Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thrifty Thursday- Rosemary Chicken & Potatoes

This week I got a package of chicken thighs for TWO dollars....add a 5lb bag of red potatoes for $2.49 and I had myself the Cheapest Dinner on the Planet.  Not counting some staples that I always have on hand, I estimated this dinner to be $0.65/serving.  Take THAT Ronald McD!!  I dare you to have a 65-cent menu.

4 chicken thighs
quartered or diced potatoes
garlic (or garlic powder)
olive oil
oregano leaves
salt & pepper

After dicing potatoes precook for 5 min in microwave....during that time take the skin off of the chicken thighs (unless you aren't worried about the extra fat!) and quarter onions and chop or mince garlic.  In a large bowl combine chicken, potatoes, onions, garlic and some olive oil (just enough to lightly coat)  Pour into a casserole dish (f you have it squeeze a little lemon juice over the chicken.) Season all of it with rosemary (fresh if you are extra fancy) oregano leaves, course salt & pepper.  Rub the seasonings into the chicken for good measure!  Ovens vary so you are better off using a meat thermometer BUT approx. 40 minutes should be about right.  At the end I poured off the oil/juices and then broiled for 5 minutes.  The potatoes should come out crispy and golden brown, and the chicken should still be juicy!  If you have to, remove the chicken and cook the potatoes longer, then combine it all again for a broil before serving.


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