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Frugal Deli Fried Chicken

Often, grocery stores will drastically lower the price of deli fried chicken towards closing time (most times you have to ask). They are usually a little dry by then. If you make a nice sauce, (i.e. Marsala, tomato, lemon etc.) and simmer the pieces in the sauce for a few minutes, they perk right up and make a delicious dinner. You can cut the breasts into smaller pieces for more absorption. I usually serve mine with pasta or rice and toss in some lightly sauteed onions and veggies.


By Doggy

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August 25, 20040 found this helpful

At my local market, they discount the left-over deli rotisserie checkens the next morning. I can pick up a chicken for 1/2 price. I make chicken salad, chicken & yellow rice, add to canned broth and noodles for soup,or just cold chicken with this. Great price, lots of ways to reuse.

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August 25, 20040 found this helpful

Our local Walmart Superstore is good to mark down their rotisserie chickens on the same day & can get 2 for the price of 1, also. We sometimes just cut them in quarters and freeze. Then other times we'll have a meal off of one and pull the rest of the meat off the bones & freeze in baggies.


They're ready to add to anything I might have preparing for supper, whether it be soup, or just heating up with BBQ sauce stirred in for sandwiches. Nice to have on hand in the freezer!

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September 28, 20040 found this helpful

I used to work for KFC and after closing we would sell leftover chicken for 25 cents a piece. Managers do this because they're not supposed to have over a certain amount of chicken left at closing. You can call them a few minutes before closing and ask if they're going to have leftovers to sell. Usually there are leftovers. I imagine this goes at any chicken or fish place. They'd rather sell it for a little than throw it in the trash.

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By Jenny D (Guest Post)
March 1, 20050 found this helpful

Does anyone know how to make the great broccoli salad that they serve in the Wal-mart deli? Please e-mail me @

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