Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The 5 Dollar Chicken!!

We interrupt the "Holiday Happenings"
to once again talk about Costco's five dollar chicken!!
I know we have done this before, but humor me please,
I am sure I could feed a small village on "one" of those chickens.
 
Night One...We enjoyed hot, fresh, sliced chicken,
with stuffing and mashed potatoes.
I did not make a vegetable, I only have so much room in my belly,
and I'm not giving up any of that space for a vegetable.
I did not take a picture, it was good but not the stuff pictures are made of.
 
Night Two...Chicken Pot Pie
I have never made one before,
I found this recipe but did not have all the ingredients.
I became Martha Stewart and this one I photographed.
 
Chicken Pot Pie, On The Fly!!

You will have to look closely for the ingredient line-up...
I don't even remember what I put in!
Chicken, cubed potatoes, carrots, celery and corn,
and chicken stock of course.
I did not have an onion so I used Mrs. Dash Onion & Herb Seasoning
and that really pumped up the flavor.

If you don't see it in the pot,
perhaps a look at the kitchen counter will clue you in.
I did not have corn, per say...
so I used frozen green giant white corn and just through that in,
sauce and all.
No milk, so I used heavy cream, that can't hurt, right.
 
When all was said and done, it looked like this.

I used a refrigerated pie crust, easy-peasy and it was delish. 

Now here's the real kicker,
can you believe it ended up filling 2 pie dishes?!

 We ate three quarters of this one and I froze the other one.

so if you are counting with me,
this chicken produced three meals for five dollars.
All I can say is WoW!!
This was really yummy...comfort food at it's finest!!

23 comments:

  1. the pie looks really good! glad it came out!

    (the one photo looks super huge but the others are normal).

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  2. Yummmmmmm.... that looks delicious I almost licked my screen! Back when my daughter was little, she used to ask me "just how many times can we eat a chicken momma?" We still laugh about it. This is a great way to stretch a dollar and eat up all of those leftovers. Debbie your photos are always look so real, I thought I could smell it baking! xxJackie

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  3. Oh my hungry tummy, and I wasn't even hungry until now! WooHoo you are better than Martha! Hands down!

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  4. You are moving past Martha Stewart! The pies look beautiful and I bet they smelled and tasted delish!

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  5. Oh Debbie !!!!!!
    I am very hungry. Your food looks delicious.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  6. Aren't you being the economy queen for the day? I would say so. Three meals for 5 dollars. That gives me inspiration. And, that pie looked so yummy. Hurry up and take it out of the freezer... I may just stop by. hehe

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  7. I bet it was wonderful and I love how you got so many meals out of the five dollar chicken.
    Your pot pies are wonderful. I always enjoy when you have been cooking.

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  8. I'll bet you wish you had bought 2 or 3 of those "Sumo" chickens. :-}

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  9. We love chicken pot pie, and yours look wonderful.
    Wonder woman? That's you! :)

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  10. Gorgeous pot pie. Your photos are soooo delicious ;D)
    Isn't it good to get cheaper chickens (we call them cooked chooks over here, lol). Ours happen on a Tuesday for $8 and, like you, we have fun seeing how many meals can be produced from one.
    Now, as I'm always trailing behind... I must go back a bit and see what you've been up to. Hugs xx

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  11. Awesome, love the idea and will keep your recipe in mind thank you so much for sharing my friend. =0)

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  13. Debbie, your pot pie looks delicious and easy too.. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Enjoy your evening!

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  14. Ha! This came just in time, I bought my chicken at CostCo's and it has been in the house now for an hour. Thanks for the yummyiness. I am going to enjoy making this recipe.

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  15. Way to stretch a dollar the very tastiest way:) Hug B

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  16. Wow! Those look great! I love pot pies!

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  17. Yum- one of these days I am going to try to make a pot pie..I haven't yet and I don't know why-- I love them! Great stretch for that 5 dollar bird!!

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  18. Aw w, great comfort food on this one. I love getting those Costco chickens; so I am going to try these ideas. I loved that it was a good money saver. The photos of your creative cooking were awesome.
    I loved your thought Chicken pie on the fly. You are a true poet. Blessings for sharing the ideas.

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  19. That looks delicious! Chicken pot pie is a wonderful food.

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