The other day I was chatting with a few friends. Friend #1 mentioned that she has been buying whole chickens and cutting them up since that’s so much cheaper than buying boneless/skinless chicken breasts. She also mentioned that their kitchen feels like a butcher shop.
I said, “I just wait until the boneless/skinless chicken breasts are on sale at the grocery store. It’s usually $1.99/lb.” Both friends looked at me like I had three heads.
I figured if they didn’t know that boneless/skinless chicken breasts go on super sale at the regular old grocery store, than a few of you might not know either!
In case you are not aware, your local grocery store will carry family packs of boneless/skinless chicken breasts for $1.99/lb…sometimes less! They will go on sale randomly, so I always swing by the meat section when I’m at the store. When they ARE on sale, I grab a few packages, individually bag them up in the food storage bags, tie some knots, and toss them in the freezer. I literally had 10 pounds of chicken breasts on my counter this morning.
Costco’s chicken comes individually packaged…but it’s more expensive. I think it’s worth the 5 minutes of time to bag it myself. And, I’ve been able to find chicken on sale like this everywhere I’ve lived. 🙂