Economical and Healthy Chicken

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Inexpensive and healthy meal. This was in response to someone who had asked for an inexpensive but healthy meal for a tight budget. I suggest using chicken that has no antibiotics or preservatives to really keep it healthy. The cost is just a few pennies more. Even organic chicken on the bone is sometimes cheaper than the conventional chicken breasts.I usually find it each week for under 4 dollars for a pack of 4-5 drumsticks or 2 split breasts or 5 thighs with bone. I have used split breasts with the bone, legs and thighs with the bones for this. Trim off skin first if it is thick and heavy. Taste is simple; nothing fancy but it is good. Very versatile so everything is pretty much an estimate to taste. I cook for just my daughter and i so serving sizes are only for two; can easily be doubled, especially if you can find a large pack of drumsticks. Serve with healthy fresh steamed vegetables. Hope it works for you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In oven proof dish or aluminum roasting pan (small) place all ingredients and be sure to cover chicken with all seasonings.
  2. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake at 450 for 1 hour.
  4. Check to be sure chicken is done; if not then cook till completely cooked through.


Most Helpful

This is great!! I doubled the seasonings and mixed them in a bowl, then poured them all over the chicken AND potatoes.. yummy!!!

Lianarenee January 09, 2010

PAC 07 choice for me. I used new red potatoes for this one. I love the flavors. And true it is not costly.

Shirl (J) 831 September 14, 2007

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