The Chicken Plan – Part 2

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I only spent about 36 bucks! This is a really economical way to do chicken, and I think with practice, it won’t be so daunting (remember, we all had a first oamc! THAT seemed daunting too!) Do you think I am crazy yet? I am just preparing for gardening season, when I will want to be outdoors rather than cooking.

Here’s how I would’ve handled 18 more if I had the room:

  • freeze 6 whole
  • cut up 6 and freeze by type of piece: breasts, legs/thighs, wings, etc.
  • cut up the rest and freeze each as cut up chicken packs (each having two wings, drums, thighs and breasts)

The only reason I did them in sixes was because that was the store limit and a good size to work with. Nothing strange going on here, folks! No satanic chickens here! I kept going back for the chicken and people started to recognize me. They kept saying “Back again?” I thought about going undercover but the baby and the five year old would give me away. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to save the “Mission Impossible” theme for the next adventure!

Here are the recipes:

Chicken Plan page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Originally published by Kim Tilley, a tightwad at heart. Kim is a wife, a mother of three active boys and the founding editor of Frugal by force and later by choice, Kim cut her income by 60% to stay at with her children and discovered that anyone can live better for less. Her work has appeared in print publications such as The Tightwad Gazette. In her free time, she entertains herself by chasing kids and finding ways to create something from nothing!

© 2002-2006 Fractured Frugal Friends (F3). All Rights Reserved. Used by permission. Edited and revised by Menus4Moms.

About Mary Ann

Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.


  1. rosana costes says

    I have a recipe for chicken ravioli that use the giblets and chicken in the filling recipe.

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