There’s no doubt that chicken is by far the most versatile meat. Chicken, in general, is much cheaper than other meats and the variety of recipes you can make with chicken is endless. The best part is that it’s super easy to create a delicious dinner on the cheap with chicken. With the help of these rich and hearty casseroles from AllFreeCasseroleRecipes, you’ll eat like royalty without having to spend like you have an indispensable income. Both your stomach and your wallet will stay full. Can’t beat that!
BONUS: Check out thrifty tips for cooking with chicken at the end of this post!
Our readers’ all-time favorite, this casserole is made with just three ingredients, but it’s packed with flavor.
Grandma knows best when it comes to cooking down-home food like this country chicken casserole.
If you like baked potatoes and chicken, it only makes sense to put them together.
Ritz crackers take this chicken casserole to the next level. Plus, it’s budget-friendly and easy – just dump and go!
This is a better version of the famous King Ranch Casserole because it has zesty taste without the extra effort.
You can’t go wrong with a basic chicken noodle casserole like this one.
Five ingredients and you’re done. Your wallet will thank you.
This homemade meal is done in just 15 minutes!
Because the less dishes you need to do, the better. This Mexican casserole is filled to the brim with your favorite ingredients.
A layer of refrigerated biscuits “bubble up” when baked for the ultimate hearty dinner.
Thrifty Tips for Cooking with Chicken
1. Buy chicken in bulk when it’s on sale and freeze it. Many butchers and grocery stores offer discounts for buying larger quantities. Plus, chicken lasts for about six months in the freezer.
2. Make it easy on yourself by freezing chicken already cooked and chopped. This makes meal prep go by so much faster, especially on hectic weeknights. It also helps to measure out proportioned bags of cubed or shredded chicken in the amount needed for recipes. These ready-to-go bags make last-minute dinners a breeze.
3. Reduce the amount of chicken in a recipe. Instead of using the full amount of chicken, only use ¾ the amount. You’ll save money and you won’t notice the difference once it’s paired with the other casserole ingredients.
4. Match leftover ingredients with chicken. Have random odds and ends that are going to go bad soon? Round them up and throw them in a casserole, along with chicken. Chicken goes with everything!
What is the best budget chicken recipe that you use?