Don’t you just love finding deals on items that you really, really need? Today was one of those days where I was able to restock my freezer with various cuts of chicken, for very little money. Usually when I purchase the 10-lb bag of chicken leg quarters, I immediately boil the entire bag in a large stock pot, cool, shred and freeze in 2 to 3-cup portions for quick meals. Then, I make my own chicken broth by putting the bones and skin in my 6-qt crockpot, filling with water, adding 1 Tbsp vinegar and cooking on low for at least 12 hours.
From the two bags of chicken leg quarters, I should get at least 5 meals; from the boneless skinless chicken breasts, 3 meals; and from the chicken drumsticks 2 meals. That comes to $1.06 per meal for my family of four. And that doesn’t include the gallon or more of homemade chicken broth that I will freeze and use for soups.
Here are the deals I scored:
- Chicken Leg Quarters (10-lb) 16¢ lb @ Saver’s (Walmart’s price $7.92!)
- Chicken Drumsticks 37¢ lb @ Carnival (Walmart’s price $1.27 lb!)
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.39 lb @ El Rancho (Walmart’s price $1.99 lb!)