Budget slow cooker recipes like this Tangy Chicken help you get dinner on the table with little effort and keep money in your pocket. Slow cooker recipes are awesome for those days when you need hands-off cooking, you can serve your family a great meal even when you are short on time. Tangy chicken is a new family favorite budget slow cooker recipe.
Budget Friendly Slow Cooker Tangy Chicken
Easy crockpot meals are a great way to save time in the kitchen and money on your food budget.
Saving Money With Slow Cooker Chicken
What kind of chicken should you use?
Cheap cuts of meats do best in slow cooker recipes. Dark meat tends to hold moisture better. You can find amazing prices on chicken at Aldi and Costco.
Budget Friendly Dark Meat Chicken
Bone-In Chicken Thighs
Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
Many people prefer white meat chicken over dark meat chicken. Bone-in chicken breasts are the cheapest white meat and you can remove the skin before cooking. I love chicken tenderloins as convenience items. They can easily be cooked whole or quickly be cut into bite sized pieces for soups. I found that Aldi has the best price for chicken tenderloins.
Great White Meat Choices
Bone-In Chicken Breast
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Leftovers? Yes Please!
I love cooking chicken in the slow cooker; because, it is easy to cook larger quantities of chicken. Have leftover chicken but don’t want to serve the same meal again? Here are great budget friendly ideas to use your leftover slow cooker chicken.
Keeping a prepackaged salad mixture on hand helps you eat more veggies and makes for a perfect easy lunch. You can add leftover chicken to the top of a salad mixture with cheese, pecans, and dressing for a quick and yummy lunch.
Simply shred your chicken, shred cheese and grab a tortilla. Fill one-half of the tortilla with cheese and chicken and fold tortilla. You can cook your quesadilla in a nonstick skillet flipping it after 2 to 3 minutes. Or under the broiler checking the quesadilla every minute (they can burn quickly!). Serve with salsa and sour cream.
Grab a tortilla or wrap and stuff full of leftover chicken, veggies, and a little mayo or ranch. Roll up your wrap and put it into a ziplock storing your wrap in the fridge until lunch time.
Tips For Awesome Budget Slow Cooker Recipe: Tangy Chicken
- Use slow cooker liners to make cleanup a breeze.
- Save even more money by purchasing your chicken on sale and freezing it.
- When Meal Planning remember that you will likely have leftovers for either another dinner or for lunch the next day.
- 1 to 2 lbs Chicken Legs
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbl Garlic Powder
- ½ cup Soy Sauce
- ½ cup Ketchup
- Mix brown sugar, garlic powder, soy sauce, and ketchup in a bowl.
- Place a slow cooker liner in your slow cooker.
- Place chicken legs into slow cooker.
- Pour tangy sauce all over chicken. Stir chicken to make sure every leg is coated.
- Cook on low for 4 hours
- Serve with a salad, couscous, rice or roasted vegetables.
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