Eat chicken every day of the month with over 30 healthy chicken recipes.
Cost per serving: 96¢
These Chicken and Pepper Kebabs are not only flavorful, but fun to eat and serve at gatherings. Feel free to swap these vegetables for others you prefer. Mushrooms and cherry tomatoes make tasty, colorful contributions to these hearty kebabs.
See recipe: Chicken and Pepper Kebabs
Cost per serving: 66¢
For a touch of bitter flavor and a pretty splash of purple, swap radicchio for the Boston lettuce. With either type of lettuce, trim larger leaves with kitchen shears to make compact “cups.”
See recipe: Curried Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups
Cost per serving: $2.35
Leftovers get dressed up with these slightly spicy green chili enchiladas. The sauce for this dish has a nice zesty flavor from salsa verde but to add a little bit more tang, garnish with roasted tomatillos.
See recipe: Chicken, Chili and Cheese Enchiladas
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: 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
Cost per serving: $2.08
It looks and tastes like a restaurant meal, but this simple braise is so easy to make and full of nutrients and fiber from the potatoes and artichoke hearts. Serve crusty whole-grain rolls on the side to sop up the sauce.
See Recipe: Braised Chicken with Potatoes
Cost per serving: $1.61
Using chopped pecans makes this oven baked chicken tenders extra crunchy. Using ingredients from the bulk bins saves you an additional 28¢ a serving.
See recipe: Crunchy Pecan-Crusted Chicken Fingers
Cost per serving: 73 cents
Just a few super-cheap ingredients turn plain chicken into a satisfying entree. The taste of fresh rosemary makes this dish special, but you can try another herb, such as thyme or sage. Or try swapping orange juice for the lemon juice.
Recipe: Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs
Cost per serving: $1.18
This crowd-pleasing dish is easy to make and so delicious, with oranges, honey, Dijon mustard and garlic.
See recipe: Chicken Thighs with Mustard-Citrus Sauce
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: $1.37
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: $1.10
Whole-grain popcorn jazzes up ordinary chicken strips for a crunchy texture that the kids will love.
See recipe: Popcorn-Crusted Chicken Strips
Cost per serving: $1.79
Add an extra crunch to baked chicken nuggets with crushed pretzel twists. Serve with a side of mashed or roasted sweet potatoes to offset the pretzels’ saltiness.
See recipe: Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Nuggets
Cost per serving: $2.82
Serve up this slow-cooker Chicken Posole for dinner and expect rave reviews. Dress it up by offering bowls of chopped cilantro, lime wedges and tortillas alongside the soup. Garnish with a dollop of low-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
See recipe: Chicken Posole
Cost per serving: 81¢
This yummy Buffalo Chicken Skewers recipe wins points for flavor and presentation. Use leftovers in a sandwich or wrap for lunch the next day.
See recipe: Buffalo Chicken Skewers
Cost per serving: $2.03
Jerk, a Jamaican spice blend, is made with allspice, cloves and super-spicy Scotch Bonnet peppers. The jerk spice you’ll find in the supermarket’s spice aisle packs a little less heat, but still produces a wonderful smoky flavor.
See recipe: Caribbean Jerk Chicken
Cost per serving: $1.97
Invite a taste of the East to your dinner table with this flavorful dish. Make it a meal by serving the chicken over whole-wheat couscous and offering a simple salad of cucumbers and yogurt on the side.
See recipe: Curried Chicken Breasts
Cost per serving: $1.62
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is an affordable party-pleasing dish that doesn't take long to prepare. If you use bamboo skewers, be sure to soak them in water for 30 minutes before threading on the chicken (or follow the package instructions).
See recipe: Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Cost per serving: $2.14
Dress up plain chicken with a sauce made from baby arugula leaves, black olives and tomatoes. The result is as pretty as it is delicious.
See recipe: Chicken with Tomatoes and Arugula
Cost per serving: $3.08
Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are equally delicious in this dish, and they're even more economical.
See recipe: Chicken Breasts with Orange Sauce
Cost per serving: $1.81
Serve this flavorful chicken with a simple green vegetable, such as steamed broccoli, and roasted or mashed potatoes.
See recipe: Orange and Balsamic Chicken Breasts
Cost per serving: $1.79
Coat this barbecue chicken with a homemade sauce that takes just a few minutes to assemble. You can streamline prep time by preparing the spice rub and marinating the chicken the night before.
See recipe: Barbecue Chicken
Cost per serving: $2.63
Unexpected flavors make this Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Shallots recipe restaurant quality worthy—and totally unforgettable! Substitute split bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts for the legs. If you have fresh rosemary, use 1 1/2 teaspoons.
See recipe: Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Shallots
Cost per serving: $2.45
Add a tablespoon of capers for even more flavor. Plus, a simple vegetable such as sauteed green beans makes an excellent accompaniment.
See recipe: Chicken Provençal
Cost per serving: $1.96
This easy and affordable Butter Chicken recipe is bursting with flavor. Use leftovers in a wrap for lunch the next day and add your favorite veggies for crunch.
See recipe: Butter Chicken
Cost per serving: $2.65
Try this delicious one-skillet dish for a hassle-free weeknight meal that's easy to cook and even easier to clean-up!
See recipe: Chicken with Artichokes and Lemon
Feel free to use nectarines in place of peaches -- peeling is optional.
See Recipe: Peach Ginger Chicken Thighs
Cost per serving: $2.05
Make a double batch of the spicy ketchup; cover and chill. Try it on burgers and hot dogs.
See recipe: Cajun Chicken Fingers with Spicy Ketchup
Cost per serving: $1.74
Try this recipe on the grill this summer! Use the orange-marmalade glaze as a marinade, and, if you want, make a separate batch to serve as a sauce on the side.
See recipe: Orange-Marmalade Glazed Chicken Thighs
If you like a milder dish, use less crushed red pepper. For more spice, add a few shakes of hot sauce when you pour in the
soy sauce mixture.
See recipe: Honey Cashew Chicken
Cost per serving: $2.49
Get ready to meet your next family favorite. For extra heat, add more hot sauce, or use a lighter hand for milder flavor.
See recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry