How to Stockpile Fresh Chicken

July 12, 2010 16 Comments | Disclosure

We always teach “get the best grocery deals and stock up”!  So how do you do that when you get a great deal on boneless skinless chicken breasts?  And what is a GREAT DEAL?

The last time I really stocked up, we got boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.78/lb at Albertsons.  I haven’t seen that price in quite a while now.  Seems like the lowest price I’ve seen lately is $1.99/lb.

What would you say if I told you there was a way to get FRESH boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.39-$1.59 a POUND!?!?

You’re going to have to wait until tomorrow (update:  here it is!!!)… not only will we tell you how you can get super cheap and FRESH chicken, we’re hosting a giveaway… and it’s BIG.  How does $500 in chicken to multiple winners sound??

FIRST – We want to show you what to do if you get a great deal on chicken. Because when we get a great deal, we stock up!  That is how we save loads on our groceries!  Here is a 3 minute video of the ever so lovely Monica showing you what to do with cheap fresh chicken! (and there is a hint in the video about how we’re going to get this super cheap and super fresh chicken!)

To recap, here are a few tips for storing cheap and fresh chicken breasts!

  • Use kitchen shears to trim the chicken… super easy!
  • Bag the chicken breasts side by side in a gallon sized bag.  Makes for simple storage!
    • Only need one or two breasts?  Simply toss the bag of 6 frozen chicken breasts on a concrete floor (patio/garage floor) so the chicken breaks apart.  Open the bag, pull out a breast or two, reseal the bag and put it in the freezer! (I took video of me doing this, but can’t get it off my phone!).
  • You can also cook chicken (I like to do it in the crock pot), let it cool a bit, shred it or cube it, and the bag it.  Great to use for casseroles, salads, and soups!
  • Put some FREE salad dressing (Ranch or Italian – yummy!) or BBQ Sauce or a favorite marinade in the bad with the chicken!  Then when you’re ready to eat it, pull it out the night before and it will soak and marinade all day long while it thaws!

I know some people bottle their chicken, although I’ve never done it myself!  Make sure you come back tomorrow to learn how you can stock up on fresh boneless/skinless chicken breasts for $1.59-$1.39 a pound!!!  {This will work for readers in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho!!}

Comments

  1. Okay,
    I love the little guy in the back ground, asleep on the counter!

  2. We just moved out of my parents house and into our own and I was seriously just telling my husband last night that I needed to chicken to go on a super saie so we can stock up. Seriously excited about finding out how tomorrow!

  3. Oh this will be great! I’m running low on my stock, which is never a good thing. I’m excited to find out tomorrow how to get this!

  4. Oh I totally know what this is going to be and I want it!!! I have been waiting for it to come local!!!!

  5. Becky Ruths says:

    YAY!!! Can’t wait! Even my husband is excited about this one!!

  6. Oh boy I look fab in that video. ;)

  7. I am super excited to hear more news. I have been waiting to stock up!! I am going to try canning the chicken. My sister in law does it and says it works out awesome. If I do end up canning it, I will post it on my blog!

  8. would anyone be interested in going in a box? I really wouldn’t need much, but if this is good chicken (its a great price for sure) – I’d love to get some……

  9. LOVE the little guy sleeping in the background!

    It looks like the special you’re having is going to be regional – and I haven’t heard of the company you mentioned. Do you know of places in New England that I can get a similar deal?

    Also, I do can a lot of chicken. It cooks as it’s canned and is perfect for meals even a year later!

  10. Cutie sleeping in the background was the best! Great video post – Thanks

  11. i am so excited about this! I will be ordering 2 boxes in Portland oregon!
    kari

  12. The store near me sells boneless, skinless chicken breasts for 99cents.

  13. Kristina Myers says:

    I also stock up when chicken is on a great sale. When I bag mine, usually 3 breasts to a bag, I first wrap mine in fold-over sandwich bags and then put in a freezer bag. Makes separating them much easier when they are frozen.

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