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A Frugal Find: Honey Style Chicken

Shelley Eldridge

Feeding a family on a budget can be challenging – but, as I proved in my last Frugal Find post, it IS possible to whip up tasty, nutritious meals without spending a fortune.

Today, it’s Honey Style Chicken, adapted from a recipe I found at

These quantities will serve four people for just $8.27 (prices based on Coles Queanbeyan) or around $2.06 per person. Heathy, tasty and cheap!

what you need

1.5 Kg of chicken $5.98  (You can choose what kind of chicken you use – I use drumsticks because my children love them and they’re inexpensive)

½ cup honey $1.24

¼ cup of soy sauce $0.38

1 chopped onion $0.54

1/8 cup of tomato sauce $0.07

1 garlic clove, minced $0.06

Rice for four people $1.08

what to do

Slow Cooker

Place chicken into the slow cooker.

In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce , onion, tomato sauce and garlic. Pour mixture over the chicken.

Cook on low for 3 hours or high for 1 ½ hours. Serve with rice or noodles and if you’re feeling a little fancy schmancy, sprinkle with sesame seeds and some chopped shallots.

In the oven

Place chicken in a greased baking pan.

In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce , onion, tomato sauce and garlic. Pour mixture over the chicken and bake in moderate over (180) for 20 to 30 minutes.

Serve with rice or noodles or with the garnish as per the slow cooker version if you want to pretty it up!

Doesn’t get any easier than that!

Shelley Eldridge

Shelley is a mother of four young children, two dogs and seven chickens; she is a stay at home mum and a feminist housewife. She enjoys reading, eating chocolate, writing and spending time with friends. She may or may not be the secret identity of ‘Super Ninja Styling Mum’ (a book she one day hopes to write). More about the Author

  • Adele

    Sounds delicious! Do you just combine the tomato sauce and onion to the mixture as well?

    • Shelley Eldridge

      Yes! It’s that simple. Mix everything together (except the chicken) and pour it all over the chicken. Yum! My kids love it too!

  • Can’t wait to try this!

  • Belladonna

    Thanks for this, Shelley! Looks scrumptious!

  • Shelley Eldridge

    Thanks everyone. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

  • Kylee

    Some steamed asian greens would be a perfect and inexpensive way to add some leafy green vegetables for extra nutrution and soak up all those lovely flavours!

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