Tight Budget Healthy Chicken

"Inexpensive and very tasty. Makes a very nice, almost carmelized sauce on its own. If I cant afford organic chicken then I go to Wegmans and they have a "Food You Feel Good About" line of foods , and the meats have no hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, etc... I get a pack of 8 chicken drumsticks for 2 dollars or less to make this dish. Most of the ingredients are things usually found around the house. I usually use more garlic for my 3 yr old who likes extra on everything. Hope it works for you."
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Ready In:
3hrs 5mins




  • Place chicken, potatoes and onions in a pyrex casserole baking dish, or other suitable oven proof dish.
  • Squeeze lemon over all pieces of chicken, potatoes and onion.
  • Sprinkle chicken, potatoes and onion with spices.
  • Cut up butter and place around meat and vegetables.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 325 for 2 - 3 hours or until chicken and potatoes are done.

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  1. Excellent chicken dish ~ we really enjoyed this. I did make it with one in chicken breasts as they were on sale this week and I used the Vidalia onion as I couldn't find cipollini's. A nice meal on a cold winter night. Thanks for posting this jennifer. Made for Zaar Cookbooks Tag.
  2. This is such a great recipe. I usually have all the ingredients on hand to make this and when I'm in a hurry I turn the oven up to 350 and it takes a little over an hour to make. I use 1 clove of fresh chopped garlic (plus the power) and sprinkle some basil and oregano as well. So flavorful! Wish I would have found this one a while back as I am always on a tight budget. :)
  3. Have loved this recipe since I found it here five years ago! Thank You!
  4. Another PAC 07 recipe. Fantastic ! anything chicken.
  5. Jennifer, this is almost the same as what I do when it's a miserable night out and a want a roast but the budget it tight... organic drumsticks and wings will only set me back a few dollars, and the meat is sooo much better than poor little cage chickies.


i am a stay at home mother, formerly a kindergarten teacher. one of my favorite cookbooks is "home cooking" by laurie colwin. i love to cook but other than my 3 yr old daughter and myself, i really dont have anyone to cook for. my daughter eats lots of broccoli and fresh garlic dishes and loves to help me in the kitchen preparing the food that she and i eat. i try to follow a strict organic lifestyle as best i can for my daughter and i.
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