Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Chicken Breasts Dollar Stretcher
I bought these untrimed chicken breasts at a little local store called Quality Thrifty Produce, for only 1.59 a pound. That is a really good price even for untrimmed chicken breasts. I actually shared a package with my daughter. So I have here less than 3.00 worth of chicken.
I trimmed the fat and loose skin and all the odd pieces off. This will later be Chicken Soup. Then I sliced the thick side off the breast these are sometimes called tenders. Below you can see on the right 2 nice large Chicken Cutlets, on top right is the smaller cutlets and below that the scraps for soup.
To make Chicken Soup take the scraps and put them in a pot with what ever vegetables you have in your house. Onions, Celery, Carrots, what ever you have that you think would taste good in the soup. If you don't have any fresh vegetables a can of mixed vegetables works too. Remember this is cooking on the fly, no recipe, no rules. Here is what I found in my refrigerator, onion, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, Zucchini, cooked elbow macaroni, ( you could use rice ) or potatoes too.
This soup was made with parts you usually might throw away, and stuff I had in my refrigerator. I never throw away any left overs. I can always make something with them. So this soup really didn't cost me anything to make.