Oven Fried Thighs

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 6, 2008

This is my first full Organic Meal for under $5…thanks to matching sales with coupons!

6 Organic Chicken Thighs ($.73…Manager’s Special $2.73 – $2 “e-coupon” from Shortcuts.com)
4 T butter ($.40)
1 cup breadcrumbs ($.50)
1/2 cup soy free breadcrumbs ($.25)
1 bag Cascadian Farms organic French Fries ** ($2.50 sale – $1 coupon = $1.50)
Ketchup ($.15)
1 bag Organic Brocoli and Carrot Slaw ($2.50 on sale – $1 “e-coupon” – $.55 store coupon = $.95) 3 T mayo ($.15)
1 t each salt, pepper, sugar for slaw ($.05)


1.  Dip chicken thighs in butter, then into bread crumbs.  Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Quick, easy and not too messy!
2. Bake french fries as directed on bag.
3. Mix slaw with mayo, salt, pepper and sugar.
4. Enjoy an organic meal for less than $5!!!

Cost $4.68

**Note: If you are a label reader, be sure to check labels for “organic” products. Although they are organic and are found in the health food sections, they often contain preservaties and additives. The fries I used tonight do not contain preservatives or additives. It says on the bag that it contains “apple juice to maintain color”! Cool!

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherry October 7, 2008 at 2:14 pm

YUM! This looks great! I didn’t realize that organic might still have preservatives, too. Ugh! :(


Briana @ Bargain Briana October 8, 2008 at 7:19 am

Looks great!!! The brownies would tempt me too!!


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