Discover easy, cheap chicken recipes you can make for a few dollars per serving.
Dinner can be easy and quick when you have dozens of delicious chicken recipes. From breaded to oven-roasted, dress up your
basic chicken with one of these low-cost chicken recipes.
Cost per serving: $1.57
Serve this stew with couscous, rice or whole-grain rolls to absorb the juices.
See recipe: Curried Chicken and Chickpea Stew
Cost per serving: $1.73
Kid-friendly vegetable side dishes such as peas and carrots and baked waffle fries make this a complete meal for young ones.
See recipe: Crunchy Pecan-Crusted Chicken Fingers
Cost per serving: $1.92
Don’t have peaches? This recipe works great if you grill fruits like nectarines, mangoes and plums instead.
See recipe: Grilled Chicken, Peach and Arugula Salad
Cost per serving: $1.96
A whole chicken works well in this simple, delicious recipe because it costs less than pre-cut pieces. If you prefer the convenience of chicken parts and are watching your budget, try chicken leg quarters, which are easy to handle but still less expensive than breasts.
See recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
Cost per serving: 73¢
A light marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary and garlic makes this chicken extra tasty. Keep the sides simple: A green vegetable and white rice round out the meal perfectly.
See recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs
Cost per serving: $1.01
Using an inexpensive cut of chicken helps keep dinner costs down. A little brown sugar, a garlic clove and some soy sauce to create a delicious glaze.
See recipe: Teriyaki Chicken Drumsticks
Cost per serving: $1.48
A blend of Asian flavors, including coconut, peanuts and mandarin oranges, makes this budget chicken dish perfect for a cool summer supper.
See recipe: Fruity Chicken Salad
Cost per serving: $1.37
Want to try something different? Use leftover coffee or brew it fresh to make a hearty marinade. Chicken drumsticks are always a good buy; purchase them on sale and stock up.
See recipe: Coffee-Brined Chicken Drumsticks
Cost per serving: 97¢
At less than a dollar per serving, this hearty chicken dish is a great choice for a family get-together. Frozen broccoli is a nutritious add-in, and the curry gives the meal a flavor punch.
See recipe: Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Curry
Cost per serving: $1.90
Mozzarella and Parmesan are the star ingredients in this Italian-flavored recipe. It’s easy, too: Make the entire entrée in one skillet.
See recipe: Skillet Chicken Parmesan
Cost per serving: $1.23
This family-friendly meal is low in calories and a great choice for a budget entrée. For variety, swap in limes or oranges for the lemon. Round out the meal with mashed or baked potatoes and spinach sautéed with garlic.
See recipe: Honey-and-Lemon Baked Chicken
Cost per serving: 91¢
Capers aren't necessary on this 30 minute chicken piccata, but if you like them, garnish with a few just before serving.
See recipe: Chicken Piccata