When I see a great meat deal, I stock up on that meat. I freeze and sometimes even make prepare freezer friendly meals. Even without a sale chicken thighs and chicken legs can be a very frugal way to add chicken to your meal rotation when your grocery budget is tight. Here are some budget friendly chicken meals for you to add to your meal planning menu.
Budget Friendly Chicken Meals
Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs– This recipe calls for cost friendly chicken thighs, honey, garlic, fresh green onions, and then a few grocery staples!
Easy Chicken Masala– This recipe is pretty frugal if you have a well-stocked spice cabinet. This recipe is a great way to incorporate some international flavor into your frugal meal planning!
Easy Chicken Chicken and Vegetable Bake– I love this recipe because it so easy and uses just one pan!
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken– This recipe is very frugal and be prepared ahead of time and frozen.
Buffalo Chicken Soup– This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken, so the prep is half done for you!
Crock Pot Ranch Chicken Sliders– These are perfect for game night or a family get together!
Buttermilk Baked Chicken– uses just chicken legs!
Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken– This is a favorite in my home. Very easy to throw together!
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup– This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken but you could substitute chicken thighs if needed. This is perfect for chilly and sick days!
BBQ Chicken Pizza– This is one of the most budget friendly chicken meals because the crust is homemade. She uses Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce which can be found at Aldi’s!
Easy Crockpot Mexican Chicken– This is a freezer friendly meal and so good!
Cornell Barbecue Chicken– This is a very old recipe and a homemade white barbecue sauce. Add a couple frugal sides and you have a yummy budget friendly meal!
Sweet Italian Chicken– Only 3 ingredients and freezer friendly!
Easy Chicken Sandwiches– This recipe uses canned chicken
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup– This sounds very delicious and uses a lot of pantry basics.
Chicken & Peppers in White Sauce– With a few fresh produce ingredients you have a tasty and simple dish everyone will love.
Easy Panko Crispy Chicken Tenders– I am a huge fan of how panko bread crumbs make chicken so crunchy! This recipe has a hint of heat to it.
What is your favorite way to prepare chicken when money is tight?