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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

MONEY MATTERS WITH SHEILA--$$$ SAVING CHICKEN TIP

We’ve been on a bit of a chicken kick this month. Money guru Sheila Conway and food editor Cloris McWerther joined forces to bring you another money-saving tip when buying chicken. -- AP

If you watch any of the cooking shows on TV, many recommend that you buy cooked chicken to save time when making recipes, like salads, that call for cooked chicken. Whether you purchase the cooked, packaged variety or roasted chicken from the deli department, you’re going to pay a lot more for that chicken than cooking it yourself.

What? You say you don’t have the time to cook chicken? If you’ve got less than 15 minutes, you’ve got the time to poach chicken breasts. Here’s how:

Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a skillet. Add water or chicken broth to cover, plus a bay leaf and a sprig of thyme. Put lid on skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Here’s another hint: Buy the chicken breasts when they’re on sale. Poach and freeze individually for future recipes.

Great ideas, ladies! Thanks for sharing. 
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