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!!


TexWisGirl said...

the pie looks really good! glad it came out!

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

Jackie See said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

now it's perfect as pie! :)

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EG CameraGirl said...

Now I want some chicken pot pie!

21 Wits said...

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

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Me want!!!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

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

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

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

Latane Barton said...

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

Farm Girl said...

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.

IanH said...

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

Sally said...

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

Sue (this n that) said...

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

Linette said...

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

Julia said...

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eileeninmd said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

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.

Buttons Thoughts said...

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

Brian King said...

Wow! Those look great! I love pot pies!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

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!!

LeAnn said...

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.

Bethany Carson said...

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