Monday, May 26, 2014

What Happened to Chicken?

A little deviation from Tuesday because I am in sticker shock! With all the sewing I have been doing I have not spent much time in the grocery store.  This week is the time to do the big shopping.  Imagine my surprise yesterday when I went to purchase a package of chicken breasts and they were $13.75! That is for 4 breasts!  What happened?  There was no way I was doing that.  Next to the breasts were the packages of thighs and they were $4.97 for 9 thighs.  Why 9 and not 8?  Who knows!  But I have a great recipe for chicken thighs, so in the cart they went.  And with the prices of meat and poultry apparently out of control
(and I say meat because my normal roll of hamburger beef for $2.19 is now $3.95) I thought I would share this recipe that our family has loved for years. I am not a fancy cook, so simple is what I do!

Chicken Oregenata

Begin with a package of boneless, skinless, chicken thighs.
Combine the juice of a small lemon and 2 garlic cloves and coat chicken with it.

In another bowl combine in a 1:4 proportion:

4 parts
Italian Breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 tsp salt

1 part
Parmesan cheese

Dredge the coated chicken through the breadcrumb/cheese mixture.  Place in 9 x 13 greased dish.  Drizzle with olive oil.

Bake at 450 for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and add diced tomatoes and return to oven for 10 minutes.

Tonight I served baked new potatoes and salad.  This is an easy meal and always well received.

I hope you enjoy!!


  1. Yes, the prices at the grocery store are ridiculous. Good for you for not paying them. I can't pay them! We're eating several meatless meals a week and so far I have not found eggs to have gone up much.

  2. Nice... yes, I read that food prices were going to go up... Lord have mercy.... we often eat chicken thighs too :)

  3. Wonderful recipe! I will definitely be making this! Thanks so much for sharing! I agree, I wouldn't pay that either. I am hoping to get a bountiful harvest from our garden this year to help offset grocery cost.

    1. I only have flowers in my garden. I guess that may change!

  4. Smart shopping is a must again. Coupons are again popular again in our area. That does take time though.

    1. Yes, I find with coupons you have to buy name brands. I most often don't so it's hit or miss!