Sunday, May 4, 2014

Kroger budget meal plans: Roasted chicken quarters with potatoes and cranberry salad

Having stopped by Kroger yesterday, I found several things on clearance that I combined for a quick, but tasty meal today. I picked up some chicken quarters on sale, then found from McCormicks a Hawaiian -inspired marinade for 60 cents a package.

This Hawaiian Luau Marinade, I figured, would go well with chicken and add some fruity flavor. Since I also found the Cranberry Celebration salad on clearance, the fruit-flavored chicken only needed a spoonful of the cranberry salad and a simple potato side dish for a festive Sunday lunch.

copyright durhamonthecheap - Sunday dinner with pineapple marinated chicken, Cranberry salad and potatoes.
The Hawaiian Luau Marinade from McCormicks contains: Brown Sugar, Salt, Tomato Powder, Spices (Including Red Pepper), Garlic, Onion, Soy Sauce (Wheat, Soybeans, Salt), Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Pineapple Juice Solids, Wine, Sugar, Natural Flavor, Vinegar, And Extractives Of Paprika. It is flavorful, but not too salty and adds a nice medium spiciness to the chicken that went well with the fruit-inspired salad and the potatoes that had just a sprinkling of salt and some butter. The chicken quarters were marinated overnight in the fridge, then roasted in the oven at 425F for about 30 minutes and the meat turned out incredibly juicy and flavorful.

Next time you are in the mood for a Sunday dinner that reminds you of summer, try a more fruit-inspired meal with the Hawaian Luau marinade and a fruit-inspired salad, such as the Cranberry Celebration salad. You could also make some red cabbage with apples or a carrot raisin salad. Then some potatoes or a simple rice dish - voila you have a tasty Sunday dinner that did not take a long time to prepare.

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