for a quick and inexpensive meal.

5. Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Bagel Thins - Mix your cubed or shredded chicken with light or fat free mayo and serve on Bagel Thins. Optional: add sliced grapes and pecans or walnuts.

6. Chicken on your green salad - Serve with light or fat free dressing and 2% shredded cheese.

7. Chicken Quasadilas -Find ingredients at Aldi.

8. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo - Alfredo Noodles - Whole Wheat or high in fiber if possible, Low fat Alfredo sauce in the jar and cubed chicken.

9. Jessica's White Chicken Chili

10. Chicken Spaghetti - Just like regular spaghetti only add cooked chicken to the sauce instead of hamburger.

11. Chinese Chicken and Broccoli - Recipe will be posted later this week.

I'm sure you have many other recipes that you can add to this list. Please feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment section below. I will add recipes and pictures throughout the week when I use my crock pot of chicken.



:Deliciously Healthy said...

I like, LOVE you for this post!! ;D

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

You are so funny! I'm so glad you like it. :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love this idea. I'm totally doing it this week.

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