This is one of those quick weeknight recipes – you know, the ones you make when you’ve got a hungry brood to feed but are short on time? Not only is it quick to prep, but by using chicken leg quarters, it’s more budget conscious. I had made baked potatoes on the grill the night before, so used the leftovers from that to make the twice baked potatoes.
So I’m submitting it to Frugal Fridays, as it fits the theme of feeding 4 people for under $10. Here’s the cost breakdown:
4 chicken leg quarters @.49/lb = $1.50
1 cup BBQ sauce @.99/bottle = .75
Condiments (already on hand) = FREE
2 large baking potatoes @ .99 each = $1.98
1/2 c. sour cream @ .99/pint = .25
1/4 c. milk @2.50/gallon = .10
4 tbsp. butter @ $1.99/lb = .25
Grated cheese (3/4 c) @ $1.50 per 2 cups = .60?
Bag of frozen corn = .99
TOTAL for the meal is $6.42
Spicy Oven BBQ Chicken
recipe courtesy Cooks.com
2 1/2 to 3 lb. broiler fryer chicken
1 c. bottled barbeque sauce
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper sauce
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
Place chicken, skin side up, in ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
Mix remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken. Cover and bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Spoon sauce over chicken; bake uncovered until thickest pieces are done, about 30 minutes longer.
Easy Twice Baked Potatoes
recipe courtesy Recipezaar
2 large baking potatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon refrigerated minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8-1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup grated cheese, divided
2 green onions (to garnish)
paprika (to garnish)
Bake potatoes in a 375 degree oven 1 to 1 1/2 hours until done.
When potatoes are done let them cool 10-15 minutes.
Then slice them in half lengthwise.
Using a spoon carefully scoop out the potato, leaving a little on skin so they don’t break. Save the skins.
In a large bowl mix all the ingredients except 1/4 cup cheese, green onion and paprika with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. If not creamy enough add a bit more milk.
Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Spoon potato mixture evenly into shells.
Top with remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and green onions.
Sprinkle lightly with paprika.
Return to oven until hot and cheese is melted, about 15-20 minutes.
Or you can wrap in saran wrap and put in a freezer ziplock bag and freeze for use at another time.